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We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Banana muffins and play dough

When we go in to the shop, the hatchlings cheep, 'Can we buy bananas, pleeeease?', and who can blame them. Bright yellow fruity smiles.

We bring yet another large bunch, or three or four bunches, because each hatchling felt they had chosen the best bunch, home, and there they sit.

'Anyone want a banana?'


To remedy this, we eat a lot of banana muffins.

All hatchlings love muffins. It is known.

Not to mention how awesome it is to come in out of the wind to coffee and a fresh muffin.

Banana muffin recipe

1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarb of soda)
2 tsp baking powder
3 - 4 bananas, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Mix wet ingredients until smooth.

2. Add dry ingredients and beat together.

3. Spoon into muffin cases and bake at 180/ 350 for 15'ish minutes. 
(Depending on your oven's temperament and personality.)

It is a fairly windy and chilly sort of day out there today, so we are preparing for a day indoors.

Time to make up some play dough. 

Anyone need a recipe for this stuff?

I wouldn't bother buying it, as it costs pennies to make.


1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
1tbs oil
1tbs cream of tartar
food colouring

Mix all ingredients over medium heat for about 2 minutes after it starts to simmer. When it clumps together, it is done. 

The hatchlings are hard at work,

making duck biscuits,


building caterpillars,

and the best part is, it all cleans up in hot water. 

No more ruined carpets!


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