Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Reno After Images

Hi everyone, hope your having a great week. Last week I promised a photo of our kitchen as it looks today. I'm no photographer, and I did find our kitchen hard to photograph because of its galley style, anyway here are some after images:-

Yes, I usually have some form of baking in my kitchen - this is not a set-up! If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that my mother's chocolate slice is usually under the glass dome. My mother often bakes it for me (spoiled I know) but sometimes (when the cravings strike) I do bake it myself.

The artwork on the wall is one of my hearts.

If you missed the before images and want to check them out, you can see them here.

The image below is of my laundry - we replaced the bench top with the same stone as in the kitchen. We still have to get rid of the yellow cupboards (they matched the original kitchen colour) and re-tile the splashback ...... many jobs to do!

Lastly, I just thought I would share my mother's chocolate slice recipe as its a great winter one:-

For Chocolate Coconut Slice you will need:-
4 rounded tablespoons of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/4 coconut
1/2 cup of sultanas
1 cup of flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of cocoa (big ones - I usually put in 3!)
optional - but oh so good - 1 handful of roughly chopped cooking chocolate
1 tablespoon of milk

Then: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg beaten in the milk, then add all the dry ingredients and mix. Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees) for about 30 mins - I find that in my fan forced it is done in 20 mins.
Icing:- just do your favourite - we do 1 cup icing sugar; 2 big tbspns cocoa; 2 tbspns butter; small amount of water

Hope you enjoy this one. Have a great day. Michelle

p.s. I will be announcing my giveaway tomorrow so please pop back in and say hi!


  1. gorgeous kitchen the splashback. think i'll have a go at your mum's slice - i absolutely love baking! thanks.
    Have a great day.
    Rebecca x

  2. You know I have saved that recipe for future times of baking madness...I am very sporadic but when I start I do a full 3 course meal.....
    I have also saved your kitchen to file...its such a smart and simple design but still so stylish....very well done....

  3. Your kitchen looks fantastic and that slice looks very yummy. Will definately try it, it will disappear around here in a flash!!

  4. You have a beautiful home & that recepie looks delicious..good baking weather down here & good weather for eating up chocolate slice!

  5. Your kitchen is lovely Michelle and you are lucky that you have homemade goodies to enjoy! So tempting right when I have just committed to being good! xx

  6. Love the kitchen and the looks of that chocolate slice.... very tempting in winter! Your laundry looks great too, I really like the hint of green accents. Nice job!

  7. I LUUUUUUUUUUUUVE your kitchen, it is stunning and the bi-folds which open behind the bench is sooo cool. Thanks for your mum's choco slice recipe sounds sooo Yum. I'm going to save it into my recipe file.
    Have a lovely day Michelle!

  8. Your kitchen looks great and the slice sounds divine I will definitely be trying it. xx

  9. Your kitchen is gorgeous. Lovely, modern and sleek. A great renovation.xx

  10. Really nice kitchen and laundry. I'm a fan of all-white kitchens and will be doing the same with ours. The yellow cabinetry is a fun, bright addition too! Jane (the girl in the brick house)

  11. My mouth is watering! I love recipes that come from people rather than books. You know they must be good or otherwise people wouldn't pass them on. Thank you Michelle!
    X Briohny.

  12. wow kitchen looks amazing......i love then openess very very cool lisa xox

  13. Stunning!! Can I move in please? ;)

  14. Oh Michelle, it's beautiful! I am sure you are loving the after and will have a lot of fun putting many projects on your countertops. It must be nice to have a sweet momma to bring over such delicious treats! I will be adding this recipe to my collection. This may be a silly question, but what is sultanas?

  15. Michelle I love the images of your kitchen very clean and classic. Would love to enter your giveaway. Now better right that recipe down. Sandy x

  16. you're posting recipes annnnnnnd you have a keep calm and carry on poster in your kitchen...just perfect!

  17. Oh my gosh it must be so tempting to have that delicious slice under a dome where it beckons constantly! I can't wait to try your Mum's recipe. It looks great - as does your lovely kitchen.

  18. love the reno's - if you are ever after someone to do your kitchen/joinery visit our website - we are in Brissie...

    Look forward to seeing more of your projects...

    Love you blog :)


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