Monday, August 10

afternoon delight

Sunday afternoon visitors are a great treat for me, especially during the winter months. It means a compulsory but welcomed stint in the kitchen and a fire on early. Pretty close to heaven. The kids love it too; a sense of ease and timelessness, everyone leisurely enjoying their own pace and interests together downstairs in the warmth. The Mad Gnomes dropped in, kindly proffering the prize i won, The Silver Spoon, in their Gnome competition (decorated with a homegrown head of garlic!)
What a prize! Described as Italy's best selling cookbook for over fifty years and the bible of authentic Italian cooking, I was pretty stoked at winning such a tome! Befitting a delicious biscuit to serve with drinks dont you think?

Chocolate Wheaties

90gm butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup wheatgerm
3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour
1/4 white self-raising flour
90g dark chocolate

Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, beat well. Add coconut and wheatgerm and flours. Roll teaspoonfulls into balls and squash with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minuites. Dip in melted chocolate. Refridgerate to set on a wire rack. Eat.


Kerrie said...

It's such a beautiful book...I gave it to John the first Christmas we were together, he had been admiring it from afar.

I love that I can pick it up and browse through it, it's inspiring.

Enjoy Kel...!!!

Julie said...

Phwoar. It's freezing here today and I'm sitting here longing for an open fire to sit next to, but your bikkies might have to suffice. Yum.

Katrine said...

sounds like you all had a lovely afternoon, and what a wondeful prize! if only i'd had a gnome to photograph :)

Kel said...

kerrie- its a beauty allright, little bit of everything in there. im waiting until the girls dad comes down in a few days and whisks them away and then i will settle down and devour all it holds!

julie- Phwoar indeed! the fire filled a need for sure and so did the bikkies! all gone.

katrine- yup, busy and tasty and fun and all topped off with a fab book! happy me. good for me you had no gmome...

Ariad said...

yum. Congrats, I'll be trying those bickies tomorrow!

Katy said...

yumm it's only 7am when I'm reading this and I think I may have to make some today - congratulations on the prize and the lovely afternoon x

Veggie Gnome said...

'Twas a lovely afternoon, indeed! Thank you to the Kelly gang for being such lovely hosts. And sooo entertaining! :) Bikkies were truly nice, atmosphere lovely and homely, we enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

kale for sale said...

Dipped in melted chocolate. It's is 9 a.m. and my mouth is watering. There should have been a warning at the top of this post!

Am looking forward to hearing about your Silver Spoon adventures.

Kel said...

ariad - welcome to my blog. I made them with 100% organic/biodynamic gear and they all went in a day..a;;30 of them! you rfamily will love them

katy- yes a marvellous, stupendous prize. So very lucky!

veggie- glad you had a nice afternoon. Thansk for all the goods! Is homely a euphamism for chaos? lol

kale-hey were good; earthy and buttery. Shall i tell you that not only were they dipped in chocolate, but they were DOUBLE DIPPED! Stay tuned for some silver spoon adventure this weekend! Recipe picked.