Sunday, 18 April 2010

Its not a real home until its been Baked in!

I have now fully transported myself to the new digs. After 6hrs of cleaning the kitchen I can now bake, without the worry of getting food poisoning.
So what did I bake! Profiteroles
I guessed the measurements so the first batch didn't rise enough, the second did. The cream mixture didn't thicken enough but with the help of a fridge it did. I substituted the chocolate for a lower coca % which with the quantity of chocolate sauce was too sweet.

Profiteroles Recipe
75g of plain flour
150g Butter
300g of at least 50% coca chocolate
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
300ml of double cream
2 large free range eggs

Pre heat oven to 220C, grease two sheets of baking paper, sprinkle with water.
Melt 50g of butter with 150ml of water with a pinch of salt, boil fast.
Remove from heat then tip in flour and beat with a wooden spoon, set aside for 15minutes.

Gradually beat in eggs until shiny and glossy, spoon onto baking sheets with a wet spoon. Bake for 25minutes or til golden, pierce side and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Heat50g of chocolate in a pan with the sugar and 100ml of water, simmer for 10 minutes.

Whip the cream until it peaks add with the chocolate mixture.
Slice the cooled profiteroles and spoon the chocolate cream mixture in.

Melt the rest of the chocolate over a bowl of water to create the chocolate sauce to serve which can keep for 2 weeks. Decorate the profiteroles.

Monday, 5 April 2010

My dream Dress

I am not a fan of the colour way, but I dream of owning such a style of dress, so if I cant buy it vintage why not have it made?

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

My Easter was a washout, I planned to visit my Uncle and Aunt as I am not too keen on spending a holiday at my new place, bleach, bleach is the word.
I also planned to see some of my London friends, and explore the capital.

Why was it a washout?
I live in a small place, don't have alot of money, so when I go out I like to do things with people, friends or strangers.
I hate people who cancel.
I hate it when plans changed loads.

And to top it of another vintage shop is closing, this one was a gem situated in Greenwich, selling furniture and cutlery at low prices. I spotted an adorable 1960s dress and had to buy it and a bought a gold broach as a birthday present for my vintage obsessed Aunt. Now is it wrong to keep it?

Paris Bound

I went to Paris for a Podiatry conference in April, and I could feel it, the unrest, the uncertainty, I felt the same in Germany, a loss of...