Get your Bake On – Chocolate coated Honeycomb

Chocolate Coated Honeycomb

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I love a Cadbury’s Crunchie I do. But what do you do if you fancy one and you’ve not got any at home?!

You get 4 ingredients and make a ‘rustic’ batch of your own, that’s what!

This super simple recipe is basically foolproof…even I managed to make it.

If you don’t want to put the chocolate on it, don’t feel you have to. It’s just as yummy without and takes less time if you’re impatient!


Ingredients

200g Caster Sugar

4 tablespoons og Golden Syrup

1 tablespoon of Bicarbonate of Soda

100g Chocolate of your choice (I used Dark in this recipe)

(A lined and Greased Tin – I used an 8 inch Tin)


Method:

  1. Place 200g Caster Sugar and 4 tablespoons of Golden Syrup into a large saucepan.
  2. Heat over a medium/low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Simmer gently for 4/5 minutes until the mixture is a dark caramel colour BUT WATCH IT DOESNT BURN!
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in 1 tablespoon of Bicarbonate of Soda.
  5. Whisk vigorously (the mixture will foam and puff up a lot but just give it a really good whisk up!)
  6. Pour the foamed sugar mixture into a lined and greased tin.
  7. Leave to set for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Once set, melt your chocolate.
  9. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the set honeycomb.
  10. Leave to cool and set once more.
  11. Once set, remove from the tray and break into pieces, the more random the shapes and sizes the better I say.
  12. Scoff it!!!! (Or place in cellophane bags and give to friends as gifts if you’re feeling generous!)

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Feel free to share your attempts over on my facebook page or over on Instagram by Tagging me in your photo!

Happy baking!

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Get your Bake On! White Chocolate Easter Egg ‘Bark’

White Chocolate Easter Egg ‘Bark’

Another recipe from the house of Knutts…otherwise known as the Knutt House!

Today, me and the toddler had a bit of time to kill and he was driving me mad asking for milk every 2 minutes…seriously, this kid can DRINK! Lord help me when he’s old enough to go to the pub and he has a taste for alcohol if he carries on at this rate!

We used some of our time to concoct something using up a multitude of Easter Eggs which have been sat in the cupboard taunting me (eat me! eat me! I can hear them….and I can’t stop myself!) so they had to go. And this seemed like a fitting way to dispose of them…

And so, today, White Chocolate Easter Egg ‘Bark’ was born!

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Ingredients:

300g – White chocolate (I used easter eggs)

1 cup – Marshmallows

1 cup – Mini Eggs (or anything else you have lying about that you need to use up!)

4 cups – Rice Crispies

Small amount of different food colourings, if you wish to marble different coloured chocolate into the mix too to make it look even more e-number ridden!

 

Method:

  1. Break your chocolate up into pieces so it melts quicker.
  2. Using a bain marie (basically a saucepan filled with a little water and a glass bowl sat on the top of it), melt your chocolate.
  3. Tip your rice krispies and half of your marshmallows and half of your mini eggs into a large bowl.
  4. Once the chocolate has melted, pour 3/4 of it into the rice krispy/marshmallow bowl and mix.
  5. Tip the remaining white chocolate into 2 small bowls and colour these pots of chocolate using the food colouring of your choice.
  6. Line a baking tin with cling film.
  7. Tip the white chocolate/rice krispie/marshmallow/mini egg mixture into the prepared tin.
  8. Blob the coloured chocolate at random over the top of your rice krispie/chocolate mixture. IMG_9229
  9. Using a knife/skewer or end of a spoon, swirl the mixtures together until you’re happy with how they look. The toddler really took his time over this bit….the messier the better! 😉IMG_9237
  10. Once you’ve prised the mixing implement from your toddlers hand, and stopped them from eating all of the mixture, you’re ready to throw the remaining marshmallows and mini eggs on top.
  11. Push the marshmallows and mini eggs into the rice krispie mixture slightly and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours at least to set.
  12. Once set, remove from the tray using the cling film to help lift it out and cut of break into pieces.
  13. Scoff it!!!!!!!!!

