Entry 9: An insightful treat

Hello again folks!

I’m going to share a little something about myself this week – I’m not a very connected person. I’m not on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or anything like that. It sounds odd but I just find them rather impersonal. Comments about yourself and pictures of the things you’ve done just get lost in the mad scramble for Likes, friends and followers. When I saw that WordPress had something similar, I was a little daunted by it. Would the posts I make just become a spamming ground for other people to say “Hey, come visit my blog, it’s awesome!”?

There’s been a few posts like that but there’s also been some very worthwhile links as well. One of which was from a young woman that runs a blog called “A Small Insight” and it seems we both have an interest in messing around in kitchens. Her feelings on koalas are unrecorded at this time.

There’s a lot of very tasty looking recipes on her blog and one of them caught my eye – Mars Bar Cake. About a year ago, I attempted to make something like this for my gaming group but forget the recipe. When I tried it again recently, the cereal and Mars Bars all got stuck together in some kind of giant cereal ball of doom. This time though, I’ve got a recipe on my side:

http://asmallinsight.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/mars-bar-cake/

As usual, lets have the ingredient photo:

The Koala is hoping for a career as a cereal mascot.

The Koala is hoping for a career as a cereal mascot.

It was very nice to avoid endlessly searching for unusual ingredients this week. I think the oddest thing was probably the golden syrup and I’m pretty sure I can find plenty of ways to use the rest of it up in future. There wasn’t much preparation needed for this one – just heating up a pan of water and popping a mixing bowl over the top. While that was warming up, started chopping up the butter and Mars Bars.

Hang on - shouldn't there be 3 Mars Bars for this...?

Hang on – shouldn’t there be 3 Mars Bars for this…?

It didn’t take long to track down the culprit:

How did he manage to climb so quickly with a Mars Bar in one hand and a didgeridoo in the other?

How did he manage to climb so quickly with a Mars Bar in one hand and a didgeridoo in the other?

Once the butter, Mars Bars and syrup were ready, it was a just a matter of adding the Rice Krispies and leaving them to set:

"Needs more chocolate."

“Needs more chocolate.”

A quick wash of the mixing bowl and the chocolate suffered the same fate as the Mars Bars before being divided up:

"So you're taking these two in for your workmates and we keep the rest, right?"

“So you’re taking these two in for your workmates and we keep the rest, right?”

The Mars Bar cakes went down extremely well with my colleagues at work and tasted fine to me as well. Compared to some of our previous cooking adventures, this particular one is so easy it almost seems like cheating. But if we’re going to finish on a small insight, this recipe has reminded me that something doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good!

(A big thank you and many hugs to Lucy for the recipe – I might have to “borrow” some more of her recipes in future!)

 

One response to “Entry 9: An insightful treat

  1. Thank you for trying one of my recipes, I’m truly honoured that you have xx
    It is also always nice to hear how others have got on when doing so and I’m so glad that it worked out for you, especially with your work colleagues 🙂
    As far as Koala’s are concerned, I am partial to the odd cute Koala, but couldn’t eat a whole one!! :p x

    Lucy x

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