Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Baking part 2...


Good morning everyone, hope you are having a nice and relaxing
Boxing Day - after a very busy day at my darling Mum's house yesterday we are taking things very easy - 2 out of the six of us are still snoring away in bed!

So thought I would make the most of it and get a bit of computer time in...

As promised I can now reveal what else I made as part of my cooking extravaganza recently as everyone has received their pressies.


Little shortcake shells stuffed full of a lovely, fudgy, caramel filling - so delicious!  They are cooked on the stove top using this device


A little ball of dough is put into each cavity, then the device (known as a thingy in this house) is snapped shut and put onto the stove top

 
 
This then makes little half-shells of shortcake
 
 


The sweet is a little delicacy from The Caucaus region, but is also well known in Russia and Eastern Europe.  My device was bought in a little shop in Manchester by my brother-in-law - these sweets are a great favourite with my husbands family.  Here is the box it came in


The manufacturer calls it a nut maker, but I prefer "thingy"!

Some more of the yumminess in close up


Not very many are left now...

I have decided to make a healthy veggie stew for today's meal, it is bubbling away in the slow cooker and filling the house with delicious smells! 

Have a wonderful day, Helenxx

 

10 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy! What a clever item

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  2. What a neat thingy! How do you make the center?

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. The centre is made from condensed milk boiled for a couple of hours in the tin until it becomes all fudgy - simply scrumptious!!

      Helenxx

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  3. Helen, they are so scrummylicious, you must give me the recipe..... Also thank you for reminding me of the gift in the fridge that we had 'forgotten' about. And thank you again for all the lovely presents you showered me & my family with, and the lovely card. Hope you manage to chill out completely now :)
    Sue Xxx

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  4. Oh wow you made these! i've tried them as they sell them in the shops here in Saudi. i had no idea of the origin. They're yummy! Glad you had a nice time with your family!
    xxx

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    1. Wow you get them in Saudi too - we always get them in Jordan where they are known as Halwa Shishaan.

      It was fun cooking recipes for my family and my inlaws!

      Helenxx

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  5. wow, wow, wow! I MUST find one of those wonderful 'thingies'!!
    BH x

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  6. Your thingie is very clever, Helen. I have never seen one and enjoyed learning about it. Thanks for posting. xx from Gracie

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  7. What a clever thingy, and the results look delicious!

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2013.

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