I always struggle to find good snacks to give the kids for school morning teas ... these dried fruit balls are yummy and are packed with lots of fibre, vitamins and iron ... lets hope they like them :)
Well its christmas again and only two posts before it was christmas 2010 ... oops .... this year we did some handmade christmas presents to give to friends ... Merry christmas and a happy 2012 ..
This is Chocolate chip and oatmeal quick bread, the recipients just have to tip the contents into a bowl and add a few wet ingredients and then cook ... a great gift to give and very easy to assemble ..
Well hasn't it been the longest time since I posted here ... no excuses ... This Christmas we are travelling north, and my contribution to christmas day lunch, will be nibbles and the old christmas favourites with a few twists. We will start with nuts ... macadamia nuts ... these are so delicious I had to keep some out of the package for Chrismtas Lunch so we could nibble and not break into the goodies for the 25th :) ...
This recipe is taken from the Masterchef magazine. We have enjoyed going through the magazines picking all the things we want to cook :) ... some have been monumental mistakes others, like these yummy biscuits were a huge hit ... enjoy !
1. Preheat oven to 170c. Sift flours with 1/4 tsp salt into a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add zest and vanilla then gradually beat in combined flours until mixture just comes together.
2. Roll 2 teaspoonsful of dough into balls, placing them on 2 oven trays lined with baking paper. Using a floured fork, mark biscuits with tines. Bake for 12 mintues, swapping trays halfway, or until biscuits are light golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 40.
3. Meanwhile, to make filling, press pulp through a fine sieve, reserving seeds. Place 2 tbs juice, 3 tsp reserved seeds and remaining ingredients in the bowl of an electric beater. Beat of high speed until fluffy. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Spread filling on 20 biscuits, then sandwich with remaining biscuits. Dust with extra icing sugar to serve.