I have a friend who is failing miserably at eating properly while away at college. He eats out all the time for the convenience, but would like to cook on his own if he had an idea of what to make. I'm helping him put together a meal and grocery plan, so I'm on the hunt!
I could really use some recommendations for dishes and meals that are:
- easy (he has moderate cooking skills, but is abhorrently lazy)
Thank you in advance! :)
Thank you, thank you(!) for a super helpful post! Now that I know the differences between the cakes, it makes it soo much easier to search for recipes. Btw.. Could you post the authors of the two books you were referencing?
This is my favorite recipe.. I had to wrangle it out of my aunt, but it was well worth it seeing as I can eat the entire thing by myself :D
cumin (1 tsp whole)
1. roast cumin seeds. crush in mortar until fine powder
MOTHER'S BEST FUDGE CAKE
In saucepan, combine sugar, milk, egg and unsweetened
Cook and stir over medium heat until chocolate
Gradually, add 1 cup sugar to shortening, creaming until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add remaining eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
Sift together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beating just until smooth after each addition. Blend in the cooled chocolate mixture
Bake in 2 greased and lightly floured 9 x 1 1/2-inch round pans at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.
Cool; frost and fill with chocolate frosting. Decorate with chocolate curls.
My parents are British ex-pats who constantly reminisce about pastries and desserts from their childhood. Their 25th anniversary is coming up, so my siblings and I are planning a menu full of their favorite British foods. I'm in charge of desserts!
I'm on the hunt for two recipes: a proper British sponge cake and a dairy cream cake recipe.
I've tried some genoise recipes, but my mum is adamant that British sponge cake tastes totally different. As for a cream cake, I'm not even sure what that is, but again, my dad says it trumps American buttercream cakes. Picky folks, they are, when it comes to desserts.
I would really appreciate the help!