Avacado Breakfast

 

Delicious avacado breakfast snack.

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Ingredients:

Chilli flakes

Sea salt

3 Avacados

1 large clove of garlic

Olive oil/ nut oil

1 Baguette or 1/2 a loaf

Ground pepper.

Equipment:

Liquidiser/Food processer

Garlic press

Oven.

 

Method:

1. Slice your avocados in half and take the stone out. Next get a spoon and scoop out the light green flesh of the avocado and place into a bowl.

2. Once you’ve done that sprinkle in some salt, chilli flakes, press the garlic in and pour some oil in.

3. Now put the mixture into the liquidiser/food processer on spin for 20 seconds or until its mixed together but still lots of lumps of avacado.

4. Next, place your bread in the oven and toast for 2 minutes of until they’re crisp. Then scoop the mixture onto the bread and serve with a sprinkle of ground pepper and enjoy☺

 

 

 

My busy food-packed weekend!!!

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Hedgehog- Simple chocolate cake with pale pink icing for the face, malteaser for the nose and chocolate fudge icing. 

Portaloo birthday cake- Banana Loaf

 https://queenofeverything.co.uk/2012/02/06/mary-berrys-banana-loaf/

Marinated Salmon!- I chopped up pineapple to add flavouring and some bistro salad

https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=819931

Breakfast muffins and scones- The muffins were banana with a cinnamony/ nutmegy crumble on top. The scones were a simple recipe:

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/23618/simple-homemade-scones.aspx

Chocolate brownies!!!

 

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Ingredients!!!

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g baking butter softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla flavouring
  • 60g plain flour
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • A greased baking tin

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4 -if this is my sister reading then ask me to do it :))
  2. Break up the dark chocolate. Put into a heatproof bowl and melt in a pan or microwave. If you’re using a pan then place over simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool until needed, but don’t let it set!
  3. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Now add in the vanilla essence.
  4. Spoon the cooled melted chocolate onto the mixture then mix in thoroughly. Sift the flour and cocoa powder onto the mixture and gently fold in.
  5. When completely combined, spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
  6. Bake in the heated oven for about 20 mins until firm to the touch but still a bit squidgy.
  7. Remove the tin from the oven. Leave the chocolate brownies to cool completely before cutting into pieces.
  8. Now eat and enjoy and if you’re anything like me then make sure nobody can “secretly” steal them. Bye!!!!!

Easter cakes!!!

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Over the Easter holidays, I was enjoying the warm sun in France and baking up some storms! Cake 1 was something I made for a school bake off (in England) and Cake 2 was made for another bake off but with some friends of ours in France. However, I do have to admit that the icing round the edge was my dad because the chocolate icing was leaking everywhere 🙂 And do mind the chocolate splat on Cake 1 table. Easter is one of my favourite times of the year because everyone is prepared to eat unhealthily for two weeks! As well as making these I made a couple of tarts; lemon and apple. I’m sure there are some keen chefs reading this wanting to know how to make these, well I’m going to tell you now!

 

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I’m not going go into specific detail on any of these because I believe that if you want to become a successful baker then you need some freedom (and it will take a long time to write up) 🙂

Cake 1)

  • Make a chocolate sponge (I have published a post called The Simplest Chocolate Cake Ever!!! which might help). You can do it as one big cake or two smaller cakes stacked together.
  • If you have decided to stack two together then either buy a chocolate fudge icing or if you’re feeling creative then make one which I also have a post on called Chocolate Fudge!
  • Place one of the cakes on a plate or tray and then cover with the icing making sure it just goes on the top and not the sides.
  • Now place the second cake on top.
  • Here comes the fun part! You can have a choice either

2 milk cooking chocolate bars

2 dark cooking chocolate bars

1 dark and 1 milk cooking chocolate bar (which I used but it’s great any way)

  • Melt the chocolate together and break up Shredded Wheaties (the cereal) into little strips and mix into the melted chocolate.
  • Scoop out a dip in the cakes
  • Quickly before it starts to set cover the cakes everywhere with it.
  • Now fill the dip with chocolate treats (i used mini eggs).

ENJOY!!!

Cake 2)

  • Make a chocolate sponge (I have published a post called The Simplest Chocolate Cake Ever!!! which might help).
  • You can either buy a chocolate fudge icing or make one.
  • Put all the icing in a piping bag and pipe away using any pattern you want- make it yours!
  • It’s easy to find a chocolate chicken around Easter time so choose a healthy looking hen and pop her in her nest.

ENJOY!!!

Cake 3)

Most of these recipes are mine but the lemon tart was actually Raymond Blancs’ recipe. This is his link for the recipe.

http://www.raymondblanc.com/recipes/lemon-tart/

ENJOY!!!

Cake 4)

Last but certainly not least is the apple tart!

Making the pastry

  • Put flour into the bowl and add half the weight of the flour in cold cubed butter, for example, I used 250g plain flour and 125g butter. Add a pinch of salt (and sugar, if making a sweet pastry).
  • Rub the mixture with your fingers until it’s like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add water one tablespoon at a time. Knead until the dough begins to come together, adding one tablespoon more liquid if needed.
  • Tip onto a floured work surface, use your hands to gently press the dough into a slightly flattened ball. Wrap with clingfilm and rest for at least 30 minutes or longer.

Making the tart

That’s the hard bit done so now it’s all about the arranging!

  • Get the pastry out of the fridge and roll out into a flat circle (or at least as close to a circle as you can) on a floured work surface.
  • Find a dish that your pastry will fit in and place the pastry in it. Press it in making sure it won’t fold inwards.
  • With a fork gently prick the pastry about 5-10 times.
  • Now make a thick layer of apricot jam for the apples to stick to.
  • Peel, core and chop your apples into slices and arrange in a nice pattern.
  • Pour some more jam over the apples until the whole thing is covered. Sprinkle some cinnamon over your tart.
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • After that, place in the fridge until you come to eat it letting the jam to set slightly.

ENJOY!!!

Recipe for my lemon cake!!!

Right, so you’ve probably already seen the cake. Here’s the recipe

What you will need:

  1. 180g of baking butter
  2. 180g of sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 190g of flour
  5. 1 tsp of baking powder
  6. 2 tsp of lemon flavouring

Method:

  1. Get your butter and put in a microwave for 30seconds.
  2. Next, and the sugar and mix until it’s smooth. Don’t worry if it looks like this: 
  3. Add in your lemon flavouring and mix

  4.  Now sift the flour and the pour in little at a time folding it as you go.
  5. Now add the baking powder
  6. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Now put into whatever you want, cupcakes, cakes, shaped tins but remember if you’re using a tin don’t forget to grease the tin before you put it in!

Sleepovers!!!

sleepoverWE ALL LOVE SLEEPOVERS RIGHT???

HERE IS THE TOP TEN THINGS TO DO ON A SLEEPOVER:

  1. DINNER (eg. Burgers,Hot Dog,Chips)
  2. PJ’s and or onezies!
  3. Roast marshmallows on stove 
  4. Movie with a sweet snack
  5. Gossip for hours
  6. Pillow fight
  7. Wait for it….MIDNIGHT FEAST!!!
  8. Wake up at 9:00am 
  9. Breakfast (croissants, toast, even a full English breakfast)
  10. Get dressed at lunchtime in swassy clothes

Great!!!
I’ve just had a girlie sleepover with my friends:)