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November 3, 2009 Posted by | camp, Construct, Create, Demonstrate, Do, equipment, Gadgets, Lead, Learn, make, plan, Ropes, Share, Shelter, tent, Try | Leave a comment

BANANA CAKE

Orignial recipe from India. The Hazelwood Girl Guide District used this recipe while we hostessed a Jota in 1985.

1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 medium bananas ( ripe)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mash bananas thoroughly and mix immedialtely with the sugar.
Add margarine and mix well. Add eggs one at a time and mix.
Add vanilla and flour.
Mix gently for a minute.
Bake in a deep tin lined with paper and cook in a moderate oven 180 deg C for 45 minutes.

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lollie cake

Good team work for the younger Guides. they love scrunching and bashing things up. Be sure to divide the biscuits into two teams. Bag the biscuits into several layers of plastic bags before the Guides start banging the biscuits with the intention of crumbling them into smaller editble pieces. Not a fine powder though.

Guides like taking it in turns to stir, add and mix things together.

they may take the glad rapped mix home…if it makes it there and refrigerate it in their own fridge. Have not known this to successfully happen yet though. Cake is terrific if the Guides are at a camp. It actually eventuates into refrigerated cake slices.

Ingredients
• 120 grams of butter
• 250 grams of malt biscuits (one packet)
• 180 grams of Fruit Puffs (one packet)
• 1/2 tin condensed milk
• Some shredded coconut
Some cinnamon added when scrunching up malt biscuits

Scronch up the biscuits real good.

Now warm the butter and condensed milk in the microwave.
Chop up the fruit puffs. Not too small.
Put the fruit puffs in the bowl with the scronched biscuits.
Pour in the butter and condensed milk.
Stir with a wooden spoon.
Continue until well mixed.
Spread some coconut out on the bench, and put the mixture on top.
Roll it around until it has coconut all over the outside, then form it into a log.
Place on a tray in the fridge to congeal. This takes a few hours.
After that, it’s a good idea to cover the lolly cake with glad wrap to prevent it drying out too much.

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Chocolate-iced teddy bear cake

A good one for the Districts Teddy Bear Picnic. However keep it cool as the picnic is usually happening during the hot months. The icing melts.

Ingredients:

• 125g unsalted butter, softened
• 3/4 cup caster sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
• 1/2 cup (125mL) milk
Icing (optional)
• 2 cups icing sugar
• 1/4 cup cocoa
• Coconut, smarties, writing gels to decorate
Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grease a teddy bear cake tin or silicon pan (mine is 26cm x 21cm x 4cm).
In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale in color and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition.
Add the vanilla essence and beat until combined.
Sift flour and add half to butter mixture with half the milk, mix until well combined.
Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
Pour into cake tin or silicon pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before turning onto serving plate.
To make icing, sift flour and cocoa together and add enough hot water to make a smooth icing.
Spread cake with icing and decorate with coconut on the ears, smartie buttons and writing gels to draw in features.

If it brakes just patch the cake back together with icing?

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Banana and choc-chip muffins

I had organized a group of leaders to assist another organization with catering. Yip we were on time and everything was going to plan. And then I was called into work! So, after a very hot (40 deg C) plus few days in front of a stinking hot oven, I was not a hot favorite with the other Guides Leaders. Now muffins are not cooked in the Units or served as a District side dish. Unless I want to be fried with death defying side looks…. (in my defense I still love muffins.) However this one does not favor diabetics to well.

How ever these are a really nice recipe. They serve about 16 medium muffins and about 30 really small one. Good size for younger Guides as less wastage. Unless you alter the recipe there are no nuts in them. Only those who cook ’em I heard someone mutter. And that incident was ten years ago nearly.

• 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 cup (250mL) milk
• 1/3 cup (80mL) oil
• 2 eggs
• 1 over-ripe banana, mashed
• 3/4 cup choc chips or chopped chocolate
Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grease a 12 hole and a 6 hole muffin pan or line with paper cases. Or about a 30 plus hole for very small size muffins which will cook through quicker so be careful of baking time.
Sift flour into a large bowl of an electric mixer.
Add sugar and beat briefly to combine. In a glass measuring jug, pour in milk (up to 1 cup), oil (up to 1 1/3 cups) and add eggs, whisk to combine.
Pour milk mix and mashed banana into dry ingredients, beat with until just combined.
Stir through chocolate.
Spoon into muffin pans, fill each hole 2/3 full and bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool slightly, then place on rack to cool completely.

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