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Chocolate Madeleines. Mmmmmmmmm

Found in Vintage Wife and Home magazine, from an advertisement for cadbury's Bournville Cocoa.

Recipe

two eggs

2 oz of castor sugar

2 oz flour, vanilla flavouring

3/4 oz Bournville cocoa

1 1/2 oz margarine and a pinch of salt 

Method:    Grease Dariole moulds (approximately nine). Whisk eggs and sugar until thick and foamy. Lightly fold in  sifted flour, cocoa, and salt, alternately with the melted fat. Quickly half fill up moulds and bake in a hot oven  425°F for approx. 11 minutes. Turn on to a wire tray to cool. Decorate by coating with a little melted jam and rolling in desiccated coconut and grated chocolate.

31 jul 13 @ 4:34 pm 


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My love of cake making has recently been revived, by my husband promising a cake for my father-in-law's 90th birthday and prior to that their 70th Platinum Wedding Anniversary.

I really loved doing this, even though when I'd finished, I said never again.   It was also a chance to make my late mum's cake recipes as well, so it was a real trip down memory lane, as when I was a child mum used to make such wonderful cakes with lots of fiddley royal icing baskets.   So I just thought I'd take a moment to share them with you.

Hope you like them?    Let me know!

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Platinum Wedding Anniversary Cake

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90th Birthday Cakes

I had to make 3 cakes.  
1 for a family lunch party
1 similar and a more formal cake for the big family party to come.
The character cakes were for his life story which my husband had put together
First he was a delivery boy, for the remainder of his life he was in the R.A.F. as a Batman [Waiter].  His hobby was gardening, in particular he loved growing veg and onions.
The Main Cake is the badge for the R.A.F. Staff College in Bracknell, with their motto.   Hubby kindly presented me with a miniture photo and said "You can make a cake with this on, can't you."   Well as you can tell he knows which buttons to press.   So make them I did.

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