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    Wednesday, December 07, 2011

    Hockey World Champs-Feeding the Crew

    Ho Ho Ho, Christmas is here
    My Friend Mary Will tarted up my candelabra
    I just love the white reindeer
    I bought them from one of my favourite sites
    Father Rabbit
      I brought out my other lovely Christmas things. Really feel in the spirit now.

    I've had a fun week, New Zealand is hosting the Hockey World Championship here in North Shore. Auckland.  Here are some teams warming up
    The Outside Broadcasting Team are filming it for The World.

    Organised by our Juice TV.  I was asked to provide Lunch and afternnon tea for 7 days.
    20 people.They are a hungry lot.
    It has been a fun project. A lot of cakes, scones, cookies, pizza, filled rolls, wraps.
    Kept me pretty busy. It has been fun.
    Today they got Tortilla. I bought some great little containers, which were great for the Tortilla. Individually served with a nice relish on the side.
    I also made an Apple and Raisin Cake and some White Chocolate and Craisin Cookies

    Here is the recipe for the cake. Given to me by my friend Mary
    Mary’s Apple Cake
    2 apples, peeled and chopped in small pieces
    1 cup sugar
    125g melted butter
    1 large egg
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1teaspoon baking soda
    1teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon each of salt, nutmeg, allspice
    1 cup raisins
    1/2-3/4 cup walnuts (Optional)

    Icing sugar

    Pre heat Oven to 180C
    Prepare tin. Grease and flour
    I like to line the bottom with baking paper

    Combine apples and sugar,
    Stand for 5 mins.
    Combine cooled melted butter and egg with apples.
    Sift dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
    Add raisins and 1/2 cup walnuts.(if using them)
    Spread mixture into 23cm, greased tin.

    Put remaining walnuts on top if using.
    Bake for 45- 50 mins.
    I find it takes a bit longer.
    Leave in tin for 10 mins, before turning out

    Dust with icing sugar.
     For the Cookies... click here for the recipe.

    I bought half baked Paneton Rolls
    These are brilliant.
    Paneton is a French Bakery here in Auckland.
    They make great baguettes and these wonderful Ficelle Rolls
    Just op into a 180C oven for 8-10 minutes
    Voila...Fresh Bread
    So Mise en Place
    Filled Rolls
    Chicken, Avocado, lettuce, Citrus Mayo
    Ham, Cheese and Spinach salad
    And some Corn Muffins, basket of fresh fruit
    Wraps are great
    Spinach, Carrot salad and chicken
    Spread the wrap with Mayo
    Toss the spinach in a little French dressing
    Make an easy carrot salad
    Top with moist chicken
    As an alternative
    Lettuce, Egg salad, and Cucumber

    Another day of Filled Rolls
    How about the old favourite?
    Corned Beef, Cabbage and Carrot
    I cooked a piece of Topside Corned Beef
    and the cabbage was Cole slaw, of course.
    A salad with a little difference.
    I mixed the Mayo Dressing with some Onion Marmalade, plus a little whipped cream to lighten it up.
    Gave an great extra flavour to the rolls. Made some chicken ones for the non meat eaters
    Also, some cut up pineapple,(for health)... Chocolate Chip Cookies and for afternoon tea
    Sausage Rolls. Well the sausage rolls went almost straight away. Nothing like a warm sausage roll, dipped in my special Ketchup.
    Monday was supposed to be a lay day. but because of inclement weather, the games were postponed on Sunday. So the crew had to start early so I sent over some hot cheese scones.
    These are wonderful, full of cheese and good for those of us, who could be dieting. I don't think the crew will care.
    I will do another post with the recipe later.
    Two more days to go. Great fun.

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