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Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups SR Flour
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Brush oil on the bottoms of 12 muffin tins.
  2. Mix flour, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix the milk, egg, butter and banana.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour and fold in with a fork. Do not over mix.. it just has to be wet mostly through, it doesn't even matter if there are small areas of flour about. This is the main secret to good muffins.
  5. Spoon into muffin tins, filling each one about ⅔.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 mins or until just starting to brown.

 

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Baking

Avocado Bread

 

 

Avocado Bread
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups plain flour
  • 1½ Cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Bi carb soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1½ Cup Mashed avocado
  • ½ Cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cups Chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla well, then add the avocado and oil. Mix until smooth.
  3. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chopped nuts last.
  5. Pour the mixture into two greased loaf pans and bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.

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Easy Easter Cookies

Easy Easter Cookies
The children can help to make the Easter desserts. Let them arrange the cookies on a serving platter and present them to the family members after dinner.
Ingredients
  • One or two packages vanilla refrigerated cookie dough
  • Cake icing in pink, white, and yellow
  • Easter cookie cutter shapes (eggs, chicks, bunnies, flowers)
  • Assorted candy sprinkles
  • One cup of plain flour
Instructions
  1. Let the dough come to room temperature. Flour a cutting board and roll out the dough to a quarter of an inch in thickness, one package at a time.
  2. Take the cookie cutter shapes and cut out the cookies.
  3. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for seven to ten minutes at 350 degrees (or following the directions on the dough).
  4. Allow the cookies to cool before using icing.
  5. Decorate the cookies with icing and the candy sprinkles.

 

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Baking

Apple Banana Bread

Apple Banana Bread
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1 mashed Banana
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Apples, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup Chopped Walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius. Cream butter and sugars, and beat in eggs. Stir in sour cream, banana and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cinnamon.
  2. Gradually add to butter mixture. Gently stir in apples and nuts. Spoon into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

 

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Baking

Apple and Walnut Muffins

Apple and Walnut Muffins
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Recipe type: baking
Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain Flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped apple (usually 1 apple)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Brush oil on the bottoms of 12 muffin tins.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, bicarb, spices, apple, walnuts and sugar in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix the milk, egg and butter.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour and fold in with a fork. Do not over mix.. it just has to be wet mostly through, it doesn't even matter if there are small areas of flour about. This is the main secret to good muffins.
  5. Spoon into muffin tins, filling each one about ⅔.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 mins or until just starting to brown.

 

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Ideas for Easter Cooking

Here are some ideas for Easter cooking. We have found some Easter recipes and links to more sites with Easter recipes that will help you create something special to celebrate this year.

Sweets or cookies that can be packaged creatively ( like easter baskets) make great easter gifts and instead of the normal chocolate eggs, here are some recipe ideas:

A new article specially for Easter: Creating a Healthy Easter Basket

Make your own Milk Chocolate! This recipe works great with egg moulds. Just imagine an easter basket filled with home made eggs!

Jam Drops

Caramel Biscuits

Easy Coconut Ice

Marshmallows

Nutty Chocolate Fudge

No Bake Cookies

Easy Easter Cookies

Recipes for a fantastic dinner:

Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Parmesan Crumbed Chicken

Lamb leg rolled in wattle seed and macadamia nuts, served with mango sauce

Crusted Rack (lamb would be great)

Balmain Bugs and Whiting

Desserts and cakes for Easter:

Pineapple Carrot Cake

Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Pavlova

Peach Chocolate Crepes

Chocolate Mousse

No Cook Lemon Cheesecake

Easter links:

Easter Recipes at NineMsn, Duck recipes from Luvaduck.com, Easter treats at Taste.com.au (they open in a new window)

Easter crafts for kids