Saturday, 8 January 2011

Chocolate Crunch!

I won't be signing in tomorrow, as I'll be busy helping youngest son prepare for his return to university.  We are having a very happy, busy Saturday here.  The sun has been shining and I've pegged shirts and pillowcases outside on the washing line for the first time this year.  They smell heavenly. 

We had a big fry-up for lunch - bacon, sausages, eggs, beans, toast, the whole works!  Five of us ate together, DH and I, both sons and DH's sister, it was a lovely family feast around the table.  Then I baked a batch of Chocolate Crunches for my son to take back to uni with him.  In fact, he always take a boxfull with him, I think his housemates would be disappointed if he didn't now!

I've had this Chocolate Crunch recipe for many years.  They are quick, easy and inexpensive to bake, and everybody loves them.

Chocolate Crunch



Ingredients:

10 ozs margarine
10ozs sugar
14 ozs flour
1 oz cocoa
A splash of good vanilla essence

Method:

1.  Melt margarine gently in a saucepan and add vanilla essence.




2.  Mix the sugar, cocoa and flour in a large bowl and add the melted margarine.







The big, muscly hands in this pic belong to youngest son, they're not mine!  He's my kitchen assistant when he's at home!

At this stage, the mixture tastes gorgeous, irresistable, as you can see!




3.  Press into a greased swiss roll tin about half an inch thick.

4.  Brush the top with water and sprinkle with sugar.




5.  Bake at Gas Mark 4, 180C or 360F for 20 minutes.

6.  Cut into squares while warm, but leave to cool in the tin.



As soon as they are cool, they can be easily boxed up and taken anywhere.



I often increase the quantities stated, today I have increased all the ingredients by 50% to ensure there will be plenty to go around the whole houseful of hungry students!

Do try this recipe, it's so simple, and yet everyone will think you are so clever! 

Here are some Restful Thoughts for you to think about tomorrow, while I am away from blogland. 

"If you know the love of Jesus - as the deer pants for streams of water (Psalm 42) - so you will pant for deeper draughts of His love.  Absence from Christ is hell; but the presence of Jesus is heaven.  Rest not then content without an increasing acquaintance with Jesus.  Seek to know more of Him in His divine nature, in His human relationship, in His finished work, in His death, in His resurrection, in His present, glorious intercession, and in His future, royal advent.  Abide hard by the cross, and search the mystery of His wounds.  An increase of love to Jesus, and a more perfect apprehension of His love to us is one of the best tests of growth in grace."  (C. H. Spurgeon)

II Peter 3:18 "Grow in the grace and knowlege of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"

If you love to read Spurgeon too, you can go here to read more like this every day.

I love Spurgeon's writings, and as two of my loved ones are members of a church he planted, I feel practically related to him!

Enjoy your weekend my friend.

5 comments:

♥ Tina said...

Looks yummy, love the pic of your son, mine would do that too!

Wonderful Spurgeon quote too, thanks. x

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jayne! I liked what you said to Tina over at her blog. Wise.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

mmmmmmm yummy!

good quote too

wishing you a lovely week

millie xxx

Anonymous said...

great recipe thanks!

Luke said...

Goodness me, they were popular with my housemates - can I put another order in?
x

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