July 25, 2010

Hawks Nest

After a very painful week of work, the Log and I decided to spend a relaxing weekend away at Hawks Nest with the lovely Poodle & her Boofa. We left early on Sat morning, so there was no time for brekkie, instead we stopped at the only rest point along the F3 and had brunch. I know, nutrieous stuff .. but it was oh so good!

Bacon & Egg Sandwich x 2, Fillet O Fish Burger, 6 pack Nuggets, large ice coffee & a Maltesers sundae.

After a couple of wrong turn offs we finally arrived and met the dynamic duo in all their riding gear glory.

Some hot stuff there hey! ;) Whilst at the shops, we picked up some supplies. The girls were of course responsible for dinner, so the Poodle & I decided on something simple and what better than Chicken Fajitas!

For dessert... a winter warmer favourite of mine, Apple Crumble.

See below for recipe x

The next day, we went for a drive... here are some of the beautiful places and things we saw.

Hawks Nest Beach

The Log's photography skills (yeah I know, mines totally better)

That was totally part of the beach...wasn't me at all...

I was so excited because I actually got to collect some seashells! In Sydney, about the only thing you can collect is random rubbish or cigarette butts!

HAHA cute little seagull stretching its legs... or in my mind ...dancing ...

Hole in the wall

It started to get a little cloudy by the time we got there, but it was still such a beautiful sight.

How cute is this fat little ball of feathery fluff! When you look at the bird front on, the colours on its face sorta looks like a pansy flower.

More seashells....

The Log ... ♪ "He's walking away, from the trouble (me) in his life..." ♪

Tea Gardens

The sun decided to come out and play again when we arrived at Tea Gardens...In the background you can see the Singing Bridge which crosses over to Hawks Nest. On this side of the bridge there were cute little cafes and shops along the waters edge. On the other side, I saw some oyster farms.

Lots of Mr Percivals.

Apple Crumble

Apple base
1 kg green apples (Granny Smiths are best)
100g sugar
1tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp water

Crumble (this is a double quantity of crumble because I absolutely adore extra crumble so if your not as keen as I am just halve the recipe)
160g unsalted butter
320g plain flour
60g caster sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 180oC.

Peel and core all apples and cut into bite sized square pieces. Place into a baking dish and add all other ingredients. Mix it around so that all the apples are coated with the sugary water.

Measure the flour into a bowl and then rub in the butter so that it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir through the sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the apples making sure that it covers all the apples.

Bake for 45 mins - 1 hour until the crumble is nice and golden brown and you see a thick sauce bubble away at the edges.

Serve with some vanilla icecream or just cream.

Bon App├ętit

Tip: This recipe is very versatile, you can try it with other fruits such as peaches & pears or you can add an extra 150g rhubarb to the apples for an even more tart flavour. Whatever you choose, it's great because it's such a quick and easy dessert and a sure crowd pleaser.

We had such a fabuluous time, it was so nice to get out of the city and to some place different. Thanks Poods & Boofa for hosting x


  1. Yumm, nothing beats a good apple crumble in the middle of winter. I want a malteser sundae now!

  2. nawww i want to go to the beach now! and make sandcastles! and surf! damn this winter

  3. Ooh, I went up (or down?!) to the Hunter Valley on Saturday and we stopped in at Maccas too! Haha, always gotta have the obligatory maccas brekkie on roadtrips! We probably passed each other at some point! The beach looks so pristine and I agree with Steph - nothing beats a good crumble!


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