Admittedly some outdoor days are not as much fun as others, especially if it is very wet or cold but so far, this school year we haven't had to abandon the idea of the fire because of too much rain.
Today, however was a perfect day for bring outside, it was dry & not too cold if a little cloudy. We didn't have a chance to glimpse the partial eclipse but it was a bit surreal for 10 minutes as it got quite dark.
I love getting cooking ideas from the Internet & so far we've discovered chocolate stuffed bananas, ice cones with chocolate, marshmallows & fruit & apples with butter but I think today we found our favourite treat ever - toasted tea cakes!
I had seen them on Mud Pie's page just before Christmas & was determined to try them but then forgot about it until I saw them on offer in a local supermarket a few weeks ago. I contacted Mandy over at Mud Pies to ask her how exactly she cooked them. Weirdly enough, she had just cooked them again that very same day & was able to share some great photos & tips with me.
We had some hot chocolate first while the fire was blazing & then waited until the flames had died down & placed 7-10 tea cakes at a time in the embers. Mandy had advised leaving them in for 30 seconds so the children had fun continue to 10 a few times! When we lifted them out it was so easy to just open the foil & give the children a spoon to dive in & enjoy.
As one boy said 'That was the best idea ever'! and I'd have to agree, so simple & yet so delicious. This is definitely one we'll be doing again.