Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quince Paste and Chocolate Cake

I did manage to get around to making my first ever batch of quince paste a last weekend and I must say I am pleased with the results. I followed Stephanie Alexander's recipe in her book The Cook's Companion. It made a huge batch and only took two hours of stirring not the 3 1/2 I thought it would. Doesn't look that fab in theses photos, looked much better when it was all chopped up. Will test it out of family this weekend.

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Mix the following together in a large bowl:
3 cups plain flour, sifted
2 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp salt

In a jug whisk the following together vigorously:
2 cups cold water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla essence

Pour the liquid mix over the dry mix and combine thoroughly. Pour into a greased and lined lamington tin (approx 20cm by 30cm) and bake at about 170* for about an hour- depending on your oven.


granny said...

Wow quince paste!! clever you .I pay a fortune for Maggie Beers in the supermarket!Its wonderful on a cheese platter,try it!

Kate said...

Everyone seems to be able to make great quince paste but me! Well done and I hope you enjoy the gardenate planting guide.