In our Park this month.
Now the main holidays are over things are quietening down in the park. The leaves are turning glorious colours and dropping from the trees carpeting the ground and the weather is gradually turning cooler. However, the Queens Birthday long weekend is only a few short weeks away. Book now so you are not disappointed. If you are bringing your own van or tent remember to pack warm bedding and clothing. There are all sort of places to see and markets to attend around the district. You will have a great time exploring.
We are still waiting for council approval for our camp kitchen to be built. Hopefully it will be approved shortly so we can get it built, up and running. It will make cooking meals a great deal easier.
Maintenance of the park is carried out during the cooler months of the year when we have a chance to catch up on drain improvements, weeding and care of native plants, birds etc so that by the time Spring and the warmer weather arrives we are ready for the influx of eager campers.
In and Around the Daylesford Area
Daylesford Regional Information Visitor Information Centre can be found at the top of the town at 98 Vincent Street, Daylesford. ph 1800 454 891 You are always welcome to drop in and collect brochures and information about what is on in the region during your visit.
More information can be obtained from www.travelvictoria.com.au/daylesford/ There is also further information at www.daylesforddelights.com/daylesford-visitors-information.html
For those who love to Craft
Bendigo Woollen Mills is only 74 kms from Daylesford. www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au for further details.
Tylden Junction Hotel contains a wool store, retro cafe where meals and coffee are obtainable and comfy chairs and couches are available to swoon on with your knitting or crochet near an open fire. www.tyldenjunction.com.au Open Wednesday to Sundays 9am- 4pm. 43 Trentham Rd, Tylden.
Millrose Quilting and Gallery. This place has to be seen to be believed, so big with so much to choose from at 92 Ingliss St, Ballan VIC 3342. Just down the road from Daylesford. www.millrosecottage.com.au/quilting.
Flourless Chocolate Brownies
This recipe is suitable for Diabetics and those on sugar free diets, it is also Gluten free. However, it is not suitable for those who have nut allergies. Each brownie is loaded with calories so eat sparingly and enjoy every bite. This recipe can also be made using sugar instead of Xylitol or Erythritol but it is then no longer suitable for diabetics or those on sugar free diets.
200g unsalted butter, softened
5 eggs, lightly beaten
100g dark 85% chocolate chopped
100g dark 85% chocolate melted and cooled
1 2/3 cups almond meal
1 cup xylitol, or, 1 1/4 cups Erythritol ( naturallysweet.com.au)
1/2 cup cocoa
200g dark chocolate 85%, chopped, extra
1/2 teas salt
For a decadent chocolate glaze that is over the top! (optional)
100ml pure cream
150gm dark chocolate 85%, roughly chopped
2 Tbls Sukrin Gold (https://sukrin.com.au). This is a brown sugar replacement.
25g unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease a 20 x 30cm lamington pan and line with Baking Paper.
2. Combine butter, beaten eggs, chopped chocolate, melted chocolate, almond meal, xylitol, cocoa and salt in a bowl. Mix well. Spread half the batter into a prepared pan, then press in the extra chocolate. Cover with remaining batter and smooth using a spatula.
3. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is beginning to crack and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with a few crumbs. Cool
4. For the optional chocolate glaze, place 100ml pure cream, 150g chopped dark chocolate 85%, Sukrin Gold and unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat. stir occasionally, until chocolate has melted and glaze is smooth and glossy. Drizzle over brownies and serve.
Tip- Store unglazed, cut brownies wrapped in foil and plastic inside an airtight container in the freezer (xylitol and erythritol do not have the keeping properties of sugar).