Do you have a copious amount of Christmas fruit cake or banapple bread sitting on the counter?
Have a peek at my yummy solution for using up those stale leftovers before you chuck ‘em in the bin:
On the hunt for something delightfully sweet yet also gluten & lactose free that would actually satisfy my discerning palate I recalled a scrumptastic coconut cake recipe from the always fabulous Katherine of Pillows a la Mode:
Delectably divine and a cinch to make without lactose or gluten!
…let’s get baking!
One of my absolute favourite school lunch treats was discovering a piece of homemade banapple bread tucked in under my sandwich…the perfect save-for-last-never-got-traded-surprise that was actually kinda good for me…
…whip up a batch of your own in a jiffy
…and it’s a fabulously delicious way to put that overripe fruit to good use!
As a tot with a such a large extended family, holidays meant shuttling from relative to relative to have chubby cheeks pinched, forehead covered with kisses & legions of snuggly squeezes. My reward(s) for adorably & angelicly enduring all of this attention? Homemade wacky sugar-high inducing sweets (+ a load of fantastic handcrafted gifts!). One of my absolute faves was Great Auntie’s ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth-and-all-over-your-hands toffee…
Whip up a batch & you’ll have your kiddos racing about the house in no time flat!
Some of the best memories I have of my Grandma involve these super fast, super fun to make, no-bake mounds of deliciousness!
Now that I have a munchkin of my own I’ve discovered why Grandma made these whenever her legion of grandkids descended on the kitchen…they’re absolutely fabulous to keep little helping hands busy & out of trouble! Let’s get started:
See that cutie-patootie up there? That’s my hubby, eons ago, on his first day of school. In Germany it’s traditional to give the kiddos a Zuckertüte – sugarbag (nowadays called a Schultüte – schoolbag) on the first day of school. It’s simply a colourful cardboard cone filled with sweets, trinkets and neat back to school supplies. Another popular German tradition? (at least in our house)
Sunday waffles - made by daddy
Here’s the scrumptious recipe passed down from Oma: