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RECIPE: No Bake Caramilk Slice

This slice is far too easy! It’s easy to make and easy to eat so be warned and share with a friend, make for a crowd or whack it in the freezer to enjoy over a few weeks with the family.

This recipe came from Just a Mum, who has some fabulous recipes and this one is no exception. Give it a try before the Caramilk disappears again.

Ingredients:

  • 250g packet of Arrowroot biscuits
  • 3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 2 blocks Caramilk, 155g for the base and the rest for the topping
  • 100g Butter Cubed
  • 395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

Method:

  1. Prepare a 25cm square slice dish or baking tin with greaseproof paper (I always give my tin a quick spray with cooking oil then line with paper so it sticks nicely) and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor roughly crush the biscuits (or pop them in a ziplock bag and bash them a bit with a rolling pin) to a fine crumb. Chop the walnuts in the food processor until coarsely chopped.
  3. In a large saucepan slowly melt together the chocolate, butter and condensed milk, stirring often to ensure it does not catch until butter completely melted and ingredients blended together.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add to this the crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and using the back of a large spoon spread it around and flatten mixture until it is completely smooth and packed tight. Put the biscuit base in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes while you prepare the topping.
  6. Place the chocolate in a medium sized microwave proof bowl
    Heat for 30 second bursts, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  7. Add the oil to the chocolate and combine well then pour over the cooled biscuit base. (The Oil is to prevent the topping from cracking!)
    Place back in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to set completely, ideally 4 hours.
  8. Bring to room temperature and then cut into small pieces and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Natalie

It’s a Halloween Thing!

It’s just a few days away but here’s an easy idea to create for Halloween with our Miller combed Cotton Shirt. We present Thing 1 and Thing 2:

Our soft combed cotton Miller is perfect for so many events at school and home. It loves shouting loud at sports days, keeping the kids comfy in the holidays and getting into the spirit of things for celebrations like Halloween and Book Week.

Our Miller is available in 5 vibrant colours so the possibilities are endless. Purple – Purple People Eater, Green – Oscar the Grouch, or Mike Kozlowski, Gold – Minion or Bananas in Pyjamas, Blue – Cookie Monster, Smurf. Or grab the red and the green and dress up as Mario and Luigi.

Jump online and buy one today!

RECIPE: Caramilk Blondies

We missed out on Caramilk in the last frenzy so when we saw it reappear we had to snaffle a few blocks to taste and bake with. We loved these blondies which were tasty with a cuppa in the afternoon.

Caramilk Blondies Recipe
Caramilk Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Blocks Caramilk, all chopped
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1 & 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a 20cm square baking tin.
  2. Put 225g of Caramilk and butter in a microwave proof bowl and melt in 30 sec increments. Stir occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric beater beat the eggs until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla. Drizzle in the melted Caramilk and butter.
  4. Combine the flour, salt and fold into the mixture until combined.
  5. Fold in the remaining Caramilk chips.
  6. Spread into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting and enjoying.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

Win your school uniforms order free

Win Your Order Free

Have the kids outgrown their summer uniforms? No need to worry. At Made For School you can shop school uniforms online 24/7 and we’ll ship them fast to your desk or door.

We’re super excited about the school holidays so we thought we’d have some fun and give away an order a week for free. There’s no hidden catch all you need to do is shop school uniforms online with us. Every order will have the chance to win so it doesn’t matter if you need a new wardrobe or a few school shirts, school shorts, skorts or skirts, you’ve got equal chance to win.

We will be announcing the winner each week so keep your eyes on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see if it’s you.

Enjoy the school holidays with the kids, head to the park or beach and skip the queues at the shops when you shop school uniforms online with Made For School.

RECIPE: Beef and Barley Soup


The weather has changed and winter is well and truly here!  If you’re after a heartwarming soup to warm you up on the sidelines this weekend or after a wholesome delicious dinner then this classic soup is just for you.  Pop it in the slow cooker and enjoy it this weekend.

