Saturday, 10 June 2017

Recipe Post 2017 N0.11- Raspberry and Strawberry Profiteroles

Χαίρετε! Once again, my greetings in Greek!

This week's recipe has been,as a matter of fact, inspired by my liking of a sweet treat after a delicious savory meal,which is fairly easy and affordable.

To concoct these fruity,summery profiteroles, you'll need:

For the "CHOUX" pastry:

150ml of water

5og of Butter

65g of plain flour

2 medium,free-range eggs

½tsp of vanilla extract

Required for the sauce:

150g of dark chocolate

150ml of milk

2tbsp of icing sugar

½ tsp of vanilla extract

And finally for the filling:

15ml of double cream

100ml of Greek Yoghurt

½ tsp of vanilla extract

2tbsps of icing sugar

150g of raspberries

225g of strawberries,hulled and sliced

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Next, pour the water into a saucepan, adding the butter and then heating gently until the butter has melted.

Bring to the boil and then take off the heat.Sift the flour into the water and mix together. Eventually, transfer the pan back onto the heat to cook, stirring until the mixture creates a smooth ball.

Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the vanilla, gradually beating into the cooled choux pastry,within the pan. Beat until really smooth. Subsequently, spoon this runny mixture into a large piping bag, piping around 20 balls onto the grease-proof paper.

Bake for roughly 15-18 minutes until well-risen and golden. Create a "slit" in the side of each "puff"to let the steam escape,then place back into the turned off oven for a further 3-5 minutes until crisps. After, take out to cool.

To make that lovely, chocolaty sauce, add the chocolate,milk,and sugar to a small saucepan,heating gently and stirring occasionally. Undertake this until the chocolate has melted and the sauce is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. 

As for the cream...whip until it forms soft swirls and then fold in the yogurt,vanilla AND sugar. Crumble in the raspberries and briefly fold together.

Slit the puffs almost in half, arrange the sliced strawberries over the base of each one then top with a spoonful of raspberry cream. Press the lids back in place,arrange on serving plates,dusted lightly with icing sugar and warm drizzled chocolate sauce. Yum!


Snapshots:

Delayed due to my system's photo editor!!
Prior to this post ending:

11 DIY gifts that Dad will love this Father's Day















Song of the month:

Down-Fifth Harmony ft Gucci Mane















YouTuber of the month (I've been somewhat hooked to her creepy text message series;for those who enjoy thrill and slight terror,check them out here)!

Kiwikimii













For fans of Mackenzie Ziegler.... Most Recent Dance Performance







Ok, I'm actually mentioning quite a few YouTube videos....sorry about that😆

Zoe recounts her teenage years,friendships,self-esteem and etc which aids teenagers living in today's society or perhaps just finished adolescence or whatever....

Zoe's new vid









Quote of the month:















My story on Storybird(available for you to read,buy and print out)!

Stolen Heart










As said above, photos will come as soon as possible. I'm having difficulties with editing and I don't like missing my usual publishing days so apologies for that.😞😔


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Comment below on what you'd like to see next!










That's a wrap! See ya next time and pictures shall be uploaded as soon as my editor works(screw technical difficulties😖)

#sweetreats xx 


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Recipe Post 2017 No.10- Rasberry Muffins

Happy Late Bank Holiday! Happy Half Term!

First and foremost, thanks for your feedback for my post on my baking tools. As per usual, it is very beneficial for my blogging etc,etc as well as plastering a big grin across my face (cheesy, I know). 

For some reason, I've been undertaking a fruit theme with recipes and somehow seem to have a desire to eating sweet treats which are low-calorie,low-fat, are in some fact good for you, as well as including fruit. I derived this recipe from all-famous Yummly. If you aren't already aware, Yummly is the digital version of the YouTube channel Tasty. It comes in the form of an device app and a website which provides THOUSANDS of recipes documenting in just one click. 

In order to stop myself from rambling about the excellence of Yummly,let's jump right in.

Ingredients:

60g of  wholemeal flour

125g of plain flour

a pinch of salt

2 teaspoons of  baking powder

150g of soft light brown sugar

100ml of vegetable oil(I used coconut oil as a healthier alternative)

296ml of water

 1tsp of apple cider vinegar

234g of fresh or frozen raspberries +more for decorating

Baking in the making:

Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 200C, Gas Mark 6. Together, mix the flours with salt and baking powder. 

Fill the muffin tins with muffin papers(or cut out the designated amount of baking paper)

Within another bowl,steadily whisk the sugar and oil. Eventually, add water and vinegar to the sugar mix and combine together well.

Stir together the dry ingredients with the wet. After some time, fold in the raspberries.

