I made this with my little girl, we had so much fun and it was super simple!
- Sugar (same amount as blackberries!)
- Lemon Juice to taste
- We first of all started off with going blackberry picking to get our most important ingredient! My little girl had so much fun doing this, we walked along and she picked the ones she could reach and pointed out too me the ones up high for me to pick! Obviously taste testing some as we went along! 😛
- Next we measured out how many blackberries we had, washed them under some warm water and then put them into a bowl! (we didn’t have a large amount)
- Then we mashed the blackberries up with our potato masher! This was lots of fun and a bit messy when she decided to see how fast she could do it..
- The sugar then is to be added, for us this was 1 and a half cups as we had one and a half cups of blackberries! Then mix it all together. Now is when you can add the lemon juice to taste if you want! We added a tiny little splash.
- Then pour the mixture into a saucepan, bring it to the boil while continuously mixing it! Once it has reached the boil, reduce the temperature down and stir it for a few more minutes.
- Finally find some old jam jars preferably to put it into! We didn’t have any so we used some bowls with lids that we had in the house, so anything can do really! Pop it into the fridge for a few hours to cool down.
- Find some nice bread and enjoy! .. Again we didn’t have any nice bread in the house and she was an eager beaver to try something that she had made! So we put it onto a bit of toast and really enjoyed it!
I hope you enjoy making this and that you find it as yummy as we did! If you do, let me know! =D
Yes, I know my most recent blog was one about fudge but after making that simple fudge I remembered the fudge that I made last Christmas so I thought I would share it with you too! This fudge is pretty simple to make too, but not quite as simple as the last one! No thermometer or anything though so us folk without one can make this too! =D
- 350g Icing Sugar
- 75g Unsalted Butter
- 4 Teaspoons Milk
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 75g Pink & White Marshmallows or Small Ones!
- Small Baking Tray
- Baking Paper
- Line the Baking Tray with the baking paper
- Use a sieve sift the icing sugar into large bowl and make a hollow in the middle
- Put the butter,milk and vanilla essence into a small pan. If you have used large marshmallows cut them in half! If you have used the little ones like me, then you can just put them in!
- Gently heat the marshmallows etc in the pan and stir the mixture every so often untill it has all melted!
- Pour the mixture into the hollow of the icing sugar and then quickly mix it all together untill it goes smooth!
- Pour the mixture into your baking tray and spread it out so it is all flat
- Put the sprinkles on top! Make sure you push these into the fudge so they they will stay there!
- Place it in the fridge for a few hours
- Take it out an cut it up… Enjoy!
Now to get back to a few more “normal” posts in the next few days! If you try this let me know how it turns out and what you think! I really enjoy it and have made it for my little girls party!
I saw a video of someone making this fudge onlin and could not believe how simple it was! I was sure it wasn’t going to taste as great as it did but it was super fantastic so had to share it with you all!
- 1 tin of condensed Milk
- 400 grams of chocolate
- baking tray to put it in (mine was 9″x9″)
- baking paper
Seriously that is all the ingredients you need!
- Line your baking tray with baking paper
- Put all of the ingredients in a bowl
- Mix them all up and put it in the microwave on high for 1 minuite .. if the chocolate doesn’t seem melted enough put it in for another 30 seconds. I have a 800watt microwave and went for 1min30 and it was perfect!
- Pour into the baking tray lined with baking paper and put it in the fridge for 4-5 hours .. the longer the better!
- Take it out and lift the fudge block out of the baking tray using the baking paper, then place on a plate upside down and peal off the baking paper (slow and steady then comes off all in one go!)
- Cut it up into squares with a sharpish knife and enjoy!
It is simply delicious and so super easy to do! Great for parties, playdates .. anything!
Let me know if you try it and what you think!
Sugar Mice! These little sweets full of sugary goodness hold some great memories for me! When I saw a recipe for them in my daughters magazine I knew that I just had to make them! When I looked at the recipe I was amazed at how few ingredients they actually required! With it coming up to my dads birthday I decided that I would make them for him, seeing as he loves them and they seem to be one of the few sweets he eats!
The memories that they hold for me are greatly linked to my dad too! He loves rugby, he is a very huge rugby fan! Hence the present I have got him (WRU polo shirt!) So, anytime that went to a rugby match over in Wales, we used to get a bus in from my aunties house, then walk from the stop we always got off at, through a little market and he would always go into this little old sweet shop that had the sweets in the big jars, and sugar mice! He would come out with one each for all of us, we would then thoroughly enjoy eating them then,then carried on the walk to the rugby ground!
Now, onto the recipe!
Ingredients! (Makes 12)
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 500g Icing Sugar (Sifted)
- Pink Food Colouring
- Small Chocolate Sprinkles (or something small for eyes)
- Thin String (strawberry laces also work!)
- Baking tray, lined with baking parchment
- Put the egg white into a bowl and whisk until it turns foamy
- Slowly add in the icing sugar and stir as you are doing it. It will turn into a dough!
- Divide the mixture into two bowls and add some pink food colouring and kneed it into the dough type mixture.
- Break off conker sized pieces and then roll them into a cone shape. The narrow end will then be the mouses nose.
- Pinch little cute ears on to the mouse, then use whatever you have chosen for the mouses eyes and push them in.
- Cut a length of the string and then push it into the dough at the back.
- Use the Pink food colouring to add a little nose.
- Repeat until you have used all of the mixture and then leave them on the baking tray to dry out for at least 12 hours!
- ENJOY! =D
It is a lot harder to make that little mouse shape than it looks to be honest! I would love to see if you guys have made these and how you found it! My little girl tried to help make these and she just ended up getting annoyed at it! She decided to just make a “Mouse squish” .. basically just crushed the mixture! lol!
Have you ever had these before? If not, you really should try them out! =]
Any other traditional sweets that you used to have?
These are some of the most simplest, and pretty darn tasty buns to make!
I never realised until recently that they were a Northern Irish thing until my sister told me! I can’t remember how it came up in conversations! They really are the simplest things to make and the name of them gives it away.. they are called 15s because you put 15 of all the ingredients in! You can make them using anything you want really! Here is what they are traditionally made using;
15 digestive biscuits
15 marshmallows chopped in half/30 mini marshmallows
1 tin of condensed milk
Now I wasn’t very fun and only used the marshmallows and didn’t use the coconut shavings either! But I will let you guys know how to do it with them but obviously my pictures wont include them!
- Put the digestive biscuits in a freezer bag! Make sure all of the air is out of it, seal it then crush the digestive biscuits up using a rolling pin or something similar! Have fun doing this, let out your anger ;] Make sure there are no big bits of biscuits left! If there Is a few you can crumble them between your fingers!
- Add in the cherries & Marshmallows and mix it all together
- Empty in the tin of condensed milk and mix either using a spoon or if you want to get mucky, your hands! if the mixture feels gloopy and sticky at this stage crush up another two digestives and add them and mix them in!
- Once you have done all that roll it out into a roll shape then put the coconut out on a surface and roll the 15s over it so that it coats the outside!
- Wrap it up in Clingfilm and refrigerate for a couple of hours, or if you want them done quicker, put them in the freezer for an hour!
- Whenever they have been refrigerated, take them out and unwrap the Clingfilm and cut them up!
Hope you guys have enjoyed this recipe , its quick, easy and delicious.. or at least I think so anyway!
Let me know if you tried it and what you think! Do you have any baking you enjoy doing?