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Chocolate Crackles

Posted by Leanne Burfield on

Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles are a Kiwi classic, and a perfect addition to any party theme Ingredients 250g vegetable shortening  1 cup icing sugar ¼ cup cocoa  4 cups puffed rice breakfast cereal or cornflakes 1 cup fine desiccated coconut Directions Melt the vegetable shortening in a saucepan. Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa and add to the pan. Mix well, then tip in the rice bubbles or cornflakes and coconut. Stir everything together, then put spoonfuls into paper cupcake cases. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes.  

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Chocolate Mousse

Posted by Leanne Burfield on

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse with only three ingredients - This chocolate mousse is super easy with only 3 ingredients, and perfect for both kids and adult parties.  Ingredients 200g dark chocolate (I use Whittaker's 72% Cocoa Dark Ghana), chopped 2 cups (500ml) cream 1 cup (100g) chopped marshmallows  Directions  Heat chocolate, half the cream and the marshmallows in a dry, heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water.  Stirring until melted and smooth (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Beat remaining cream to soft peaks and fold through chocolate mixture. Pour into glasses or bowls...

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Fairy Bread

Posted by Leanne Burfield on

Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread - A Favourite in our house Ingredients  Bread (White 8 Slices) Margarine Sprinkles (Hundreds and Thousands, One coloured sprinkles, Chocolate Hail etc) Equipment Chopping board Knife Plate x 2 (one for sprinkles and one for serving) Directions  Spread margarine on to a slice of bread Put your choice of sprinkles on a plate Turn bread margarine side down on top of the plate of sprinkles Place back on chopping board and cut into triangles.(Tip - To make your fairy bread look fun try using different cookie cutters) Place onto a plate, serve and enjoy

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Easter Cupcakes!

Posted by Jennifer Porter on

150g butter 1 ½ cups castor sugar2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2½ cups self-raising flour 1¼ cups milk Topping 1 1/2 cups chocolate icing sugar1 knob of butter, softened (approx. 10g) 2 Tbsp hot water (approx.) Dark chocolate curls or flakes, mini Easter eggs to decorate or make coloured fondant eggs Method: Beat butter in an electric mixer until smooth, add Chelsea Caster Sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla, flour and milk. Beat until smooth. Place individual paper baking cups in a cupcake tin, spoon in mixture until they are...

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12 Days of Christmas tips and tricks- Day 11!

Posted by Jennifer Porter on

How cute are these reindeer hand cards!? Perfect as a thoughtful homemade option to Christmas cards! You will need: Brown Non-toxic acrylic paint – found at any local craft storeCard stock paperNon – toxic GlueHole PunchRed RibbonBobbly eyesRed, black or pink small pom poms for the nose   Use a thick brown card stock, or simply paint some white card stock with brown paint. Trace your child’s hand print, and cut out. Make 2 holes, one at the top to tie the ribbon, and another just above the thumb to tie on the antlers (pipe cleaners). Decorate as you’d like!...

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