My rocky road cakes with hobnobs… sort of…
Today, I made some rocky road cup cakes, well sort of.
I went out to buy the ingredients with my dad but the shop didn’t have any marshmallow’s that I needed.
This was very annoying, so I bought some hobnobs instead. So, I don’t know if there is a name for this recipe, so I am going to call it Hobnob Rocky Road Cakes.
These are some of the ingredients I used:
- 90g corn flakes (you could use Rice Krispies)
- 60g margarine (you could use butter)
- 3 tablespoons of syrup
- 150g Chocolate
- 50g raisins
- 50g biscuit
- Bun cases
Ok here is what I did to make them.
- I measured out all the ingredients first of all into pots, so I was prepared. The last thing I wanted was to be rushing around and burning things.
- I got about 6 hobnobs and put them into several paper towels (weighed about 50g) and smashed them up with a rolling pin. I recommend you get some help with this part, as it can be dangerous. I added the raisins to the biscuit mix (see below).
- Melt the chocolate in a Pyrex jug in some simmering water, so that the chocolate melts in the Pyrex jug without burning. Once the chocolate is almost melted, add margarine until it melts.
- Add the syrup and stir into the mix. This is a very messy part, you might need two spoons and some help to stop getting syrup everywhere.
- Then add the cornflakes and stir into the mix.
- Then I take the mix off the heat and stir in raisins and broken hobnobs. During this part, I had to transfer into a clean pan, as I ran out of space.
- Spoon the mixture into bun cases – this probably needs two people.
- Final, once the mix is in cases, leave to cool.
I had to hide my tray of cake’s as my cat Toby thought it was dinner time.
- Finally eat your yummy buns once the buns are cool.
I haven’t been around too long, but here are twenty things I have learned in my 10 years on planet Earth,
1. Try and be positive as much as you can, so you stay smiling.
2. Brush your teeth regulary – to stop your teeth from falling out and your breath smelling bad.
3. Try your best at everything, you will achieve more.
4. Have five a day – to keep you regular. =)
5. Go to bed on time, so you’re not get grumpy the next day!
6. Don’t be afraid to say no to your friends, if you know something they are doing is not right.
7. Mum and Dad will always find out.
8. Helping out at home will make life easier for parents.
9. Treat your friends and family well.
10. Don’t be afraid to try something new.
11. Confess if you’ve done something wrong. You’ll get into more trouble when you lie about it.
12. When a cat is asleep, don’t frighten it or he may jump and scratch you.
13. Try again if you don’t get it at first, practice makes perfect.
14. Don’t cheat, you will get in trouble and kids stay away from other kids who cheat.
15. Don’t be mean to people, you might make them upset.
16. Always read the first chapter of a book before you decide if you like it or not.
17. Don’t become a teacher when you get older, because you will be worked to death and have no life.
18. Always keep a promise, so you don’t disappoint people.
19. Don’t make a fuss when someone says no,- moaning will not get you what you want.
20. Look left and right when you are crossing the road, so you always know what traffic is coming. It will help you stay safe.
I probably shouldn’t have done my favourite game first, but I thought I would.
I spend far too much time on my dad’s iphone, here are my favourite child friendly games.
1. Flow Free
The game flow is my favourite game on the iphone and ipad, it is really addictive. The aim of the game is to join the dots, but use all the empty squares. You can’t go over the lines that you have already drawn. There are easy, medium and hard settings, which can sometimes be quite tough.
2. Theme Park
Theme park is my second favourite game. You have to build a theme park, it takes a while to play. For a day of boredom it is essential. It’s really difficult to put down.
3. WS Free (Word Search Free)
WS free is a game where you have to find words from a big square of random letters, by joining them together. The bigger the words you join up the more points you get. It is a good challenge for kids, it helps us to discover lots of new words.
4. Leap Frog
Leap frog is one of those games that I like, its just a bit of fun. You have to get your frog from one end of the level to the other, without letting it jump into the water.
Everyone knows Hangman, don’t they? The game gives you a variety of words, you have a certain amount of guesses of letters to try and solve the word. Some of the words are tough, so it has a helpful ‘hint’ button, when you get really stuck.
I am always on the lookout for new kid friendly games, if you know any let me know =)
Video Posted on
Here is my video trailer for my new children’s book called:
The Sugary-Sherburts and The Stone Witch.
Aimed at kids aged 8 plus, I am releasing it next month on 8th December 2013.
Let me know what you think?
I have been working on a new children’s book for a little while. I’m happy to say it’s nearly ready for release now!
It will be a sequel to my debut book called “The Sugary-Sherburts”. I am going to release it on Sunday 8th of December on Amazon.
It’s the first sequel that I have written but not the first book.
The Sugary-Sherburts was a really popular children’s book that I wrote early in 2013. People have been asking when I am going to write the sequel because they liked it so much.
My dad has been doing illustrations for it for the last few nights. I have been telling him what pictures I want… they look awesome, he is really good at drawing! I am so excited about this! =)
I will be creating a video trailer for it soon and I will post it on my blog.