Do you have any pre holiday tasks you do before you go away? I usually bake a couple of tubs of treats that we eat after walking Fizz each morning.
At the end of the month we are heading off to the Isle of Lewis so I am starting to think about holiday baking. I pretty much make the same thing - Rice crispy cakes (always) and Nutty Nellies.
I first made the 'Toffee Crispies' (they are known to us as Rice Crispy cakes) when I was about nine years old. I hand wrote the recipe which was given to me by a neighbour. There are lots of similar versions available but I thought I would share mine with you (and as a back up in case I ever loose my bit of paper!). I always make double the quantity as Mr D and I love them.
100g Rice Crispys
In a large saucepan gently melt the margarine, toffee and marshmallows together.
Once melted remove from the heat and gently stir in the rice crispys.
Press the mixture into a shallow greased tin and leave to cool.
Slice into chunks and enjoy with a cup of tea!
The Nutty Nellies recipe is one my class made when I was in Year 6. I don't know where the recipe came from but this is exactly how I was given it!
1 Mug Self Raising Flour
1 Mug Oats
4 oz Sugar
1 Dessert spoon Golden Syrup
1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda (dissolved in 1 tablespoon of boiling water)
Mix the flour, sugar and oats together
Gently melt the syrup and margarine together
Dissolve the bicarbonate in the boiling water and add it to the margarine and syrup
Mix all the ingredients together
Form into walnut sized pieces and arrange of a greased tray (make sure they have space as they do spread out)
Bake at Gas Mark 5 or 190C for approx 19 minutes. The biscuits should be golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly before lifting into a cooling rack.
My thoughts are also turning on what books and knitting projects to take with me. I will let you know what I decide.