Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Sienna Cake

My last post for the year. Tomorrow, we are off to the beach until the end of the year.

I always make special treats for holidays and this one is usually included. It's quick and oh-so-yummy.

Sienna Cake
125g blanched almonds
125g roast hazelnuts
60g glace apricots
60g glace pineapple
60g mixed peel
2/3c. plain flour
2tbsp cocoa
1tsp cinnamon
60g dark chocolate
1/3c. sugar
1/2c. honey

Prepare a slice or tart tin by lining with Gladbake or the such. Preheat oven to 150'C
Roast the almonds. Chop the nuts and fruit. Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
Melt chocolate and add sugar and honey until the sugar is dissolved, bring to the boil and then simmer for approximately 5 minutes. (It should form a soft ball when dropped in cold water)
Ensure your tin is ready because after this part you need to work fast.
Add the chocolate syrup to the dry mix and mix until combined.
Place the mix in the baking tin and spread it all around. You may need to use wet hands to do this as the mix is very sticky.
Bake at 150'C for 35 mins. Cut in the tin whilst still warm. When cold turn out and dust with icing sugar.

Before I head off for the year I must announce the winners of my Pay-It-Forward swap. I posted about it before I went on our big holiday. The first three were Lesley, Megan and Cathy and the last three before we returned were Eva, Annie and Hollabee. Congratulations girls! I'll be planning your treats on my holiday.
Don't forget you have to pay-it-forward. Here is the pledge.

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

(Lesley, do you have a blog? Blogger didn't let me see. If so, please send me your details).

See you next year!

1 comment:

Gypsy Purple said...

Hope you had a blessed Christmas!! Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous 2008!!!