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Muesli & Sultana Bars

Any parents out there will understand the need to provide good nutritional snacks for the little ones and obviously for them to like what we make for them.

We try not to buy any prepackaged snacks as we enjoy baking yummy things from scratch and that way the kids get to be involved in the process and they see what goes into what they are eating.
As a parent, I feel a little better about what they consume and about not buying unnecessary prepackaged goods.

This recipe is good for their lunchbox and is a good snack for adults as well.


Muesli & Sultana Bars
Recipe type: Bars
Serves: 16 bars
  • 3 cups Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup (160g) sultanas
  • ½ cup (180g) honey
  • ½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (320 F)
  2. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine
  3. Place honey into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until runny, just a couple of minutes
  4. Mix in the vegetable oil
  5. Add the honey mixture to dry ingredients and mix to combine
  6. Spoon into a greased 20x30cm tin and flatten with a spoon
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden
  8. Cool slightly and cut into 16 pieces






Guess what we are having at kinder tomorrow!

Vanilla Cupcakes

I ♥ doing markets as I get to do something I love doing, spend time with my family and meet a lot of lovely people along the way.
On such an occasion, I met a lovely lady who wanted some cupcakes for her daughter’s 18th and happened to stumble upon our stall and our cupcakes.
The request was for Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese/Sour Cream Icing so I wanted to share the recipe with you.

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Amaretti biscuits

What to do with leftover egg whites?

Well if you have some almonds and some sugar in the pantry why not make some amaretti. Amaretti is the Italian name for macaroons, which means little bitter things.

This is a simplified version so please don’t be afraid to give them a try. It doesn’t require whisking or complex temperature control, just a food processor.
It is kind of a cheat’s version of the recipe but it still tastes yum!

They should be crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle…mmm yum!

Amaretti biscuits
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  • 400g almonds
  • 1¾ cups (400g) caster sugar
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper
  2. Place almonds and sugar in a food processor and process till a crunchy consistency
  3. Add flour, egg whites and vanilla essence and process until well combined
  4. Roll 2 teaspoonful of the mixture into balls. Place on the trays. Flatten slightly
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden
  6. Set aside to cool slightly on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.





Chocolate mud cake

The best thing about being a kid and mum baking……mmmmm licking the spoon!

This mud cake is chocolatey and dense, perfect as is.

The mixture is quite runny and you’ll probably think something’s not right but that is how it is supposed to look. Make sure to use a solid cake tin not a spring form tin.

Line tin with baking paper, this will make the cake easier to remove from the tin.

Here’s the recipe if you are looking for a really dense mud cake.

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