5oz butter (melted) 6 oz sugar 2 eggs (beaten) 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup coconut 8 oz Self Raising flour 2 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
Pour melted butter into a large bowl, cool slightly then add sugar and stir well.
Add beaten eggs, chopped walnuts and coconut and finally, stir in the sifted flour and cocoa powder. Mix together until well combined.
Spoon into a greased 26 x 17cm lamington tin and smooth with a spatula.
Bake in a moderate oven 160°c for 30 – 35 minutes.
For serving cut into squares when cool.
To make a more moist brownie, you can add ½ cup of dried fruit, such as chopped prunes or raisins.
Monkey, his friend Owl and little Moose spend the day at Colo Heights in the Parr State Conservation Area. They decide to play hide and seek and climb up high in the trees. Then the friends build sandcastles, until it is time to go home.
Enjoy the video while listening to the music of:
Happy Haunts by Aaron Kenny
(YouTube audio library)
The beautiful Japanese gardens at Caroline Bay near East Gosford are tranquil and inspirational. Immaculately presented, these gardens are especially amazing in spring. Wisteria hangs gracefully from the pergola and the Azaleas in full bloom, present massed displays of colour. Viewing the raked stone garden, the pagodas and the Japanese water bowl as well as the beautifully shaped hedges is a very pleasant experience.
King Parrots, bees and a beautiful assortment of spring flowers make this a lovely time of year.
My garden has come alive with lavender, bromeliads, clivia, iris, seaside daisies, polyanthus, pansies, bird of paradise, cordelines, vibernum, euphorbia- lipstick and lilli pilli and, are all included in this video.
I hope you enjoy watching the birds and flowers, as you listen to the music of: Waltz of the flowers – by Tchaikovsky (YouTube audio library)
2 eggs ¾ cup sugar ½ cup light olive oil ¾ cup oats ¾ cup coconut ¾ cup sultanas 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1¼ cup SR flour ½ cup milk
In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs then add the sugar and olive oil and mix well. Stir in oats, coconut, sultanas, cinnamon and lastly add the flour alternately with the milk.
Pour mixture into 12 muffin cases and bake in a moderate oven 160°c for about 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar while still hot.
These healthy little cakes, are quick to make and perfect to add to lunch boxes or for a snack with coffee.