My Mum goes to Bingo three times a week when she is up to it...and she always picks foods her grandchildren (My DS16 & 20) will enjoy. Usually it's Milo, or M&M Buckets. If we have no Milo in the house, she likes to select the Milo for the boys as she knows how much they love it. I like to keep some aside in a jar that they will never find....this way it lasts a little longer, and Mum keeps some over in her kitchen as well.
I think I found this recipe back in a That's Life magazine when DS20 was little..so I can't give thanks to the person who sent it in, but they sure taste good. Too good in fact.!!!
As usual, I make a double batch so they can last [a bit] longer.
|When it gets too thick to mix, and your arm is falling off|
What do you grab? A potato masher of-course.
125 grams butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups of Self Raising Flour (sifted)
1/2 cup Milo, plus a little extra for coating
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Beat together the butter and sugars....until light and fluffy. Then beat egg and stir through the butter and sugar mix. Mix until well combined. I would add a little at a time of the egg, and mix each bit in before adding more. It tends to look like it will split.
Mix flour and Milo together in a separate bowl.
|Use a tablespoon to measure out the dough.|
Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture....This is where you need your muscles...my Mum's old Sunbeam Electric Hand Beater just up and quit.....It was a Wedding Present of hers. (they got married in 1954).
If the dough is not too sticky, you could knead it a little on the bench....add a little extra flour to make it workable.
Roll into balls using a tablespoon as a measure. Then roll each ball in the Milo before putting them on a tray. Flatten with a fork and bake in a moderate oven for 12 to 15 minutes. They will be soft like an Anzac Biscuit when they come out of the oven, so allow them to cool slightly before transferring them on to a cake rack.
|Source There I am in the middle|
Deep in thought!
|Watering each layer is important|
|Watering in the Molasses|
We used about 15 of these watering cans for this sized bed.
|Adding Comfrey leaves harvested from |
the garden a few days before.
|Pocket planting uses your Compost wisely|
|Dig down until you reach the original soil layer|
then add the compost in that pocket
|Decide where each seedling will go.|
Directly behind the long row of veg is a Native hedge consisting of many different Australian Natives. These trees all produce a thick hedge and lots of lovely flowers to attract bees and birds. The bees pollinate the veg flowers and the birds eat the insects that like to hang around the veg. The hedge also acts as a huge wind barrier to protect the enormous food forest behind the hedge. If you didn't know the food forest was there....you might miss it.
|Sweet Potato on the Right|
as a mulch to hold water in the soil
and also a great ground breaker if the soil is very clay like.
|Recycled Eucalyptus mulch for the paths|
|These large Olive barrels hold the lovely smelly liquid fertilizer|
and are scattered around the gardens.
You don't have to walk far to pop the weeds in the barrels.
Nothing leaves the garden.