Half the reason I bake is so I can use the clear dome cover, a pretty plate, and have something delicious looking sitting on the table. It's all about the visual.. Generally I get to appreciate it for maybe 2 days before it's devoured by the passing crowd, but while it's there...it makes me happy.
This afternoon I've made an Anzac Cake, tastes like Anzac Bikkies but...it's a cake.
Recipe is from 'Bring a plate', a little recipe book published in 2016 by Gum Flat Primary School, near Inverell.
125 gram butter
1/2 cup golden syrup
2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
60 grams melted butter
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbspn hot water (approx)
Extra coconut (optional)
Heat oven to 180 C.
Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm slice tin.
Melt butter and golden syrup . Stir till combined.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, and coconut.
Stir in butter mixture.
Combine milk and eggs, and slowly stir into mixture.
Pour into tin, and bake for 25-30 mins.
Turn onto wire rack and cool before icing.
In a small bowl combine icing sugar, melted butter, vanilla , and enough hot water to make a spreadable icing.
Spread over cooled cake.
I added a sprinkle of coconut.