Focaccia Bread

So fancy I couldn’t even pronounce the name! We had leftover Camembert from Christmas a few weeks back, so I re-created our Christmas starter with a different type of bread…
That was the Christmas starter I made with a BBC brioche recipe and it was melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious! It even turned out well… as this was my first try. I know experimental baking on Christmas day is risky, Continue reading “Focaccia Bread”

Churros!

Mmm!!! Super tasty home made churros! Genuenly one of the easiest treats I’ve ever made. Thanks to  a combanation of ChocolateChocolateandMore and a few little online hints, I managed to make scrumtious churros first time round! 
You’ll need :
For the churros
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 + 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • quite a bit of oil for frying 
For the coating
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tblsp of ground cinnamon
How to make them!

It’s much easier if you prepare everything to begin with, trust me! 
  • Pour your oil into a pan for frying, or if you have a deep fat fryer use that. Line a baking tray with kitchen roll for draining.
  •  Mix the sugar and cinnamon for coating and place in a deep dish/ plate. Also assemble a large piping bag with a star nozzle.
  • Place the butter and water in a medium-sized pan and boil till mixed. In a heat proof bowl, place the salt, flour and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. 
  • Pour the butter/water into the bowl and with a hand mixer combine them to a dough. 
  • Add the eggs and wisk until smooth.
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees (if you don’t have a food thermometer, like me, just throw in a cube of bread, if it browns its good, if it burns it’s too hot, if it doent sizzle it’s too cold.) 
  • Be ready to drain the churros on your baking tray and remember this is a runny dough, so when you’re not using the piping bag rest it in a glass or hold it in your hand upside down, just don’t let it run! 
  • Pipe the dough into the oil whatever shape/length you want. When you see the edges become golden turn the dough until all golden/brown. 
  • Quickly remove from pan onto the tray.
  • Repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Roll the warm churros in the coating until completely covered.
Eat! ….. reccomended with hot chocolate and chocolate fudge sauce to dunk 🙂
xox Much love Holly xox

Oreo Cake!!

CAKE!!!!!!! and CHOCOLATE!!!!!
XOX HAPPY EASTER XOX
My consolation for 40 days and nights away from chocolate 🙂 I just had to make something extravagant!! Luckily I had the help of one of my best friends, Melissa, to make a 10″ Chocolate brownie fudge Oreo cake (it really was a two man job). The cake is layered: Oreo, Brownie sponge, Fudge icing, Oreo crumbed cream, more brownie cake, more fudge icing and finally topped off with more Oreo biscuits. This bake was another Pinterest craving! I’m slowly baking through my food pin board, it’s mostly chocolate or sweet desserts but one day I will have cooked them all. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter time remembering Jesus’ love for us all xx
xox Much love Holly xox
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Pinterest food…

So lately I’ve been rummaging through pinterest hunting down tasty recipes that don’t involve chocolate. which I gave up for lent… I know many give up chocolate but I would like to be able to eat desserts and snacks and tea and biscuits with friends without constantly refusing things because apparently EVERYTHING tasty involves coco!!!! So I eventually found this recipe on pinterest and it worked! haha I have attempted apple fries, apple pies, custard tart, cherry bakewell, etc. but I felt they were perfect for dessert but not biscuity enough for the odd sweet craving and spot of tea. I then found a peanut butter crackle cookie recipe and YUM!! Just perfect ❤

They are super yummy and I now have an actual cookie jar 😀 so happy!!
To Make them all you need is to visit AverieCooks.com!! So simple, yet so tasty and if you must there’s no harm in adding a few chocolate chips here and there, happy baking!
xox Much love Holly xox

The First Cake Pop’s!

Merry Christmas!! Hope you have all got what you asked Father Christmas for 🙂 I got some new golden brogues!! These are pictures of a soft pastel piece I did from a Wayne Thaibauld painting. He has been an inspiration to me especially with his unique use of colour, now a days we can change the colours on photographs, but back in the 50’s he had to use his imagination, (he had tonnes of it) he was even a disney cartoonist in his early years! LOVE HIM!! His works are so bright and psychedelic yet somehow still realistic… Genious! I reccomend you google him and look at some of his works, they’re all fantastic! Happy New Year!!!
xox Much love Holly xox