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Marshmallow Treats

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There is not a thing healthy about these treats but kids love them!

I have one son at an athletics carnival today and another needing a plate of sweet treats for after his class assembly, the third, not to be left out, feels that he needs some of these for his lunch box to share!

As a child I would have these at birthday parties, possibly the same way as my Australian friends had fairy bread? They are party food and definitely not an everyday thing but they can be adapted to gluten, wheat and nut free, just check with the packaging labels.

These quantities make roughly 60.

Ingredients

400g milk chocolate

400g bag marshmallows

100g smarties or similar

Method

Line up lots of mini muffin cases, slightly larger than your marshmallows.

Melt the chocolate, I use the microwave or use your favourite method.

Spoon enough chocolate into each case just to cover the bottom.

Push in a marshmallow.

Pop a drop of chocolate onto the top of the marshmallow and top with a smartie  or similar.

Allow to set before boxing.

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For gluten free options I just drizzle a little chocolate over the top.

Pancakes, Gluten Free or Regular

Pancakes

Pancakes are a bit of a stand by in our house.

They are a regular request when we have the boy’s friends over, topped with maple syrup, honey or Nutella.

Generic plain gluten free flour works very well with this recipe. If making gluten free pancakes add a little melted butter, 25-50g, this will stop the mix sticking to the pan.

The pancakes freeze well, they are great for lunch boxes and afternoon tea. You can even leave the sugar out and use them as a savoury base topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon!

Ingredients

450g plain flour

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

60g caster sugar

2 eggs

600mls milk

Method

Weigh the flour, salt, bicarbonate and tartar I to a bowl.

Give it a bit of a whisk, this will get some air into the flour mix.

Add the sugar and make a well in the middle of the flour mix.

Pop the egg into the middle of the well  using a whisk slowly begin to mix in  gradually add the milk, try to avoid lumps.

If it does go lumpy, don’t panic! Just get a hand held blender and give the batter a whizz.

Heat a large non stick pan over a medium heat.

Spoon the mix into the pan, allow room for them to spread.

Once the bubbles burst on the top it’s time to flip the pancake over, the phot above shows the bubbles coming up.

Put the cooked pancakes onto a clean tea towel and cover as you finish the mix.

This mix will make around 40-50 pancakes depending on the size.