Just to let you all know I have decided to take a fresh start with my blog and move everything over to my new blog:
All the recipes off here will be slowly transferred over and will have all the added bonus of interior and lifestyle posts too!!
March 08, 2015
Theres something truly satisfying about fixing your friends a cocktail with some home flavoured vodka. Blood oranges are just in season right now and have a gorgeous ruby red interior, perfect for flavouring some boring old vodka!
To make this beauty I simply took 4 ripe blood oranges, and squeezed the juice of three of them, removing any pips. I then sliced the final one so it would fit into the kilner bottle. Then I simply added the juice, orange slices and a spoon of caster sugar into the bottle and topped with vodka. It's best to leave this for about a week to really get a good flavour and the oranges will turn the vodka a beautiful pale pink colour.
I like to make a fruity cocktail with this vodka by adding one measure (or two, hey Im not judging!) to a jam jar filled with ice, top with old fashioned cloudy lemonade and add a splash of grenadine for sweetness.
These are so great as present ideas as well. Why not try with other fruits or even things like skittles?
As always send me pictures your creations!
February 20, 2015
I'm not really a biscuit kind of person. By that, I mean your unlikely to see me reaching for a bourbon or custard creme. However, I do love a good white chocolate cookie. They need to be crisp around the outside and nice and chewy in the middle. I added glacier cherries to this classic chocolate chip recipe for an extra sweet texture.
150g Salted Butter Softened to room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
80g Granulated Sugar
80g Light Brown muscovado sugar
1 Large egg
220g Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g White Chocolate chopped into chunks
Handful of Glacier cherries chopped in half
Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Cream the butter and sugars together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.
Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into the bowl and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and cherries. Mix until the dough is consistent.
Spoon into small rounds onto the baking sheet. They will expand when baked so take care not to put them too close together. Bake for around 8 - 10 minutes until they are golden brown. Leave them to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring them over to a wire cooling rack.
Be warned. These are addictive! If anyone baked them don't forget to send me pictures so I can check it out!
February 16, 2015
I feel like the title of this post is a little deceptive. It actually not MY granny who gave me this as a gift but my best friend Hayley's Granny. How cute is that! Last week I sent Hayley home with a big wedge of my White chocolate and raspberry cake which she took over to her Granny's and she loved it that much she sent me this gorgeous jar of Red Tomato, celery and Onion Chutney and even asked for the cake recipe!
I honestly feel honoured because this Lady is an amazing baker and cook and basically a general domestic goddess. I really hope when I'm older I will be as creative as her! I can't wait to sit down with some crackers and soft cheese and a nice cup of tea.
Homemade gifts are so wonderful. It means so much that someone would give me a gift that took them time and effort to make and I will be definitely asking for some of Granny's recipes for here on the blog!