Lemon SliceIngredients: 250g crushed biscuits (arrowroot) 1 cup coconut ½ tin condensed milk 100g butter, melted Rind of 1 lemon Juice of ½ lemon Icing: Icing sugar 20g melted butter Juice of ½ lemon Water Crush biscuits roughly. Add coconut, condensed milk, butter, lemon rind and juice and combine well. Place in slice container and press. Combine ingredients to make icing – use as much icing sugar and water it takes to get the consistency that you desire (a little thicker is best)! Ice with icing and refrigerate until chilled.
Chocolate CheesecakeIngredients: 250g crushed chocolate biscuits 90g butter, melted 250g cream cheese 1 tin condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 150g chocolate, melted 2 teaspoons gelatin ¼ cup water ½ cup cream, whipped Combine biscuit crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into lined spring-form tin. Refrigerate until required. Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add condensed milk gradually then lemon juice and melted chocolate. Dissolved gelatin in the water then add to mixture. Fold in whipped cream, then pour mixture over the chocolate crumb based. Let it smooth out and refrigerate for at least 2 – 3 hours. Serve with ice cream!
Easy Chocolate FondueIngredients: 1 can chocolate flavoured syrup 1 can condensed milk ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (AU) / extract (CA) In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, combine chocolate syrup, condensed milk and salt. Cook and continually stir for between 10-15 minutes until slightly thickens. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Serve and enjoy with your favourite fruits. Store leftover’s in container in the refrigerator.
1 packet cream cheese
1 jar marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add marshmallow creme and blend until mixture is smooth. Add in lemon juice, blend for another 30 seconds then serve and enjoy!
PancakesIngredients: 1½ cups self raising flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup milk 60g butter, melted Sift flour and sugar. Combine eggs, milk and butter and combine with dry ingredients. Mix well. Add more milk for a thinner consistency and more flour to thicken the mixture. Heat fry pan and cook pancake mixture. Once the edges brown or bubbles appear in the pancake, flip pancake to cook on the other side. Serve with fruit and syrup.
Breakfast SmoothieIngredients: 1 banana 1 cup fruit (strawberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, peaches – really, whatever fruit you like!) 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon honey ½cup yogurt (again, pick your flavour) Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until well combined. For thinner smoothies, add more milk. For thicker smoothies, add more fruit! It’s as simple as that! I don’t think I have found a recipe with as much freedom as this one. Make it to what your preferences are!
Jam DropsIngredients: 125g butter ½ cup sugar 1 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cup self raising flour Jam flavours Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in mixing bowl. Sift flour and mix well. Roll into small balls and gently indent each biscuit with the end of a wooden spoon. Place a jam drop into each indent. Bake in oven at 180°C/350°F for 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Apricot SliceIngredients: 125g butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup milk 1 cup flour ¾ cup coconut 1 cup diced dried apricots Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add all remaining ingredients until combined. Bake in a shallow cooking tin at 180C/250F for 30-40 minutes. Once cooled ice with vanilla icing and cut into squares.
This week I celebrated my second anniversary with my husband. I managed to get the day off work so we took a drive the evening before to Banff. We stayed at the Banff Aspen Lodge, had a lovely evening at the Paddock Pub and then took a dip in the hotels Hot Tub before retiring for the day! On our anniversary we walked the streets as the snow gently fell, before returning back home. But before we could return back home, there were a few shops that we just had to visit… the Banff Soap Company, the Fudgery and of course the Sweet Shoppe! I love the front window of this shop… jars and jars of candy!