Monday, 27 January 2014

Happy (belated) Australia Day!

I wish I could say I celebrated Australia Day on the beach, or perhaps with a picnic in the park. But no. I was holed up at home taking shelter from the cold, wet and miserable weather. Thanks London.

So I celebrated in the next best way - listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 while making a recipe from the CWA!

This particular recipe is from a book by the Country Women's Association, a massive 800+ page tome that a friend carried all the way from Australia to London.

Golden Syrup Loaf
Adapted from CWA Classics

20g butter (1 Australian tablespoon)
60g golden syrup (2 Australian tablespoons)
1 cup milk
3 cups self raising flour
1 cup sugar

Grease and line 2 loaf tins and preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Put the butter, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan and place on a low heat. Warm the mixure until the butter melts and then allow to cool.

Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl and then add the cooled milk mixture. Mix to combine, being careful not to overmix.

Divide mixture between prepared tins and bake for 45-60 minutes.

Happy Australia Day!