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TEA-TIME Posté le Vendredi 28 Novembre 2008 à 14h59

It's Tea-Time Chocolate Treats and I would like to sugere you an easy recipe that you can make.

Let's go!

Today I sugere you to try "CHOCOLATE CHIP WALNUT LOAF"


  Makes 1 loaf


115g/ 4 oz/ half cup caster sugar

115g/ 4 oz/1 cup plain flour

5ml / 1 tsp baking powder

60ml / 4 tbsp corn flour

115g/ 4oz/ half cup butter, softened

           2 eggs, beaten

5ml / 1 tsp vanilla essence

30ml / 2 tbsp currants or raisins

25g / 1oz/ 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped grated rind of half lemon

45ml / 3 tbsp plain chocolate chips

Icing sugar, for dusting


1 Preheat oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas 4.

Grease and line 22 x 12 cm/ 8 1/2 x 4 ½ in loaf tin. Sprinkle 25ml/ 1/1/2 tsbp of the caster sugar into the plan and tilt to distribute the sugar in an even layer over the bottom and sides. Shake out any excess sugar.

2 Sift the flour, baking powder and corn flour into a mixing bowl. Repeat this twice more. Set aside.

3 With an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Add the remaining sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

4 Gently fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, in three batches; do not over mix.

5 Fold in the vanilla essence, currants or raisins, walnuts, lemon rind and chocolate chips until just blended.

6 Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Place on a serving plate and dust over an even layer of icing sugar before serving.

Alternatively, top with glace icing and decorate with walnut halves.






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