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Baking … good for the soul

There is nothing like the provision of food to make you feel just that bit better. I have had a cow of a day, rotten sleep, cranky mood, and its not helped by the children’s attitude. My back was sore, … Continue reading

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Home made bread …. from scratch

500 gms strong bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons of bread improver (available in the baking aisle) 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 teaspoons of instant yeast 280mls water 50 mls warm milk. Place the water, milk and sugar into … Continue reading

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Sunday baking – pikelets

Along with the usual bread (for me) and naan (for dinner tonight) I spent some time today making pikelets.  I always plan to have left overs for lunch boxes, but that assumption should only be applied when the boy isn’t … Continue reading

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Fruit Salad …… yuummmmyy yuuummmy

I don’t do fruit. On the dining table, is a fruit bowl.  In there is usually apples and bananas, since they benefit from not being refrigerated best.  In the fridge is a half a pineapple, a bag of nectarines, a … Continue reading

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Freezer bikkies

The lovely Kooka on my craft forum put this one up for me. Its a great recipe for a busy parent, when you would love to have fresh bikkies on hand, but need a quick shortcut. Freezer bikkies 500g butter … Continue reading

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She has the attention span of a gnat on red cordial

There are times when being distracted can be disastrous, and there are times when its actually an advantage. Sis and I were chatting this morning … mostly about how inconsiderate our men are, how they do it without even conscious … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate on a stick.

Crazymumma asked me about these, when I mentioned that I was putting the sleep masks/mug rugs together with an insulated mug and either herbal tea/organic coffee/hot chocolate on a stick. These little gift packs will be going to my work … Continue reading

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3 ingredient fruit cake

This one was lifted from a forum I attend, and I thought it so good, I decided to save it. Haven’t tested it yet ….. will have to see. Soak 1 kg mixed fruit (Homebrand is just fine) in 600ml … Continue reading

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Fatz Fantastic Naan Bread

8g Yeast 10g salt 45gms sugar 230mls warm water 50mls milk 1 egg (beaten) 500g bread flour Optional: 1 clove of crushed garlic or crushed cardamom pods or crushed cumin seeds. Place into breadmaker (in order recommended by machine manual) … Continue reading

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Chicken Drumstick Chasseur

60 grams butter, 8 Chicken Drumsticks, 400g button mushrooms, 2 onions sliced, 1 clove garlic crushed, 2 tbsp flour, 500mls (2 cups) chicken stock  (you may need less when cooking in a slow cooker), 80mls red wine, 90g (1/3 cup) … Continue reading

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