Some EASY PEASY treats

We made this super quick and easy LCM bar equivalent slice last week from Katrina at The Organised Housewife and they disappeared VERY quickly.  With the ingredients of only rice bubbles, peanut butter, marshmallows & butter it is not healthy in the slightest, but sooooo good and so quick to make!  Winner!

Thanks to your fantastic suggestions here and on facebook, we used some of our mandarines in this delicious mandarine cake.  Another winner!  Anna always makes cooking with the kids fun due to her fantastic illustrations that make it sooooo easy!  Thanks Anna!  

Do you ever cook recipes that you find on blogs?

I’d love to know if you have ever tried any Frog, Goose & Bear recipes.  I am so glad that I have got so many of my regular easy recipes on this site now.  I don’t even use my recipe folder any more, I just go straight to my blog for the recipe.  Particularly handy when away from home, or if someone asks me for a recipe!  
Always a thrill as I’m actually not a great cook. I have many, many disasters as my poor family members will attest!  I’d rather be doing other things than cooking, so any recipe that is quick and easy and is also delicious is definitely a winner in my book!  I figure there are many people in the same boat which is why I share recipes on my blog which make me look good with little effort from myself and no need for great cooking skill!


EASY PEASY HEDGEHOG SLICE

Marie Biscuits & Sweetened Condensed Milk are two ingredients that I always, always have in my cupboard.


When one is required, last minute, to ‘bring a plate’, some people find it much easier to just pop down to the shop and grab a packet of biscuits, but for me it’s not always convenient to do that, and I find it easier to just make a quick slice late the night before than go to the shop at that time.  Often I’m home alone at that hour anyway and it is not an option with sleeping kids.

With these two ingredients I can make:
                                             choc-peppermint slice (new for me – thanks Julie!)
or the longtime favourite, and once again a childhood favourite from my mother…

HEDGEHOG SLICE
2 pkts Arnott’s Marie Biscuits*
2 tbspn cocoa
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 395g can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup mini marshmallows
200g melted butter

1. Crush biscuits.  
(Most finely crushed, while still leaving quite a few larger pieces)
2. Mix all ingredients together.
3. Press into a greased slice tin.
4. Refrigerate for approx. 20 mins or until hard.
5. Ice with chocolate butter icing. 
6. Sprinkle icing with shredded coconut or hundreds & thousands.

ICING recipe – I just guess with the quantities – sorry!  But it is roughly 2 cups of icing sugar, 1 tbspn cocoa, 2 tbspn soft butter & enough boiling water to make it correct consistency.  

Do you have a recipe that uses these two ingredients?  
I’d love to give it a go and add it to my repertoire!

For more easy peasy recipes, you might like to check out the FGB easy recipes page.

* This batch was actually made using a packet of teddy bear biscuits.  They did the same job.

EASY PEASY DINNER WINNERS #20

So, today’s recipe isn’t exactly a dinner, but it is easy peasy!

As I am still at my Mum’s I forgot to pre-upload the photos that I had planned for today, but this one was in my camera. Next week stay tuned for a winner of a vegetarian sausage roll recipe.

I quickly whipped this up the other day when some friends were coming over around afternoon tea time. I had hardly anything in the cupboard as being without a car for the last few weeks (due to a certain incident) had meant few trips to the shops. What I love about this recipe is that I always, always have these ingredients in the cupboard and it only takes 20 mins. in the oven. I’ve been known to quickly put this together 5 minutes before impending arrival of guests on many an occasion.

EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE SLICE*

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup SR flour
1 tbs honey
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup sultanas
125g butter

Place in a mixing bowl all dry ingredients. Melt together the butter and honey and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Press into a greased, flat tray and bake in moderate oven for approx. 20 mins. Top with lemon icing if desired.

You may or may not have read in this post, that my very clever sister Clare made a new header for me and a new button for easy peasy dinner winners every Tuesday. Please feel free to put this on your side bar or on your easy peasy post and link it back to here.

Now it’s your turn, link in below with your easy dishes, dinners, desserts, snacks, whatever, but please remember to link back here so that others can join in too!

* ‘Taste & See Anew’ – Bible Society of Australia.
This recipe from B. Hall, Stawell Branch.
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