Recipes from the Skeff’s Pastry Chef

Recipe 1

Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 170g / 6oz Butter
  • 335g / 12oz Caster Sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 500g / 1lb 2oz Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 450g / 1lb Stewed Apple
  • 170g / 6oz Sultanas (Optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 150 c
  2. Grease & Line a 10″ round tin.
  3. Cream margarine & sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, slowly beat well and scrape down bowl with spatula.
  5. Add in flour & spices, mix well and scrape down bowl again with spatula.
  6. Add in milk and beat again until light and fluffy.
  7. Fold in stewed apples & sultanas.
  8. Spoon mix into prepared tin and bake in oven for 50 – 60 mins or until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  9. Leave to cool in the tin.

 

Recipe 2

Ginger Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 x 2lb Loaf Tin
  • Ingredients
  • 13oz / 365g self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Bread Soda
  • 1 tsb Cinnamon
  • 6ozp/ 175g Butter
  • 6oz 175g Golden Syrup
  • 6oz / 175g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 6oz / 175g Treacle
  • 14 fl oz / 400ml milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 c
  2. Place flour, bread soda & spices in mixing bowl & mix until combined.
  3. Add in softened butter & mix until fine breadcrombs.
  4. Place sugar, treacle, golden syrup & milk in a saucepan & put on the heat until the sugar has dissolved, then turn up the heat & bring to just below boiling.
  5. Pour mix into flour,  followed by the egg & beat till resembles thick pancake batter.
  6. Pour into prepard tin & bake for 50 – 60 mins or until a skewer inserted inserted in centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool in tins.

 

Recipe 3

Short Bread Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 450g / 1lb Butter
  • 400g / 4oz Plain Flour
  • 270g / 10z cornflour
  • 220g / 8oz icing Sugar

 Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 150 c
  2.  Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix on low speed until everything comes together.
  3.  Rollout on a floured Surface and cut with cutters – round, triangle.
  4.  Chill in the fridge for an hour before placing on parchment lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to leave space for shortbread to expand.
  5.  Cool on Trays.
  6. Decorate as required.

 

Recipe 4

Carrot Cake

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 Ingredients

  • 1,360g / 3lb Self Raising Flour
  • 12tsps Baking Powder
  • 6tsps Cinnamon
  • 6tsps Nutmeg
  • 1,380ml / 48 fl oz Oil
  • 1,580g / 3 1/2 lbs Grated Carrot
  • 454g / 1lb Walnuts

Method

  1.  Preheat oven to 160 c &  line 2 x 5lb loaf tins.
  2.  Place all dry ingredients in a large electric mixing bowl.
  3.  Mix until they are all combined.
  4.  Pour oil & eggs into dry mix & mix well.
  5.  Add in grated carrot & mix well.
  6.  Add in walnuts & mix well.
  7.  Pour mix into prepared 5 x 2lb loaf tins.
  8.  Place in preheated oven & bake for 50 – 55 minutes.
  9.  To test if the cakes are cooked – place a metal skewer into the cake, if it comes out clean then the cake is cooked.
  10. Cool in tins for 2 hours before placing on a wire tray, decorate with buttercream icing.

 

Recipe 5

Tim Tam Cheese Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1lb – 2oz/500g Digestive Biscuits
  • 120z/340g Melted Butter
  • 7oz/200g Caster Sugar
  • 250ml Cream
  • 3 teaspoons Vanila Essence
  • 9 penguin Bars
  • 2lb/900g Cream Cheese
  • 2oz/60g Plain Flour
  • 50ml Lemon Juice
  • 4 Eggs

Method

  1.  Preheat oven to 160c
  2.  Grease & Line side of a 10″ round tin
  3. Crumb the digestive biscuits & 4 penguin bars in a blender to a fine crumb.
  4. Melt Butter & add to the biscuit crumb. Mix until it holds together.
  5. Spoon biscuit crumb into prepared tin, spread out evenly & press down with a spoon. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. To make the filling place the cheese, caster sugar & plain flour in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, add to cream & whisk together in a seperte bowl. Add the eggs to the cream and beat together.
  8.  Pour cream & eggs into cream cheese mix & beat until well mixed.
  9.  Chop 5 penguin bars & add into the cheese mix.
  10.  Pour mix into the prepared tin, place in over & bake for 45-50 minutes, (It will be a  bit wobbly when baked).
  11.  Allow to cool in tinfor 4 hours before serving.

 

Recipe 6

Guinness Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 500g Flour
  • 375g Cocoa Powder
  • 380g Butter
  • 1Lb Dark Chocolate
  • 375g White Chocolate
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 500g Sugar
  • 20 fl oz Guinness
  • 500g Chocolate Chips

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160c
  2. Grease & Line a large rectangular baking tin.
  3. Sieve the flour and the cocoa powder into a bowl.
  4. In a saucepan melt the dark chocolate an the white chocolate chips over a low heat – once melted remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Once the egg mixture is light and fluffly gradually add in the melted chocolate mixture and ix well.
  7. Once all of step 4  & 5 are combined fold in the sieved flour and cocoa mipowde to the mix.
  8. Add in the Guinness and chocolate chips to the mixture and mix well.
  9. Pour mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

 

 Recipe 7

Baileys & Chocolate Truffles

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Ingredients

  • 5oz/125g Good Quality Dark Chocolate
  • 2oz/50g Butter
  • 2oz/50g Icing Sugar
  • 2oz/50g Ground Almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons Baileys

To Finish

  • 4oz/100g Dark Chocolate
  • 4oz.100g Milk Chocolate
  • 2oz/50g White Chocolate

Method

  1. Melt chocolate in microwave or in a bowl over boiling water
  2. Melt butter & stir into chocolate
  3. Sieve icing sugar & fold in with the ground almonds into the chocolate mix.
  4. Add in the bailey’s
  5. Mix until it all comes together.
  6. Leave mix to cool in the fridge for 1 hour
  7. Roll into small balls. Leave to set in fridge for 1 hour.
  8. Melt dark & milk chocolate in seperate bowls.
  9. take truffles from each and coat each in either dark or milk chocolate. Leave to set.
  10. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over truffles.
  11. Place in paper cases & leave in fridge for 1 hour.

 

Recipe 8

Smarties cookies

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Ingredients

Makes 20 Cookies

  • 227g/8oz Butter
  • 227g/8oz Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 Tin Condensed Milk
  • 335g/12oz Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 140c
  2. Place butter, sugar, condensed milk & vanilla essence in a mixing bowl, cream untill light and fluffly.
  3. Add flour & bking powder & mix well together.
  4. Mix in the smarties.
  5. Remove from mixer & place in fridge for 1 – 2 hours before rolling into balls (heaped tablespoons)
  6. Place on lined baking trays, making sure to leave space for cookies to spread.
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes untill golden brown
  8. Cool on tray.

 

 

 

 

 

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