Warning ~ this is VERY sweet but a deeelicious treat, makes a tin full. Especially good for school lunch boxes.
Credits for this recipe go to Liz over at Greenparent
…copied here in case that link breaks, so I can easily find it again.
300g unsalted butter
4+ tbsp golden syrup
small tin condensed milk
160 oven pre heat
line trays with parchment if not non stick paper then butter it
sugar butter syrup in pan simmer slowly til melted
add condensed milk and simmer a bit on low (don’t turn it up to do it quicker)
add oats slowly, should be sticky but coated
if getting dry add more syrup
pour in tin(s)
15 mins ish, depends how thick/deep your trays are
will be squidgy when you get it out of the oven but will set on cooling
when cooled a bit and getting more solid mark out pieces (if too squidgy just wait a bit longer)
if it is brown round edges try and take it out of tray (still on paper if squidgy) as the heat from tray will carry on cooking it.
eat with a cup of tea
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Thought I’d start playing at designing a CNC router, search around for tools to use for modeling. Google Sketchup (Windows/Mac only, so not great for me), Inkscape (2D only) and then I discovered Openscad.
OpenScad is a great toy, and pretty quickly you can get some amazing effects.
I’m just playing at it right now, learning more about CNC routers, but this process has given me more appreciation of the designs I’ve seen in my online travels for sure. It’s more complicated than it looks. Anyone who has built one of these and got it working deserves big respect.
So far I can only dream of completing one of these things in the flesh…
Inspired by all this skeleton building, when a servo arrived in the post, a friend and I couldn’t resist bolting it to the cardboard skull, from skeleton #1.
Then when I acquired a broken angle-poise table lamp I saw great potential…
See the short video here: Skull Video
Another family favorite.
- 40g Butter
- 150g Pudding Rice
- 150g Sugar
- 1.5 litres milk
Butter the inside of the slow cooker pot. Add ingredients. Stir. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours.
Very quick and easy. 20 mins all-in. Makes 15-20.
Oat cookies fresh from the oven. MMmmmmmm
Recipe follows after the break… Continue reading
So after the best part of a year of saying I’d share it… here is our family cookie recipe…
Perfection with chunks !
My second skeleton kit is called “Build Your Own Human Skeleton: Das menschliche Skelett zum Selberbauen (Taschen Specials)”. Taschen is the publisher I believe.
Shirley the skeleton. Isn't she cool ?
A line of shell-script helps me change all my image files from having an upper-case file extension to one which WordPress recognises:
for old in *.JPG; do mv $old `basename $old .JPG`.jpg; done
When our daughter said she had to learn about bones for her school science quiz team, I thought it would be a great opportunity to build ourselves a life-sized human skeleton.
I found two on the inter-web, and thought I’d get both to see which is the best…
First up is the subject of this post: “Make this life-size cut-out skeleton” by Osborne publishing.
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To help the Raspberry Pi project with ironing out any issues with their ordering process, I ordered a sticker from their web-shop.
It arrived today. Huraah !
Dutifully installed on my laptop case.