I am so greatful for our modern day processors..definitely takes the 'schlep' out of baking...and owe so much to my uber-talented mum for being so patient and utterly sweet whilst teaching me...it's an obsession, a hobby, whatever you want to call it....
I will be sharing my favourite recipes and their results. Just so you know, you are dealing with someone who actually does know how to bake and with insider tricks of the trade...you will have your near and dear licking their cutlery clean;)
I assure you that all recipes have been tried, tested and proven successful at my home and in others via my catering business.
90g butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 cup self raising flour or 1 cup normal cake flour with 1 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
250g mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon of your favourite fruit juice, I used cherry juice(optional)
3/4 cup whipped cream(I use fresh cream)
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules or powder
1/3 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla essence or fruit juice