Monday, 25 August 2008

Scottish Rain

It's been raining in Scotland, which is actually kind of nice. I've started enjoying the rain. It sparks thought, and makes me want to curl up and read a book. It's that kind of place. Life is slower. Shops close by 5pm, and everyone goes home to be with their families. I just need to get myself some wellies and I'm ready for the rain! Enjoy these pics of the rain we've been having!

Friday, 8 August 2008

Recipe:: Peanut Butter Balls

I made Peanut Butter Balls this week! They are so YUMMY! This is an easy recipe and makes for a great dessert or yummy treat after dinner.

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Peanut Butter Balls

INGREDIENTS:3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.
Makes 15 servings