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it's about everyday living

26 May 2011


I'm trying a new (for me) thing. 
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Today's word is 

It will be an icy cold night (-7°C) tonight.
We ate, chatted and played Backgammon...

06 May 2011

a mother's day pudding

Everybody needs a recipe of a pudding that really goes quickly.
It's a pudding for unexpected guests,
a pudding for the swe-ee-e-t toothed,
a pudding when you don't want to be in font of the stove for a long time,
a pudding to impress everyone when camping, when you 'braai' (BBQ), whenever...!
This is going to be my pudding on Sunday.

Quick brown pudding:

1 liter water
375 ml sugar
5 ml cinnamon (or ginger)
Place all the ingredients for the sauce into a large saucepan (with a lid) and bring to boil. 
In the mean time, prepare the dough. 

125 ml apricot jam
125 g margarine or butter
10 ml bicarbonate of soda
375 ml flour
5 ml salt

  1. Melt the margarine and jam in the microwave (do not boil - or just melt the butter and stir in the jam - the jam will melt from the heat of the margarine).
  2. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and salt and mix into a dough.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the dough into the boiling sauce. **
  5. Cover with the lid and cook for 10 - 12 minutes.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice-cream and/or custard. 
**Tips: 1. To get it easily done - first dip your spoon  into the hot sauce.
              (a ice-cream scoop works well)
          2.  When the sauce is boiling, it must be 'slow' boiling, not too much bubbling.