Soup Recipes

Beef & Barley Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo Beef chuck steak cubed
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • small tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1 leek thinly sliced
  • 4 sticks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4-5 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup of barley, no need to soak this before using it
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 1 packet french onion soup mix
  • few pinches of mixed herbs

Method:

  1. Chop all you veggies and put aside for later.
  2. Put a 1/3 cup plain flour or less in a snap lock bag with some salt and pepper.  Put the beef in there and lightly coat in flour.
  3. If you have a slow cooker with a saute function then add some olive oil and brown the meat in batches.  If not, brown the meat in a fry pan.  Remove meat from pan.
  4. Add leek, garlic and celery to the pan and saute until just softened.
  5. Add meat, carrots, tomatoes, herbs, barley and cover with beef stock, you might not need the full litre.
  6. Stir through the french onion soup mix.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.  If the barley absorbs a lot of liquid then you can add some more beef stock.

Serve with warm crusty bread, delicious!

Happy cooking,

Natalie

Long Sleeve School Polo Shirts

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Long Sleeve School Polo Shirts

The cooler days are just around the corner, so it’s time to add a sleeve! Our Lord Classic Long Sleeve Polo is available in 11 great colours there’s no need to be caught short this winter.  Shop School Polos online.

RECIPE: Donut Muffins


These delicious little bites are great for when you’re craving a hot cinnamon donut.  We made a batch of mini muffins and 8 regular muffins with this mix which meant we had more than enough for the family for a week.  These did really well in the freezer as well so if you’re like me and into stocking up the freezer for easier days then give these a try.

Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1& 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Sugar Coating

  • 1 cup coarse sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line your muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture; stir just until moistened.
  5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile, for coating, combine coarse sugar and cinnamon. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter, then coat in cinnamon-sugar.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

 

RECIPE: Kit Kat Fudge


This Fudge was gooey, chocolatey and definitely one to share!  I cut this into small pieces because one piece is enough with a cup of tea in peace and quiet.  This winning fudge would be a huge crowd pleaser at a cake stall or for the next time you’re on morning tea duty, but take the recipe with you as this one will be requested again and again.

Kit Kate Fudge

Kit Kate Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 170g blocks Kit Kat Milk Chocolate
  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 50g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 300g milk chocolate, I used Cadbury.

Method:

  1. Grease a 20cm square cake pan. Line base and sides with paper, extending paper 2cm above pan edges.
  2. Cut Kit Kat into fingers. Reserve and set aside 18 fingers. Finely chop remaining fingers
  3. Place condensed milk, butter and syrup in a large saucepan. Stir over a medium to low heat until butter is melted. Increase heat to medium to high. Cook, stirring constantly, until boiling. Remove from heat. Add milk chocolate. Stir until melted.
  4. Working quickly, pour half the chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Spread evenly. Arrange reserved Kit Kat fingers over the top. Pour over remaining chocolate mixture. Spread evenly. 
  5. Sprinkle finely chopped Kit Kat over top. Refrigerate, covered for about 3 hours, or until firm.
  6. Use paper to lift fudge from pan. Cut into squares.

Enjoy!

Natalie

BAD DAD JOKE: DINING LIGHT


Keep the mood light with the kids and enjoy the last day of Autumn with a giggle;

BAD DAD JOKE: DINING LIGHT

BAD DAD JOKE: DINING LIGHT

Happy Friday!
Natalie

School Skorts for all Sizes

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Harwood Skort – New Colours

Our  skort has become very popular with our customers so we’ve expanded the colour range based on your feedback.  Harwood is now available in 6 classic school colours and in sizes from 3 -22, our Harwood is a friend to all shapes and sizes

The Harwood Skort offers all day comfort and coverage for when the urge to cartwheel and flip take hold on the oval.

This fantastic skort for school features;

  • ¾ elasticised waist for pull on ease
  • Adjustable button skirt front
  • Contemporary shorts to flatter the natural shape
  • Enduring, crease resistant gaberdine means easy laundering

This classic school skort is available online and ready to fast shipping to your desk or door Australia Wide.  Discover the Harwood Skort today.

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