FINALLY! After 6 months of patient waiting... Yesterday was Soundwave Festival! Mr BB had bought the tickets for my Birthday last year and it is the best present I have ever recieved! (Sorry Mum, but a granny-style table cloth isn't going to cut it anymore)
For those of you who don't know what Soundwave is, you can loosely say that Soundwave is a 'Big Day Out for metal bands'. It is MASSIVE!
I saw some of my FAVOURITE bands: Taking Back Sunday, Clutch, Paramore, Meshuggah, AFI, Jane's Addiction, Trivium, Escape the Fate and Finally HIM. I wish I could have seen a few more but ran out of time :(
Below is a video of Paramore.. I was in the crowd somewheres lol:
HIM is my favourite band, and has been for a LONG time. I even have 2 HIM tattoos!.. So, I was in the mosh pit and only 1 Metre from Ville Valo..*drools* (After waiting an Hour, unwillingly watching Escape the Fate who was on before them). Let me just add the Mosh pit is what I would imagine hell to be like - It was hot, damp, crap around your feet, people shoving, fighting, dying of thirst, but no water in sight.. all of that pain to see a band? It was worth it :D
Anyways, I bet you are wondering if I am going to talk about food yet...
As Soundwave was going to take up the majority of my weekend (Prep-sleep, pre-drinking, the actual festival, then recovery Today- Yep I have the WORST headache right about now). I figured that I may as well get my baking fix out of the way in the morning before I left...
These are 'No-bake'.. but you get the point :D
Choc-Mint Rice Bubble BarsAdapted from http://www.kelloggs.com.au/ricebubbles
Cooking time: Refrigerate until set
4 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Bubbles®- I used Home Brand.. (Its cheaper)
1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
1 cup desiccated coconut -Used Shredded Coconut
250g copha®*, chopped - I just used regular Home Brand unsalted butter.
3 tbsp cocoa
¼ tsp peppermint essence- I added this into the slice mixture100g of dark cooking chocolate 50g of unsalted butter
Line a 23 × 33cm rectangular cake tin with Aluminium Foil
In a large bowl, mix the Kellogg’s® Rice Bubbles®, icing sugar, cocoa & coconut.
Slowly melt the copha® in a saucepan over a low heat.
Allow to cool slightly.
Add to Rice Bubbles mixture, stirring until well combined.
After preparing chocolate crackles mixture and press firmly into a foil lined cake tin. Refrigerate.Slowly melt the cooking chocolate in the microwave, stopping and stirring in 10 second intervals. When melted. add butter. Microwave for a further 10 seconds and stir to incorporate
Spread over chilled base
Return to refrigerator until firm.
Cut into pieces.
copha®* – Registered trade mark Unifoods Australia *Kremelta in New Zealand
I found this to be quite redneck-ish so I guess I wouldn't make it again lol.
I've also started experimenting with a lighting box to take better photos.. What do you think?