November 25, 2013

COOKING WITH...#5. OUR GRANDMA'S RECIPE.


Well hello everyone! We are back!! We are so sorry for the little blog break again, life just ain't be all that good at the moment and when the shit hits the fan, some things have to be put on hold. You will all know that it wasn't a decision that we wanted to make but now we have decided to throw our all into our sister duo blog again, it will be bigger and better than ever!

Now, what better way than to start off the new and improved Life Looks Perfect than with a bit of cake. This is no ordinary cake ladies and gents but a cake that holds a very special place in both of our hearts. With out turning this post into a tear jerker (almost welling up as we type) we were parted from our Grandma, 4 years ago in August. Although 4 years may seem a long time to some, not a day passes without us both missing her so much our hearts hurt. With two of the hardest days of our lives, that at 19 and 17 were traumatic, we had to say goodbye to our Grammy too soon. She was the greatest person in both of our lives and only thought the absolute world of us. No one should have had to have gone through the pain that we felt but it has showed us first hand, that life is so precious and you should never take a day for granted. Grammy made us the happiest pair of crazy cats and we thank her for leaving us with hundreds of happy and unforgettable memories.

To the cake! We have made the very personal decision to share one of the most important and dearly treasured recipes with you, our lovely readers. Meet our Grammy's Coffee and Walnut Cake!

To make this tasty indulgence that should serve one /eight, you will need:

8oz light brown sugar
8oz margarine
10oz self raising flour
3oz crushed walnuts
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons semi-skimmed milk
2 teaspoons coffee essence

And for the icing (which we usually like to make double of as it tastes sooo fricking good on a Rich Tea Biscuit!)

8oz Icing sugar (sifting)
3oz margarine (soft)
2 teaspoons coffee essence (flavour to taste)
2 teaspoons semi- skimmed milk

Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees. Mix the sugar and eggs together, then sift in the flour, along with all the other liquids, finishing with the walnuts. Use a good size baking tin and cook for approx 35-40 minutes, depending on which baking tin  you have used. This mixture is great for cupcakes too but would only need 10 minutes in the oven. Make sure you leave the cake to cool before adding the icing, which we demand that you lick the bowl of the icing as it is too good to waste!

And waaaaalllaaaaa! Enjoy lovelies!
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