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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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How To Poach A Perfect Egg In The Microwave!

How To Poach A Perfect Egg In The Microwave!

We go through nearly a dozen eggs a week for breakfast alone, we love our poached eggs on toast and this is how i make them for my family, it is no fail every time, eggs are runny and delicious. This is based on a 1100 watt microwave you may have to cook less or more depending on our microwave watts.

Ingredients

·      1 Egg

·      250 mills water

·      30 mills white vinegar

 

Method

1.     Add water and vinegar to microwave safe bowl.

2.     Crack egg in the middle of bowl.

3.     Pop in microwave on high for 1 minute

4.     Remove egg with a flipper and pop on toast, cut the middle and watch the yellow goodness ooze out yum!

5.     Remember if you leave the egg in the bowl with hot water it will keep cooking and make sure you use new water and vinegar for each egg.

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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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No Rice Fried Rice

No Rice Fried Rice

My hubby not long ago started a low carb diet and has been doing really well on it, 15 kilos lost to date. Hubby mentioned that he was craving fried rice and asked if i could make something that tastes similar. I had seen a few cauliflower rice recipes going around and knew the general gist of how to make one so I decided to experiment with a few different flavours. It turned out great and had a real fried rice taste to it. it is very filling and also nice cold the next day, give it a go!

Ingredients

·       1 large head of cauliflower diced really fine, you want a mixture of sizes some from the size of a rice grain up to approx 1 cm in size, this helps with the texture and prevents the cauliflower from going to mush.

·       200 grams diced bacon

·       2 eggs

·       2 stalks shallots diced

·       Half a red capsicum

·       sliced thinly

·       1 cup mixed corn and peas

·       1 onion diced fine

·       1/2 cup diced mushrooms

·       1 tablespoon sesame oil

·       2 tablespoons soy sauce

·       1 tablespoon fish sauce

·       1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

·       1 clove garlic minced.

·       good pinch salt and pepper

 

Method                                                                                              

1.     Heat a wok on high and add the bacon, turmeric, onion and garlic and cook until onion is almost translucent.. remove into a bowl on the side.

2.     Add the sesame oil and the cauliflower to the wok and keep turning to 3/4 cooked , you don't want it soggy just the crunchiness cooked off.

3.     Add all other ingredients and keep turning.

4.     Add the bacon mix and stir through.

5.     Cook the eggs in the microwave for one minute and then dice fine and stir through.

6.     Add the fish sauce and soy sauce and stir through.

7.     Pop onto a serving tray and top with more shallots.

Serves 4

You don't have to add turmeric, but we do as its quite good for you and gives a nice golden colour.

Why not experiment with your own flavours.

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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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Safe and delicious snack for babies.

Safe and delicious snack for babies.

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Finding a safe and delicious snack for babies can be a testing task.  Getting the right mix of taste, texture and nutrition is a vital part of developing healthy eating habits in a baby’s lifestyle.

Introducing Baby Mum-Mum; a range of delicious, nutritious rice rusks which have been by loved by Australian babies for over a decade.  Full of wholesome ingredients, they feature no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

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Healthly Weet - Bix Apple Crumble

Healthly Weet - Bix Apple Crumble

 

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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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2 Ingredient Pizza And Bread Rolls Dough

2 Ingredient Pizza And Bread Rolls Dough

Make Pizza And Bread Rolls With Only 2 Ingredients!

It almost sounds to good to be true doesn't it? I mean who can make bread rolls or even pizza with only 2 ingredients. Let me tell you I was a little weary of making this recipe when I first heard about it, but I am so glad I did. I use this recipe all the time and has become my weekly go to for bread rolls and Pizza bases.

I am all for finding multiple uses of grocery items and I love that these recipes use Greek yogurt. I buy a big tub when I do the grocery shopping and I use it for breakfasts, baking  and dips it really is so versatile.

The mixture will seem a little sticky don't worry this is normal, once you pop on a floured surface it won't stick so much.

Give these a try they really work well, and let us know how you go!

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