20::20 {gingerbread men}

PROJECT PROGRESS: TWENTY! OCCASSION: why the heck not? BRIEF & RATIONALE: Small people @ & 3 thought they looked good, simple as that! SOURCE: Essential Baking Cookbook EASE OF MAKING: 8/10 CHILD FRIENDLY? yes – they loved kneading and helping cut out their shapes! REALITY V COOKBOOK: well, as good as biscuits decorated by 7, 5 and 3 year olds […]

17::20 ~ ANZAC Biscuits

PROJECT PROGRESS: 17/20 OCCASSION: we needed to bake biscuits and had no eggs. We did, however, have rolled oats. BRIEF & RATIONALE: Easy, quick, yummy. Plus we’d been given some after Beetle was born and I may or may not have hoovered them fairly quickly. Anzac bikkies are yum! SOURCE: http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/anzac-biscuits-L79.html EASE OF MAKING: 10/10 CHILD FRIENDLY? yes. I melted […]

6::20 ~ melting moments

OCCASSION: we wanted to make something for daddy’s birthday that wasn’t a cake (he didn’t want a cake on the day) BRIEF & RATIONALE: I’d been to the bakery, and was tempted to buy a melting moment. Then I saw they were $2 each, so I made them myself. SOURCE: AWW Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites. EASE OF MAKING: 7/10. CHILD […]

1::20 ~ double choc chip biscuits

First up on my twenty treats challenge – double choc chip biscuits. (not the usual choc chip I referred to in my previous post, it counts for challenge purposes!) OCCASSION: we were in a biscuit kind of mood. BRIEF & RATIONALE: me “who wants to make biscuits?” Bear – “chocolate ones!!”. These were the only chocolate biscuits in the first […]

twenty treats.

  {chocolate chips baked with my boy on Saturday while sick baby slept and Daddy took Bear to soccer} We love to bake around here. There’s nothing like the smell of warm cake or fresh biscuits to bring the kitchen to life. The boys excitedly drag chairs over, and Butterfly will perch up on the bench, and then the squabbling […]

just chillin’

Sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a quiet day at home. Playing. Cleaning. Baking. Being. Just what a Monday should be! So I didn’t get the quilt finished. But it turns out the deadline isn’t as tight as I thought it was, so I’ve got a bit of wiggle room. I’m planning a big week of creating this week. A change […]

Comfort food.

4pm. The school bus grinds to a halt at the end of a gravel side-road. The young girls, the last on the bus today, peel themselves from the cracked vinyl of the seats, and slinging backpacks laden with school books over one shoulder, they amble towards the front of the bus and clamber down the steps. Impatiently they wait for […]

Yum, yum

It’s raining. Toys no longer hold the appeal they did just yesterday. Books have been read, songs have been sung, dances have been danced. With crafty inspiration running low, the boy and I have been baking. Some old-school honey crackles, and some racing car biscuits (which were a packet mix, which may or may not have been a bribe to […]

Fun Friday…

We had a blast yesterday. I got the blocks joined for D9P, and the border chosen. And much to the toddlers delight, we baked biscuits. Teddy bear and star and duck and people biscuits. I didn’t do such a great job of ignoring hte housework, but I suppose that’s a plus. Though I still have a massive pile of dirty […]

Monday Munchies

What better to do with a small boy on a rainy day but some baking! I had a stack of very ripe bananas, and was planning on cooking up a big batch of muffins, but then I found this super easy recipe over on Bluebird’s blog: 2 pieces of fruit 2 cups of wholemeal flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder […]