Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Chocolate covered treats!

I gathered all the snacks I could find at my parent's house and decided to dip them in chocolate and throw all kinds of sprinkles all over them, as you do.

I decided to opt for salted pretzels and some scottish shortbread were to be generously doused in melted galaxy chocolate.
I broke up and placed the squares of a chocolate bar into a microwave safe bowl and zapped it on medium heat, checking and stiring regulary until all chocolate had softened.

  I then decorated each piece in white chocolate chips and multi-coloured sprinkles, maybe going a little bit over the top with sprinkles. It was very fun, if a little messy.
once satisfied with the ridiculously overboard amount of coatings and decorations, place them on to baking parchment and allow to cool and set. 
they couldn't set quick enough
Shortbread Pizza!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pub Lunch.

Its my Dad's birthday today. So we headed out to the six bells pub in St Albans for a birthday pub lunch in the sunshine. after a week in the heat of Egpyt its nice to enjoy some good hearty food and reasonable temperatures. i'm currently nursing the most irritating sun burn/prickly heat.
the birthday boy.

HIding my sun burnt face.

Six bells super mega burger beast with gurkins.
monster bacon burger.
I opted for roasted pepper, mozzarella and basil pesto ciabatta.
Had the most amazing time with harry in egypt last week. We swam in the warm sea, bathed on the sandy beaches and visted the giant water park 4 times, The kid in me couldn't get enough of the water slides. I very much miss  the weather and being on holiday already. Hurry up summer!
On a boat with Mr Bake n Beebz.


Time for a Bobbin's coat to get the chop. she was long over due for a trim. 

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Family Weekend.

Me, Harry and Bobbin left Hastings for home this weekend, as we are going on holiday for a week away in the sun! But before getting tanned in the exotic lands of an all inclusive Egypt getaway. I  Visited my grandma in Hull and went to dance at my cousin's 18th birthday disco. Lots of cake and drink was consumed.
Grandma Bake n Beebz made us a lovely almond Bakewell tart and a delicious apple and raspberry crumble.

On saturday we headed to Worksop in Nottinghamshire for my cousin's party. 


...and that sums up a cakey weekend.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


THIS IS MY KINDA NATIONAL DAY. Its also national woman's day but my sweet tooth and fluffy pancakes are more important than my equality rights.

Healthified American style peanut butter and nana pancakes
I don't know why I never make pancakes they tasted unbelievably naughty but have pretty much the same nutritional values as my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. They are a bit more of a faff admittedly.

1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 cup oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt  
1 tsp sweetner
3/4 c. skim milk  
2 egg whites

stackin' em high!
  •  pour ingrediants into a big bowl, sieve in flour and baking powder and mix it all up!
  • spoon batter in to pan over a lowish medium heat.
  • once batter bubble and sides are coked flip em fluffy thangs over and fry the other side.
  • Pile em high and serve with your choice of topping!
I had mine with grilled banana and drowned in a peanut butter and honey drizzley syrup. tasted caramelly and nutty!

Peanut butter syrup
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp skimmed milk powder
1 and a bit tbsp of water
  • mix up all the above until youve reached a smooth syrupy consistancy and pour over pancakes. eat immediatly!  (I messed around taking photos for too long so they got a bit cold!)
Makes 8 pancakes enough for two grown ups plus an extra small one for a beebz.
bob's P cake.
After all of that sugar, me and beebz headed out into the chilly sunshine.
For the first time it feels as though spring is springing! all the daffodils and flowers were in bloom in the park!
headed for the sea and had a walk/run about on the beach.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Whadda pear! and ginger drizzle cake.

Hello there. its Sunday, my favourite day of the week! The only day when you don't have to feel guilty about doing nothing productive. Today I have enjoyed being a lady of leisure; pottered around the kitchen walked bobs in the park, read some gossip magazines and blogs, enjoyed a day of procrastination from Uni work.
Pear and ginger lemon drizzle cake
Good ol' diet soda cake strikes once again, but its all spruced up.
I used the weight watchers lemon mini muffin kit and added some diced pear and crystallized ginger.
 After my last batch of cakes I didn't have any muffin cases so i poured it into a cake pan.
 Oh so very tastey and only 80 calories for a generous slab of this moist cakey torte. The combination of the spicy ginger, sweet pear and zesty lemon works brilliantly.
  • 1 boxed cake mix
  • 1 small pear
  • 5 pieces of crystallized ginger
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • egg white
  1. dice pear and slice ginger
  2. add dry mix and combine with fruit and wet ingredients
  3. bake at 190*c (350)  for 30 minutes
  4. remove from oven and cool
  5. in a separate bowl, combine icing sugar 1 tbsp of water and lemon juice for icing.
  6. drizzle icing mixture all over cake and enjoy.  
There wasn't that much mixture and it only just covered the base of the tin so its a shallow cake. would be best in muffin cases i think. oh and the extra egg white isn't necessary but I added it to make sure it rose successfully, and it did.
Time to curl up on the sofa with a cuppa tea, my dog and some cake. I will do work tomorrow!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Holey Moley: A big ball of wool and a bowl of guacamole.

size comparison against dog.
Spent the majority of this week locked away on my knitting machine making a giant ball of yarn! this wool will be hand knitted into one of my final garments for my final degree, and finally I have used up all my wool and the garment making can begin. But first these biceps need an good rest.

In other news... i recieved the new limited edition MAC Wonder Woman lippy!
POW! just look at that packaging! I love the shade, its a very usable everyday nude pinky colour tone.

Tonight im making a mexican feast for a friday fiesta at home.
so i rustled up some home made guacamoley in advance with some very ripe avocadoes that were on offer.
combine and mash together:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • half a shallot
  • lemon juice
  • crushed garlic
  • table spoon extra light mayo
perfect for dipping or smushed in a tortilla with some chili.