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I had this crazy idea last night that today I should have a smoothie day. I don’t normally categorize my days but this was going to be an exception.
To be honest it was not really a smoothie day as only got round to making one smoothie. But hey! It is a very yummy single smoothie. !!

Here is the list of important ingredents:

–          Handful of Boysenberries

–          Handful of Raspberries

–          ½ cup Greek Yoghurt

–          ½ cup Organic Milk (You can use whatever  milk you like)

–          Splash of Vanilla Essence

–          A very healthy sprinkling of Milo Powder

And you guessed it. Blend it like crazy and pour into a tall glass. I like to finish it off with a drizzle of berry sauce and a sprinkling of Milo on the top.

Cheers

xx

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It’s a rather bland day outside and the collection of movies is rather boring, so me and my friend Nadja decided to make some chocolate Cookies.

 After getting the shock of the massive White Tail Spider crawling on the bench, give us a break it was massive. We proceeded on making these chocolate Chip Cookies.

Here is the list of ingredients and the all important recipe.

2 cups (250g) self-raising flour
170g butter, melted
1 ½ cup (110g) white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preparation method
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Extra time: 15 minutes but wont b needed unless u get attacked !
1.Preheat the oven to 165 degrees celcius. Line two cookie trays with baking paper
2.Sift the flour, set aside.
3.In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
4.Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop big, round tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared cookie trays, leaving plenty of room for spreading.
5.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Omg the cookie dough tastes so good. Very tempting to just eat this now. Who says it has to be cooked But is best to wait as result is even better. ☺

Thats mine on the right and Nadjas on the Left.

As we were about to put them in the oven Nadja accidentally decided to drop on the floor. we are now 2 biscuits less.
We have to cook each tray separately, don’t know if there will be any dough left to cook. ☺
Slowly picking away at the uncooked yummy goodness.

Unlike my other cooking attempt these turned out a great success. Well that depends on how you look at it. They do not at all look or taste the pure beauty of Subway cookies, but they sure do taste amazing. So in our eyes success !!!!
Think I should mention that we did not exactly follow the recipe properly. It says to add brown sugar as well as white sugar. But to the unfortunate event we don’t have any brown sugar. And a shop is to far away. So completely forgot about the brown sugar and put in an extra half a cup of white sugar. A complete uneducated and very very lucky guess.

 Away we went dunking them in a cup of milk. Omg…. absolutely divine.

So have a go, play round with the recipe. What is the worst that can happen?

xx

This is following the coconut ice disaster of before.
It is eatable !!!!
At this very moment it is still setting in the fridge. (are you meant to do that) and I can happily say that it was not the full disaster than I thought it would be. So yeah it may not have that normal coconut ice to layer thing and half of it is still stuck to the bottom of the saucepan but who cares. You can eat it with a spoon !!!

So either I am a complete idiot or I am on to something new and fun to eat.

xx

Today I thought that it would be fun to jump into the kitchen and do some baking. Now I am happy to admit that it is not my forte, but i thought… coconut ice – that cant be hard. Wow could I have been more mistaken.

This is the result…
Think that I may need some help

So if any body has a full proof recipe for Coconut Ice, it would be very welcome. I am willing to try out all your recipes and blog about all my results.

XX

Grown up Hot Chocolate with homemade baileys marshmallows. 

Grown Up Hot Chocolate

[lightly adapted from food network]

serves about 6

3 cups whole milk

1 1/2 cups cream or half and half

1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)

4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

4-6 ounces of marshmallow (or vanilla, cake, whipped cream) vodka

In a large bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add milk and cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring every few minutes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the milk to the cocoa and sugar, mixing thoroughly to create a paste. Once the entire thing is wet, use a spatula to add it to the milk and turn the heat down to low. Whisk continuously until smooth (do not let it boil), the whisk in chopped chocolate and vanilla extract.

Remove from heat and whisk in vodka, or add to each glass right before serving. Top with marshmallows and whipped cream.

For the Bailey’s marshmallows, I used this exact recipe for beer marshmallows, substituting Bailey’s for beer.


Well everyone. This is my toasting marshmellows blog. Keeping you up to date with everything that goes on in my head. The good and well the no so good. Im a cell phone and laptop addict. Love to read the odd magazine. Love fashion, and i am a LIBRA!!! Lover of coffee and all things pretty.

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