Monday, October 11, 2010

Smell the Roses...and the cookies :)

Today marks the official end of the school holidays here in Perth, but since the term begins with a pupil-free day, the kids are still at home! It seemed like a good idea to gradually ease back into the school routine, so after just a little sleep-in I did my usual Monday baking...with some helpers :)

Lydia decided cupcakes were a must, so I put her in charge of those, while I whipped up some of our favourite weet-bix slice and a butter cake...yummmmm! Some honey bicuits too? Well, why not?

This is a great recipe for kids to make...they love rolling the cookie dough into balls and covering them with coconut...so do I, for that matter :)

You will need:
125 g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 tblspns coconut
2 tblspns honey
1 1/2 cups SR flour
extra coconut for rolling

Beat butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in honey, coconut and sifted flour. Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls, then cover in extra coconut. Place on greased oven trays about 3cm apart, and flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on trays.

I love the smell of fresh baked cookies filling the house...and that lunchboxes are sorted for the week :)

My next block for A Gardeners Journal is called Smell the Roses...


...orange roses are among my favourites :)

The other half of my Block B is almost complete, so hopefully I'll be back tomorrow to show you the rest. It's had me stumped for a while...there's a big block of fabric in it, with hearts appliqued onto it. This puzzles me, not only because it's the only applique in the entire quilt (the rest is stitchery) but hearts/ love motifs don't appear anywhere else either. So I've changed it a bit...you'll see what I mean tomorrow :)
TTFN xxx

3 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Can't wait to see what you have planned for the applique block!

Looks like you had a fun baking day!

Tracey said...

can't wait to see what you do, the baking looks yum.
love me :-)

Cardygirl said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the block. Lots of lovely baking!