Saturday, August 23, 2014

What I Made: Banana Bread & Brownies

Banana Bread made with: 
75g Butter
150g Self Raising Flour
2 Medium Eggs
2 Small Bananas (chopped)
75g Brown Sugar
5g Baking Powder (1tsp)
Pinch of Salt

What to do: 
1. Preheat your oven as follows: Fan Oven: 175° C – Standard Oven: 190° C
2. In a bowl blend together the butter, flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt by hand or by using a mixer on a slow speed for 3 minutes.
3. In a jug whisk together the eggs by hand.
4. Then pour the whisked eggs into the above bowl blending for 3 minutes, again whether by hand or with a mixer on a slow speed. Then scrape down the bowl.
5. Gradually add in the banana, constantly mixing for approximately 3 minutes.
6. Now spoon the cake mixture into the baking tin and bake for 50-55 minutes in the pre-heated oven. 7. Enjoy!

Brownies made with:
110g Butter, softened
85g caster sugar
2 Eggs
55g Self raising flour
55g Cocoa powder

1. Preheat oven to high heat
2. Place ingredients in a blender to mix or use a mixer (blender probably works better though)
3. Spread mix onto greaseproof paper lined baking tin
4. Bake for 12-15 mins
5. Allow to cool and cut into squares

Here's to eating brownies and banana bread the whole weekend! : )

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Wishlist Pt 2

August 2

1. Vintage floral print from Ikea
2. KitchenAid KSM150PSAQ Stand Mixer Martha Stewart Blue Collection
3. Chanel Lipstick in coral
4. Mason Cash hearts mixing bowl
5. Flamingo Glasses from Ikea
6. Daisy Dream perfume from Marc Jacobs
7. Floral baking tins from Tiger
8 & 9. Coffee and Tea set and Baking set from ikea (yep, I see a reoccurring theme here...trip to ikea needed!)
10. Flour canister from Martha stewart
11 & 12. Turquoise display cabinet & hat stand both from ikea new PS collection
13. Fairylights, pic found on pinterest

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What I Made: Shortbread Biscuits

Made with:
150g plain flour 
100g margarine 
50g caster sugar

  • Preheat oven 160C

  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl

  • Gradually mix in the flour

  • Using your hands knead the mix together into a smooth ball

  • Roll out to about 1/2 cm thick

  • Cut out your shapes and place on baking tray

  • Bake for 10-15mins

These were so yummy, the only thing I found was that the mix didn't make many biscuits so next time I will be making a lot more and doublin' up on the ingredients. If you don't have a rolling pin (like me, having just moved I need to replace my old one) you can use a bottle (or wine bottle whatever your preference) but it works just as well!

I used my new mixer its so basic but it works. The cookie cutter I used was from Tiger Stores but I think I'll be investing in a larger one, they are teeny tiny great for kids. The shortbreads' nearly gone now so I might need to make some more.....

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Wishlist

August Wishlist

1.Eight & Bob Candle from the Conran Shop
2. Daisy Vans 
3. Love sign from
4. Roberts Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio Duck-Egg Blue from
5. Chanel lipstick
6. Peonies
7. Forever new luggage tag
8. Fearne Cotton Melrose chair from
9. Yellow lace dress from Debenhams
10. Framed Deer print from Pottery barn