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Crunchy Chocolate Weet - Bix Cookies

Crunchy Chocolate Weet - Bix Cookies


 This cookie recipe is a favourite in my house the kids love them for a treat. Easy to make and easy to eat!

 Ingredients

  • 4 Weet - Bix
  • 1 Cup Self raising flour
  • 1/2 Cup of your favourite nuts or seeds, I used hazelnuts.
  • 100 grams of Milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 110 grams Melted butter
  • 30 grams of Milk Chocolate to drizzle (optional)

Method

Pop the Weet - Bix, nuts, flour and chocolate into a food processor and blitz for a few seconds until a rough crumb texture.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees

Line a large tray with baking paper.

Add Weet - Bix mixture to a large bowl with sugar and melted butter and combine well.

Roll into approx 1 inch balls and place on tray, press down firmly to form a cookie shape.

Pop in the oven for 15 minutes until they slightly brown.

Removed from oven, they will feel soft but they will firm up as they cool.

Place the 30 grams of chocolate in a bowl and cook for 30 seconds on high in microwave. Drizzle chocolate over the top of cookies.

Store in air tight container.

Makes 12

Tip:  Replace nuts with your favourite seeds for nut free version.

If you find the mixture a little dry add another 20 grams of melted butter. The mixture should be firm and not overly moist.

 

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Kid Friendly Muffins

Kid Friendly Muffins

 

How many Mum’s out there have fussy eaters or Kids who are simply too ‘busy playing’ to eat or are just going through one of their “Oh I will only eat this for the next 6 weeks phase?” Well that’s my Little Gremlin. Fruit, cheese and the favourite….tomatoes are the flavour of the month. Which is fine, but I like to offer a bit of variety in the Kids diet….how can they eat the same thing day in day out and still love it? It boggles me!

 

It got me thinking, what can I make him that is nutritious, wholesome and tasty? A MUFFIN! What kid doesn’t eat muffins? So I had a look at what was in the fridge and whipped these savoury muffins up in less than 10 mins.

 

What you’ll need:

 

2 cups – self raising flour, sifted

 

80gms – melted butter, cooled

 

1 egg

 

1 cup milk

 

½ cup continental parsley

 

2 Sausages or meat of your choice

 

1 cup – finely chopped spinach

 

1 spring onion

 

200gms – Feta cheese, I used Danish Feta

 

8 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped

 

10 Kalamata olives, sliced

 

Sprinkle of pepper to taste

 

 

 

How to do it:

 

Preheat the oven to 200C (fan forced) and prep a 12 muffin tray with light cooking spray.

 

Sift flour into a big bowl. In a separate bowl combine; parsley, spinach, spring onion, fetta, tomatoes, olives and pepper, mix until combined. Once combined fold the mixture through the flour.

 

Add butter, egg and milk and fold in until just combine. (The trick with muffins is not to over mix).

 

Once the mixture has come together, simply spoon the mixture into muffin tin. I like my muffins top heavy so I filled them up to the top of the tin haha. You could sprinkle some more feta on top if you liked before putting them in the oven.

 

Then bake for 15-20mins (depending on your oven) until nice and golden on top.

 

Let them cool in the tin for 10 minutes before you remove them to the wire rack.

 

They’re great fresh out the oven (obviously once cooled slightly), or as a snack the next day, eaten cold or heated up. They’re a nice healthy snack the kids will enjoy and you know exactly what’s in them.

 

And remember these can be adapted to whatever suits your little ones tastes – or yours! Believe me you will be munching on them too!

 

What’s flavour of the month at your place?

 

 

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Easy zucchini slice

Easy zucchini slice

 

 

This slice is great for making ahead for easy lunch and dinners, serve with  a side salad or veggies or eat on its own delicious. You can also add other hidden veggies or even shredded chicken if you like to change it up.

