My new quick go to sauce to go with vegies, or add some chicken for a quick meal! Decadent and delicious…
Spinach cream sauce
clove of garlic
Handful of spinach, chopped
Melt butter in a small frypan. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Add cream. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes until slightly reduced. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
I will sometimes add bacon and/or Parmesan cheese. Absolutely delish!
Now this is my new favourite cake recipe! Hubby calls it a doughnut cake…
I found the recipe in a Women’s Weekly masterclass cookbook in the library. It takes just 30 minutes to cook.
60g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 cup SR flour
1/3 cup milk
15g butter, melted, extra
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a deep 20 cm round cake tin. Line base with baking paper. Beat butter, vanilla, sugar and egg in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour and milk. Spread mixture into pan; bake in oven for about 30 mins. Stand cake in pan for 5 mins before inverting onto a wire rack. Brush hot cake with melted butter. Sprinkle with combined cinnamon and sugar. Serve warm.
I love this recipe! It’s such an easy cake to make and turns out so beautifully every time!
I got this recipe out of a Super Food Ideas mag a couple of years ago and it’s become one of my absolute favourites!!!
125g butter, softened
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 & 1/4 cups caster sugar
1 & 1/2 cups S.R flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a deep 20cm round cake pan. Line base with baking paper. Beat butter, rind and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in sifted flour, milk and juice in two batches. Beat until well combined. Pour mixture into pan. Bake in oven for about 50 minutes. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Icing – I usually ice this with a simple lemon icing. You could use cream cheese frosting if you want to go a little fancy, but the simple icing is lovely…
I don’t use measurements to make icing but here’s the basics…
Add some icing sugar to a small bowl, add a small teaspoon of softened butter, a dash of vanilla essence, and a dash of hot water (no more than 1/2 teaspoon) and some grated lemon rind. Mix together with a spoon until combined. The mixture will seem quite dry but comes together nicely at the end. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more water. If it’s too runny, add more icing sugar.
Variations – you could use oranges instead of lemons. I’ve thought of doing this, but the lemon is so lovely, I’ve never tried!