Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hilda's Steak paste for sandwiches.

270g beef cut into 2cm squares (blade, rump, topside, or similar, without fat or sinew)
140g butter
2 Tablsp. tomato sauce or 1 Tablespoon of Sweet Chilling Sauce and 1 of Tomato Sauce
salt to taste ( 1/2 teasp.)
1/2 teasp. black pepper
1/2 teasp. fresh ground nutmeg or Quatre epices
1 Tablsp. Worcestershire sauce

Place all in T.M.bowl , cook at 100,for 30 mins, reverse gentle.Zap at speed 8/9 for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides and lid, zap again speed 8 for 15 seconds.
Scrape into container and refridgerate .

This can be spread on bread or rolls, topped with lettuce or pickles.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Whatever amount of meat used, use 1/2 the weight in butter.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Apricot Fudge and Cooked Coffee Fudge.



Cooked Coffee Fudge.




These recipes are both adapted from "Simply the best", by Annabelle White and Kathy Paterson. Although I have been making these for ages, the T.M has made it so much quicker. I make both recipes at the same time as DH likes the coffee ones and I like the apricot ones. I buy cheap plain biscuits but the very best butter, walnuts and apricots.
APRICOT FUDGE
200g unsalted butter
397g can sweetened condensed milk
2 packets x 250g plain sweet biscuits
2 cups of dried apricots chopped
ORANGE ICING
2 cups of icing sugar
grated rind and juice of one orange

( I keep several packets of the crushed biscuits in a sealed container ready for use)

Crush the biscuits in the T.M bowl, 1 packet at a time, press Turbo 3 or 4 times.
set aside.
Chop apricots, 5 sec on speed 7. set aside.
Chop butter and place in bowl,3.1/2 mins on temp. 100, on reverse gentle. Check to see that butter has melted. If not give it another min.
Add condensed milk, 3 1/2 mins,Temp. 80, reverse gentle.
Add 1/2 biscuits and 1/2 apricots ,2 mins. g.entle reverse.
Add remaining biscuits and apricots and mix in with spatula.
Press into a swiss roll tin lined with paper. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until cold.

Mix all icing ingredients together in T.M. Speed 1 for 1 min. Make a thin icing and spread over biscuit. Let set, remove from tin in 1/3 rds. and cut into small pieces.
In hot weather keep in fridge.


Cooked coffee fudge slice.
110g unsalted butter
1 can 397g of sweetened condensed milk
1 teasp. golden syrup
2 cups of walnuts.
1 packet of plain sweet biscuits

Coffee icing
2 cups of icing sugar
2 Tablsp. coffee essence ( I use coffee and chickory essence in a bottle)
boiling water to mix
extra walnuts to sprinkle on top

Melt the butter ( as above but shorten the time )
Add the condensed milk and golden syrup and mix as above.
Chop walnuts by hand and add with crushed biscuits to T.M bowl. 3 1/2 mins on reverse gentle.
Press into a 22cm. square tin ,lined with baking paper and bake at 155 ff for 25 mins.
Slice should be golden brown.

when cold ice, sprinkle with nuts and when set cut into small pieces.