How much better is it when you make a homemade cake. We had a friend over for afternoon tea so we made apple cake. It was using K’s nana & pa’s recipe; yum.
- 180g butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cups self raising flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup milk
- 2 apples: peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 tablespoon sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon (for sprinkling on top)
- Preheat oven to 180°c
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs one at a time while beating
- Sift in ½ the flour and cinnamon
- Fold in remaining flour and milk – alternating
- Pour mixture into greased pan
- Arrange apple slices on top
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until cooked
- Place on cooling rack and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top
I initially made this recipe a few weeks back as finger food for a drinks night. I enjoyed the flavours so much I have made it another two times since. Thanks for the recipe Barbara!
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (light soy is good)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh tomato sauce
- 2 cloves of Australian garlic (minced/smashed)
- 1 or 2 small pieces of fresh ginger (minced)
- 1/2 cup chicken stock(or water)
- 12 chicken drumsticks (preferably free range/organic) – can use chicken wings
Mix together all ingredients except the chicken to form a marinade. Pour this marinade over the chicken and stir to coat. Leave this to marinate for a short while (5-30 mins, longer if you have time).
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Put chicken and marinade into a baking dish, stirring to cover it with sauce. Bake it for approximately 50 minutes. Increase the heat to 220 degrees to evapourate the liquid and the chicken becomes dark and shiny. This may only take 10 minutes so keep an eye on it.
Serve with a nice salad, some corn or whatever else you like.