Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Floors, Stoves and a Recipe……
Hi Vintage Lovers,

We have started having trades people in this week for quotes. The floorboards in the kitchen are in desperate need of some TLC.

They are the original baltic pine (which is fantastic) and are still in good enough condition to sand back and polish. I am so excited ecstatic about this. I am very keen to see the old baltic floorboard theme to continue thoughout the house. But that is another story (I will blog about that soon).
 We then thought it would be the perfect time to remove the stove and cooktop in the kitchen and replace it with one that is more in keeping with the age of The Old Croft.
My first thought was an AGA stove, they are just gorgeous.
I would just love one of these in the heart of our home.
The AGA would look just perfect next to the Nectre Baking Oven that has been put in the original fire place.
I will have to do a little research this week on stoves.........the aga would be perfect to do all my baking on.
I have been doing a bit of baking in the last few weeks.
Here is a recipe for Anzac bickies, which I have made a few batchs of lately (with the kids on school holidays). It is a treasured family one, that's so yummy you just can't have one need two or three.

Anzac Bickie Recipe
125 grams of butter
1 tablespoon  of golden syrup (more if you want the bickies softer)
1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda
3 tablespoons of boiling water
1 cup of rolled oats

1 cup of coconut
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of sugar
Preheat oven to 150C. Melt the butter and syrup together. Combine the boiling water and bi-carb then add it to the butter and syrup. Combine the dry ingredients, then add the melted mix. Mix to a moist but firm consistency. Roll into balls, then place on a baking tray. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden on top.
Mel xx


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