Monday, July 6, 2015

The Best Cheesy Muffins

Makes 12

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2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small onion, finely diced and lightly fried to take the rawness away
1 cup grated tasty cheese
small slice of favourite Kenilworth flavoured cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup milk
125g butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs

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Preheat oven to 200C or 180C fan-forced. Line 12 large muffin cups lightly with patty papers.
Sift flour into a large bowl and add carrot, onion and cheeses. Stir to combine and make a well in the centre.
Whisk eggs and milk a jug. Add egg mixture and melted butter to the bowl and fold together until just combined, do not overbeat.
Spoon mixture into prepared tins. Bake for 20 mins until risen and golden brown. Leave in the tin for 5 mins then lift out onto a wire rack to cool.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cheesecake Brownies

Makes 16

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Melted butter, to grease
150g butter, chopped
300g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
215g (1 cup) caster sugar
225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
65g (1/4 cup) sour cream
1 x 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature

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  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a square 20cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
  2. Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Whisk 2 of the eggs in a small bowl. Add whisked eggs and 140g (2/3 cup) of the sugar to the chocolate mixture, and stir to combine. Add the flour and sour cream and stir until well combined.
  4. Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese and remaining sugar in a bowl until smooth. Add the remaining egg and beat until just combined.
  5. Spoon chocolate and cream cheese mixtures, alternately, over base of pan. Use a skewer to swirl to create a marble effect. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 1 hour to cool. Cut into squares to serve.