Thursday, 7 February 2013

Almond Butter Biscuits

This week has brought many changes to Homemade Heaven life. I am starting on a new career path at the end of this month, which after 15 years at the same company, is daunting to say the least. 

I have been very busy on social media, researching and putting together business plans, before we launch my new business. All this besides finishing off my current job.

Staying normal at home is hot work, Cape Town has had a 2 week heat wave, so keeping it cool physically and emotionally is almost a full time job in its self.

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts.They are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients, said to protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. They also build strong bones and teeth. Still trying to find if they can calm my nerves though.

All that aside, these biscuits taste very good indeed and are wonderfully crispy and nutty. The almond flavour comes through as nutty and not like marzipan. My little grandson loves them too - his endorsement is "more", which means "don't think only one is going to work for me Granny!".

Almond Butter Biscuits

125g Soft Butter
125g Almond Butter
100g Sugar
1 egg
5ml Vanilla Essence or Extract
170g Flour
50g Cornflour
>50g Chopped Almonds
3ml Bi-Carb
3ml Baking Powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease 2 baking sheets.
Beat the butter, almond butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add the egg and the vanilla.
Sift in the flours, bi-carb and baking powder. Mix well.
Stir in the chopped almonds.
Roll into walnut sized balls and place on the sheet. Flatten with your fingers.
These biscuits do spread a little, so don't place them too close together.
Bake for 12 - 15mins until they are golden brown on the edges.

Almond Butter Biscuits

Monday, 4 February 2013


The weekend after I arrived home from travelling round the world, I spent enjoying the beauty of the Western Cape at Rivierzicht River Resort.

There are so many words that I could use to describe this peaceful piece of heaven on the Breede River, but nothing will prepare you. Visit their website here

I'll share my photo's from the weekend, they speak for themselves.

"Rivierzicht Resort is situated right next to the Breede River.  Our river resort offers two double and two single bedroom self catering cabins, 8 bush camp tents & 15 camping sites on the Breede River, you will find a lapa with braai facilities that invites you to join in the friendship fires of the evening.

Treat yourself to the luxury of camping in style and you'll find the Breede River best suited for enjoying fishing, canoeing,  bird-watching, swimming and hiking or horse-riding in the area"

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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