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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

SCONE RECIPE


Like many of you who watch the Great British bake off i have got the baking bug and have been baking quite a lot recently. I really fancied trying to make some Scones. I have never made them before, and this was my first attempt and the majority of them turned out ok, but the main thing is they tasted like scones. I used Marry berry's 'the very best scone recipe'

A few tips and to press the cutter down and pull straight out then place on the baking tray. If you twist then they loose their shape and shrink. Also make them thick, some i did thick some thinner and the thicker ones turned out the best.


You will need: 
450G SELF-RAISING FLOUR
2 ROUNDED TEASPOONS BAKING PODWER
75G SOFTED BUTTER
50G CASTER SUGAR
2 LARGE EGGS
ABOUT 225ML MILK

-Preheat oven to 220oc. Lightly grease two baking trays

-Meassure the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in sugar

-Beat the eggs together and make up to 300ml with the milk, the put 2 tablespoons a side to glaze later. Gradually add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stiring until you have a soft dough. The mixture should be on the wet side, sticking to your fingers.

- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and flatten it out with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1-2cm. Use a 5cm fluted cutter and stamp out the scones by pushing down and pulling out.

- Arrange the scones on the prepared baking tray and brush the tops with the Glaze. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until well risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cover with a tea towel to keep them moist.

- Serve with jam and whipped cream if you like :)




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Thursday, 13 August 2015

SLIMMING WORLD COTTAGE PIE RECIPE


*FREE ON EXTRA EASY

fry light
1 large onion, finely chopped
500g 5% beef mince
400g can chopped tomatoes
200g passata
6 tbsp tomato puree
a splash of Worcester sauce
1kg potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
200g fat free fromage frais


Spray a large pan with fry light. On high heat add the onion, beef and stir fry for 1-2mins

stir in tomatoes, passata, tomato puree, worchester sauce and bring to the boil. Cover and cook over high heat for 10-12minuets.

Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 10 minuets or until tender. Drain and mash with format frais.

Preheat grill to high.

Spoon the beef mixture into an oven proof dish and spread the mash over the top. Grill for a few minuets until lightly browned and serve with mixed salad or vegetables of your choice. 

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

OAKLEYS 5 MONTH UPDATE

Oakley is actually nearly 6 months but i wanted to write his 5 month update as i really wanted to keep up with these so i can look back on them and see how he is growing. Every week that goes by he
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Monday, 3 August 2015

LILLY TURNS 3....


On the 26th July Lilly turned 3. I really cannot believe 3 years has gone by and my baby is 3! The day before Lillys party she came down with some flu like cold which has happened every birthday.
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