Thank you so much to http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/07/blueberry-boy-bait/ for the absolutely gorgeous recipe for Blueberry Boy Bait cake.. and the interesting history behind the cake too!
Friday, 12 October 2012
Halloween Pumpkins filled with delicious caramel popcorn. Melissa has been making this caramel popcorn recipe for over 30 years and it is not only cheap and easy, but tastes AMAZING. Wrap your popcorn in pumpkin costumes and it is perfect for Halloween or any party.
You will need for the Caramel Popcorn:
1 cup popcorn kernels
Brown Paper Bags
A microwave oven
Simply place about 3 tablespoons of kernels into a paper bag, scrunch the end closed and microwave for about 1 minute and 40 seconds. Tip the popcorn into a big bowl and repeat until all corn is popped and you have a bowl full of popcorn.
For the Caramel you will need:
125g butter (must be butter - margarine does not work and tastes horrible)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons of honey
Melt the sugar, butter and honey in a saucepan on high heat. When it is all melted turn the heat down to medium and stir continuously. The sugar will dissolve and the mix will go sort of frothy and bubbly.Stir for about five minutes then remove from the heat.
Immediately pour the hot caramel over your popcorn and stir it until you are either completely bored, or satisfied that the popcorn is all coated.
Press handfulls of popcorn into balls, pressing them gently together.
To make the pumpkins you will need:
Green florist tape or green ribbon
Medium sized plate
Black cardboard or a black marker pen
Trace around the plate onto the cellephane and cut out the circles
Place the popcorn ball into the centre of the cellephane circle
Pull the cellephane around the ball and srunch the top tightly together
Wrap a strip of green ribbon / tape around the "stem'and tie the ends tightly.
Draw or stick on black eye shapes and mouth shapes.
Enjoy your delicious caramel popcorn pumpkins
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Ridiculously simple these adorable little monsters will bring a smile to everyone's face.
The colours are horrifying but the taste - delicious!
To make your own monster puddings you will need:
Plastic picnic cups
Black marker pen
Packet of Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix (1 pack makes approx 6 Frankenpuds)
Green food colouring
Cream filled chocolate cookies crushed (I use Oreo's).
1. Draw monster faces on the outside of your plastic cups using a permanent marker pen (even cuter if the kids draw them).
2. Make up the pudding as per the packet instructions adding drops of food colouring until it is the colour you like. You can make orange puddings or white if you want to make ghosts or pumpkins or mummies.
3. Pour the pudding mix into the cups.
4. Allow to set in the fridge for about 10 minutes
5. Sprinkle a pile of cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.