Sunday Family Lunch

Today we had some family come to visit, and it was decided that the lunch would consist of pizza and white chocolate rhubarb cake – the great standbys. Also, itwas second white choc and rhubarb cake to be baked this weekend. (First was for a very dear friend’s birthday dinner Saturday night, along with a loaf of my focaccia bread to accompany a lasagne). Needless to say, coming up to dinnertiem Sunday evening, I am not hungry!

Take note: Those who are easily bored by food photo’s, stop now!

"100 g" white chocolate

“100 g” white chocolate

(If you look closely, you may see the scales tipping 200 g – is there anything such as too much chocolate?)

rhubarh, eggs, white choc

rhubarh, eggs, white choc

Getting prepared with mixer with 2 eggs and teaspoon of vanilla essence, flour, and castor sugar.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

1 1/4 cup of Rhubarb cut and ready to add

yoghurt, melted butter, eggs being beaten

Yoghurt, melted butter, with eggs being beaten

Getting ready to add 1/2 cup of (unsweetened greek-style yoghurt) and 125 g melted butter

Butter going in

Butter going in

The butter had cooled somewhat, so didn’t affect the batter too much

dry ingredients

dry ingredients

This is what 1 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb, 2 1/2 cups self raising flour, 1 cup of castor suger, and 100g (or 200g) of white chocolate bits look like.

Ready to mix

Ready to mix

Then after mixing,

prepared cake tin

prepared cake tin

I used to cut a cirle of baking paper (to stop caramelised chocolate sticking to the bottom of the cake tin) and insert into the cake tin. Then, I just started putting a square of baking paper over the base of a spring-form tin and, presto, job done.

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

Then, into the oven for about an hour (at 180 C). After it’s out, and cooled, dust lightly with icing sugar.

Baked, and ready to serve

Baked, and ready to serve

Then onto the pizzas! I had put a batch of dough on in our breadmaker, and it had risen in time to get them started. Dough divided, rolled into balls, ready to go

Preparing Pumpkin

Preparing Pumpkin

The cut up pumpkin was put in the oven to roast as the cake baked

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Dough all ready to roll out (homemade dough is definitely the best)

Caramelised Onion

Caramelised Onion

Onions just reducing down with a little balsalmic

1 rolled, 2 to go

1 rolled, 2 to go

Let the rolling be done!

bases ready to be topped

bases ready to be topped

Now, for the toppings: Pumpkin, feta, and caramelised onions; Salami, ham and capisicum topped with mozzerella.

ready for cooking

ready for cooking

I love our pizza stones – the bases are so much better on them

Pumpkin, feta, caramelised onion

Pumpkin, feta, caramelised onion

(a few rocket leaves added just before serving)

Salami, ham, capsicum

Salami, ham, capsicum

ready to eat!

just a few slices left

just a few slices left

… but they didn’t last long!

Then, the cake!

Almost gone

Almost gone!

Between the 7 of us here, there was only one slice of cake left (and that was sent home with my nephew for his birthday tomorrow!)

Consequently, I am sitting here feeling very full, and not wanting dinner. If you have read down to here, thank you!

All cooked with laughter and love!

Live, laugh love!

(And hope your Sunday was filled with love and laughter too!)

 

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5 responses to “Sunday Family Lunch

  1. The bread! The BREAD!! 🙂 🙂
    And oh, pumpkin?! Wow!! How does it taste? (I’ve never eaten one)?
    Hehehehe the chocolate XD

    • Ah, you come from a land where pumpkin is used as pig food – lucky pigs. Pumkin is sort of sweet, and I would say similar in some ways to kumara, but you would have no idea what kumara is, unless you had spent time in New Zealand :-). So, sort of like sweet potato, I suppose. Roasted, it can be delicious – especially with lashings of butter :-D. Enjoy your Sunday. 🙂

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