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Minnie Minx
30-01-2008, 01:53 PM

Take some long, plain bread sticks.

Dip one end of the bread stick in simple icing.

Dip into sprinkles/hundreds and thousands.

Stand the bread sticks in a cup, and leave to set for a few minutes

Toffee Apples

8 small apples, washed and stalks removed
8 fl oz (225ml.) water
1 lb (450g) sugar
Put the sugar and water into a microwave bowl and cook on full power for 5 minutes.

Stir until sugar has dissolved then continue cooking on full power until golden, about 17-20 minutes.

Meanwhile insert a 5-6 inch length of doweling into each apple.

Remove toffee from microwave and stand for 2 minutes.

Dip the apples in the toffee mixture, using a spoon to cover the whole of the apples.

Hold the apples over the bowl to drain then stand on greaseproof paper to harden.

Catherine Wheels

Make up two packets of pizza base mix or half a small packet of bread mix to make a firm dough which is not sticky (or make a bread dough using around 250g of flour).

Knead and leave to rise for around 30-60 minutes.

Roll out onto a floured board until you have a rectangle of around 20cm by 30cm.

Spread 2-3 tbsp of tomato puree over the dough (but leaving the top and bottom 2cm free of toppings).

Sprinkle with mixed herbs and add toppings of your choice (chopped mushrooms, onion, peppers, ham, salami, sweetcorn etc.) and then top with grated cheese.

Roll the pizza up tightly (longways), to make a sort of pizza Swiss roll!

Stick the outside edge down with a little water if needed.

Cut with a sharp knife into 2cm slices and place on a greased baking tray, leaving a 1-2cm gap between each one.
Leave to rise for a further 10 minutes.

Cook at 200 C for around 10-15 mins, or until they are lightly browned.

These can be eaten hot or cold.


350g/12oz/2¼cups medium oatmeal
170g/6oz/1½cups plain flour
30g/1oz/1½tablespoons sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice or cinnamon
225g/8oz/¾cup black treacle
115g/4oz/½cup butter
75ml/5tbsp/1/3 cup milk
5ml/1tsp bicarbonate of soda
Mix the oatmeal, flour, sugar, bicarb and spices in a bowl.

Gently warm the treacle with the butter without allowing it to get too hot.

Pour this mixture and the milk into the oatmeal mixture and stir well.

Grease and line a cake tin and pour in the mixture.

Bake in a preheated oven 180°C/350°F/gas 4 oven for about 40 minutes or until the parkin is firm to touch.

Treason Toffee

1lb (450g) Demerara sugar
3oz (75g) butter
4oz (125g) golden syrup
4oz (125g) black treacle
quarter tsp. cream of tartar
quarter pint (150ml) water
Butter an oblong tin measuring about 12inch x 4 inch x 1inch (30cm x 10cm x 2.5cm).

Pour the water into a heavy based saucepan, warm over a low heat, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.

Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil, reaching a temperature of 270F, 140C without stirring.

Pour the mixture into the buttered tin and stand for about 5 minutes.

Mark into squares with a buttered knife then leave to set before breaking up.

originally posted by debratina

30-01-2008, 11:32 PM
thank you Theresa

they look great have done a copy and will file away until november

Cathy and Rachel

30-01-2008, 11:34 PM
where do you find them all? ill have to go back a few pages and get them all down thank you for them:thumbsup:

30-01-2008, 11:37 PM
All the ones that were put on today by Theresa were from the old forum and posted by a number of us

Great to see them here some great ideas

Angel xx

31-01-2008, 07:44 AM
thank you busy bee xxxx

what are you gonna do from Monday ??????????? you will have huge withdrawal symptoms from not been here .....

31-01-2008, 08:26 AM
Thanks Theresa i will give it a go

31-01-2008, 09:04 AM
You have been busy Theresa

Thanks for taking the time to do this

Miffy xx

Minnie Minx
31-01-2008, 09:44 AM
thank you busy bee xxxx

what are you gonna do from Monday ??????????? you will have huge withdrawal symptoms from not been here .....

probably walk out from the job telling them that i prefer to be with my friends :laughing:


02-11-2008, 08:42 PM
bumping some more ideas for bonfire night:clapping: