Monday baking... It's become a bit of a thing lately. And when I say that, it's happened only twice now. So I guess it's not actually a THING yet, but I'm hoping it becomes one! Lol. I haven't had much time for cooking or baking of any kind over the last 3 months since launching my online store, (Coven + Co.) so it's great to be able to get back into my happy place (the kitchen).
I find cooking to be so therapeutic. That is, when I'm in the mood. When it's 5.30pm on a weekday and I haven't had a chance to organise dinner, and I'm scrambling to find something, I do NOT find that therapeutic! That's normally when I call Mum and ask what she's making for dinner, which is usually followed by the question, is there enough for B and I too? Plooiiiise.
Anywho, yesterday I noticed we had an abundance of condensed milk, and some dark chocolate that was about to expire, (combine that with the fact that we're running super low on supplies at the moment. Note to self - must do grocery shopping today) so what's a gal to do? We also have jars full of raw cashews leftover from when I was obsessed with making cashew cheese. The obsession has somewhat subsided for now, as I may have eaten a bit too much of it, and now the thought kind of makes me cringe. It aint over though. I just need some time and space away from my beloved CC.
Anyway, back to it. The caramel slice. Other than my Nan's recipe (which she scribbled down for me on a piece of paper when I was a child, and now sits proudly in a frame on my kitchen wall), this is the best one I've found. Nan's uses copha, which I didn't have on hand yesterday, so I went with my trusty Donna Hay recipe. It's really simple and easy, and tastes exactly how you remember caramel slice tasting. No new fancy twists, just the good stuff. Click here for recipe.
And now for the honey roasted cashews (which I'm now going to make for Christmas as well) click here for the recipe. This is SO easy and makes the house smell divine. Such a simple, delicious treat, that reminds me of the good old days. I'm going to bundle up some little goodie bags full of these babies and pop them in Christmas stockings this year.
Anyway girls, thanks for coming along for the ride yesterday on instagram while I had my little bake off! It gives me so much joy to be able to share my favourite recipes with you all. Oh, and for those of you who voted for cookies, I'll make sure I put them on the to do list ;)