Today marks the last day of our Hip Hip for Winter series - over waaay too fast! My girls love it when we do this - every day it's what are we making today Mumma :)
For Day Five I have one of our favourite topics on hand - Books Books and more books- and for just good measure the best sticky date pudding and caramel sauce recipe ever :)
So let's get started.
Making a Bookmark corner
They are super easy and fast to do - and saves all those dog eared corners.
You will need some double sided paper ( not essential but nice )
3 x 3 inch square and a bone folder ( if you like to keep your folds crisp)
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1. cut a 3 x 3 inch square
2. fold your sqaure into a triangle
3. fold the top of your triangle to the base
4. fold the left point into the centre
5. fold the right point into the centre
6. unfold your right point and fold it up towards the top matching with the centre line
7. tuck it under
8. do step 6 and 7 on the left side
One bookmark corner completed.
What's on your reading list at the moment?
One of the things I like to do is take a quick picture on my phone of books that catch my eye at the bookstore. So I always have a little reading list ready to go..
On my phone at the moment I have
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I'd love to hear if anyone has read any of these so I can push them up my must read list.
Finally I have for you the best ever recipe for caramel sauce - you just have to trust me and give it a try.
This was my first time making sticky date pudding - yet another one of those recipes that I put off because I thought oh that seems too hard . It's not at all. - and mostly it's staple ingredients except perhaps the dates - throw some in your trolley next shop :)
This recipe makes 12 muffin size puddings - you can freeze them :)
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
- 90 gm butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 and 1/2 cups of SR flour
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of cream
- 125 gm butter
- 1/2 cup orange juice
To make the puddings
1. Grease your muffin tins
2. Combine dates and water in a pot. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in bicarb soda. Leave stand for 5 minutes.
3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in eggs one at a time
5. Fold in sifted flour then add date mixture. ( mix will be very runny -its right don't panic! )
6. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked.
7. Turn out onto rack.
To make the Caramel Sauce
Combine all ingredients into paot . Stir over a low heat without boiling until sugar is dissolve. Simmer for 5 minutes
Serve pudding hot tor cold with warm sauce.
I hope you have enjoyed our little winter series - back to normal blogging tomorrow:) don't forget to head over to Mels blog to see what she has for you today.
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