I've stopped buying a few things in my weekly shop in a bid to make them myself. Muesli bars, biscuits and crackers are off the shopping list. And I've been making a chocolate and coconut brownie which is going down a treat in the lunchboxes.
By baking a few things at a time or baking every second day I can keep the baking tins full and my shopping bill, hopefully a little lower.
This is working out well towards the end of the weekend when everyone is home and hungry. So come Monday morning I won't be digging around for something to put in the lunch boxes.
Chocolate and coconut brownie........with all the good things like butter and sugar! Good old fashioned baking at its best. Because sometimes you just have to.
This is an Edmonds recipe. You can find it here.
Cream crackers. My kids love crackers. The next time I make these I will make half with cheese in them. This recipe is from my Grans Kitchen Cook book.
Half teaspoon salt
Milk to mix
Put flour and salt into a bowl and rub through the butter.
Slowly add milk to foam a stiff dough. Roll out thinly.
Cut into squares, prick with a fork and place on greased oven tray.
Bake at 200 degrees celsius for approximately 10 minutes (quick hot oven).
This mix will make up two baking trays full of crackers. I baked one tray at a time.
I had a go at making my own muesli bars. These are delicious, although next time I will use less oats and a lot more honey so they are a little more moist and not so crumbly.
I used oats, almond meal, raisins, shredded coconut, walnuts, pumpkin and sunflowers seeds. I mixed through honey and coconut oil and baked in the oven at 180 degrees celsius until golden.
These Petite Kitchen vanilla nut butter biscuits are still proving popular too.