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Monday Moanday

It’s Moanday! The leftovers of hurricane Katia are sweeping over Scotland and i can already see a tree down in my garden. Never mind though, it makes for an exciting start to the week instead of the usual glum. Here is something to make it even better!

Strandtown Primary School is our first recipe book of this week. The sale of their cook books were for the benefit of their pupils.

Peter, Claire and Amy Harrison’s 

Malteser Buns

(highly recommended by the Harrison Family!)

1 box maltesers

2 tablespoons golden syrup

12 squares cadbury’s chocolate

3oz butter

20 digestive biscuits

18 squares cadbury’s chocolate (for the top)

Stand on a box of maltesers and jump on them until they are crushed! Break up digestive biscuits in a container until they are crumbs. Melt butter, golden syrup and 12 squares of the chocolate in a saucepan over a saucepan of hot water and stir. Add maltesers and digestives and mix well. Place on a baking tray, flatten and put into the fridge to harden and cool. Melt 18 squares of chocolate over a saucepan of hot water. Pour over the top of the mixture in the tray and place back into the fridge to harden (30-40 minutes). Cut into squares. Can be frozen- it is the only way to make them last more than a day or two!

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By Word of Mouth

Autumn is just about here, the leaves are turning red and orange outside my window and everyone has started putting on their coats again, i even saw a man in a scarf yesterday!

So for a first blog i thought i would post a recipe of my very own for the start of the school year.

Butternut Squash, Leek and Chilli Soup MMMMMMMMMMMMM

1 large butternut squash

2 leeks

large clove of garlic

1 chilli or chilli powder to taste.

2 chicken stock cubes,

pepper

Chop the butternut squash into small squares and put into a pan with a bit of olive oil, along with the leeks, garlic (and chillis). Let them all soften together then put them into a pot. Add a litre and a half of boiling water and the stock cubes. Bring to the boil stirring occasionally then turn down the heat and leave to simmer for half an hour. If you’re using chilli powder add it while the soup is simmering. Add as little or as much as you like and don’t forget a bit of pepper. I don’t use salt because i don’t think it needs it so taste it first before you add any. 

Blend it all together or leave it lumpy it’s to your preferance!