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!
(If you look closely, you may see the scales tipping 200 g – is there anything such as too much chocolate?)
Getting prepared with mixer with 2 eggs and teaspoon of vanilla essence, flour, and castor sugar.
1 1/4 cup of Rhubarb cut and ready to add
Getting ready to add 1/2 cup of (unsweetened greek-style yoghurt) and 125 g melted butter
The butter had cooled somewhat, so didn’t affect the batter too much
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.
Then after mixing,
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.
Then, into the oven for about an hour (at 180 C). After it’s out, and cooled, dust lightly with icing sugar.
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
The cut up pumpkin was put in the oven to roast as the cake baked
Dough all ready to roll out (homemade dough is definitely the best)
Onions just reducing down with a little balsalmic
Let the rolling be done!
Now, for the toppings: Pumpkin, feta, and caramelised onions; Salami, ham and capisicum topped with mozzerella.
I love our pizza stones – the bases are so much better on them
(a few rocket leaves added just before serving)
ready to eat!
… but they didn’t last long!
Then, the cake!
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!)