Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Kitchen Goddess

Well,
maybe not...
but I am the proud owner of three, newly aquired, vintage aprons:





I found them on ebay,
inspired to look after seeing all the gorgeous retro aprons that are being shown off in blogland right now,
and I bought them for a song.
They remind me of the aprons my mum, and the other ladies of the neighbourhood, used to wear when I was little.
I love the floral prints.







...and,
seeing as there is a domestic (ahem) flavour to this post,
I'm including a biscuit recipe of mine
(which, actually, is a sort of a Goddessy thing to do, isn't it?)

Kitchen Cupboard Crunchies
So named because the ingredients are very simple ~ the sort you have on hand in the pantry. If you put them in an airtight container, they'll keep for weeks.

Ingredients:

2 heaped cups rolled oats
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup flour
1/3 tsp vanilla essence
1 dessertspoon cocoa (you could substitute with hot chocolate powder)
1 tablespoon boiling water

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 degrees farenheit.)
Mix oats, sugar, flour and cocoa together.
Melt butter and dissolve soda in water.
Mix butter and water with flour mixture.
Add vanilla essence. (If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a little more boiling water.)
Put teaspoon sized heaps onto a greased oven tray.
Bake for ten minutes on the top shelf.
Makes approximately 25.



Cup of tea, anyone?

5 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

I really like the first apron!
Thanks for the recipe, i have a bit of a weakness for biscuits much to my waistline's despair!
How is your corchet bag coming along/

2paw said...

Oh you are a Kitchen Goddess!! Very nice aprons-I'm making another apron today!!
Thanks for the recipe, it looks very yummy, kind of chocolate ANZACS.
I am making a cup of tea right now!!

Peta said...

I am sure I have all of those things in my cupboard right now!!! Beautiful aprons. I love how the apron revival is a reclaiming of our feminine spirit, reveling in frills and flowers...

Laurah said...

Wow, that first apron is my favorite, but I like the angled pockets on the third one.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Oh, that green and pink rose fabric is to die for!! I'm sure you're going to love wearing the aprons. I have a small collection of aprons, too -- been thinking about hanging them up in my kitchen. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, too!