Easy bread roll toasting

The easiest way to give the centre of your roll or bun a bit of a toasting is to cut it in half and pop over the slots on your toaster and pushing the lever down. Be careful not burn as the temperature  needs to go on a lower heat than your usual toast toasting.

Also works for fruit buns.

Butter as usual.

Sausage roll, side join

Just for something a little different, when I made my sausage rolls today I didn’t use the usual roll and cut with the  overlap on the bottom.

After a little egg wash/milk on the edge I just folded over and pressed the edges together with a fork.

I egg washed the top and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Cut the portions. Baked as usual for 20-25ish minutes in a 200*C pre heated oven.

Cut again just to make sure your portions are detached then place on a plate and serve immediately. Yum.

Top 5 fresh vegetables

What are the 5 fresh vegetables you always like to keep in your fridge/pantry, the ones you can’t do without?

Mine are…

Potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and either broccoli or zucchini.

I think you can come up with many hot or cold sides with these vegetables.

What would be your top 5?

Bounty (bar/balls) slice

I needed a pretty quick sweet treat to take to a morning tea and decided to make a bounty slice instead of my usual bounty balls.

Press quite firmly with a glass  bottom the coconut and condensed milk mixture into a baking paper lined slice tray (28 x 18cm) and pop into the fridge.

I melted 1 x 200g block of dark (or milk) chocolate bain marie style (bowl of broken chocolate over a simmering pot of water) and spread over the top of the coconut.

My hint, be quick with your chocolate as the slice has been in the fridge and the chocolate will set fairly quickly once it hits that cold coconut.

Pop back into the fridge for  approx 10 mins.

Once the chocolate has set carefully lift the baking paper and slice out of the tray and with a very hot knife (boil the jug and pour over the knife edge several times between cuts) cut into squares of your desired size.

Carefully put your squares into a lidded container with and pop in the fridge.

From start to storing this slice takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. If you need to take it somewhere make sure you use a cold bag and freezer brick. Keep cold is best.



Mums day

For us Mothers day is 10th May this year. Our restrictions due to Covid19 have eased, we can have small family get togethers of up to 6 people in our homes if we keep our social distancing. This weekend we can get the family together and see everyone on a staggered basis over the whole of the weekend. Yes we are having visitors, yippee.

My brother is bringing my mum over on Sunday for morning tea, I’m making a plate with sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and I’ve just made some totally oatie biscuits. I’ll pop on the coffee for my brother and brew some loose tea leaves for mum and myself, hubby will have his usual Pepsi.

How are you celebrating mothers day this year? If you’re not a mum how are you celebrating your sunday?

Stay safe everyone 🙂

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