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13 December 2010

Snickers Rocky Road

·   4 x 60g snickers bars, coarsely chopped
·   1 cup rice bubbles
·   150g chopped marshmallows (or use the small ones whole)
·   1 cup roasted peanuts
·   2 tsp oil
·   400g cooking chocolate
  1. Melt snickers with the oil
  2. Mix other ingredients into melted chocolate
  3. Pour into lamington tray and set in fridge
  4. Cut into fingers when set!

Choc Mallow Square

This is super easy to make and tastes amazing!!

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed biscuits
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter - melted
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows (I used normal ones cut into quarters)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

    Crushing the biscuits
  1. Preheat over 180 c
  2. Line pan with baking paper
  3. Stir together biscuits, sugar and butter
  4. Press into pan and bake 10 mins
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips on top
  6. Bake further 10 mins
Cool completely. Lift slice from pan and cut into squares. Store at room temperature.

10 December 2010

2 Weeks Until Christmas!

I am so freaking excited that i think i might burst! Andy comes home tonight for a whole month!! Today is the first day of the school holidays and we are starting with a trip to the doctors for Zeppelin. The poor kid is suffering weekly headaches and his entire body is rashy and itchy.

We had such a great time at his school break-up party yesterday! We all had to bring a plate so i made a gingerbread house (From a kit... I'm not that good!) All the kids went nuts over it.
Here it is

I can tell you it went very fast! It tasted amazing! We had such a fun time at his party, the kids all got certificates and played pass the parcel and did the limbo and had some dancing games. Jasmine HAD to be centre of attention during pass the parcel!

The dear little thing, she was very cute yesterday!!

A few days before school ended we had the school Christmas concert. I only stayed for Zeppelin's song (He was first) because he had a headache and so did I! I dressed Jasmine up like a little Christmas elf. She was not very impressed!!

I cant wait to finish off my Christmas shopping!! And wrapping everything! So exciting!! I was making Anzac slice this morning  and had Jasmine in the highchair next to me, i was chatting away and looked over at her and she was asleep.... so cute! i thought she was quiet!!

I have a bowl full of velvet Christmas decoration apples.... i guess Jasmine thought they looked good enough to eat.... poor thing! Don't i feed her??

07 December 2010

Amazing Anzac Slice

This slice was truly Amazing!! Everyone who ate it thought so and the amount that mum and I ate in one go would have shocked you!!


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup butter (125g)
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup (i used 3.... i like it chewy)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • Family size block chocolate
Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl, mix and set aside.

Combine butter, golden syrup and water in a small saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until butter is melted.

Stir in bi-carb soda.

Stir mixture into dry ingredients. Press into the bottom of a baking paper lined tray. Try not to eat the yummy hot and wet ingredients, you will not stop.

Bake in moderate (160c) Oven for about 20 mins. When you take it out, it will still be soft. Resist the temptation to continue poking it and leave it to cool completely. It will harden while cooling.

When its cool, melt your chocolate and spread it over the top of the slice and place it in the fridge to harden faster because you will be desperate to eat it... (i put mine in the freezer, i couldn't wait!!) When cool, lift out and cut into squares.

Do not take it to school in a container. It will go very fast and you will have to make more for the other parents who nearly die while eating it.

Do not take some to your mothers for her to try. You will both eat the lot in one go and severely regret it.

Do not make it and give it away. You will ask for it back.

ENJOY!! I know you will!!

01 December 2010

Its December!

Its finally December! Ive only been waiting all year! I am so excited. Last night Zep and I read Christmas stories under the light of our Christmas tree (and some help from the kitchen light.) It was so cute, even if we did read an Aussie Christmas book (bleh!) It had a horrible looking aussie blokey Santa in a singlet, shorts and thongs and kangaroos pulled his, er, ute. Give me a traditional Christmas any day! I tried to explain to him that this was not the case, and that there was only one type of santa.... Reindeer's and all! I Loved the pop ups in this book, it was actually amazing!

This morning when we woke up, we got to open our chocolate advent calender and start our felt advent calender. This was his excited little self:

Of course after taking this photo, little miss Jasmine wanted one too.

Open. Day 1. He didn't even share the tiny tree shaped chocolate. I knew i should have brought myself one!

Today when Zep went to school, Jas and i went shopping, still have no idea what to get my mother and one of my brothers, but everyone else is pretty much taken care of. I'm baking for a lot of people and i thought that would keep the cost down but it doesn't! Zep is having his school breakup party next week and i wanted to bring something special, so today i found a gingerbread house kit, its huge and even comes with all the lollies and icing. I could make one but that would take more time and effort and i would no doubt, fail.

Ill let you know how i go at attempting to put this one together, and add a photo when I'm done, ill probably stuff it up somehow! Goodnight!