18 September 2007

and she cooks

muesli biscuits

Muesli biscuits.

Original batch sent to me as a thank you. So good that I scoffed half before the offspring arrived home to noisily demand a share.

The batch pictured were baked by me last week. Divine. And gone already.

Muesli Biscuits

90g butter
2 tablespoons honey
1⁄4 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 cup untoasted muesli
1⁄2 cup plain flour
1⁄2 cup desiccated or shredded coconut
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
1⁄4 mixed dried fruit

* Melt butter with honey (In the microwave or in a saucepan). Stir in the bicarb.
* Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl mixing well. Stir in the honey butter mixture.
* Roll teaspoonsful onto a lightly greased or baking-paper lined trays. Flatten slightly with a fork.
* Bake in moderate oven (180 deg c) for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays for a few minutes or until golden before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

ps. the child is still not homesick and I daren't ask about the hygiene situation; I just don't want to know any more. I'm too preoccupied by the fact he's not homesick.

gah .... quick, have a look at another felt animal.


I've called it a horse (on Flickr) but I think it's a mule really. And for those who asked about the books, there's now a link on yesterday's post to the op shop book with its title, while the felt animal pattern book is available here by preorder.

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bluemountainsmary said...

Suse - a camel, a mule.....methinks you have the beginnings of a nativity scene here - you could design the lot, publish a book, earn your fortune and achieve world domination. Or not.
but because you are not busy enough clearly with family , work and study a nativity scene could be good. Or not.

going to make those biscuits. Must make the lamb casserole again soon.

bluemountainsmary said...

Or take photos of the nativity scene creatures that apparently other people have made.

I'll just slink off into the night now.

Kim said...

that there's a mule m'dear.

bec said...

No, you're all wrong. Actually it's a donkey. Mules have tails like horses.

See the advantages of growing up horsey and getting all those What Pony Is That books for birthdays 7-12?

(The boy not being homesick? That shows what a good job you've done so far. Be brave. He's only on the other side of the continent...)

samantha said...

thanks for the biscuit recipe - I love these but have never made them myself. have to go and look that book up - not that I need to be visiting any more op shops! I really want to visit winterwood (only mail ordered so far) but not even really sure where it is! it might be an outing for me and my credit card though.

oh and I'm sure smell does not effect violin playing in any way so try not to worry :)

sue said...

Oh I really love the horse. How cute.

meggie said...

Yep, I think it is a donkey. It is sure to be stubborn.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I think it's a mule cos of the looooong ears, but it COULD be a donkey the way it's stubbornly refusing to move.... Whatever it is, it is undeniably delightful.
PS I started knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf, it's fab... haven't been inspired to do any Irish Hiking yet though.

Stomper Girl said...

He's probably showered by now... He really is homesick, he's just being incredibly brave about it because he doesn't want to worry you.

Just got round to following the Abby Mildred link, oh I just love a birth story. My first child was also ten days overdue in a heatwave, but there was no boot-scootin' involved.

Sheeps Clothing said...

Those biscuits look so good! Look like good lunch box fillers. Can't wait to give them a go.

My float said...

Yum to the biscuits.

I think you should be proud of yourself for raising such a fine, independent, self-assured boy. (btw, just because he's not homesick doesn't mean he isn't missing you!)

Di said...

Muchly Ta's for the museli recipe.
It does have rather long ears, whatever it is...

Anonymous said...

Made the biscuits...mmmm very yummy. Although I put in too much honey and mine spread too much and are a bit chewy, still taste delicious though. Thanks for sharing

cheers Lenny

Susan said...

I've copied out that recipe for a spot of school holiday baking. Yum.
Definitely a donkey. Have actually made a few in vaying sizes from that book (which I got from Winterwood several years ago!). Some reside at our house and some at the Steiner Kindergarten Clare and Ally went to. The other animal patterns are terrific too.

The List Writer said...

Oooh, the biscuits look so tasty. Just the right amount of gungy chewiness to them. Am going to make them next week for lunchboxes and secret after-work snacking.

Thanks for the recipe!

Nora said...

Those look very tasty...I haven't made cookies in ages, trying to lose a few pounds you know. I LOVE your knitted strawberries!

Paula said...

Yummy looking Muesli Biscuits. I've copied the recipe and may try it this weekednd.

willowcaroline said...

I have an entire NAtivity set I made from those same patterns. If you take a Q-tip and dip it in bleach, you can make soft whitish areas in the ears of the mule, and on the underbelly if you wish. My camels were made out of a recycled camel's wool coat. My MOther Mary ended up with kool-aid dyed wool hair because I could not get the right wool at the time... so she has bright yellow hair - sometimes I worry it makes her look "floosyish" - which is not the right look for Mother Mary. BUt the children love the Nativity set because they could play with it - march them animals and people down the stairs as the weeks of Advent passed. Not something they could do with the other Creche that is a family heirloom!

Hello From The Daisy Patch said...

Hi there,
I'm a new blogger and have come across yours. It is absolutly beautiful and a great read. So thank you and happy days to you and I will enjoy reading it in the future.


It looks like a donkey, but no maatter what it is, i love it! And those biscuts look yummy

My float said...

Just letting you know that I'm putting together a PeaSoupCookbook :)

Those biscuits are yum-o.

Gina said...

I've just made a batch of these to go away on school camp tomorrow...perfect! Thanks :D