Monday, December 26, 2011
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 cup bran rich self-raising flour (or normal s/r flour)
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 slab of dark chocolate
Using a large knife cut the chocolate slab into smallish chunks. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until creamy. Add egg and mix in. Next add the remaining ingredients and stir well with a wooden spoon (I end up using my hand, it works best). Roll mixture into balls (about a tablespoon of dough at a time) and flatten slightly. We also cut out a few Christmas shapes.
Preheat the oven to 190 deg Cel. Bake in the pre-heated oven on lined baking trays for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on trays.
Optional: You can melt another slab of chocolate and dip half the biscuit in chocolate and let cool.
For double chocolate biscuits, use a slab of white chocolate/white chocolate chips and then dip outside in dark chocolate.
Serve with hot chocolate! Makes about 20 biscuits
These are the biscuits we have been eating during Christmas. Delicious!!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
A very happy Christmas... may this day be filled with love and much merriment.
And enjoy the Gift... and may Holiness adorn your home.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What a wonderful time to reflect on the golden thread that runs through scripture... hundreds of years apart... old and new testaments, different people, with diverse backgrounds all looking toward the One King and His grace, thanking the Father for His redemptive plan.
"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given... His name shall be Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
They followed a miracle star.... the choir of angels sang with gusto... the time came for the birth, and his mother wrapped up her King and laid Him in a manger.
Lives and breathes into our lives today
"God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son"
"Now to Him Who by the power that is at work within us, is able to do super-abundantly far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think... to Him be the Glory."
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
~ Walter Brueggemann
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Rebecca had her class over on Saturday for a final celebration before wrapping up the year... and it was messy (the boys were a laugh) but fun.
On Wednesday they were scientists for the day... making rubber balls, quick sand, explosions...
the Instructor kept saying "Please don't put any of the ingredients in your mouth", just in case anyone thought the sodium polyacrylate was sherbet.
Today the holidays began.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Every morning Rebecca races to adjust the count-down clock.
Then its off to the tree to turn on the twinkling... she enjoys it regardless of morning, noon or night. Next stop is turning on the Christmas carols and opening the next window of her Advent calender.