Snap is the yummiest thing I have eaten all year and we have all gone mad for it. I haven’t made anything else in months.

Saladas (approximately half a packet). Saladas are a dry, slightly salty biscuit, about the size of a slice of bread. They are serrated and can be broken into four pieces.

1 Cup brown sugar

250gm butter

1 teaspoon vanilla essence


200gm milk chocolate melts (I like Nestle)

200gm dark chocolate melts (again, stick with Nestle)

More salt

Line a large slice tray with baking paper. If you don’t have baking paper, don’t even think about making this recipe, as it is so sticky the washing up will put you off making it ever again.

Line the tray with Salada biscuits. Break them to fill the bottom of the tray as best they can.

Put the butter and brown sugar into a saucepan and melt, then bring to a simmer. Simmer for about five minutes, stirring the entire time.

Stir in vanilla essence, then pour and smooth the toffee over the Saladas. Sprinkle salt over the top of the toffee.

Bake in the over at 170 degrees Ceslius for about 15 minutes. Keep checking the mixture in case the toffee starts to burn (take it out of the oven before this happens. This is similar to my dad’s advice when he was teaching me to drive a car, “Stop before the bang.”)

Spread a combination of dark and milk chocolate melts over the top of the toffee, then smear it around evenly to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle more salt over the top of the chocolate and leave to set in the fridge, before breaking it up into pieces.

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Roast Beef


He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers loves Roast Beef, but hates mushrooms. For a long time this created a dilemma, because I had not told him that his favourite type of Roast Beef is made using a tin of mushroom soup. Did I feel bad about lying to him? No. The difficulty has been in hiding the empty mushroom soup tins from him all of this time.

I eventually owned up to the mushroom soup lie, but only because I had to. Surprisingly, in a great example of mind-over-matter, He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers has continued to eat Roast Beef without further comment.

1 kg roasting beef

1 packet French Onion soup mix

420gm tin mushroom soup ( I like Campbells brand)

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Lay several large pieces of aluminium foil crossways in the bottom of a deep oven tray. Place the beef in the foil.

Mix the French Onion soup mix with the mushroom soup and pour over the beef.

Wrap the foil around the beef  and seal tightly, then bake for approximately one hour.


Work Cats

work cats

The work cats are feral and live under a building which is about to be demolished.

Somebody managed to capture the kitten and took it home in order to make a pet of it, but it ran away and came back to live under the condemned building with its mother.