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Recipes

Recipes made by Berkshire Mummies

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops

These Fruit and Nut Chocolate drops are very simple to make, tasty yummy and would make a lovely homemade gift for a special occasion. What ingredients do I need?  100g chocolate (dark, milk or white). 25g dried fruit and 25g nuts (I used unsalted peanuts and raisins). If allergic to nuts you could replace with another dried fruit - eg. apricots, cranberries.A sheet of tin foil / baking paper. How do I make Fruit and Nut Chocolate Drops? Break the chocolate up into small pieces into a bowl and melt the chocolate. I melted ours for a minute on high in…
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Chocolate Firework Lollies

Chocolate Firework Lollies

These Chocolate Firework Lollies were a complete experiment and I wasn’t convinced they would work, but they did and were a hit in our household. They make a fun activity and treat for bonfire night celebrations. What do I need to make the Chocolate Firework Lollies? 100g of milk chocolate Sprinkles Wooden Lolly Sticks Tin Foil or Parchment Paper How do I make the Chocolate Firework Lollies? Put a piece of tin foil or parchment paper across a baking tray. Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute in high, stir and repeat until it’s all melted. Don’t let the chocolate over-cook…
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Monster Chocolate Drops

Monster Chocolate Drops

These Monster Chocolate Drops are super quick and easy to make, especially if you are looking for a Halloween activity to do at home or an tasty treat for your Halloween party food table. What ingredients do I need? 100g chocolate (dark, milk or white) Sprinkles and Edible Eyes (available at supermarkets) A sheet of tin foil / baking paper  How do I make the Monster Chocolate Drops? Break the chocolate up into small pieces into a bowl and melt the chocolate. I melted our for a minute on high in the microwave and then a further 10 seconds at a time until…
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Watermelon Iced Lollies

Watermelon Iced Lollies

Watermelon is so refreshing and a favourite for the whole family in our house. Here is how we made Watermelon Iced Lollies - they are super simple and quick to make. What ingredients do I need? 1/2 a watermelon 25g-50g chocolate Wooden lolly sticks or re-usable plastic fork How do I make the Watermelon Iced Lollies? Cut the watermelon in half, put the other half away as you will only need half for this recipe. Then cut the watermelon half in half again and cut a couple of pieces across the length of the watermelon - the amount you want…
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Coconut Crunch Cookies

Coconut Crunch Cookies

Here is a recipe for Coconut Crunch Cookies which I baked with my eldest. I haven't cooked with desiccated coconut for many years so it was a great ingredient to discover again. The cookies make a great snack for the family. Ingredients 85g Butter140g Self Raising Flour100g Caster Sugar1 Egg50g Desiccated Coconut 35g Cereal Rice Puffs (you could also use crushed cornflakes) Method for making the Coconut Crunch Cookies Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5. Cream the butter and sugar together. Mix in the egg and self raising flour and mix all the ingredients together. Then add the desiccated…
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Asparagus and Baked Eggs

Asparagus and Baked Eggs

Here is recipes for a quick lunch or light super; Asparagus and Baked Eggs. We eat it with slices of french bread and although a simple dish it’s delicious. My eldest isn’t keen on asparagus as it’s quite an acquired taste, however I just serve baked egg and bread as an alternative - I don’t mind as I love fresh asparagus! The below recipe for Asparagus and Baked Eggs served two adults and two younger children for lunch. The adult ate this alongside some salad including salad leaves, tomato, cucumber and peppers. To make this dish you will need: 1…
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