Mama’s Scones- Simple Sunday Bake

Sunday’s are always a great day to relax or practice self-care and in my case, baking simple recipes are always a treat. I’ve chosen to bake my mom’s simple, fluffy Amasi Scones and pulled out my grandmother’s special Royal Albert-tea set to have the tea with these delicious scones. This is my coping mechanism for homesickness and a delicious taste of home!

Amasi Scones

Ingredients

3 cups cake flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

pinch of salt

125g butter/ margarine

2 eggs

1 cup of amasi

1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare your baking tray and line with baking paper. Sift your dry ingredients into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, amasi and vanilla essence and then add to the dry ingredients. Gently combine the dough and transfer the dough mixture onto a floured surface. Do not over mix the dough. Use a floured rolling pin and roll to 2cm thickness and cut into circles with a cookie cutter. Brush the top with a whisked egg and then bake for 15-20 minutes.
Happy Baking!

Chocolate Cappuccino and Salted Caramel Cake #MakeitwithAmasi

Chocolate, cappuccino and salted caramal cake

Serves 8-10

Ingredients : Cake

Set oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Grease 2 x 20cm cake tins lined on the base

250ml Amasi

125ml sunflower oil

2 extra large eggs

1tsp vanilla extract

Mix the above we ingredients together

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups of flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1tsp baking powder

2tsp bicarbonate of soda

Sieve the dry ingredients together

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together (will form a thick paste)

Stir in 1cup hot coffee

Divide the batter between the two tins and bake in the oven for about

45minutes

Filling 1

1 x tin Caramel Treat or Dulce de Lech

½ teaspoon salt flake ( like Maldon Salt)

Icing

125g unsalted butter

500g icing sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

30ml good coffee powder dissolved on a little boiling water then cooled

Milk if needed to get a good consistency

Cream the butter and add the icing sugar and cocoa

Stir in the cooled coffee and loosed with a little milk if needed

Take the two layers of cooled cake

Place the bottom layer onto a plate

Spread a layer of icing to cover the surface

Spoon some tinned caramel into the centre and spread….sprinkle with a few sea salt flakes

Top with the layer of cake and add some of the coffee flavoured icing and the remaining caramel and sprinkle with sea slat flakes

Top with a third layer onto which the remaining caramel layer is added.

 

Enjoy!

Amasi Pancakes with Banana & Strawberries for Mother’s Day Brunch

Happy Mothers Day to our wonderful mothers. We love and appreciate all your unconditional love and warmth. You deserve all the special treatment and love today! There’s nothing like good old pancakes to put a smile on mom’s face on this special day!

Ingredients:

Cake Flour 1 Cup
Baking Powder 2 tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Sugar 1 Tbsp
Egg 1
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Amasi 2 Cups
Vegetable Oil 2 tsp

Garnish

Sliced Bananas 2

Halved Strawberries 1 cup

Golden syrup to drizzle

Whipped cream 1/2 cup

Method

1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients i.e the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, egg, vanilla essence, amasi and vegetable oil together until smooth.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and amasi mixture and stir until just combined- do not over mix.
5. Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat.
6. Using a 1/4 Cup scoop, pour batter on to pan and tilt the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter.
7. Once you start to see little bubbles form, flip and continue to cook until pancake is browned on each side. Continue until you have used all pancake batter.
8. Serve with the bananas and strawberries on top, a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of golden syrup!

Quick Vanilla Cookies- Lockdown Snack

With us being at home during the lockdown we constantly need snacks to munch on while working or for our Netflix and Chill sessions! Here’s a very simple, crunchy and delicious vanilla cookie recipe to make for yourself and your family to fill up the cookie/snack jar!

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Ingredients

3 1/2 Cups flour

250g Butter/Margarine (room temperature)

2 cups  White sugar

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 Tablespoon Vanilla essence

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Method 

  1. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Prepare your baking tray and line with baking paper (If you do not have baking paper -lightly butter the tray and dust with flour to prevent sticking).
  2. Cream/Mix the sugar and the butter/margarine together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  4. Mix the eggs with the butter and sugar mixture and add vanilla essence (mix thoroughly).
  5. Add the dry ingredients- flour and salt-and mix until you get a soft dough.
  6.  Spoon out a small amount of the cookie dough mixture into your hands and shape into small balls with your hands and press the balls with a fork.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes and then cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy with a glass of milk or with any hot beverage you prefer!