Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rice Bubble and Sultana Biscuits

It's been a wild week of weather for Queensland - I know in my local area, many homes have been affected by floodwaters and the clean-up will be massive.  As a mum with small kids, it's easy to feel like there's nothing much you can really do - we can't just don the gum boots and shovels and get out there with the "Mud Army".  But there is something we can do - Baked Relief!

This is an amazing movement started after the 2011 by Danielle Crismani.  Essentially, it's all about getting food out to the flood victims and amazing teams of volunteers, who are working tirelessly to get our city (and state) back on track.

This whole situation has been a bit hard for my almost-three-year-old to get her head around.  But to actually get her involved in the process and explain what we were doing, has really given her a lot more understanding.  She loved taking the biscuits down to our local drop-off point and was really proud of being able to help.

Here's a perfect Baked Relief recipe (taken from - super quick, easy, great for the kids to help out, and a great little energy-boosting snack for all the hard-working flood recovery crews.

Keep up the great work everyone!  And hear our radio chat about Baked Relief below :-)

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup Rice Bubbles
1 cup coconut
½ cup sultanas
¾ cup caster sugar
125 g butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten

Place flour, Rice Bubbles, coconut, sultanas and sugar in a bowl.  Stir in butter and egg, mix well.

Roll level tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls.  Place about 6 cm apart on lightly greased trays.  Flatten biscuits slightly with a fork.

Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Here's Liam & Robbie's verdict on the Baked Relief bikkies...

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