Sunday, February 21, 2010

Things that make you go m.m.m.m.mmmmmm

I'm always on the look out for yummy recipes which are suitable for (or can be modified to accomodate) the various food allergies we have to contend with in this household.

This is one such out, they are addictive!  And I have it on good authority* they are very much like a rice bubble bar available at a supermarket near you (at an exorbitant price).

Saltana & Puffed Rice Crispies

Line a 20cm x 20cm cake tin with baking paper.  Place 375g of puffed rice cereal into a large mixing bowl.  Add 100g of sultanas and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir to combine.  Place a 250g packet of white marshmallows, 60g copha, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of water into a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave on medium high until the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is smooth.  Add the melted marshmallow mixture to the puffed rice and stir to combine.  Spoon mixture into prepared tin and press mixture down with the back of a spoon.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Cut into squares and serve.

Great for the occasional lunch box treat or for children's birthday parties. 

Variations include substituting saltana's for 100's and 1000's or dairy free choc chips. 

*straight from the mouth of my nine year old nephew

I also baked this Chocolate and Banana Bread yesterday......................scrumptious!  Spread a slice with marg, pop it in the microwave for afew seconds and I'm in heaven! 

You can find the recipe in the March 2010 edition of Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

So that Miss B could enjoy the fruits of my labour I substituted butter with margarine, used Orgran's "Egg Replacer" instead of well, eggs and made sure I used a chocolate that contained no dairy (Woolworths Home Brand dark cooking chocolate).  No one would ever know the difference - it truly is Scrumptious! 

In fact I'm enjoying a piece with a cup of tea right now..............

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