 

Ingredients

 

5 eggs

 

2 carrots grated

 

2 zucchinis grated

 

1 onion diced fine

 

200 grams bacon diced fine

 

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

 

1 cup grated cheese

 

1/4 cup vegetable oil or oil of your choice

 

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

 

Preheat oven to 180C

 

Line a tray with baking paper, you can use a slice tin or a round cake tin, we used a 25cm round tin for this recipe. a 22cm slice tray also works well.

 

Place the eggs flour an doil in a bowl and bmix until smooth batter.

 

Add all other ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

 

Pour mixture into tin and spread out evenly.

 

Cook for 30 mins until the top is golden in colour.

 

Eat warm or cool.

 

Serves  6

 

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Chicken And Haloumi Parcels

Chicken And Haloumi Parcels


These are always a hit in our house, often make them for an easy Sunday dinner, you can eat on their own or with a side salad or veggies.  Great for parties too!

Add your favourite spices or even hide a few veggies from the family < winning!

Ingredients

  • 500 grams chicken mince

  • 150 grams grated haloumi

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 4 sheets puff pastry

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 egg whisked

Method

  1. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees.

  2. In a Thermomix or mix master add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, honey and haloumi and blitz until a sausage meat consistency.

  3. Thaw out the pasty sheets and cut into quarters.

  4. Place a good spoonful of mixture into the middle of the squares and fold over into a triangle, use the egg mix to stick edges together.

  5. Press down all edges and prick the tops with a fork to let steam out.

  6. Brush tops of the triangles with egg wash and place on a tray lined with baking paper.

  7. Pop into the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.

Makes 16

 

 

 

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Lemon Sour Cream Cup Cakes

Lemon Sour Cream Cup Cakes

 

Lemon Sour Cream Cupcakes

 

These cupcakes are my husbands absolute favourite, they are tangy and moist and its hard to stop at one. They also work really well with oranges as well. This is a super easy one bowl cake yum!

 

Ingredients

 

125 g soft butter
1 cup caster sugar
3 tablesppons lemon juice
3 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup sour cream

 

Icing

 

1/4 cup lemon juice

 

2 cups icing sugar

 

Method

 

Preheat oven to 180C.

 

Add all cupcake ingredients to a food processor or Thermomix and blend until smooth.

 

Place 14 cupcake cases in a muffin tray.

 

Pour mixture 3/4 f the way up each case, they will rise quite high.

 

Pop in the oven for 25 minutes until the tops go slightly golden.

 

In the mean time mix the lemon juice and icing sugar to create the icing.

 

Spread on the top once cupcakes are cooled, or pour on when hot for a warm gooey lemony mess yum!

 

Makes 14

 

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Mars Bar Chocolate Crackle

Mars Bar Chocolate Crackle

When I was a kid we always had chocolate crackles at our parties and whenever  there was a bake sale on we often took a tray along to sell. I have only recently started making them again and I sort of regret it as they are so yummy it is hard to stop at one. They are good for an occasional treat though and a really easy party food to whip up!

Ingredients

·      6 cup rice bubbles

·      1 cup icing sugar

·      3 tbs cocoa powder

·      150 gm Coconut oil

·      3 Mars bars

Method

1.     Melt 2 mars Bars and the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for approx one minute, check after 30 seconds and stir.

2.     Place the Rice bubbles, cocoa, icing sugar in a large bowl and combine well.

3.     Add the coconut oil mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well.

4.     Place 12 cup cake cases on a tray and fill each case.

5.     Cut up the remaining mars bar in small pieces and place a few pieces on each crackle.

6.     Pop in the fridge to set for 2 hours.

7.     Take out of fridge 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 large crackles or 20 small.

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Easy Licorice Slice

Easy Licorice Slice

If you love licorice as much as we do this slice won't last long in your house. It is easy to make and something a little different. Share with another licorice lover!

Ingredients

·      1 Block of plain chocolate (we use Cadbury)

·      1 Tin of chocolate condensed Milk

·      1 Packet of chocolate ripple biscuits

·      100 grams of licorice Allsorts cut up into small pieces.

