Hurrah – the joys of Mexico coupled with a nod to the king of the potato people!
On the menu – Veggie beany fajitas fooled by a slice of Raspberry Love Cake.
- Some onion, red pepper, a couple of chillies, a clove of garlic a few mushrooms and some corriander.
- 1 tins of beans
- 3 tomatoes – peeled, de-seeded and chopped
- 1 chillie, chopped
- A little chopped onion
- Some corriander, chopped
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1tbsp white wine vinegar
Mix it all together!
There was also an abortive attempt and making flour tortillas, but there was a minor failure leading to a quick dash to the shops!
Putting it all together – wrap everything in a warm tortilla with some cheese and eat wearing a sombrero.
Raspberry Love Cake
(made up of raspberry coulis, cake batter, butter cream, and raspberry water icing)
(? means play it by ear(tongue?) – that’s what I did)
Raspberry Coulis Ingredients:
- 1 punnet raspberries
- 1/3 of the weight of the raspberries in caster sugar
- 225g margarine
- 225g caster sugar
- 4 eggs (this should maybe be 3, w/the 4th egg replaced by the coulis)
- 225g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp(?) raspberry coulis
Butter Cream Ingredients:
- 50g(?) margarine
- 150g(?) icing sugar
- small handful raspberries
Water Icing Ingredients:
- 10 tsp(?) raspberry coulis
- 150g(?) icing sugar
- 4(?) tsp water
- Start with the raspberry coulis. Mix the raspberries in a bowl with the sugar, and leave until the juices start running.
- Stick the mix in a food processor to make it all liquidy, then pass through a sieve to get rid of the seeds and pulp.
- For the cake, grease 2 20cm sandwich tins, and preheat the oven to 180C.
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, beat until thoroughly blended.
- Bake in the oven for 25 mins/until the tops of the cakes spring back when pressed with a finger. Leave to cool.
- To make the butter cream, cream the margarine, than add the icing sugar (add as much as you need to make sure it’s not too runny).
- Ice one of the cakes with the butter cream, then chop the raspberries in half, and add them to the icing. Place the other cake on top.
- For the water icing, mix the icing sugar, coulis and water. Again, you want it fairly thick, so it doesn’t dribble off the side of the cake.
- Ice the top cake with the water icing, leaving a gap to the edge of the cake so it has space to expand as it settles.
- Rejoice, for you have brought love and joy to the world!
10a.) You should have some coulis left over, so chop up a melon, banana, apple and some grapes (and any remaining raspberries), and make yourself a fruit salad.
Get it here.