Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunday lunch

One of my current favourite things to do is to go to the farmers market Saturday morning. I'm up before dawn with a baby who doesn't know the meaning of sleeping in, so why not make the most of it and go buy a bag full of fruit and vegies for only $13.10 (I love a bargain as much as a good farmers market).

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Zucchini Fritters

I'm always trying to think of something tasty that my one year old will eat, like, and is healthy. We feed him a mix of packaged baby food and home made stuff. Now he's pushing a few teeth through, I'm able to get a bit more creative in what I make him, and hopefully, he eats it.

Today we had a win. I found a recipe for Zucchini Fritters on Taste. They seemed pretty basic, so decided to give them a go.

Success, he likes them, and so did Daddy. Another recipe to add to the Reuben food book!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marshmallow Biscuits

So many people have childhood memories of getting their fingers covered in chocolate while trying to get to the delicious marshmallow centre of a Wagon Wheel. I imagine they do anyway, as the Wagon Wheel always seemed like the perfect treat - chocolate, marshmallow and biscuit, what's not to love.

As a child, we never really had them, and now trying them as an adult, I'm underwhelmed. The biscuit isn't very nice, there's not enough marshmallow, the jam is either too sweet or none-existent, and the chocolate is yuk. So, I don't feel like I missed out.
However, if Wagon Wheels were anything like the delicious choc-topped biscuits I made this weekend, I would be extremely disappointed. This fantastic recipe is from The recipe is very easy to follow, but I have a few tips to add.

  • Firstly, make the marshmallow prior to the biscuit, as it needs to cool before you can whip it into it's glorious thickness.
  • Secondly, the recipe tells you to roll the biscuits out to about 5mm... the dough doesn't rise, and the biscuit in the image is thick, so feel free to make the dough as thick as you like, just keep in mind that different thickness might mean different cooking time.The biscuits in the batch I made were thinner than 5mm, however, I liked that as it provided a nice balance for the other flavours.
  • And finally, don't leave the marshmallow in the pipping bag to be washed up the next day, as the marshmallow has turns wonderfully firm, which is perfect for the biscuits, but not a nice surprise when the sink is covered in ants the next morning then to try and wash the bag out and squirt water all over the kitchen.