A sure-fire winner with everyone (especially me on My Birthday… yes, it’s my birthday today!)!
- 1/2 pat butter (butter/margarine mixture)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 dessert-spoon drinking chocolate powder
Meltall the above ingredients down in a large saucepan, on the lowest heat possible. SUGGESTION: Towards the end of melting time, try adding Maltesers!
- about 3/4 large packet of digestive biscuits
Bash them up, and stir in until liquid is no longer sticking to the sides.
Butter a medium sized baking/roasting tray (any shape), and throw the mixture in. Flatten with the back of a spoon.
- A 200g bar of FAIR TRADE milk chocolate (or more if you wish).
Melt it for a couple of minutes (max) in the microwave, and spread over the top.
Allow the chocolate to set (it can be placed in the freezer if you wish it to take less time!)
The cake is then ready to eat: Beware, it’s very rich!
This recipe is great for any occasion, it is quick to thrown together, and is not too expensive! You can experiment with other than digestives. I’ve tried Rich Tea biscuits, and my mother likes muesli. We have also tried the added ingredient of Maltesers – that works pretty well. Tell me your ideas.
e=mc2: Elation = Munching x Chocolate 2 !!!!!
- Large ripe FAIR TRADE bananas x 3 (When mashed, there should be 12 fl oz.)
- 375g Plain flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 eggs
- 125ml Vegetable Oil
- 200g Granulated sugar (unrefined)
- 100g Soft brown sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Flavouring
- Tbsp Lemon Juice
Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4).
Take 2 loaf tins, or a couple of bun tins and wipe with butter, then sprinkle with flour. (Or line with foil)
Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until just mixed. Add the oil, sugars, vanilla, lemon juice, and mashed bananas.
Pour three-quarters of the banana mixture into the well in the flour, and stir with a rubber spatula.
Gradually draw in the dry ingredients, adding the remaining banana mixture, and stirring to make a smooth batter.
TAKE CARE: Do not overstir the batter or the bread will be heavy.
Spoon the batter into the prepared tins. The tins should be about half full.
Bake the loaves in the heated oven until the loaves start to shrink from the sides of the tins and a metal skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 40-60 minutes.
Let the loaves cool, then you can eat!
The supermarkets are now stocking more and more Organic, Fair Trade and Local items. Fair trade items include coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, geobars. Keep your eyes peeled for other items! Also look at buying items locally at Farmers Markets (Hampshire) or through Organic Doorstop Delivery Schemes, including:
Check Big Barn for local producers.
““I didn’t feel that there was a huge amount of clothes out there that are Fair Trade and organic and it’s so great to give people the choice to wear something that makes the world a better place, to wear clothing that does some good. Clothes are fabulous and can transform the way someone feels about themselves and you can transform someone’s life at the same time, which is a pretty amazing thing to do.” said Emma.”
Emma Watson, better known as Hermione Grainger in the Harry Potter films, acted as a creative advisor, indicating that she found there weren’t enough ethical options for the under 25s. As we’ve always said, we’ll eat, drink and wear Fair Trade… but it has to be something we want, it can’t just be about charity!
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