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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

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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

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RECIPE: Coconut Rough Slice


My Dad loves golden roughs and coconut ice so when I found this recipe I just had to give it a try.  My coconut loving daughter devoured it and the texture is great for baking for cake stalls.  If you’re after an easy, delicious new recipe for your coconut loving family and friends then give this one a try.

Coconut Rough Slice

Coconut Rough Slice

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 150g butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Icing:

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2/3 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C or 160˚C fan-forced. Grease and line a slice pan. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale. Mix in the dry ingredients and press into pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Whilst the base is still warm, mix all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread over base.
  4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes. Cut while still warm.

Enjoy!

Natalie

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