Posts Tagged ‘blueberry’

My eldest daughter loves blueberries. When I buy them, she likes eating them straight out of the punnet before the end of the day…..sometimes hour…..then wonders why I didn’t buy more.
Me? Well I’m not the biggest fan, but I do like blueberry muffins!


I found this recipe a little while ago on a blog, but cannot for the life of me remember where. I am pretty sure it is a Donna Hay recipe, but I couldn’t find it on her website. I tell you what though, it is awesome, and I have made it a few times now with some variations.

2 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 tap baking powder
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 two vanilla extract
300g blueberries
White sugar to sprinkle in top

Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
Place dry ingredients in a bowl.
Whisk wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to dry. Mix til just combined.
Mix in blueberries.
Spoon into prepared 12 hole muffin tin, sprinkle with sugar, and bake for 30-35mins, or until golden and cooked through.

Recipe calls for fresh or frozen blueberries, but I have had success with tanned ones. Just rinse a bit, and drain well. I also add chopped white chocolate sometimes for a yummy twist.
I also like them warm with vanilla ice cream, and maple syrup. Mmmmm.



Food. SO. Much. Food!!

We had tea cups….

Jelly cups….

Choc Coated Oreos…on sticks!!

Choc dipped marshmallows on sticks…

Rainbow Cupcakes….

Rainbow Fruit Platter (watermelon, rockmelon, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, purple grapes)

We also had Fairy Bread, Coloured Popcorn, Mini Spring Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Party Pies and Sausage Rolls.

Want to know how to make these? Then read ahead 🙂

Tea Cups

You will need:

1 packet of Tic Toc biscuits
1 bag of pink and white marshmallows
1 packet of Freckles
2 rolls of Musk lifesavers
white chocolate buttons (to melt)

  1. Cut all the Life Savers in half to make the handles.
  2. Melt chocolate
  3. Lay out biscuits coloured side up.
  4. Put a small amount of melted chocolate on the bottom of each marshmallow (on the narrowest end of the marshmallow) and stick to the biscuits.
  5. Put some chocolate on the top of the marshmallows, and stick a freckle on top.
  6. To make the handles, dab some chocolate on the cut edges of the lifesavers, them press firmly against the side of the marshmallows.
  7. Refrigerate til set.
Choc Coated Oreos on sticks
You will need:
melted chocolate
sticks (I used lollypop/cake pop sticks from a cake supplier, cut in half)
  1. Gently separate Oreos (I had trouble, and broke almost a whole packet! Make sure they are soft, or use a knife with a thin blade to slice through the middle)
  2. Press stick gently into filling to create and indentation.
  3. Dip stick in melted chocolate, then sandwich between the 2 sides of the biscuit, making sure the stick is in the groove you made. Repeat for all the biscuits.
  4. Dip the Oreos into melted chocolate, and make sure there is a good covering. Use a spoon if needed. Let excess drip off, then lay on a lined tray.
  5. Sprinkle with choice of decoration, (I used 100s and 1000s) and allow to set completely
Rainbow Jelly Cups
You will need:
packets of Jelly- equal numbers of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I used one packet of each, and small plastic cups, making 20 jelly cups
jug or bowl for mixing jelly
a measuring device. I used a tablespoon
  1. Make up the bottom colour/flavour (I started with purple at the bottom) to the directions on the packet, and allow to cool, but not start to set.
  2. Measure equal quantities of jelly into each cup, and add a spoon to each.
  3. Place in fridge or freezer to set.
  4. Repeat process for each colour
Rainbow Cupcakes
You will need:
Favourite cupcake recipe
Favourite frosting recipe
Cup cake cups/liners
1-2 packets Rainbow Sour Straps
  1. Bake and ice cupcakes as usual.
  2. Trim sour straps where needed, and bend, then stick into frosting. Easy peasy!
I really hope this has given you some helpful ideas, and some inspiration for your own Rainbow party xx

I had a monster day in the kitchen today, preparing freezer-friendly treats for the family.

Blueberry Yoghurt Muffins

Choc Chip Banana Muffins


Vegemite and Cheese, and Sweet Chilli Cheese Scrolls

For the scrolls, I used a sweet dough recipe from the book that came with my bread maker. I used half for the vegemite and cheese scrolls, and half for the sweet chilli cheese. After rolling and slicing, I place most of the scrolls in the freezer on a tray to flash freeze them, before storing them in a container in the freezer. I have taken some back out to thaw/rise slowly overnight, ready for baking tomorrow. If they are good, I will update you 🙂

All the muffins were also flash frozen, and stored in a container in the freezer…..well, all except the blueberry one that I ate…….warmed up…….and served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream! Mmmm

I think I might make some more scrolls tomorrow. I am thinking cinnamon, and maybe some pizza scrolls too.