Monday, September 7

Yummy Recipes for you

Today was a busy start to the week with errands to run, some cooking to do and a visit from a man about some insulation for the house. So I thought I would share with you some of my cooking. I made some Blueberry and Banana Bread getting the recipe out of the Women's Weekly ABC of Kids Cooking that my daughter got for her birthday. Blueberry and Banana Bread
2 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar

3 medium bananas (equals 1 1/2 cups)
125g butter, melted

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 10 x 20cm loaf pan. Line the base with baking paper.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.

3. In a large jug, combine banana, butter, egg and vanilla extract. Fold into flour mixture with blueberries until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean and dry. Cut into slices to serve.

And my quick and trusty Choc-coconut slice which is always a favourite with the little and big kids.

1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2/3 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 125g butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg, lightly beaten
Icing 1 1/4 cups icing sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 30g butter, softened 1-2 teaspoons hot water 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, toasted
oven to moderate 180 degree celsius. Brush a shallow 28x18cm slice tin with melted butter or oil; line base with baking paper, extending over 2 sides.
Sift flours and cocoa into a medium mixing bowl; stir in sugar and coconut. Make a well in the centre. Add cooled melted butter, vanilla essence and egg and stir to combine.
mixture into prepared tin, smoothing surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until set. Leave to cool in tin.
To Make
icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small bowl; add butter and water and stir until smooth. Using paper, lift slice from tin and spread with icing. Sprinkle with coconut. Cut into pieces to serve. Enjoy!

And after my day I'm feeling a bit tired but really wanting to make a card, maybe I will get my second wind, I can only hope. Bye for now.

Smiles Catherine xox


  1. Yummy Catherine, I'm so going to make your Choc-Coconut slice, yum lol!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X


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