Instructions

1.     Break the block of chocolate into pieces and add to a microwavable bowl, add tin of condensed milk and then pop in the microwave for 2 minutess on high.

2.     Blitz the whole packet of chocolate ripple biscuits in a food processor or Thermomix, until a really fine crumb. The finer the biscuit crumb the creamier the fudge will taste.

3.     Then combine the biscuits to the chocolate and condensed milk, mix well until the ingredients are fully combined.

4.     Line a 22cm tray with baking paper.

5.     Add licorice Allsorts pieces to the top of slice an push down gently

6.     Let is set for 3 – 5 hours in the fridge then slice and enjoy!

Love slices? Check out our other easy slice recipes here!

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Curried Beef Sausage Rolls

Curried Beef Sausage Rolls

These curried beef sausage rolls are a nice change from normal sausage rolls. They never last long in our house even the kids love them. You can adjust the amount of curry powder  you use or even add your own choice of spices to suit your taste.

Ingredients

·       450grams beef mince

·       1 onion chopped finely

·       2 cloves minced garlic

·       1 tablespoon Keens Curry Powder

·       1 cup bread crumbs

·       3/4 cup tomato sauce

·       4 sheets puff pastry

·       1 Egg beaten for pastry edges ( can substitute for milk if needed)

·       pinch salt

·       1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Instructions

1.     Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2.     Line 2 large trays with baking paper.

3.     Add mince, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to a mix master or Thermomix and mix until mince is  a sausage consistency.

4.     Pop mince mixture into a large bowl.

5.     Add the bread crumbs and mix well.

6.     Mix the sauce and curry powder together in a bowl and add to the mince mixture, combine really well.

7.     Cut pastry across the middle so you have 2 even pieces per one sheet. You should have 12 even pieces once finished.

8.     Pop the mixture across the middle of the pastry and roll up, making sure you don't over fill as they will bust open when cooking.

9.     Press the edge's down on each end and lightly score where they will be cut with a sharp knife.

10.  Brush lightly with egg mix and pop in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown in colour.

Makes 30

 

 

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5 Veggie Beef Patties

5 Veggie Beef Patties

This is a great recipe if you need to hide a few veggies from the kids. We make these and also freeze them for easy meals, hubby also takes them to work as they are great eaten cold as well.

Ingredients

·       1 kilo beef mince

·       1 cup mashed sweet potato, you can use normal potato or pumpkin if you like instead.

·       1 onion diced fine

·       1 clove garlic add more if you like

·       1 carrot grated

·       1/2 cup corn kernels

·       1/2 cup peas

·       1/2 crated zucchini

·       2 cup bread crumbs

·       1/2 teaspoon salt

·       1/2 teaspoon pepper

·       1/2 cup tomato sauce, can use tin tomato's if you prefer.

·       Olive oil to cook in.

 

Method

1.     Add all ingredients except olive oil and 1 cup of bread crumbs into a large bowl and combine well.

2.     Roll into approx 2 inch size balls.

3.     Place the other cup of bread crumbs on a plate and roll the balls lightly in the crumbs, you don't need a lot just enough for a light coat.

4.     Heat a frying pan on high and add olive oil.

5.     Place balls into the pan and lightly press so they form a Pattie shape, cook on high for 2 minutes and then once flipped over reduce heat to medium and let cook for a further 5 mins.

6.     The patties will be cooked once the outsides are golden and the middle is still juicy but no longer pink.

7.     You can also brown them either side and then pop on a tray into the oven on 180 degrees for 6 minutes, if you have guests coming and want to prep ahead.

Makes approx 15

 

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Gluten Free Cherry Ripe Slice

Gluten Free Cherry Ripe Slice

This slice is great for those who don't eat gluten but it also delicious for anyone else to try. It has a great cherry hit and will be enjoyed by all. You can leave the cherries out or swap for other dried fruit if you choose but I think they make the slice.

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