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Morning Tea

Serena2 Comments
Morning Tea

Every Monday we have a team meeting at work and we take it in turns to provide morning tea.  It is always a challenge to provide food that everyone eats, it turns out that there are always more than one person at a diet on any given week.  To make sure everyone can have something to eat I always chop up some fresh fruit to be placed beside my treats.  Today was my day so  I cut up rockmelon and oranges and served the fruit alongside a caramel fruit slice and some mini lemon & yoghurt cakes.  Both were well received and I was asked for the recipes so here they are! 

Fruit Slice - kindly provided by Stephanie Alexander to www.essentialkids.com.au

125g butter

1 cup of brown sugar - loosely packed

1 egg, lightly beaten

125g sultanas

100g dried cranberries

150g self raising flour

Melt butter, add brown sugar and stir over low heat until it has dissolved.  Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.  Stir in egg, then add fruit and flour.  Mix well then put in a lined 28cm x 18cm tray and bake for 20-22 minutes.  Try and get it out when it is slightly soft which will make the slice nice and chewy.  Cool before slicing.

 

 

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Mini Lemon & Yoghurt Cakes 

60g butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 tbsp. lemon zest, finely grated

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup greek yoghurt

1/4 cup lemon juice

Beat butter, sugar and lemon zest together until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and beat for 2 minutes.  Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, then stir through the yoghurt and lemon juice.  Cook in a non stick mini muffin tray for about 20mins in a 180c oven.  Dust with icing sugar prior to serving.

 

 

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I am lucky enough to have a huge lemon tree in the backyard which at present is providing us with a never ending supply of lovely organic lemons.  This made the mini cakes all the more special! 

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So tell me, what is your favourite morning tea treat?   

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