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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First things first...

AGES ago (like in August 2010) you might remember Reuben had the most awesome Masterchef Birthday Party ever. Well a few people asked for the recipes and I did promise to post them.  There's good and bad news...I'll start with the bad: I don't have all the recipes anymore BUT I do have the two best ones and here they are:

The satay chicken can be found here (this is what we are having for dinner tonight and what prompted my memory)

And the Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding is an old one from mum's ancient cookbook (you know the old photo album Bride?)  and I have to say that if anyone has ever perfected a recipe it is me and this one.  Ask anybody!
It's not the ingredients that make a difference it's how you do it and I'm sorry folks but you either have it or you don't  :)

1C SR flour
60g butter
1/2 C caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 C milk
2tsp cocoa
1 1/4 C boiled water
1/2 C brown sugar
1Tb cocoa

cream butter & sugar, add vanilla and egg.
add sifted flour and cocoa alternately with milk.
Spread this mix into a greased pudding dish.
mix brown sugar and cocoa together and sprinkle over the top of pudding
carefully pour boiling water over the top.
bake for 30-40 min moderate oven.
Delicious with ice cream or king Island cream.


Nettie's Blog said...

Yummo ... ilove the self saucing chocolate pudding .... i have one similar that i do on top of the stove in a huge casserole...
i am off to try that satay chicken..thanks!!!!

~ fiona j harding ~ said...

Hello Blanche :)
I have just now discovered your comment on my blog. I need to figure out how to get an email to alert me when someone comments. I've probably missed heaps!
I had a fabulous year. During my last prac in a GP Practice I picked up a part time job as a receptionist so I have been busy learning that on top of everything else. It's great fun though. I am doing one subject over summer and then have just one year left until I'm registered. Yay! Lots of love to you and your family,
Fiona. xxx