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English Carrot Cake

        Recipe adapted from <Joy of Baking> at http://www.joyofbaking.com   Ingredients : ********************************* 300g sugar 4 large eggs  240 ml melted butter  2 tsps pure vanilla extract  260g all purpose flour  1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 100g walnuts 340g raw carrots (coasely grated) 100g mixed fruits/raisins  Cream Cheese Frosting  57g unsalted butter, softened 227g cream cheese, softened 230g icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Garnish (Optional)  Marzipan carrots        *********************************   Method : 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 […]

Coconut Almond Muffins

                        Recipe adapted from ~ <Easy Muffins and Cupcakes> by Kelvin Chai                   [Makes about 12-13 standard size muffins]   Ingredients : ******************************* 230g unsalted butter 230g caster sugar 230g plain flour                               4 eggs                                 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 20g coconut powder 30g dessicated coconut 60g almonds, chopped (I use sliced ones instead) ******************************* Method : 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place paper baking cases in muffin tins. 2. Combine butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, baking powder and coconut powder in a mixer. Beat until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Stir […]