Creative fingers.

A moment in our family life: On Sunday, my 4yr old daughter and I set about cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The 2yr old was asleep, so the way was clear! 

K loves to help bake, coming up with many "I've got a really good idea" on what we could create. This time, we tried a new recipe- butter star biscuits. They were a pain to make, not forming a dough that could be rolled, but we had fun working out how many stars we could make and lots of licking of fingers.  We also made a favourite chocolate cake, that my Mum used to make with us when we were kids.  Now, this one is a lick the bowl clean recipe. Anzac biscuits with chocolate chips and sultans finished the session. K believes everything tastes better with chocolate! 

Today, we took those star biscuits to a friends house, where K and her best buddy M had a lovely time decorating them with oodles of icing, concentrating hard on their task. The biscuits went down a treat.

I also had an opportunity to be creative. It is my niece's birthday this week, turning 4. She loves jewellery and hair things. I bought a box of hair clips and had fun with some felt, thread and buttons. I was quite pleased with the results, simple as they are. Thanks to my friend Mand for her guidance. 

I hope you find sometime to be creative too. It's great for the soul. 

 

Chocolate / Coffe Cake

Cream 125gr softened butter, 1 cup sugar, splash of vanilla essence; then add 2 eggs.

Add 1.5cup SR Flour, 2 tbs cocoa or 1 tbs instant coffee dissolved, and 1/2 cup milk. Mix together.

Add 1/2 tsp bicarb soda in 1/2 cup boiling water.

Cook 40mins in a 170-190'C oven.  Line your tin with baking paper.