Sweet Treats

Cinnamon Apple Slice

Little Fox loves to make a school treat with me on Sundays in preperation for the week again for everyone to have.  It doubles in value if you can put it with ice cream after dinner a few nights.

This week was no exception with a school favourite of our Cinnamon Apple Slice, I highly recommend it, super easy for the kids to do almost single handedly.

Cinnamon Apple Slice

Ingredients
2 medium Pink Lady Apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1cm pieces
1/2 can Pie Apples (not shown in photo as I swapped out 2 apples)
2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Brown or Raw Sugar
125gm Butter – melted
1 large Egg
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp Raw Sugar (Topping)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon (Topping)

Apple Cinnamon SLice 1

Method
1. Preheat oven on 190C degrees.
2. Peel, Core and Cut up the apples and place into a bowl.
3. Add the dry ingredients and stir through apples.Apple Cinnamon SLice 2
4. Melt butter in microwave on 20 seconds and mix through the mixture.
5. Add the beaten egg and milk and stir lightly to combine thoroughly but not over mixing or it will break up the apples.
6. Pour the mixture in a prepared lamington tin (greased & floured).
7. In a small bowl combine the raw sugar and cinnamon, stir and sprinkle over the top of the wet cake mix creating a topping.
7. Then place the lamington tin with batter into the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until golden on top.
8. Remove and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes for cutting.  Be aware if you tip out the cake before cooling it will break or crack.
9. Cut into squares to serve.

Makes 15-18 sqaures.
Keeps for 4 days if covered with plastic and kept cool.  If it sweats it will grow mildew.

Apple Cinnamon SLice 3     SImple-Apple-Slice-Recipe

Breakfast

Pikelet Fruit Skewers

School Holidays are such fun for us, a break from the hussle and bussle and getting up with the sparrows and flying out the door.  Baby Fox isn’t a big fan of bread, not toast, not sandwiches…. aaaand combined with that she won’t drink milk by itself so cereal is out for us!  School days its often premade pikelets, berries & yoghurt,  a crossiant or a slice of my homemade banana bread. If we’re in a super hurry is a fresh banana on the go!Pikelet Fruit Kebabs

Therefore we love in school holiday time to crack open the pancakes, waffles and cooked breakfasts and sit down to enjoy.  Here we have our latest favourite, Little Fox scoffed down 9 pikelets on this morning.

Pikelet Fruit Skewers
Ingredients
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter – melted
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Plain Flour
2 tsp (or 1/2 tbsp) of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Bi-carb Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup Milk

Pikelet Kebabs ingredients 1

Method
1. In a large bowl add your egg with brown sugar and whisk them together.
2. Then melt butter, 25 seconds in microwave on high.
3. Add the butter to your mix and stir thoroughly.
4. Next add your vanilla and stir through along with your dry ingredients of flour, baking powder and bi-carb soda with half the milk at a time.
5. Finally put in your cinnamon and stir your batter until smooth without lumps.
6. Heat your fry pan, I do not grease the pan, I use non stick tefal as I feel the butter burns in the pan and takes away the taste.
7. Using a soup diner spoon or a tablespoon I add 5 seperate  spoonfuls around the pan, and leave to cook for about 3-4 minutes, the first upper side with slightly bubble to show they are cooked, peek then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes on the 2nd side.
8. Once all pikelets are cooked then you can arrange them onto your skewers with fruit of your choice.  We chose sliced bananas, rapsberries, strawberries and blueberries.
9. Serve drizzled with maple syrup.
Made 18-20 mini pikelets.

Fruit layout