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Monday, June 16, 2014

Waves in Motion, Key to the Past and Afghan Biscuits

Welcome to a new weekend blog post dear readers, tonight I share with you Waves in Motion, Key to the Past and Afghan Biscuits. Happy Reading xo♥
Waves in Motion
On a fishing trip with my dear dad this weekend, I got to study some waves in motion from the beach. The formation of waves is a constant source of fascination to me, there is so much power and beauty and there are never two the same. There was a nice swell running and a slight sea breeze, perfect for capturing some snaps (see below),unfortunately we didn't spot any whales or dolphins this time around, but it was still a beautiful Winter day on the south coast.  
Key to the Past
I wanted to share this gorgeous film made by a dear friend of mine for her Screen Production Course at Uni. 
This is how Sandy describes her film: 
"Sarah is late for an appointment. Nervous and excited she takes a deep breath, reminding herself that the key to family history is just within her grasp. Sarah slows her car to a stop, the street is deserted and she is definitely lost. Her eyes search the empty street hoping to recognise a way back to the main road when the glint of something up ahead catches her eye. As she pulls up alongside, she is greeted by an old little lemonade stand and its only inhabitant, a peculiar little girl. Sarah is soon to discover not only the way back to the highway, but a way back to her family's past." 
This little gem is a short film but it still had time to give me goosebumps! Fantastic work Sandy xx
Afghan Biscuits 
I remember making this recipe from the CWA cookbook as a kid, crunchy on the outside and softer in the middle. Funnily enough, the biscuits are claimed to be of New Zealand origin and seem to have very little to do with Afghanistan. 
You could experiment a little and  modernise this recipe with plain spelt flour, raw cacao powder, coconut sugar and some chia seeds for a little something extra. Or you can stick to the delicious original recipe - you can see it here: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/afghan-biscuits
Afghan Biscuits
150g unsalted butter chopped
110g (½ cup)caster sugar
185g (1¼ cups) plain flour
25g (¼ cup) cocoa powder
60g (1½ cups) cornflakes
chopped toasted walnuts, to decorate
Chocolate Icing
160g (1 cup) icing sugar mixture
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 180°C. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and ¼ tsp salt until pale and fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder and cornflakes, and stir to combine.

Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls, flatten slightly and place on 2 greased and lined oven trays, 2 cm apart. Bake, swapping trays halfway, for 15 minutes or until just firm.Set aside to cool.

To make icing, whisk icing sugar and cocoa powder with 2 tbsp water until combined and thick paste consistency. Add more water, 1 tsp at a time, if necessary. Immediately spread over cooled biscuits and top each with a little of the chopped walnuts, to decorate.
Readers, I hope you enjoyed Waves in Motion, Key to the Past and Afghan Biscuits. See you all on Wednesday for a new edition of Wednesday Wishes x

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the plug Samara, so glad you really enjoyed the short film. xx