8/29/2015

KAREN MARTINI'S CHOCOLATE, YOGHURT AND HONEY CAKE

This is such a good cake! I baked it on a rare weekend off from the farmers markets and with lots of honey and butter in the batter, it gave off a very dreamy scent while baking. It's good at room temperature or an hour after it comes out of the oven, when the dark, honey flavoured crust reminds me of a French caneles!  

CHOCOLATE, YOGHURT AND HONEY CAKE
You can bake this is a 24cm round tin but I chose to make it in a ring tin. 
2 eggs, whisked til light and fluffy
280g melted butter
140g honey
170g yoghurt
90g raw sugar
pinch of salt
130g plain flour
130g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 180C. Mix the honey, raw sugar, melted butter, yoghurt and salt together. Sift in the flours and baking powder and fold in to mix. Add chocolate and fold in. Pour into a greased and floured tin and bake for 40-50 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then turn on to a wire rack to cool.

3/25/2014

ORANGE, FIG AND CARDAMOM GRANOLA

Last week I got so very sick of forking heaps of money for tiny little packages of muesli with ingredients I don't even like(ie. dried paw paw) in them. So I made a big lot of this granola, with everything I love in it. For cheap.


It's got olive oil, honey, salt, dried figs, orange zest, hazelnuts and a healthy bit of cardamom and I can't stop eating it.

ORANGE, FIG AND CARDAMOM GRANOLA

3 cups oats
1 cup hazelnuts, roasted and peeled seperately
1/2 a cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 a cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of olive oil
2-3tbs honey
Zest of 2 oranges
3/4 tsp cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 a cup dried figs, chopped into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 150C. Mix the oats, hazelnuts, seeds together in a large bowl. Melt the honey, olive oil, together and stir in the cardamom, orange zest and salt off the heat. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir very well. Spread onto a large tray and bake for 45 minutes, stirring at 15 minute intervals to make sure it cooks evenly. When golden, remove from the oven and stir in the dried figs. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.