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29 05, 2014

Rainbow Cupcakes

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|7 Comments

These are all the rage at the moment with rainbow birthday parties and baby showers. You can use a mix of any colours you like. Just make your cupcake mix as normal. Pour equal amounts into 4 or 5 different bowls and tint with some food dye of choice. Place blobs of each one in the patty case. Repeat for all patty cases. Then bake as normal. See below for my favourite light and fluffy vanilla cupcake recipe.   [...]

29 05, 2014

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|4 Comments

Liz asked if I had a good vanilla cupcake recipe. I sure do! These are my fave, fave, fave cupcake recipe and are very addictive. I will be honest and say I prefer to make these in my kitchenaid mixer as I find the mix comes out nice and fluffy but in saying that there is nothing wrong with the Thermomix version either. They are very similar. These are delicious. You can freeze these un iced too.  

29 05, 2014

Firm Jellies/Lollies

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Lunchbox, Sweets|0 Comments

I'm experimenting and trying to make my own gummy lollies. These are more of a very firm jelly texture and not the right texture to be classed as a gummy lolly in my books. These would be good for the lunch box as they hold their shape really well or for parties. You could do a rainbow of colours.    

29 05, 2014

Nut and Seed Chocolate Bars

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Those that know me know that if you gave me an hour in an Allen's lolly factory there would be nothing left! I love lollies. In a bid to eat healthier I've made some nut and seed chocolate bars today that I can have a little piece of when cravings set in. I used to take these for my bestie and I to eat whilst watching ice hockey. Saves money and healthier (just be wary of people with nut allergies). [...]

29 05, 2014

Candy Cane Bark

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Need a last minute gift but short on ingredients and time? This is for you! It's surprisingly delicious. Dark chocolate works extremely well for this. {Candy Cane Bark} 200g cooking chocolate of choice 3 candy canes Place candy canes into tmx. Turbo twice or until desired consistency is achieved. It's just a rough chop. Remove from bowl. With a dry cloth wipe out the tmx bowl or wash out if preferred. Place chocolate in to bowl. Melt at 50 degrees, [...]

29 05, 2014

White Chocolate and Macadamia Shortbread

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 19th December 2013. Using my basic Vanilla Bean Shortbread recipe you can make so many variations. This is just one of them!  

29 05, 2014

Thermomade Freckles

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|1 Comment

Originally posted to our Facebook page 17th December 2013. Ok so it isnt rocket science but I'll post anyway! Freckles are so easy to make! I'm adding these to a Christmas hamper in a bag but they would make great cupcake or cake decorations too! It's as simple as melting some good quality cooking chocolate at 50 degrees, speed 3 until melted, glossy and smooth. Pour a very thin layer in a muffin tray and pour over sprinkles. Refrigerate. Silicone [...]

29 05, 2014

Raspberry Filled Chocolate Balls

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 12th December 2013. I wish the photo showed how delicious these are. They are right up there with the Mars Bar Balls I posted last week. Chocolate and raspberries are always a winner in my book. The tartness of the raspberries, the bitterness from the cocoa and the sweetness from the condensed milk is deeeeeeeeelicious!!! It all just works. Let's just say I didn't stop at one.      

29 05, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 7th December 2013.   Another recipe to use up the excess peanut butter cups I have here. Fudge!!!   This is a small batch of fudge. I set mine in a loaf tin. If you are wanting a bigger batch you can double it.      

29 05, 2014

Chocolate Apricot Balls

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Another variation on the Chocolate Balls I posted the other day. All you need to do is add about 8 (or more if you like) diced dried apricots to the mix before rolling. Too easy!

29 05, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Balls

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 6th December 2013. I have been trying to find a way to use up the abundance of peanut butter cups that we have here (thank you Costco!). We are heading to my brother in laws house for dinner tomorrow so I have made these for him. Hope he likes them!  

29 05, 2014

Passionfruit Fudge

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Yum yum yum! I finally had success with this one. This is a small batch of fudge. I set mine in a loaf tin. If you are wanting a bigger batch you can double it.

29 05, 2014

Chocolate Balls

By | May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Lunchbox, Sweets|2 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 4th December, 2013. These are a yummy Christmas treat if you are on a budget. I have another two variations on this to post today as well. Very versatile base recipe. The trick is to use a flavorsome cocoa powder (or cocao). Surprisingly I love love love Homebrand 100% pure cocoa. The taste is rich and delicious!!!  

28 05, 2014

Cookies & Cream Fudge

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

I'm in heaven. There are fancier versions of this out there I'm sure but this is perfectly fine for me. I had a few spare ingredients leftover from my cookies and cream chocolates and milo balls so made this up as I went along. This is just a small batch. I would recommend doubling it if giving for gifts.      

28 05, 2014

Coconut and Lime Balls

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 21st November 2013. Another one to add to my Christmas goodies list. Have you seen my note on Christmas gift ideas? I used this link and tweaked ever so slightly. I didn't check the weighs as I went so it is using cups rather than grams.

28 05, 2014

Milo Balls

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Lunchbox, Sweets|3 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 17th November 2013. These are super easy and a fun cooking experience for kiddies! My boys had lots of fun helping me make these.  

28 05, 2014

Cookies & Cream Chocolates

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 16th November 2013. Another Christmas gift idea. I'm a sucker for cookies and cream anything!!! You can put these into moulds or break into shards and place into a jar or gift box.  

28 05, 2014

Choc Peppermint Fudge

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|1 Comment

Originally posted to our Facebook page 13th November, 2013 Goodness me this is delicious! Not healthy in any way, shape or form though so a little piece is all you need. It is quite rich. This would make a great Christmas gift. Yum, yum, yum!

28 05, 2014

Turkish Delight Rocky Road

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

Originally posted to our Facebook page 12th November 2013. This has been my go to recipe for as long as I can remember. I love Turkish Delight a little too much!!! This makes great Christmas gifts.  

28 05, 2014

Fudge Centred Truffles

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gift, Sweets|0 Comments

These are so easy and are my go to recipe for Easter and Christmas gifts. I box these up in noddles boxes with ribbon and gift cards. You can vary the flavours used to include what you have on hand or your preferences. All you need is some ice cube trays if you don’t have any chocolate moulds on hand. Variations: Use a liquor or essence to flavour the chocolate or fudge centre. Use dark chocolate and add orange zest [...]