Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sour Cream Cake




Sour Cream Cake

4 oz butter
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups sour cream
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

topping:
1/2 cup demerara  sugar
1/2 ground cinnamon
*Mix together


 Preheat oven to 170C

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
Stir in vanilla extract and chocolate chips
Sift the flour baking powder, baking soda and salt into a separate bowl
Add a third of the flour to the butter mixture followed by half the sour cream
Repeat the process and finish with the remaining flour

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish
(I'm using 2 4in x 6in loaf tin)
Smooth over with palette knife
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

My Garden Updates - End of Season Colours


The air is getting chillier and chillier...
That was the topic of the morning as the zumba ladies gather.
Noticeably, everyone of us was sporting extra thick layers of clothing
It's inevitable, summer has left us and the days are getting shorter.

But all is not lost yet,
there are still some colours in the garden.
It is important to keep the garden going as long as I can.
There would have been more blooms if it's not for the after-dark visitors we keep getting.
Bambis and Thumpers are no longer cute when you are trying to keep a garden!
They're everywhere
It's almost impossible to keep them out
My heart sinks every time I check the flower beds
But that's how it is out here...
I can only persevere