School Holidays are here again….

So for most of us in the public school system the school holidays start today while most private schools have already been on leave for a week.

It’s always difficult trying to find things to do with the kids so I thought I’d post a few recipes that I find are great for Miss 8 to make with minimal assistance from me. She feels as though she has contributed to the household and has a great time being a “grown up”

This would have to be the EASIEST recipe going around.
Nan’s 3, 2, 1 Crumble.
3 plain flour
2 raw sugar
1 butter
1 425g Ardmona tinned Pie Apple. You could stew your own apples or use any fruit you like as the base.

Pre heat oven to 180*C
Put all the pie apple in an ovenproof dish (We use a lasagna dish or make individual serves in soup mugs)
Mix together with your fingers the other ingredients till it looks like bread crumbs.
Cover the apple/fruit with the crumble.
Pop in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

The next one I often have a log of in the freezer for when guests drop in, i just slice the log into rounds and bake off for a quick cuppa visit.
Again any “filling” can be used.

Butter Biscuits
125g softened butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon of milk

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with your electric mixer until its creamy and gone pale.
Mix in the egg.
Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl.
add the milk and stir until it’s all just combined.
Let the kids roll tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough and pop them onto baking trays.
make sure you leave enough room between the cookies for them to spread.
Bake for 15- 20 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool, or eat warm 🙂

(also nice warm with ice cream)

You can add a handful choc chips or with a spoon make a digit in the top of cookie and fill with jam to make jam drops 🙂

This one I totally stole from one of besties:
White Choc & Raspberry Scones
3 cups SR Flour
2 tea spoons baking powder
2 tablespoons icing sugar
~ sift these all together
Add 200ml cream and 125ml cold water

Mix lightly till it just comes together.
Add then cup white choc bits and 1 cup raspberries.
Mix in lightly with your hands.

Tip mix onto floured bench, pull small fist sized “scones” off mix and place on baking tray.

Bake at 200*Celsius for 10-15 minutes

And a quick easy dinner favorite:
Pumpkin Soup!!!!
2 large pumpkin peeled, seeded etc ( i use butternut pumpkin)
2 potato peeled and chopped
2 carrot
1.5 onion diced
olive oil
4lt stock I use half chicken half vegetable stock.
Cream to serve. I use Thickened cream, MR SS uses sour cream

Heat oil in a pan and fry off the veggies till they’re a nice golden color.
Add the stock and veggies to a stock pot and bring it all to the boil.
Simmer 20-30 minutes, this will depend how thick you like your soup.
With a stick mixer, whizz it all together till it’s smooth.
Serve in soup bowls with a swirl of cream and warm crusty bread!!!!

Happy holidays & Bon Appetite

Love & Bubbles,

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