Friday, June 11, 2010
FRIDAY WITH D'OUISA
Today Jessica & Maddie have gone on an excursion to Reverse Garbage, Friday is a very important day on Lucy's calendar. Why you may ask, because today is Louisa's day. Friday is the day we go to the park with the Fulcher family and Lucy LOVES Louisa. She will not accept that Louisa or D'ouisa as she is known to us,who is 12,isn't her sister, and goodness knows she does have 4 of her own, but no one is just like Louisa. So in honor of Friday with Louisa, Lucy wanted to bake a cake.
Now, everyone knows the perils of cooking with a four year old, but press on I did.I had planned to read my TOS Crew manual but how can you resist a face like this.
Rest assure Fulcher family she did wash her hands and only licked the bowl AFTER we finished. I'm the house with the Queensland Health 'correct hand washing procedure' poster laminated and hanging above the tap in the bathroom?
As you can't have a cake without candles here is the finished product!!! It was "can I do the fire now Mummy?" that had me a little worried.
EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE
1 cup Self-raising flour
1 cup caster sugar (I never add that much)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and beat for 4 minutes. Pour mixture into a well greased tin. bake in a moderate oven (180-200c) for 45 minutes. (we doubled it for this cake)
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup of soft icing sugar
15ml hot water
6 drops of vanilla essence
Gently melt butter, add cocoa and blend well. Stir in icing sugar. Blend to a spreading consistency with hot water. Add vanilla and spread over cake.