Sunday, January 20, 2008

A little Holiday Inspiration!

Today I am sharing with you a little holiday inspiration. If you haven't already done some baking with your children over these school holidays, then today might be the day to start. My youngest son who is 3, Joshy, and i did some baking last Thursday and I took some pictures of what we made to hopefully inspire some of you mums to get in and bake something with your little ones too. We had such a lovely time and these recipes are suitable for any age group, 3 and up. Joshy did all of the tipping in and some mixing and rolled the truffles in the coconut. He did a great job and we both had a lovely bonding time in our aprons lol. Hope these pictures and recipes inspire you today. ox

- Ingredients -

4 oz butter

1 pkt plain biscuits (250g)

1 cup of desicated coconut

2 TBLSP of lemon juice

1/2 cup of condensed milk

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- Instructions -

  1. Melt butter and condensed milk over low heat or in microwave.
  2. Crush biscuits and add coconut and lemon juice.
  3. Pour melted mixture over and stir thorougly. Press into a lined 7" x 11" tin.
  4. Cool in fridge then ice with lemon icing and sprinkle with coconut.
  5. Cut into slices and enjoy. Great for freezing and can be taken out when unexpected guest pop in, if it lasts that long without being eaten up lol. Yummo.

- Ingredients -
1 pkt of malt or plain biscuits (crushed)
1 cup of desicated coconut
2-3 TBLSP of cocoa
1 can of condensed milk

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- Instructions -

  1. Crush biscuits, add cocoa & coconut
  2. mix and add can of condensed milk
  3. mix and roll into balls
  4. roll balls in coconut (or chocolate sprinkles, flake for variety)
  5. chill for two hours and eat, or great to freeze as well.
  6. Enjoy!


Katrina said...

Hi Ali, I am very inspired to make the truffles - haven't had these in ages! My kids love cooking and they look delicious!! Hope you having a lovely day :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Ali what fun. I will do this tomorrow night when I have a babysitting gig.

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Scrappy Moments said...

These Look Delish, Thank You for Sharing The Recipes, Yum :)


Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Ali, They look so yummy, will definately have to try these.
Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful receipes.
Hugs.. Deb x

Gail McCormack said...

Oh you are a lovely Mum Ali, I know you are going to make a huge success of the home schooling this year. Could little Joshy please send me some of the sample cooking goodies ...yummmo!!

Katrina said...

Hi! I have tagged you on my blog. Pop on over of you feel like jumping in on the game. Oh and we are making truffles this afternoon!

Katrina said...

Hi Ali, of course I understand!! You are a very busy and dedicated mum. I am very happy for you and hope you had a great 1st day back at school haha!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Yummy! I love lemon and can just taste those bars!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ali,
Your baking efforts look just lovely, (And I don't even eat coconut!) Hope you have a great week. cooking must be in the air, Adam cooked cupcakes & a heart shaped cake today while I was at work.
Love & Hugs,
Sarah xx

Dee Dee said...

What delicious yummies - I love lemon bars and can't wait to give these a try. A couple of questions though for U.S. conversion - are the biscuits something different than what I am used to as a southern gal? I'm thinking you mean cookies, but I'm not sure. And what is desicated coconut?
I can't wait to start cooking and baking with my own little 2-year old Allee - what fun we will have!
Dee Dee

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Ali! Thanks for sharing the recipes! So happy to see mothers spending time in the kitchen with children! It's a blessing!

alice said...

Same recipe I use. These are sooooo yummy - I know them / it as "Lemon Squares".
Hmm now I have the urge to make some...!