Hmm Raspberry Coconut Slice

Aug 07, 16 Hmm Raspberry Coconut Slice

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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 Taste.com.au that uses thickened cream and vanilla essence.  Can’t wait to try it as it sounds and looks yummy!...

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Spice Wholemeal Cookies

Sep 22, 13 Spice Wholemeal Cookies

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Another family favourite recipe.  These are yummy on their own or with icing on top.  These would be perfect as Christmas gifts.  Again this is not my recipe but one we found and modified to our liking.     Ingredients: 125 grams butter 110 grams brown sugar 1 small egg beaten 225 grams wholemeal plain flour pinch of salt 2 teaspoon of mixed spice   Steps: Cream butter and sugar together then slowly mix in the beaten egg. Add sifted flour, salt and mixed spice and mix to form a firm dough. Roll out dough until 1/2cm thick and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.  Combine scraps. Repeat Step 6 until all the dough is used up. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes at 190 degrees C or until pale brown. Enjoy!...

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sep 14, 13 Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My 4yo daughter did some baking at Kindy yesterday and loved the choc chip cookies they made.  Luckily the Kindy sent the recipe as part of the Kindy’s Newsletter last night. This is not my recipe and I do not know where it was sourced from except it was provided by a mother at Kindy.  We tried the recipe today and we love them!   We have tried a lot of choc chip recipes but they always harden after they cooled down. These stayed soft after they cooled down – soft and chewy!  They were too yummy not to share the recipe with others :).     Ingredients: 125 g melted margarine ½ cup caster sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 1 ¾ cups of sifted self raising flour (OR sifted wholemeal self raising flour) 125g choc chips   Steps: Melt margarine in microwave for 30 seconds. Add sugars and cream the suger with the butter. Mix in egg, salt and vanilla essence. Add sifted flour and chocolate chips.  Mix until ingredients are combined. Roll into balls, place on baking trays, flatten and add extra chocolate chips on the top. Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes Leave on trays for 5 minutes after taking out of oven before placing on cooling racks. Enjoy!...

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Chicken with Pineapple & Cashews Stir Fry

Aug 16, 13 Chicken with Pineapple & Cashews Stir Fry

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This recipe is another family favourite.  Hope you like it too.   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 teaspoons cornflour 5 boneless chicken thighs fillets cut into 2cm pieces 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic 1 large fresh red chilli sliced 1 large red or brown onion cut into wedges 1 large green or red capsicum cut into 2cm squares 1 can of Pineapple pieces 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup of roasted unsalted cashews Extra: 1 can of Champion Mushroom sliced   Steps: Combine chicken stock and cornflour and set aside. Heat oil and add garlic & chilli and stir fry for ~5 seconds. Add chicken and stir fry until cooked. Add onion, capsicum and any extra veges and stir fry for 1 minute. Add pineapple, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and chicken stock/cornflour mixture.  Stir fry for 1 minute.  Scatter cashews over, stir to mix thoroughly then transfer to serving dish.  Serve with rice and...

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Gingerbread Trees Baking

Dec 23, 12 Gingerbread Trees Baking

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Quickly sharing a photo of the Gingerbread trees we made today using the recipe found here.  These are yummy and so easy to make.  Next to bake/make is chocolate mousse and salt caramel fudge...

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