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Welcome to my crafty world! I am proud mum to three gorgeous kids, a wife to a supportive husband, and a self confessed craft addict. I am continually inspired to create and would love to share this journey with you. My current obsession is crochet and spinning. I can be contacted at maudeandme@bigpond.com

Sunday, 29 May 2011

An Oasis

If you have been to Manly at any time -busy,busy,busy. So The Q Station Retreat is like an oasis amongst it all. And this is where we spent our weekend. It is set in the National Park ,steeped in natural beauty, serenity and a fascinating history.

This is down at it's private warf, looking back at the Boiler House(now a restaurant) on the left and the (now ) visitor centre on the right. Up on the hill is the Old Hospital.

And this is one of the accommodation blocks in the background.
This is great place to stay to get away from it all.

And  the recipe for the easy peasy chocolate fudge from "The Good Taste Collection - Chocolate" by Anneka Manning

1 x 395g sweetened condensed milk

255g(1 1/4 cups) brown sugar

125g butter, cubed

2 tbs liquid glucose ("Queens" is available in supermarket and is corn based- which means gluten free for me))

200g good quality dark cooking choc( I choose a gluten -free chocolate e.g Cadbury), chopped

1. Brush a square 18cm pan with the butter, line with baking paper -(I don't bother with the butter part)

2. Place the condensed milk, sugar, butter, and glucose in a large heatproof microwave safe bowl. Cook, uncovered, on medium heat for approximately 8-10 mins , BUT check and whisk every 2 mins, until the mixture is thick, golden and bubbling.

3. Set aside for 1-2 mins or until bubbles subside. Add chocolate and use a wooden spoon to stir until smooth. Pour immediately into prepared pan.

4.Cool to room temperature, then set in fridge overnight. Cut into small pieces.Store in fridge

And try not to eat it all yourself! Great as a gift.

1 comment:

  1. JEALOUS!!! That looks like such a beautiful spot Trudi. I think I need a break away like that!


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