Churos

nov2013_86nov2013_89nov2013_88Paula’s first attempt at making Churos. Despite the less than perfect shapes, possibly caused by my help in piping them, they were excellent. I was surprised how light and fluffy the batter becomes when you deep fry it. They are often dipped in chocolate sauce before eating, we had caramel and chocolate. Chilli chocolate sauce would be a treat too.

Sweets From My Sweet

nov2013_60 I had never seen this slice until I met Paula. It is called “White Christmas” It’s something that her mum used to make. Kinda like albino rocky road but its made with Copha and rice bubbles and all sorts of things like glace cherries and dried paw paw, strawberry squares, sultanas and I guess anything you like. Takes maybe 1/2 an hour to make then a couple of hours in the fridge chillin. Then just slice and try to stop at …a couple!

…Of Fudge and Fairy Bread

When I met the love of my life she was eighteen and wild and lived on  milo+milk and toast and her cooking abilities were limited to plugging that toaster in. In the past 18+ yrs she has cooked probably 4 main meals and despite my extensive cooking knowledge has managed to stay relatively cooking illiterate. I say relatively, because one thing my darling does do well is sweets. Somehow sugar based items are indelibly etched into her mind. The featured pic is one of her best, Chocolate Fudge. Everything fudge should be sweet but not sickly
and best of all quick and easy, many a sugar seeking rampage has been quelled by fast fudge facilitation. Other specialities are Deep Fried Ice Cream, the best Banana Pancakes and Apple Fritters. And just when you think its safe to relax she will drag you back to your childhood with Fairy Bread or Choc Coated Strawberries. These days she will eat most things I put in front of her including “green things” and even some of her sworn enemies like onion and Brussel sprouts, despite most meals undergoing a forensic grade autopsy, looking for unwanted ingredients.

Fairy Bread 

Choc Coated Strawberries