Gifts

Rainbow Cupcakes

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.    

By |2020-05-15T09:51:56+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|7 Comments

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

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.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:55+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|4 Comments

Firm Jellies/Lollies

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.    

By |2020-05-15T09:51:55+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Lunchbox, Sweets|0 Comments

Nut and Seed Chocolate Bars

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). Are these completely healthy? No. But they are a lot more healthy than the 584kgs of lollies I eat in one sitting. Sometimes just a small change is what you [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:22:05+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Candy Cane Bark

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, speed 3 for approximately 2-3 minutes. Scrape down every 30-45 seconds. Remove as soon as it has comoletely melted and is glossy. Onto baking paper spread the melted chocolate out [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:22:05+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Thermomade Freckles

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 muffin trays are best as its so easy to remove. I used metal without thinking but ran them over a flame on the stove for 5 secs and they released [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:22:05+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|1 Comment

Raspberry Filled Chocolate Balls

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.      

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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

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.      

By |2020-05-15T09:51:55+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Peanut Butter Cup Balls

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!  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:54+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Passionfruit Fudge

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.

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Chocolate Balls

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!!!  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:54+10:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Lunchbox, Sweets|2 Comments

Cookies & Cream Fudge

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.      

By |2020-05-15T09:51:54+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Coconut and Lime Balls

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.

By |2020-05-15T09:51:53+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Milo Balls

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.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:53+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Lunchbox, Sweets|3 Comments

Cookies & Cream Chocolates

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.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:53+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Choc Peppermint Fudge

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!

By |2020-05-15T09:51:53+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|1 Comment

Turkish Delight Rocky Road

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.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:53+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Fudge Centred Truffles

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 to the fudge centre mix. Use white chocolate and add coconut to the fudge centre mix. Use dark chocolate and flavour the fudge centre mix with peppermint essence. Once the [...]

By |2020-05-15T09:51:52+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments
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