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Exam time nibbles

Posted on November 19, 2012 by in baked goods

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exam time nibbles

It is exam time! At least in our household it is. It is the time of year when I walk around with a permanent knot in my tummy and a dry mouth from stressing over my children and their studies. Not that I have reason to stress, they do reasonably well and only need a “little nag” now and then to get to their books. My children however also see exam time  as snack time and during every break they take, I have to hear…” mom, I’m hungry!” Their brains need all the help it can get so I try and keep snacks healthy, filling and nutritious…….oh ok, most of the time!

I have decided to put together a few of our favorite exam time recipes…… some healthy for the brain and body…others just because I am a mom who loves spoiling! So let’s start with the important recipe first….the one for spoiling! This cake I baked on Saturday, totally off the cuff, no recipe, just the ingredients I had at home. It was delicious then and today there is a piece in each lunchbox for breaktime. So bring on the exam time…we are so ready!

White Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Cake

makes one 23 cm round cake


Dry ingredients

250 ml ground almonds

250 ml flour

250 ml sugar

10 ml baking powder

250 ml dry coconut

2 ml salt

125 ml white chocolate chips

Wet ingredients

zest of 1 lemon or lime

100 g butter – melted

125 ml milk

3 jumbo eggs


Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk all the wet ingredients together and add to the dry ingredients. Mix and pour into a pan which has been sprayed with Spray n Cook. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Serve with thick Greek yogurt or cut in squares and keep for exam time nibbles!

exam time nibbles

More exam time nibbles

I can whip up a tart in no time, I always have puff pastry available and with a few left over bits and bobs, the children will love this

Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart

Tasty Tarts

Beetroot is one of the healthiest things we and especially growing learning children can eat. So this makes for an essential, yet delicious exam time snack…

Beetroot Hummus

Exam time nibbles

Who can resist an ice cream? Definitely not me and definitely not my children. Sadly store-bought ice-creams are loaded with sugar and who knows what. I stock my freezer with frozen berries, bananas and other fruits and with some Greek yogurt, fruit juice and a little imagination, you can make delicious smoothies in no time!


Exam time nibbles

My children love eggs in any form, shape or size so a boiled egg for lunch normally does the trick. It is filling, nutritious and delicious to. So for us it ticks all the right boxes…

Dippy Egg with Asparagus Soldiers

Exam time nibbles

I hope you are armored for exam time now! Before you know it, it is over and we can get on with some serious holidays!!

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2 Responses to “Exam time nibbles”

  1. tami 19 November 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Lovely recipe Nina. Another easy and simple way of keeping the kids happy and giving them yummy fuel to keep studying on 😉 xx

  2. usha singh 20 November 2012 at 10:32 am #

    These are such wonderful recipes & such a treat for anyone studying

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