Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights - Salwaa Smith — Chocolate

Ebony & Ivory Cake 

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Ebony & Ivory Cake Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights From My Kitchen To Yours - keeping our heritage alive! [caption id="attachment_43060" align="alignnone" width="360"] Ebony & Ivory Cake[/caption] Ingredients: 100g soft butter 3 Tbsp cooking oil 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup warm milk Extra: 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 Tbsp warm milk ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tsp caramel or vanilla essence Method: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease 2 x 20cm round cake tins. Using a large mixing bowl cream the butter,...

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Chocolate Coconut Dreams

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Chocolate Coconut Dreams Chocolate biscuits made with oats, flour, coconut and topped with melted chocolate. This was one of the first biscuits I made as a teenager. [caption id="attachment_42880" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Chocolate Coconut Dreams[/caption] Ingredients: 2 cups cake flour (plain flour) 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup sugar 1 ¼ cup desiccated coconut 250g soft butter 5ml bicarbonate of soda 25ml boiling water 25ml cocoa powder 25ml golden syrup 2 large eggs, beaten To complete: 200g cooking chocolate Method: Combine flour, oats, sugar & coconut in a large mixing bowl. Rub in butter with finger tips to resemble fine crumbs. Pour...

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Chocolate Trifle

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For this trifle I used the left over chocolate cake I made for my granddaughter's first birthday. You can also use plain chocolate muffins  or even chocolate chip muffins for an even richer trifle. [caption id="attachment_42541" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Chocolate Trifle[/caption] Ingredients: Chocolate cake slices Or 6 chocolate muffins, sliced 1 litre milk 2 Tbsp custard powder 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 - 3 Tbsp sugar 1 cup fresh cream Grated chocolate Raspberries or fresh cherries for decorating In a large bowl suitable for use in the microwave, mix the custard, cocoa and sugar with one cup of milk until the sugar...

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Pear and Chocolate Pudding

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Pear and Chocolate Pudding – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith [caption id="attachment_42479" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Pear & Chocolate Pudding[/caption] This dessert is so versatile and is suitable for both winter or summer. Serve the pear and pudding with vanilla ice cream on a warm day. For a cold winter’s day it can be served with a chocolate sauce and or thin custard. Very easy to make with the minimum of fuss using everyday store cupboard ingredients.   Ingredients: 3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar ½ cup juice of the canned pears ½ cup vegetable oil 2 tsps...

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

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[caption id="attachment_42257" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chocolate Chiffon Cake[/caption] Chocolate Chiffon Cake Light and fluffy chocolate cake made in a Bundt or ring tin.   5 extra-large eggs, separated 1 cup white sugar 1 cup self-raising flour ½ cup sunflower oil 2 tsp baking powder ¾ cup hot water (boiled water, slightly cooled) 1/3 cup cocoa powder   Preheat your oven to 170C. Grease a Bundt (ring) tin. Using a large mixing bowl, cream the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the oil and stir to combine. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together in a separate...

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