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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Home made Chocolate Recipe

Young Katie is a bit of a chocoholic, so we found a recipe for her to make her own.
It sets well and leans towards being a little fudgey, but not sickly sweet. We think it's a winner and so do Katie's school friends.

Home made chocolate

Chocolate Recipe

5 Tblsp of cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups of milk powder
113g butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Sieve milk powder and cocoa powder and put aside.
Heat sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and continue cooking until the syrup reaches "string" consistency. Having said that ours did not get to "string" - it did thicken a bit though, and still set pefectly well.
Add butter and blend well, then remove from the heat.
Add milk-cocoa powder to syrup and mix well until glossy.
Pour the mixture onto a greased tray and smoothe with a spatula.
Allow to set for 10 - 15 minutes at room temperature, then place in the fridge for 10 - 15 mins. Enjoy.

Biodegradable Sellotape

I often see plastic-free bloggers state that sticky tape is not biodegradable, but Sellotape make a biodegradable cellulose tape. Unfortunately it has a little wrap that is probably plastic - but maybe cellulose. It is not cheap tape at $9.99 for a big roll, but I hate budget sticky tape anyway - you tend to get what you pay for. You can merrily put this on your upcycled gorgeous giftwraps and feel smug that you are doing no harm.

Woohoo - I bought my Blunt Umbrella today - 2 year warranty, no more inside out umbrellas for me. Note: this is not a paid advert, but my own opinion. They sell these worldwide now.

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  1. I don't think we have that brand of tape in the US, but I see it is available on Amazon. I try to avoid plastic whenever possible and sometimes I do need a bit of clear tape, usually when wrapping a package. Is your umbrella red? Quite smart in the photo!

    1. Hi Cynthia, yes my umbrella is red - I thought if it was bright it is less likely to be picked up by anyone by mistake. I love how so many people are trying to avoid plastic these days - good on you too.


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