Flour Market Sydney

When I read about the Flour Markets at the Sydney Boys High School, I was so super excited, so many of my favourite sweet brands were going to be there, the markets sounded like heaven. 

Forward on to the eve of the Flour Markets and I was so pumped to be going the next day, I had planned my day and what I wanted to buy, I already pre ordered my Butterbing cookie sandwiches .

I arrived at the Flour Markets at 9:10am, when I walked into the gate at the school I felt a huge burst of excitement, like a little girl going to Disneyland for the first time, I  may have almost run inside to join the queue.

  
The queue for the Flour Market was SO LONG that I almost thought about not going inside, but I forced myself to line up. Lining up was torture for this 35 degrees Celsius weather.

  

 The queue that formed behind me shortly after was also very long.
 
45 minutes later and I finally made it to the front of the line, the wait at the front of line was torture, the sweets were so close to me that I felt like I could touch them, but they made us wait a while before we could enter. 

At the entrance there were lots of cardboard boxes to put their goodies in which were given to patrons after they paid the $2 entry fee. The staff then announced that it was cash only. (lucky I already knew this).

 
 Whilst waiting in the front of the line I overheard someone say that Andy Bowdy had sold out on his desserts, my heart sunk. 

 
Finally I was allowed in, I had a look around to see where I should go first, my first stop was Woah Nelly Donuts.

  
Lucky for me Woah Nelly had plenty of donuts in stock, I decided to buy just one donut, I ended up buying one birthday cake donut.

  
My next pit stop was Butterbing, I was dying to check out their stall. The Butterbing stall was almost virtually empty, I was so glad that I had pre ordered my Butterbing.

  
  

My next pit stop was Grumpy Donuts, I was dying to try their cookie dough donut, thankfully they had some of those donuts in stock. 

  
  
My last pit stop was to join the very long Brooklyn Boy bagels queue, I ended up buying a cinnamon and raisin bagel and two plain mini bagels.

After that pit stop I walked around to check out the rest of the stalls and I then decided to leave because the markets were getting too crowded. 

Here is my small market haul:

  
Overall I enjoyed visiting the Flour Markets, I just think next time the organisers should stipulate limits to how many of the popular items people could buy so that everyone can have a chance to buy the popular items. Eg- Andy Bowdy’s sweets, these items sold out very quickly.

  
Flour Market’s website:http://flourmarket.com.au/

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Iced Vovo Cupcakes

I have to confess that I love biscuits, my 1030am daily ritual consists of drinking a cup of strong tea and a few biscuits on the side which I dip into my tea. When I think back to my younger days, it appears that this habit started when I used to dip biscuits in my Dad’s cup of tea, this is something that my Dad likes to remind me of because he finds it amusing. 

One of my favourite biscuits back  in those days was Arnott’s iced vovo biscuits, they were a lovely treat and reminiscent of my childhood, so it was only natural that when I saw the recipe for iced vovo cupcakes, I got quite excited. 

I was supposed to make these cupcakes for Australia Day celebrations, but unfortunately I fell sick and so I ended up making them a few days later. When I was making these cupcakes, they actually reminded me of those marshmallow jam biscuits that I used to also like, I think they were called jam mallows. 

I actually ended up changing the recipe, I used my favourite cupcake base recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and added desiccated coconut. I followed Not Quite Nigella’s recipe for the rest of the recipe.

My biggest concern about this recipe was making the marshmallow icing, but surprisingly this was really not too hard to make. The marshmallow icing turned out lovely. 

The finished cupcake looked lovely.

  
I did not actually eat one because I am on a diet, so I got my mum’s neighbour’s to taste test them for me. They said the cupcake was lovely and moist and the marshmallow icing was delicious and a nice change from the usual buttercream icing. I was so pleased that it tasted good.

I cannot wait to make these cupcakes again soon!

Iced Vovo Cupcake recipe: /2015/01/20/iced-vovo-cupcakes/#recipe