What to do on a very rainy day.

I’m spending the day cooking, knitting, sewing, cleaning and planning the week ahead, so what have you been upto?

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HOMEMADE CONDENSED MILK

To make the equivalent of a tin of condensed milk:

1/3 cup hot water
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup powdered milk – this can be full cream or skim milk
3 tablespoons butter

Melt the sugar in the hot water, then put all your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Mix slowly at first until everything is combined, then use high speed until everything is smooth.

It can be stored in a glass jar for up to a month in the fridge.

This recipe is from Down to Earth

So what did I use it for ……… I made Cheap & Easy Biscuits. Again out of Rhonda’s book

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CHEAP AND EASY BISCUITS
Makes 7-8 dozen, cook for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C

500 grams butter (approx 1.1 lb)
1 can condensed milk (390-400 gram) – use homemade condensed milk
1 cup sugar
5 cups self raising flour (or all purpose flour and baking powder)

(I halved the ingredients when in a hurry. You can make as above and freeze half until another day)

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C and grease a biscuits tray or line with baking paper.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together, add the condensed milk and mix well. Add the choc chips, nuts or other flavoring if using.
3. Stir in the flour with a spoon.
4. Roll the dough into balls and size of a walnut and flatten. Make a thumbprint in the dough and add jam if using.
5. Place on the prepared tray and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, then allow to cool on a wire rack.
6. Enjoy!

Have fun
Sam xx

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