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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Good Heavens - 495...nearly there!

Nearly 500 posts - nearly give away time!  Standby!!!

I started today with some baking!  Tomorrow is haircut day for the boys and that means I have to get my "payment" sorted - baking!  First up a batch of Afghan Biscuits - recipe here.  
 Next a batch of my Nanna's shortbread.  They are still wrapped up in the fridge - I will be cooking them tomorrow morning.  I can't share this recipe - no one gets this recipe.   My mum always told me to keep it as a family recipe so basically you would have to marry one of my sons to get this recipe!  LOL!!
 Finally I made some Chunky Peanut Biscuits.  My girlfriend Jenni is married to a farmer in Western Australia and she gave me this recipe.  She said she makes this big and chunky so her hubby can grab a handful before he goes out to work.  


1 cup of plain flour
2 teaspn cocoa sifted
½ teaspn carb soda
1 cup peanuts
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut

125 g butter melted
1 egg

Mix dry ingredients and add wet ingredients.  Mix well. Roll into small balls. Place on non stick tray. Bake 15-20 min at 150ºC

This is such a simple quick recipe!  Enjoy!

And finally - my boy quilt is finally a flimsy!  I decided to do a pieced border as I had to make the quilt a certain size to fit the backing.   I don't enjoy the pinning stage but I think I am going to enjoy the quilting with this one.  I have to piece the backing first.
That is a job for this week and it is also time for me to get back to the International Charity Bazaar Quilt and get it finished!

Till next time................happy stitching!


  1. mmmm smells good all the way over here. I am loving your quilt. So cheerful.

  2. what a happy looking quilt! Good job!


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