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Edible sugar flowers

Ever since Max ate some red flowers from his Nana’s pineapple sage… {they taste a little like honey *smile*} …he has loved asking me which flowers he can eat.
So when I was looking through my new book Gifts from the Garden {a lovely present from my mum}
…and was reminded that you can crystallise edible flowers using an egg white and caster sugar…. we couldn’t resist!
We used rose petals and pansies… which were free from pesticides.
Max lightly whisked an egg yolk with a dash of cold water.

And then carefully painted the flowers with the egg white.

Before dusting them lightly {ok, heavily!} with caster sugar… using a tea strainer.

Then we left them to dry…

Once dry, we adorned our buckwheat shortbread with the tasty and pretty morsels

Which we enjoyed with freshly made lemonade *smile*

Happy days,

Chocolate spiders

Have I mentioned our love of…
…all things containing chocolate and peanut butter?
Well Chocolate Spiders fit this bill nicely, with the added fun of noodle crunch!
My brothers and I used to make these all the time…
…but I hadn’t made them for a good while 
{6 months or so *wink*}
When I was reminded of their tasty goodness by Hublet over at Taming the Goblin

Chocolate Spiders are super easy to make
But… BE WARNED… the are super moreish!
moreish (informal, of food) Causing one to want to have more 
Firstly, melt your chocolate & peanut butter in the microwave
Before mixing the noodles through
Next place spiders on foil tray for easy removal later 
And for a bit of fun we added some chocolate eyes
{because you can never have too much chocolate!}

Then we popped them in the fridge for as long as we could resist them!
This cluster of spiders did not last long *smile*

Happy baking,