Ho Ho Ho, Christmas is here
My Friend Mary Will tarted up my candelabra
I just love the white reindeer
I bought them from one of my favourite sites
I've had a fun week, New Zealand is hosting the Hockey World Championship here in North Shore. Auckland. Here are some teams warming up
Organised by our Juice TV. I was asked to provide Lunch and afternnon tea for 7 days.
20 people.They are a hungry lot.
It has been a fun project. A lot of cakes, scones, cookies, pizza, filled rolls, wraps.
Kept me pretty busy. It has been fun.
Today they got Tortilla. I bought some great little containers, which were great for the Tortilla. Individually served with a nice relish on the side.
Here is the recipe for the cake. Given to me by my friend Mary
Mary’s Apple Cake
2 apples, peeled and chopped in small pieces
1 cup sugar
125g melted butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon each of salt, nutmeg, allspice
1 cup raisins
1/2-3/4 cup walnuts (Optional)
Pre heat Oven to 180C
Prepare tin. Grease and flour
I like to line the bottom with baking paper
Combine apples and sugar,
Stand for 5 mins.
Combine cooled melted butter and egg with apples.
Sift dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Add raisins and 1/2 cup walnuts.(if using them)
Spread mixture into 23cm, greased tin.
Put remaining walnuts on top if using.
Bake for 45- 50 mins.
I find it takes a bit longer.
Leave in tin for 10 mins, before turning out
Dust with icing sugar.
here for the recipe.
I bought half baked Paneton Rolls
These are brilliant.
Paneton is a French Bakery here in Auckland.
They make great baguettes and these wonderful Ficelle Rolls
Just op into a 180C oven for 8-10 minutes
Chicken, Avocado, lettuce, Citrus Mayo
Ham, Cheese and Spinach salad
And some Corn Muffins, basket of fresh fruit
Spinach, Carrot salad and chicken
Spread the wrap with Mayo
Toss the spinach in a little French dressing
Top with moist chicken
Lettuce, Egg salad, and Cucumber
Another day of Filled Rolls
How about the old favourite?
Corned Beef, Cabbage and Carrot
I cooked a piece of Topside Corned Beef
and the cabbage was Cole slaw, of course.
A salad with a little difference.
I mixed the Mayo Dressing with some Onion Marmalade, plus a little whipped cream to lighten it up.
Sausage Rolls. Well the sausage rolls went almost straight away. Nothing like a warm sausage roll, dipped in my special Ketchup.
These are wonderful, full of cheese and butter...no good for those of us, who could be dieting. I don't think the crew will care.
Two more days to go. Great fun.