Wednesday, 29 February 2012

(Mini) Greedy Bird Baking Enterprise: Afghans

"Everybody's favourite", according to the ever reliable Mary Berry. They will certainly become one of our favourites. We made these to take with us to the Stephs this afternoon. Usually I have to insist that Steph keep any of the baked goodies we come bearing and then she always shares out whatever's left so that we bring some home too. Not so today. Today she casually inquired if they could keep them all. Damn damn damn. We shall have to make some more.

Actually that's fine, because they're really quite fun and very easy to make. Firstly there's the crushing of the cornflakes.

Then there's the eating of the cornflakes.

Then there's the rolling up into little balls.

And after everything's done, the final prize and raison d'être of the whole operation: the licking of the spoon.

Matilda starts requesting spoon-licking privileges shortly after the first ingredient has been fetched from the cupboard.

Then it was off to the Stephs for a ramble in the glorious Winter sunshine.

Owen found a rock.

It was a good day.


  1. Did you keep the rock?
    Recipe please!

  2. I didn't. Does that make me a bad mother?

    Recipe: Cream 175g butter with 100g caster sugar. Gradually work in 150g flour and 2 level tablespoons of cocoa (I mixed the flour and the cocoa together then sieved them in). Then add 50g crushed cornflakes. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls and put on greased baking sheet. Press each ball down with two fingers (I forgot to do this). Bake for 15-20 mins at 180. I baked for 15 mins as I hate it when biscuits are too brittle. Enjoy! xxx

  3. Your a terrible mother. You should keep every stick and stone your kids bring to you. ;op


    Caramel Cupcake -

    Somebody has kindly put on blog for me.



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