Mum’s Birthday, part 1

This year it was just Mum and I for her birthday.  We had just been to the funeral of a close friend the day before so neither of us was in the mood for a crazy night on the town.

So this is what we had


I wanted to make something frozen mudslide like but mum’s not too keen on chocolate so I made a frozen drink more to her taste using20160709_201254

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part kahlua
  • 1 part amaretto
  • 2 parts double cream

This all went into the blender with a handful of ice. Delicious!

Mummy Mudslide…although I suspect someone has already named this drink


My big sister travels to South Africa quite regularly and usually brings back all sorts of breakfast rusks, buttermilk, seedy fruity rusks. Now, if you’ve never tried these before, you’d be tempted to throw one in your mouth like you would with a normal biccy. Do that and you’ll end up at the dentist with half your teeth in your hands! No,  these rusks are for dunking in your tea/coffee.

After much pestering I finally managed to get a tried and tested recipe from  friend of hers from work on the condition that I don’t blog the recipe. Apparently the South Africans are very protective of their family rusk recipes! So sorry, you get a picture instead.

South African breakfast rusks

The process is much like making biscotti so while they’re not much to look at, they taste amazing.


Next time, birthday cake!

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Mum’s Birthday, part 1

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