Lego Creations

These are some of my recent lego designs:

Plane - its name is X4
Plane – its name is X4
Laser gun
Laser gun
Patrol ship
Flying car
Flying car
Cute rocket! (with porthole)
Cute rocket! (with porthole)

The rocket below is 61 cm high and weighs 788 gm:

Detail of rocket, with owner
Detail of rocket, with pilot/owner
K9 (of Dr Who fame)
K9 (of Dr Who fame)

Tarte de Joie

I made some caramel tarts the other day by using part of a recipe for something else. They are very good, hence the name “tart of joy”. So here is a photo, and the recipe is below:

zeplora tarte au joy IMG_8472

Then, we had mixture left over which of course needed using up, so we made some more…

zeplora tarte au joy IMG_8641

Tarte de Joie

  • 175 g butter
  • 175 g brown sugar (ideally muscovado or molasses sugar)
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • approx.  400 g sweet short pastry

Roll out and cut your pastry to make some tart cases and blind bake them for 6 minutes at 200oC. We use cooking paper and rice to do the blind baking part. Remove the paper and rice and bake for another 3-5 minutes, until golden brown.

Combine butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan  and bring to the boil. Pour mixture into baked tart cases and leave to cool.

It turns out this does make quite a few, so you might want to halve the mixture.

Oatmeal Brittle Recipe

Oatmeal Brittle
Oatmeal Brittle


  • 50 gram butter
  • 150 gram raw sugar
  • 50 gram golden syrup
  • 200 gram Scotch oats
  • 1 tsp cocoa power
  • 1 tsp sesame seed


Grind the oats up until more like a flour (I used a blender).

Combine sugar, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan and melt until there are just a couple of bubbles on the surface.

Combine oats and cocoa.

Combine everything together.

Spread into a shallow pan.

Bake at 150oC for about 30 mins.

Cut into pieces before fully cooled.