Anyone who has children at school, knows that you are constantly shelling out change for all sorts of things, including raffles, icy poles, sausage sizzles and the like. Coins can easily become lost in school bags, so I was excited to discover this handy envelope pouch that can be easily made from recycled envelopes.
It couldn’t be easier – simply cut off a square from one corner of the envelope , and then cut a slit in it diagonally. (Refer to line marked on envelope below). Slip the top corner through the slit to secure. Of course I couldn’t resist adding some offcuts of masking tape that were left over form a recent project:)
One of my favourite cakes to bake is a Chocolate Marble Cake. If I make up 1 1/2 quantities, it is enough for a large bundt tin, plus a smaller tin, which is what I did on the weekend. We had one cake for eating, and I made the smaller one to give to my parents. With some brown paper, string, doiley and some masking tape – it was ready to gift.
- 250 g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 2 and a quarter cups self raising flour, sifted
- half cup milk
- one and a half tablespoons cocoa
- Vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Grease and flour a bundt tin (25 cm diameter).
Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer. Gradually add egg yolks; mix well.
Add flour and milk, alternately; stir.
Gently fold in whisked egg whites.
Divide mixture in half. Add cocoa and vanilla essence to one half of the mixture and carefully stir in.
Add big spoonfuls of both light and dark mixtures alternately into cake tin. Pull a fork through the mixture once to make the swirl.
Bake in a moderate oven about 50 -60 minutes until golden brown.
Serve dusted with icing sugar.
Posted by Lisa