Sunday, May 30, 2010

Recipe of The Week - Freezer Cookies

These are super easy to make, and you can wrap them up and leave them in the freezer for when unexpected visitors drop by, or you just feel like a cookie.

You Will Need...
Beat butter, icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in sifted flours in two batches then milk.Divide mixture in half. Knead each half on floured surface until smooth.

You can stop here if you want PLAIN freezer cookies. Just roll each half into logs, wrap in baking paper (and then glad wrap if you're not using them then and there) and place in the freezer until firm.

If you want to add a bit of variation to your cookies, this is where you add some yummy bits.

You could add... walnuts, chocolate chips, cranberrys, nutmeg, cinnamon, mixed spice, apple, orange, lemon, pecans, peanut butter chips anything you want really.

Put your ingredients in when you are mixing in the flour if you want a big batch of the same cookies. Or, once the flour is mixed in, divide the mixture into 2 batches, and add your choc chips, nuts and knead in until all incorporated.
Roll into a log and place in the freezer. Same as you would with the plain cookies, until firm.
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
Using a sharp knife, cut the logs into about 1 cm slices.Place on a cookie tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes.
Let them cool slightly on the cookie tray, then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Groovin The Moo

Some cookies for our recent road trip down south to Bunbury for the Groovin The Moo concert.
It was a great weekend!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Dog Treats - Peanut Butter Bones

I made these for Rufey after his accident on Monday night. He's been limping around all week, but is quickly getting back to his old jumping ways.
You can make them for your dog. Rufus is a bigger dog, so I made these quite big and made aproximately 30 of them. However you might like to halve the recipe if you have smaller dogs.

Peanut Butter Bones
Adapted from You Bake 'Em Dog Biscuits by Janine Adams
You Will Need
For Biscuits...
Please use natural peanut butter
For Filling...
Again - Use natural peanut butter. Normal peanut butter isn't really all that good for your pooch.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
In a bowl, beat the peanut butter, milk, cream cheese and molasses together.
Add the flour and oats and mix together with your hands.
Place on a floured bench and roll out dough until about 1-2 cms thick.
Cut out desired shapes and place on a baking tray. Place tray in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, until slightly browned.
While treats are cooling, mix together the additional cream cheese and peanut butter.
Once treats are cooled, spread an even layer of cream cheese/peanut butter mixture over one treat and sandwich together with another.
Give to your dog to enjoy.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baby Shower Cupcakes

These were made for a Baby Shower in April. They wanted a surprise when the baby was born, so the baby shower was both pink and blue.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

When I'm 64!

This cake was made for a 64th Birthday Surprise Party, with a Beatles theme.
It's a vanilla cake with jam and cream filling, covered in buttercream and fondant.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Graffiti Cake

I made this for my friend's birthday. She likes street art, and painting/drawing. So I thought this was perfect.

Top Layer chocolate mud cake, with chocolate ganache.
Bottom tier, vanilla cake sandwiches together with jam and cream.
Covered in fondant.
Thanks Kitty for the idea!! :)