Sunday, 16 December 2012

Bake Days #2 :Fudge & White Chocolate Brownies

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Sorry guys, I am bit late in posting the 2nd second edition of bake days . All the blame is going to none other than university and its neverending workloads!

Anyway,  I decided I wanted to make use of some free morrisons chocolate I got when I visited there stand at a placement fair a few weeks back , and what better way to use chocolate in a recipe other than BROWNIES, which happens to be one of my favourite desserts.




Ingredients

Serves12

Chocolate Brownie Mixture

4 large eggs
175g Unsalted Butter
175g Plain flour

1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
100g Cocoa Powder
175g soft brown sugar

175g Caster sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Paste or Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice (Optional)
100g Milk Chocolate 

Fudge Chunks ( I used Thortons Vanilla Fudge)
100g White Chocolate  ( I used patisserie)
Golden Syrup (Optional) 
Deep baking tin
Cake Release Spray to grease tin ( Optional)
  • Extra icing sugar for dusting brownies
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    METHOD 

1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6. Prepare your tin by greasing it with Cake Release spray or Butter and line with baking paper.

2. In a saucepan put about 25ml of water and let it simmer, then cut your butter into small chunks and break your bar of milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl and put over the simmering saucepan , Make sure your heatproof bowl does not touch the water and keep mixing until it has completely melted and is smooth is consistency. 


3.  Then in a mixing bowl,  beat an egg into the soft brown & caster sugar mixture.

4. Add the melted butter and chocolate mixture which you made earlier to the sugar & egg mixture and mix together.



5. Sift the flour/cocoa powder/Baking powder little by little into the sugar, chocolate, butter and egg mixture, but make sure you fold it with either a tablespoon or spatula instead of a mixing it with an ordinary wooden spoon , in order to ensure it keeps it light/airy consistency.( You can identify this by seeing if bubbles arise when you fold the mixture) 





6. Once it is all mixed together and smooth in consistency without any lumps of flour, then cut up  your white chocolate pieces and fudge pieces  and fold it into the chocolate brownie mixture .


7.  Once it is all mixed,pour your mixture in your lined/greased baking tray and shake the tray a little bit to even out the mixture . 


8. Once you have smooth your mixture into the baking tray, add sprinkle a few pieces of fudge on top. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.


9. Once baked, leave your brownies to cool in the baking tray. Once cooled , cut into 12 pieces and  sift icing sugar on top , for decoration (Optional). Then serve.

 
There you have it, the final product Fudge & White Chocolate Brownies.


Let me know your favourite dessert?!

Peace, Love & Besos


Thursday, 13 December 2012

PRIMARK SS13 Preview on LOOK


OMG Belles!!!!!

Have you seen the Primark SS13 preview on LOOK? If you haven't you need to stop what your doing and take a peek. 

I have said many times before that Primark are getting better as each season passes. Their SS13 collection is on point, following the key SS trends of pastel colours, boucle, structured designs and floral prints. They have it all. I have picked out a few of my favourites from the collection. I love how pastel colours always look so fresh and summery, and pairing that with a structured design instantly makes you look and feel elegant.

Of course there has to be some floral in the mix when it comes to SS, but I also like that the navy and stripes are coming out so that you can create a sailor chic outfit, especially with the key colours navy, white and red.

I'm sure Barclays won't like me when they release this collection. My ultimate favourite piece in the collection is the Pastel Pink PU Collar Biker Coat, it has every thing I look for in a coat and I can't wait for this one to be released. You probably don't know that I have a slight addiction to coats, and have lost count of my collection now

 I have picked out a few of my favourites from the collection, but if you want to see the rest of the collection just click here


PRIMARK SS13 Preview on LOOK

PRIMARK SS13 Preview on LOOK by kamarla on Polyvore


What were your favourites from the collection?

Hugs and Kisses

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Winter Basics Haul

Hi Dolls!!!!!

I'm literally writing this before I head off to work. I recently told you that I got the christmas temp job at House of Fraser. Well yesterday was my first day and boy did they throw me in at the deep end. Also they are having an amazing 2 day brand event sale that customers are going crazy for *especially in the line up to Christmas*. Anywhooo I was literally just put on the floor and told to work *bear in mind that we only had a 2 day induction, which did not cover everything*. Just about everything that I wasn't taught came up on the most busiest day of the store which is typical. But I guess it's one of those situation where you either sink or swim.

Anyway I'm rambling now, so back to the point.

Yet again I had another visit to good ole Meadowhall, which my sister as per usual dragged me to, knowing that I'm suppose to be saving *smh*. But I have to agree with her that these were necessary essentials since Jack Frost has lost his damn mind up in Nottingham. I feel like the cold is slicing through me every time I walk to uni. So these items have definitely kept me toasty. Of course they are from our favourite little place PRIMARK.


Jumpers - £8
I just could not leave the shop without these jumpers, and if they bring out more colours then I will be making a trip again. These jumpers are not only warm and cosy, but really stylish as well. The fit is really nice also, because it is slightly fitted but baggy as well, so it doesn't feel like your in a paper bag. I also love the little zip detail at the back because it makes an otherwise plain jumper more interesting. It reminds me a lot of my Vero Moda long jumper, instead this is the shorter version. Plus with a £8 price tag you can stud or add your  own DIY flavour to make it your own.


Out of this world T-shirt - £1
Can you believe I picked up this bad boy for a bargain of £1. Shanaz decided to leave me and go on a little mission of her own searching for a a bargain, and managed to snag this beauty on the sale rail. *I still can't believe Primark can have sales when their prices are so cheap already*. It's quite long and the "out of this world" design is so cute. You can dress this up or dress it down depending on how you feel.

Love Necklace - 50p
This isn't exactly a winter essential, but for 50p it became essential. This "love" design is so cute and dainty. They had other designs but by the time we went back to get more they had already gone lol. I'm drawn to the chain more than the pendant because it is so unusual, and it compliments the pendant so well.





Basic Tees - £3 each
Our harsh winter is slowly creeping up to rear its ugly head, so it's the best time to start layering up. I usually prefer to start with a basic tee and work my way up. When I saw these v neck beauties for £3 (what a steal) I had to get them. They had so many more colours but I only chose these. Between us, both my sister and I probably have most of the colours. They look great with a fitted blazer, jeans and ankle boots, to create an effortlessly chic look for those casual days.

Seriously guys Primark are creating some great winter essentials that are on trend, so I would check out your local Primark.

Hugs and Kisses




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