Making Raw Koala Treats! August 24

Today we spent the rainy afternoon making Raw Koala Treats!

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First we made Cookie Dough balls…

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Then we coated them in chocolate…

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Then we decorated them to look (kind of) like Koalas, as well as some other shapes and decorations.

Here is the recipe to try it yourself at home:

Cookie dough balls

1/2 cup softened coconut oil
1/2 cup rice syrup
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups almond meal
pinch sea salt
pinch baking soda

Melted chocolate

3 cups dark chocolate pieces
2 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 Tablespoon rice syrup

Koala decorations

Desiccated coconut
Pink marshmallows
Silver balls
Writing icing
Any other decorations you fancy!
For the cookie dough:

Whisk together the coconut oil, rice syrup, sugar and vanilla, until it’s well combined and fluffy.
Mix in the almond flour, salt and baking soda.
Roll small pieces (about a teaspoon) of dough into balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Put them in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up, which will make dipping them in the chocolate easier.

For the chocolate: 

Melt all the ingredients in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and whisk together until smooth and well combined. Using a toothpick, dip each ball into the chocolate and then place back on the tray. (You can either leave the toothpick in or take it out after you’ve dipped it in chocolate).

For the Koala decorations:

Decorate the balls like Koalas! For example, cover the chocolate with coconut for the fur, use pink marshmallows for the ears, silver balls and/or writing icing for the eyes, nose and mouth. Or get creative and decorate however you like!

Put the koalas in the freezer until the chocolate is set, then eat them all!

 

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Aussie Cooking! July 20

Today we baked some Australian cookies, ANZAC Biscuits. These tasty treats are very quick and easy to make, so we baked two batches of cookies!

Aya and Sua decided to get creative with their biscuits by sprinkling the mixture with ground coffee and then cooking them in the sandwich press… They insist that the biscuits were just as delicious with this method of cooking!

The rest of the cookies were baked in the oven and came out perfectly. Needless to say, there are no cookies left!

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Here is the recipe to try at home:

 

ANZAC BISCUITS

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

2/3 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup desiccated coconut

1/3 cup golden syrup

125g butter

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

2 tablespoons hot water

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  1. Place the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.
  1. Cook the golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until melted.
  1. Combine the bicarb soda with the water and add to the butter mixture.
  1. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well to combine.
  1. Place a large spoonful of the mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper and flatten to 7cm rounds, allowing room to spread.
  1. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until deep golden in colour.
  1. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  1. EAT THEM ALL!  🙂

 

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.