Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ouma’s Old Fashioned Fudge

Ingredients:

165 g (180 ml) buttter or margarine
75 ml golden syrup
1 can (375 g) condensed milk
325 ml (one condensed milk can) boiled milk
1.2 kg (6 cups) sugar
250 ml flour unsifted
2 ml cream of tartar
5 ml vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Melt butter and syrup in large thick bottom pot over low heat. Add condensed milk and boiled milk and blend.
  2. Combine sugar and flour and add to condensed milk mixture.
  3. Blend everything well.
  4. Stir continuously over low heat until boiling point.
  5. Add cream of tartar as soon as mixture starts to boil.
  6. Boil for 28 minutes (soft ball stage) over low heat and stir continuously with wooden spoon to prevent from burning on.
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla essence.
  8. Whisk with wooden spoon until mixture starts to firm up.
  9. Pour into greased pan, no smaller than 18 x 28 x 3 cm
  10. Cut into squares before fudge is completely hardened.

Produces about 6 dozen squares 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

200 ml (4/5 c) butter or margarine
375 ml (1 1/2 c) sugar
5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
3 eggs
625 ml (2 1/2 c) cake flour
50 ml (4 tbs) cocoa
20 ml (4 t) baking powder
2.5 ml (1/2 t) salt
200 ml (4/5 c) milk

Method:

  1. Stir butter with wooden spoon and gradually ad sugar. Beat until light and creamy. Add vanilla.
  2. Add eggs one by one and beat well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder together and sift and add alternately with milk into butter mixture. Beat well until the mixture has a velvety texture. Don’t stir, but beat.
  4. Pour batter into two greased cake pans with wax paper cut out on the bottom (22 cm in diameter). Can also be baked in one large cake pan.
  5. Bake 25 to 35 minutes at 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). When cake is firm on top and sides shrink away from the pan, the cake is ready to come out of the oven. However, do not open the oven during the first 20 minutes.
  6. Immediately turn the cake over on a cooling rack.

For a layered cake, use any filling of your choice.

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Coconut and Oats Bars

This is a great recipe for camping trip treats. (Coady’s favourite)

Ingredients:

750 ml (3 c) coconut
250 ml (1 c) white flower
1 l (4 c) oats
375 ml (1 1/2 c) sugar
2.5 ml (1/2 t) salt
5 ml (1 t) cinnamon
250 ml (1c) butter or margarine
37.5 ml (3 tbs) golden syrup or honey
10 ml (2t) bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 62.5 ml (1/4 c) milk

Method:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Melt butter and syrup and add.
  3. Stir in milk and bicarbonate of soda mixture.
  4. Blend all ingredients well.
  5. Press mixture into a baking sheet until it is about 1 cm (1/3 inch) thick.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in medium oven at 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  7. Cut into squares, lift squares out of baking sheet and allow to cool.

Recipe creates approximately 6 dozen cookies.

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