Honey Snaps with a Twist

So what do you do when the packaged dessert you planned to make for guests turns out to be A LOT smaller than depicted on the picture and you're 45 minutes away from the nearest supermarket? And what looks and tastes impressive with Creme Brulee? I tried Honey Snaps. And to make them impressive looking, I gave them a twist.

Honey Snaps
50g Butter
2Tbsp Sugar
3Tbsp Honey
1/2 Cup Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Ground Ginger

Preheat oven to 180C.

Melt butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan. Remove from heat.

Add flour, baking powder, ginger and stir until mixture is smooth.

Drop teaspoons of mixture onto a cold oven tray, leaving enough room for mixture to spread to double its size. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Leave on tray for a few minutes to cool before removing to a wire rack.

Now for the twist: wait a couple of minutes before removing and wrapping around the handle of a wooden spoon.

Place on a tray until completely cool. Store in an airtight container until needed.

To serve, place 3 on the side and sprinkle with icing sugar. Voile!

Have a great week bloggers!

Things I'm Loving

Life is busy. Life carries on. Thank goodness our God is the one stable certainty in an ever changing and moving world.

It's a stunning day here today. Yesterday hubby and I were in shorts and t-shirts all day! What better a time than now to be thankful.

Things I'm loving...
This little $10 accessory that has dressed up much of my old wardrobe.

Mmmmm, healthy, energy packed breakfasts. Great after long training runs.

These two guys.

And this guy too!

(And he says he's not ready for a baby yet!)

Have an awesome Sunday everyone.

Drowned Rats

It's been wet here. Very wet. We are in the process of installing a spa pool. YAY! And it looks like it will be joining the great big swimming pool we call our backyard! However, life must go on and we don't let a little rain stop us. Yes, I still went for my 10km training run. I came back looking like a drowned rat and all set to enter a wet t-shirt competition, but I did it! And it's getting heaps easier.
So here are some happenings from the rest of the week.

  • Work, work and work. It's had it's challenges. My behaviour management skills are being honed as my class continues it's merger. There is nothing like the feeling of success in combating a challenging behaviour. Now we can get on with some learning!
  • I had my Ethics Approval Application for my research rejected this week with some valid points, but also some petty points. Those ivory towers people should be forced to do a sabbatical in the real world once in a while! Luckily I have two fantastic supervisors on my side. Their support is what is stopping me from throwing in the towel right now. It's HARD!
  • I've started bible study with a good friend this week and it's lifted me to a whole new level - something I've been needing for a while.
  • We decided to continue enjoying our DINK's status and get a spa! Sooooo exciting. It also lets hubby feel manly man man as he builds a deck etc. He's a happy man and when he's on a mission, there's nothing stopping him!
How has your week been?

Following Rainbows

Okay so when your 5 year olds are giggling and then one of the girls says "Mrs Luke, your hair looks funny", and when asked "why?", they reply, "because it's two different colours - the top is like my Nana's and the bottom is your normal colour", you know it's time for some action!After much trawling of several chemists, I finally found my favourite colour, which is not being sold anymore. I bought the last 3 on special. Goodness knows what I'll do come next year...maybe I'll embrace the grey goddess within!
So with apologies to my friend Jane (grey goddess extrordinaire), let the transformation begin!This is what I should look like in the end.The finished product. I'm trying to do the same pouty model pose just like on the box but somehow, I just look angry! The colour looks fab though.
Oh and I will share a sentence one of my lovelies wrote today about what he likes to do:

I like following rainbows and catching spiders.
CUTE! He's 5! It is why I teach.

Have a wonderfully colourful Friday everyone! (Find a rainbow to follow)