Wednesday, December 9, 2009

home in the kitchen

School holidays for us Southerners is only 3 sleeps away....I am actually really looking forward to winding down and spending a bit of time at home relaxing with the kids. One thing my two like to do is 'home bake' - as long as it involves spreading flour from one end of the kitchen to the other, or eating some of the raw dough (it just can't be good for you.....although we all did it didn't we?)

I still try to keep it healthy using some fresh or dried fruit and steering requests away from cup cakes. Muffins, fruit scones, date loaf and fruit cakes are great for morning or afternoon tea snacks and travel well to social gatherings. One I particularly like are the muesli bites which are dead easy, they can get their hands messy and you can also give them as a gift......competition for the wave of rum balls appearing at this time!

Enjoy getting into your kitchen with the little ones and help them to enjoy the cooking experience.

Kate x

Apricot Muesli bites
11/2 cups dried apricots
1 table caster sugar
1 cup water
¼ cup plain flour
2 table olive oil
11/2 cups natural muesli
Place apricots, sugar and water in saucepan, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 12 minutes. Let cool
Place apricot mixture, flour, oil, and muesli in food processor and process until mixed.
Roll into balls (about 1 tablespoon each and chill).


Lisa said...

Hi Kate,

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and the helpful information that you offer. Keep up the good work.

Kate said...

Thanks Lisa
I really enjoy blogging as it is more personal than the newsletters I used to put together
Kate x