Smoko would have to be one of the best little meals of the day… right? No, just me? I love everything about smoko, a little too much if you catch my drift. I remember when I first arrived up in the NT to work as a Governess. Oh the food. It was something else. Surely I was on a feedlot not a cattle station. So much good food. A girl could become the size of a house if she wasn’t careful – thank god for Aerobics Oz Style is all I can say.
Anyway, lets chat about Sweet Smoko. Here at Chardy Central we prefer to have a hot savoury type smoko served with sweet stuff available on the side to pack or snack on. As I said previously, all stations are different.
Set aside a baking day and get cooking. Bake till your little heart is content. Fill up those biscuit, slice and cake containers ready for the busy week ahead. We don’t want those skinny, hungry little Jacks and Jills fading away now do we?
So, what shall we bake? So many options when it comes to sweet smoko… here are a few suggestions:
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You get the drift don’t you? So many options and so yummy! I really need to stay away from the kitchen because I have no willpower and …… all that food!!! There are 30 options to choose from in that list I have provided. If you stick to that alone you will be doing ok, should get you through the year.
Depending on how many people live on your station you really want to make sure you bake enough smoko to last the week. It also depends on what sort of people you have working for you each year. Do they have a sweet tooth, or are they savoury people? This will determine how much you bake. You will get a feel for what they like and don’t like. It will be trial and error in the beginning until you find your groove and this will change each year. One year you might have a whole crew who devour all the cakes and biscuits, the next year they might hardly touch it. You will figure it all out, don’t stress.
If you have a crew with a sweet tooth you are going to want to double, triple or quadruple the batches, depending on numbers. Remember, they are growing boys!
So what are my go to sweet smoko favourites? I get a little stuck in a rut and tend to bake the same old things over and over, but they are winners. They are the tried and tested favourites, that never seem to go to waste:
This is my go to Butter Cake Recipe. It is so yummy. My good friend – Sal – gave it to me, and Sal’s sister in law – “Manda” – gave it to her. So it is tried and tested. You can mix it up with different flavoured icing. Perfect for birthday cakes too. Just so yummy!
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Now it’s your turn. What are your go to sweet smoko suggestions? We would love to hear them. Feel free to share a recipe with us. Who doesn’t love a new recipe?!