Friday, 5 June 2009


It has happened that I am desperately behind with blogging. So many big things have happened that being behind is putting me off starting again. There is nothing for it but to take up from here, filling in the holes bit by bit. The two big events that have happened since last time: seeing Jayme (and Donald and their darling Maya) and visiting with my parents.

Well, so let us turn to tonight instead. I wrote a new recipe in my new recipe book. I made this amazing chocolate cake for one in a mug--Ant's special dessert to celebrate the end of a hard work week. What a nice treat that only took moments to make!

Chocolate Cake for One
4 T flour
4 T sugar
2 T cocoa
1 egg
3 T milk
3 T oil (or half oil and half applesauce)
pinch salt

Grease the inside of a mug. Mix the dry ingredients in the mug. Combine the wet ingredients and then add them, mixing well.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a plate.

Ant was very impressed and so was I! And so I wrote it into my new recipe book. I really love it--Mum and Dad bought it for me when they were here. I filled my first cooking notebook (the pink one) a few months ago and wasn't sure what to do next. But this lovely lemon book solves my problem!

The only difference for this new notebook is that I am only going to write in recipes after I make them. I ended up with a few too many in the old book that were inspiration but that I never made.

On Dad's suggestion, here are the top recipes from "Sarah's Kitchen, Volume 1".
Ginger Noodle Soup
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Beans and Bacon Casserole
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Mushroom Paprikas
Sonya's Minted Lamb Burgers
Bacon Fried Greens
French Onion Soup
Roasted Onion & Parsnip Tarte Tatin
Spicy Red Lentil Soup

1 comment:

Jayme said...

Oh dear - I think a chocolate cake that requires very few ingredients, can be made in minutes and is delicious is a recipe for disaster!!! Too easy to give into temptation!!! But I'm desperately curious...