We hope you manage to have some fun making this and that your easter egg stash depletes a little!

If you have a go, do share your photos on my Facebook page or over on Instagram!

Happy baking!

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And finally….yet again, the toddler had a strop whilst cooking as he didn’t like the fact I asked him not to keep eating the mixture and marshmallows rather than putting it in the bowl.

I’m such an awful mummy… 😉

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Get your bake on – Millie’s Style White Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Millie’s Style White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Everyone loves a cookie!

The ones we love in our house are those super squidgy ones you often get from Millie’s Cookies, which smell amazing every time you walk past the place!

Here is a recipe for you all so you can try to recreate those yummy, squishy cookies in your own home.

The toddler helped me to make these so they are super simple…just don’t scoff all the cookie dough before you get around to baking the actual cookies! That very nearly happened in our house and resulted in the toddler being hyper on sugar for 20 minutes due to the amount he had consumed whilst I got the baking tray ready!

Ingredients:

120g – Unsalted, softened butter

100g – Light Brown Sugar

120g – Caster Sugar

1 egg

225g – Self Raising Flour

150g/200g – White Chocolate chunks/chips/chopped chocolate/whatever it is you fancy lobbing into the cookie dough!

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to approx. 180’c – this is dependant on your oven’s temprament, but 180’c is ok in ours.
  2. Add the butter and both types of sugar to the mixing bowl.
  3. Mix on a medium speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and mix again.
  5. Add the flour and mix for a couple of minutes until all the mixture is incorporated.
  6. Add the chocolate chunks/whatever it is you want to throw into your cookie dough today.
  7. Prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  8. Roll golf ball sized lumps of cookie dough in your hands and flatten a little.
  9. Place these balls of cookie dough onto your prepared baking tray (make sure you leave some room next to the dough balls to avoid them merging together to make one enormous mutant cookie when you bake them!)
  10. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes 30 seconds.
  11. Remove them from the oven and allow them to firm up on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from the tray onto a cooling rack and then wait a minute or two before scoffing them! Nom nom nom!

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Happy Baking you lovely Knutters!

Make sure you share your photos with me over on my facebook page – Life is Knutts on Facebook!!

I’d love to see what you’ve all been baking and scoffing!




Britmums daily photo challenge: Day 18 – Do.

Britmums daily photo challenge: Day 18 – Do.

I’ve been meaning to do some baking this week, but sick kids at home and general life chaos has meant I didn’t have time. I finally got round to it today and made some mini sticky chocolate chips and banana loaves with some ‘past their peak’ bananas…

Super easy and almost certainly (probably a fib) one of your five a day.

  
#yummy (optimistic…)

#domesticgoddess (liar…)




Happy (chuffing) Birthday…

Birthday cake number 2 of the year…done.
Why do 2 of my children have to have their birthdays so close together…? I’m still baked out from the last one 😭 (Apologies if you have twins)
Making a Thomas the Tank engine out of icing is well out of my capabilities (even after drinking some gin) so I’ve had to stick a toy one on there. Hopefully the birthday boy (who will be 2) will like it on Monday…

It’s not my finest creation, the ‘rocks’ 100% look like rabbit poo and I had the shakes (not due to a lack of Gin I hasten to add…) so the writing is a bit rubbish. Never mind. 

I tried. 

Now I’m off for a sit down. I think I’ve earned a glass of wine!

All of this achieved whilst looking after the 3 boys whilst my dear husband is out on a bike ride and then, once he’s back, he’s gone to have a nap upstairs!! 
He’d better not forget Mother’s Day tomorrow otherwise I’m making a voodoo doll of him out of icing and I’ll be sticking the candles in his eyes…
😉

 

Thomas’s latest ordeal in our house is being stuck on a cake…hes had worse 😉