Three recipes in three days, a bit crazy right!? I really wanted to share this one with you though and then after Christmas we'll be back to normal programming. Oh, also a month or so ago I created a page for all of my recipes to be in the one spot. It's up the top in my blog banner - just click on the 'recipes' tab.
OKay, onto the recipe.
This is my most favourite recipe to do at Christmas time and probably because I am a huge peppermint fan, but also because it just tastes great and is a little left of centre to all the usual Christmas baking recipes. I keep my peppermint logs in the freezer and then just pull one out, slice it up with a shark knife and serve immediately. But, they are also yummy left out to un-thaw and then serve - it's just that I've become accustomed to eating them nice and cool.
Florentine slice is probably one of my top three favourite recipes to bake at Christmas time, so I thought you might enjoy the recipe too. We usually cook up a tray of this, slice it up and then keep it in the fridge covered with cling wrap, but sometimes there just isn't enough fridge space for this, so it's fine in a cool spot in the cupboard too.
It's no secret in this house that Mr Goodsell loves a piece of chocolate or two, so I thought his birthday celebration this week deserved a bit of chocolate overload. After a quick search on pinterest, I found a simple birthday cake design and knew it was the one to do! Sadly, no matter how much I try to find the original creator/link of this cake to share with you, I just can't track it down as the links don't seem to go anywhere. This is what sometimes makes me sad about pinterest.
I've been making myself a breakfast smoothie every day for about a month now and am totally addicted. After a bit of fiddling with ingredients, I've found what I like to call my personal favourite - something that is filling, will fuel me to late morning and also tastes great. I thought I'd share the recipe with you and perhaps you might enjoy it too.
My Mum used to bake this cornflake rock cake recipe when I was small and it's always been a family favourite. I thought you might enjoy it too, because I always think the best recipes are the ones that have been tried and tested over many years. My kids aren't particularly fond of sultanas though, so mostly I halve the sultana ratio back to 1/2 cup and that keeps them happy.
Yep. This chocolate cake recipe was given to me quite a few years ago, when I used to work at the Commonwealth bank. A super nice staff member would make this every so often and bring it into work to share - it was the best and would easily feed the 15 or so of us workers, with leftovers for the next day. I was a pretty hopeless baker back then and most things ended up either burnt or under cooked - it was rare for me to succeed in the cake department. But, one week I asked if I'd be able to have the recipe and when I gave it a whirl, you know what? It turned out to be pretty awesome!
My Mum gave me this recipe a couple of days ago and we've all given it a big tick of approval. The blueberry and choc chip muffins are super easy to make and because the boys in our family aren't blueberry fans (what!!!?), we made a second batch with just chocolate chips - equally as nice. Here we go:
Want to bake something chocolaty, easy peasy and yummy for the weekend? Here is your recipe! I've been cooking this chocolate brownie for about ten years now - a school mum originally gave me the recipe - and it's one of those super duper 'never fail' things that you can whip up quickly and impress your friends & family with.
As many of my readers would know, every Friday night at our house is 'family fun night' - a night comprising of a sweet treat for everybody and either a board game (or two) or a movie that we can all enjoy. Usually we stop at the shop on the way home from school to grab a chocolate, packet of chips or bag of lollies to share, but last week something popped into my head - why aren't I making these treats instead of buying them?
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.