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  • And so it begins….

    IMAG0134So, after posting a few recipes and tweaking the site, which I’m sure isn’t going to stop anytime soon, I thought it was about time to write that scary first blog post. You sit there thinking, what do I write, will anybody actually read this, why am I actually doing this! Well, this site is a labour of love…the love of food and all things foodie. It’s not a business, it’s just something that seemed like the right thing to do. We are just a couple of rockers who love food and drink and thought this would be a great way to share it with the world and have some fun doing it. Really it’s just a way to justify spending money on food, drink, gadgets, gigs, films, an inordinate amount of recipe books and spending waaaaayyyy too much time watching the food network! Ya know when you’re out and see a gadget or a new book or a new ingredient and need a way to justify it…. well this is our way. We work hard and endeavour to play hard. So this site will be a collection of recipes, photographs, reviews of cool stuff both food and media and just a record of our journey.

    The journey began when a couple of people went for coffee at Starbucks, became friends and then through time, food and circumstances ended up living with 2 aging stoopids (our dogs) and finding a mutual love of food and music! He’s the rocker and I’m the foodie who has now discovered the hidden rock chick! The stoopids are keen to share our love of food as they are the official clean up committee and they hoover up whatever has been dropped in the kitchen or by the table and they are the regular grocery bag inspectors when as soon as the grocery bags are put on the floor in the kitchen they have a sniff and automatically find the bag with the Bonios or Jumbones in! However they are not really fans of the loud Saturday night rock sessions. Motley Crue Carnival of Sins on the surround sound invokes them curling up under a blanket on their chairs with a look of disdain and “get me a Bonio when you grab your next beer!”

    I’ve always loved food, my mum was a great cook but not adventurous one because of a dad who was MR Meat and Two Veg. I love cooking for people, nothing seems to bring people together than a great meal. It’s my way of taking care of my friends and family. And when I go on a baking spree, both his and my co-workers reap the benefits!!! He’s getting more and more adventurous with food and is becoming quite the kick ass cook. He won me over with his cottage pie. I’d never tell my mum to her face but it’s better than hers! Now if I could only get him to share my love of cheese!!!

    So this site will share with you, recipes..ones we love, ones we’ve tried, ones that have been shared with us…reviews…kitchen gadgets….big and small….books, films tv shows, gigs…photographs, both foodie and whatever we find cool and just stuff. So come along for the ride and crank up the music!

  • Maltesers Fudge

    1 large bag of Maltesers
    1 small bag of Maltesers (this ones for the chef!)
    350g granulated sugar
    25 g butter
    175ml evaporated milk
    300 g milk chocolate
    50 g white chocolate buttons

    Line a baking tray of about 7″ x 7″ with parchment
    Get a heavy saucepan heat sugar, butter and evaporated milk stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved.
    Increase heat and stir continuously until it boils. Once we’ve hit the boil reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minute precisely, yes set a timer. You don’t want to burn it!
    After the timer has binged add the milk chocolate…broken up into bits and all 300 g of it…no you can’t steal any, you won’t need to as you have the small bag of Maltesers for this purpose! Add about 1/3 to 1/2 of the large bag of Maltesers to the mix and stir until the chocolate has melted
    Pour into baking tin sharpish as it will thicken quickly. If its not spreading evenly enough tap the tin on the counter and it will encourage it to spread evenly.
    To finish it sprinkle your white chocolate buttons and the rest of the Maltesers evenly on the top.
    Chill the tray for at least 2 hours, longer if you can stay away from it.
    Might be good to go out so you can’t get to it.
    When chilled completely cut into squares and enjoy with a glass of ice cold milk!