Fractal Danger

Aug 21, 16 Fractal Danger

Posted by in Misc Knitting

Winter is finally here!  I have decided to knit myself a scarf/shawl named Fractal Danger by Martina Behm.  I recently purchased an Australian Merino/Silk sport weight yarn in light grey.  The yarn is really soft and yummy! The pattern is so easy that I’ve decided to knit the garter rows using Continental Method as I need more practise in that method.  I’m a self-taught English Method knitter and have been learning the Continental Method using a class on Craftsy: Knit Faster With Continental Knitting with Lorilee Beltman.  Lorilee is a wonderful teacher and I’m learning heaps! I’m hoping I can finish this before it gets too warm to use it and also get better with Continental knitting.  I can knit but still struggling with purl and everything else.  Will get there one day :)....

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Hmm Raspberry Coconut Slice

Aug 07, 16 Hmm Raspberry Coconut Slice

Posted by in All Posts, My Fave Recipes

Yes I’m baking again!  This time it’s Raspberry Coconut Slice.  My son made it at school and forgot to get a copy of the recipe.  We have emailed the teacher to see if we can get a copy.  In the mean time, there’s always google.  I found a few recipes but only one is close to the recipe my son used at school.  The recipe is called Jam and Coconut Slice and can be found on Food to Love website.     We wanted it to be as close to the recipe from school as possible so I used all Self-Raising (SR) flour instead of a combination of SR flour and plain flour.  We also used less jam as we did not have enough jam and I added extra coconut to the topping as it looked too moist.  The Raspberry Coconut Slice was not exactly the same but it still tasted delicious!!! Definitely a recipe I will make again but I think next time I will use all SR flour, use more jam and not add extra coconut to the topping....

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Scones scones scones!

Aug 06, 16 Scones scones scones!

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My son decided to do Home Ec in high school this semester and have been bringing home some yummy baked food.  This has rekindled my interest in baking.  One of the first things he made at school was a Cheese Damper.  It was yummy so I decided to give it a go.  I made a Cheese Damper and a plain damper (sorry no pics).  The plain one reminded me of scones so I googled for some quick scones recipes to try.  I found some recipes using thickened cream or double cream instead of butter. The recipe using thickened cream is called Ultimate Scones and can be found on Delicious website.  This recipe was really easy to do and the scones were yummy straight out of the oven.  They were really light and fluffy.  Sorry for the mismatched shaped scones!  My daughters decided to help with the rolling and cutting out of the scones.   The other recipe using double cream is called Cream Scones Recipe and can be found on UK Telegraph website.  I didn’t have any double cream so I used thickened cream instead.  My poor scones didn’t rise at all but they were still yummy and really light!  Sorry about the pic.  My girls started eating them before I could take a pic of them all!   I tried this recipe again but this time I added some baking powder.  They rose more this time and tasted just as yummy.  These were also really light and fluffy!  Sorry about the pic.  Again my girls attacked the scones as soon as they came out of the oven.   Next to try is this Vanilla Scones recipe from that uses thickened cream and vanilla essence.  Can’t wait to try it as it sounds and looks yummy!...

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