October 27, 2014

Free Stuff – Saturday 1st November

MOTOR SHOW: The Regent Street Motor Show displays over 300 cars spanning 125 years of motoring, from the earliest 19th century veterans to the 21st century cars of the future. Free to view, just turn up, 10.30am-4pm

VAMPIRE WALK: To round off Halloween week, inmidtown presents a special horror walk. A vampire-costumed guide takes you to places connected to the lives of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, and Mary Shelley, the writer of Frankenstein, and talks about influences on their famous books in and around Holborn. Meet at the GoToMidtown shop near Oxford Circus. Free, just turn up, 11am/2pm


FAMILY DAY: Whitechapel Gallery has a family day where artists Monica Rivas Velasquez and Freya Gabie will be on hand to help youngsters make and exhibit their own collaborative drawings in wire, cotton, string, rope, plywood and paper. Free, prebook, 12pm-4pm

October 27, 2014
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Heidi’s Konditorei – 35 Malted cookies

Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.

These are really delicious cookies, and a bit hit with my family They are large slightly chewy cookies with a fantastic malted flavour. I always loved malted milk drinks as a child and the wonderful smell from the oven whilst the cookies were baking was heavenly.


Warm from the oven these biscuits are wonderful with a glass of cold milk. A gentle dunk of the biscuit in the milk, and looking out at the autumnal leaves falling -  what could be nicer.


Happy baking

Guten Appetit



MALTED COOKIES (makes 8 large or 14 small cookies)



100g butter

75g caster sugar

60g malted drink powder, such as Horlicks

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large egg yolks

150g plain flour

1tsp baking powder



Pre heat the oven to 180c. Line a large baking tray or two with baking paper

1.In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and caster sugar for 5 minutes until pale and fluffy

2.Beat in the malted powder and then the egg yolks

3.In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt.

4.the flour to the creamed mixture and stir to combine.

5.Bring the mixture together with your hands. Then roll the mixture in 8 large or 14 small balls and space them widely apart on the baking trays. They will spread.

6.Press each ball down to form a flat disk approximately 1cm thick.

7.Bake for 13 minutes for large cookies or 11 minutes for the smaller ones.

8.Don’t worry if they still seem a little soft after baking they set more as they cool.

9.Once cooked remove from the tray and place on a wire rack until cooled.


These cookies are delicious just warm from the oven or keep well in an airtight container.






October 27, 2014

Family Christmas Show – Wicked Tuesday December 16 2014

Family Christmas Show – Wicked Tuesday December 16 2014

We’re now take bookings for Wicked - the hit musical featuring the untold story of the Wizard of Oz. It’s suitable for all the family and prices are just £12 per seat – these would normally be £65 per seat. We’ve already sold almost half of the limited number of tickets available.

To book your tickets please email housing@zebrahousing.com.