School Fete Recipes

Although Annabelle is still too young to have any school fetes I’m definitely looking forward to the day we do. I always remember fetes being so much fun, and me coming home with a belly bulging full of homemade treats!

However, lots of busy mums I know just don’t have all the time in the world to whip up treats so here are a few of the quickest, easiest but most definitely yummo recipes to help you out at your next school fete!

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

These are a real favourite of mine. Every time I make these, they never last more than a few minutes, absolutely everyone loves them and the best part is out how quick and easy they are to make.

What you’ll need:
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup plain gluten-free flour (we used Orgran brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150g butter, melted

What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 4cm-deep, 20cm x 30cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.
  2. Sift flours, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl. Add sugar. Stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs and melted butter to flour mixture. Using a metal spoon, mix until just smooth.
  3. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with crumbs clinging.
  4. Remove from oven. Allow to cool in pan. Lift from pan. Cut into squares.

Caramel Popcorn Choc-Tops

Just the name makes me hungry!

What you'll need:
  • 1 x 100g pkt natural flavour microwave popcorn
  • 2 x 300g pkts soft caramels (such as Pascall Columbines)
  • 300g butter, chopped
  • 10 bought ice-cream cup cones
  • 200g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped
What to do:
  1. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Cook the popcorn in the microwave following packet directions. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place the caramels and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat.
  4. Divide the caramel popcorn among the cones and place on the lined tray. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
  5. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on Medium/500 watts/50%, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon, for 1 minute or until the chocolate melts and is smooth.
  6. Drizzle a little chocolate over the top of each cone. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes or until set. Serve.

Frog Cupcakes

These colourful little cupcakes are too cute, insanely yummy and a hit with the kids and adults alike.

What you'll need:
  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 375g (2 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 125mL (1/2 cup) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 300g (2 cups) icing sugar mixture
  • 2-3 drops of green liquid food colouring
  • 20 green fruit ring lollies, halved
  • 2 straps black liquorice, cut into 40 pieces
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line twenty 80mL (1/3 cup) capacity muffin pans with cases.
  2. Use an electric beater to beat butter and caster suger in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, until combined. Stir in flour, milk and half the vanilla until well combined.
  3. Divide mixture among prepared pans. bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese until soft. Gradually beat in the icing sugar. Beat in food colouring and remaining vanilla. Spread icing over cupcakes. Decorate with lollies and liquorice.

With treats as yummy as these be sure to make a few extra for yourself as they’ll be gone in a jiffy at your next fete!

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