Equally fill up the muffin cases, popping a raspberry onto each muffin. Bake the muffins for 25 minutes,checking to see they're ready by inserting a toothpick into the centre. If there's batter sticking to the pick, the muffins are not complete.

Allow them to cool for...I'd would suggest 10 minutes before tucking in a eating as well as of course sharing.

Snapshots:


 




Prior to this post ending:

Our hearts and thoughts go out to Manchester after such a terrible occurrence. #justiceformanchester

Coffee or Tea: Which is actually better for you?









Happy Birthday to those who have had a birthday or are due to have one(alot of my friends' birthdays  have happened throughout May and are upcoming).


For those to plan to get active and exercise over the break, please use this link as a favor in return for nothing.







 Song of the month(in reflection of Manchester's attack)

Alex Aiono Cover-Let It Be


To see more of my "day-to-day" life and keep up-to-date with upcoming posts, follow me on my social medias:


 Pinterest name: Chocolatelover





YouTuber of the month:

Kyutie 









Au revoir!

#sweetreats xx 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Baking Post 2017- No.9 #sweetreats' Baking Tools

γεια σε όλους!

That is my way of welcoming you all today in Greek! I fancied a change in my introduction.

Referring to the title of today's post, I shall be talking you through my baking tools in the kitchen- the equipment behind those delicious, delectable treats.

Without anything else to say, let's leap right into this week's post!

Currently, my main,go-to baking equipment is an electric hand mixer, wooden spoon(if there happens to be a malfunction with the mixer) and my silicone whisk which I picked up cheaply in Home Bargains. All my equipment included in this week's post shall be listed and priced at the end.
A pic with this whisk
  

If you plan to begin baking or take it up as a hobby, it is advised that you have at least these three items and obviously a range of different sized mixing bowls. There are three sizes of mixing bowls just like there are three sizes for piping bags and nozzles etc,etc.


Moving back onto equipment, as well as obtaining equipment, I believe it's important to update your tools in order to be up to date with what's being used by those top-award-winning baking chefs and popular kitchen TV shows. 

One website which I use for exploration of cooking apparatus is LakeLand which is 35 minutes from where I live. They provide a magnificent range of kitchenware,bakeware(if there is a such thing),home-ware and so fourth. 

A year ago, I visited one of the stores locally and I scouted their shop ,particularly looking at the bakeware and kitchenware.
As you can see,there's such a wide selection, I have no idea how I'm supposed to pick and select a few of the products.

Head over to their website and see what they have to offer.

I'm finishing this post on a short note-these are ESSENTIAL baking tools and a shop where I'd buy my apparatus.

Before this post ends...

These acai bowls are absouletly moth-watering and just as amazing as they hopefully taste.


Quote of the month

Song of the month


Trend which I'm loving right now


Don't forget to follow me on my medias


Links to websites:


That's a wrap but I'll see you soon!

Αντίο!

Goodbye!

#sweetreats xx


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Recipe Post 2017 N0.8-Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Hello world!

Yes, I simply couldn't get enough of baking with apricots so I added an extra week especially for it. Not only is this recipe super healthy but tastes INSANE and can last in an airtight container for up to an week! 

To have a go at making these delectable,oaty cookies, you'll need:

100g of instant oats

90g of wholewheat flour

1 1/tsp of baking powder

1/2tsp  of ground cinnamon

1/8(if there is a such measurement) of salt

28g of coconut oil

1 large egg, at room temp.

1 tsp of vanilla extract

120ml of honey

40g of dried apricots

Method:

Like always, pre-heat the oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment/baking paper.

Within a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the oats, flour,baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil,egg and vanilla. Stir in the honey until thoroughly incorporated.

Add the flour mixture to the honey mix,stirring until just combined. Eventually, fold in the apricots. 

Chill the dough for around 30 minutes in a fridge.  Take out and then drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops on your prepped baking sheet. 

Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes,cooling for roughly 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. And Volia!

Cookie Photo Shoot!
    

       
  


 



 


Before this post ends....

Cupcake of the month:


Source:Cupcake Jemma





Song of the month:

French Montana ft Swae Lee Unforgettable








This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, where mental health is seen in a different perspective. The other day, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a initiated a mental health charity titled "Heads TOGETHER", aiming to help eliminate stigma and chang the conversation on Mental Health. To check the following out, lcick the picture below↓

Get Inspired by this twelve year old!


Smarter than Einstein


Thanks for reading this week's post. Please comment on what you'd like me to bake next and don't forget to follow me on my SnapChat account and +1 this post!










Cheerios!






#sweetreats xx