Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Movember Bake Competition

At the start of November all the boys/men in the office start to grow weird looking facial hair for a good cause, Movember. Movember is to raise awareness for mens health, in particular this year stood out for me as my dad was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. Thankfully it was detected early and he was able to have an operation that meant they got rid of the cancer. He recovered well and now is in good health. Each year at work we have a auction to raise money to go to this good cause, a bake competition is also  part of the fun. I am proud to announce that this year I won the bake competition, it was hard work baking in this heat but it worked. If you would like to donate to this cause go to the link

Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas cookie inspiration

What Christmas Cookies will you be baking ? Dont these ones look lovely

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Caramel cookies

60g butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
Caramel toffees halved

Oven at 180c, line baking tray with baking paper.
Heat butter, golden syrup and sugar on low in pot until sugar dissolved. Cool
Then add sifted flour mix well and form into balls tablespoon size. Press caramel toffee into cookie dough. Bake for 15 minutes.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Chewy Chocolate Slice

Chewy Chocolate Slice 

125g butter, melted
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup S/R flour
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Chocolate Icing
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons butter
1 tablespoon hot water

1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease a slice pan, line with baking paper.
2. Combine butter, sugar, egg and extract in medium bowl. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa then coconut. Spread mixture over base of pan.
3. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
4. Make icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa in bowl, add butter and hot water, stir until smooth.
5. Spread hot slice with icing mixture then sprinkle with some coconut, cool then cut into slices.

Vintage tins

I managed to score 3 lovely tins today. Now to start thinking about which Christmas cookies to bake.

Vintage Christmas tins

Today I'm on the hunt for some cute old tins, I thought this would be a cute little christmas gift to give and it saves you trying to get your plastic container back. Hopefully I find ones as cute as these..

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Apron Sale


Until we do renovations on the kitchen, I am finding that I am quickly running out of space to store my apron, tea towel and tablecloth collection. So I have decided to post a few on here that I'm happy to part with. If you are interested in buying one please leave a comment and I will email you back. Thanks x

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