Sunday, 17 March 2013

making tummy yummers!

We had a fantastic day yesterday, we all piled in the car and drove down to rainy town to catch up with lots of friends.  It was a bit of a whistlestop tour, and everyone was tired out at the end of the day, but it was great.  We're looking forward to seeing lots more of our friends at Easter.

Unfortunately, one thing that will definitely follow an unusual day is a difficult night, and last night with the little girl was hideous, so Kenny and I spent a while today catching up on sleep, and the rest of the time trying to ensure the other one could get some rest!  This morning, while everyone was still in their PJs/clothes combos they'd fallen into bed in last night, and Kenny was sleeping, the kids and I did drawing, Hama beads, card making, and baking.  We made olive bread, as per the recipe from I Can Cook (although used 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs instead of fresh rosemary.  It is sooooo easy, and pretty quick, and the kids love it (and only one kid pulls the bits of olive out).  Give it a go!

We also took the recipe from I Can Cook for Melting Moments, and changed it to create:  TUMMY YUMMERS!  Here's how to make them:

Tummy Yummers

100g caster sugar
200g soft unsalted butter
1 egg
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
250g self-raising flour
a plateful of porridge oats

  1. Weigh stuff out, prepare your plate of oats, and preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/180ºC/gas 4.
  2. Line baking trays/sheets with greased baking paper.
  3. Mix the sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl until it's light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, cinnamon, and flour, and mix together to form a sticky mixture.
  5. Bring the dough together, then break bits off and form into balls.  About 12
  6. Hand the balls to your junior assistants, who can roll them in the porridge, and then place them on the baking trays.  Squash the balls a bit, and ideally a wee bit more in the middle with your/their thumb.
  7. Pop the baking trays in the oven for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Meanwhile your junior assistants can play with the porridge oats (please note, you may need extra porridge for this).
  8. Leave the Tummy Yummers to cool down, and then eat them.  They're good by themselves, but we reckon they'd be even better with pears and icecream.
Apparently you can freeze them, but we thought eating them would be better.