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Hot Cross Bun Recipe ~ Cooking with kids 2

Hot Cross Bun Recipe ~ Cooking with kids

VENUZI Hot Cross Bun Recipe   How many: 12 Buns Time: 2.5 hours ~ How to cook with kids below ~ Ingredients: The Ferment: 20g Yeast 250ml Water at 38 degrees 50g Plain Flour 20g Caster Sugar The Dough: 400g Plain Flour 5g Salt 60g Butter, softened 15g Milk Powder 40g Caster Sugar 1 cup Sultanas 5g Cinnamon 2g Nutmeg 5g Vanilla Extract The Cross: 100g Plain Flour 15ml Oil 10g Caster Sugar 100ml Water The Sugar Glaze: 5g Caster Sugar 2ml Water   Method: Make the Ferment, In a small bowl add the yeast and water and whisk then add the flour and sugar Cover the mixture with a cloth and place in a warm place for 25-30mins or until the ferment rises and starts to fall again Make the dough, Sift the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and

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Gardening with kids

I love gardening, it’s a little escape, mummy time and a form of meditation. Sometimes it’s hard work, moving wheelbarrows of dirt, digging holes or it can even be disheartening if something doesn’t blossom like the picture on the packet, you tried so hard and it doesn’t work out like they said it would! Or plain and simple, your little people really Really REALLY want to be part of your business. So instead of having a nice potter in the garden, you need to set up a full force child minding facility. Here are some ideas to keep mum productive and little people happy; MUDPIES Find some old cooking utensils, whisks are a hit get a bucket or yoghurt container, a watering can or bottle full of water, place them and the little people close to your general area, in

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Shipping Container ~ Moving & Storage

To start off our tree change journey,  we had to move first. There are a few different ways to move: Hire a small truck, or trailer,  or pay a lot of money for someone else to do it. You can also curl up in a ball go to the corner of the room and don’t move because the thought of packing, moving and unpacking,  makes your hair go grey prematurely! I’m here to offer an alternative,  dont get to excited,  I’m not coming to your house to help you,  I want to offer advice from my experience. We decided to look further into some options. We were moving, and needed to store our precious possessions for 3 months.  Storage facilities are good option,  but that would mean moving twice, I like my brown hair too much, to risk the greys coming

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Croissant Recipe

VENUZI Croissant Recipe How many: 12 croissants (Approx) Time: 2 days! Day 1, Start in the morning and ensure you are home all day. THE DOUGH 500g Strong Flour 1 ½ tbs Yeast 50g Butter 250ml Milk 250ml Water 1 ½ tsp Salt BUTTER SQUARE 300g Unsalted Butter EGG WASH (mix on Method Day 2) 1 Egg 1 tbs water ½ tsp salt ADDITIONAL ITEMS Baking paper & cling wrap Oil spray or oil on a paper towel Medium size Bowl, rolling pin, baking tray, cooling rack, pastry brush METHOD DAY 1 CROISSANT DOUGH Start with the dough, mix with your hands, flour, salt, sugar, 50g butter, until fully combined to a fine crumb Heat milk and water to 20 degrees, stir yeast through (don’t overheat the liquid before adding the yeast or it will die. Just heat for half

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Croissant making tips 1

Croissant making tips

Are you thinking about making Croissant’s?! Have you lost your marbles?   The process is a labour of love, just a couple of days before you get to eat one or two or three… If done right the effort is very rewarding. Look at how much bakeries charge for the beloved croissant and you will notice this particular baked good is not a very profitable way to make money, but I am glad they go ahead and make them anyway! Okay I would like to share my experience and a few tips that will save you time and err, time. Over the course of a week or two, I made 5 batches, so sharing with the neighbours and friends is a must! Let’s make croissants, not thighs! I did hours of research before making the Croissant, these are a few

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