For those who requested the recipes from the ABC segment last Saturday: Vicki’s Chocolate Birthday Cake, Jennifer’s Empire Puffs, Colleen’s Dutch Honey Cake and a recipe of mine for a delicious stuffing for chicken.
Vicki’s Chocolate Birthday Cake
A recipe belonging to Vicki’s grandmother. Apparently, the birthday boy or girl would get a circle cut from the centre of the cake, while everybody else shared in the rest.
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon self raising flour
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 tablespoons cocoa
Beat the egg whites with half the sugar and, separately, beat the yolk with the remaining sugar, then combine.
Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and then pour into greased and baking paper lined 7 inch (18cm) sponge cake tins.
Bake in a moderate oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. When cold, join together with whipped cream and ice the top with chocolate icing.
Jennifer’s Empire Puffs
From Jennifer’s Nan’s cookbook. Delicious.
1 cup mashed potato
1 cup self raising flour
Leftover cold meat mixed with a little chutney or similar
Mix together the potato, flour and salt. Roll out on a lightly flored surafe and cut into rounds.
Place tablespoon cold meat mixed with chutney or sace in centre, then fold over the ‘pastry’ to enclose.
Deep fry in hot fat or oil.
Colleen’s Dutch Honey Cake (gingerbread)
½ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoosn bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
one third teaspoon pepper, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 ½ cups flour
Whisk together the sugar, egg and honey. Dissolve the soda in the milk and then combine all ingredients.
Bake in a greased bread tin at 160 degrees C for 45 minutes.
Delicious Stuffing for Chicken
1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 small egg, lightly whisked
1 small onion, grated
3 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs (or ¼ teaspoons dried) – e.g. sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley
1 tablespoon diced dried apricots, optional
1 tablespoon chopped pine nuts, optional
A little grated lemon rind, optional
Mix all together and place in cavity of chicken before baking. (Be sure the stuffing is thoroughly cooked through before consuming)