Tuesday, August 31, 2010

just a few...


Just a few photo's that I've taken recently I wanted to share and coming up next post? A brownie cake I know you'll all love.... it was so good I almost didn't want to share!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

print giveaway!!


It's time for a giveaway! Considering I've only done this once before I thought it was about time for another one. So here's the deal... I will be giving away these three 4x6 prints from my shop to one lucky winner any where in the world.
Want to win this? I thought so. Leave a comment and tell me what you love best about summer. You have until Friday, September 3rd to enter.
Good luck and I hope your all having a great weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

197/365

happy weekend everyone!
enjoy it!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

butter biscuits with a twist

Don't you just love food processor baking? I like it even better on my lazy days when I still want to bake but with not a lot of effort. You can just throw everything in, mix it up and it's pretty much good to go in the oven after a little forming.
To tell you the truth, when I first saw this I thought it was more like a scone and that's what I was sort of expecting until I saw them come out of the oven.... these were more like cookies and extremely good cookies at that!

recipe

Preheat oven to 190c/375f. In a food processor, blend 110g unsalted butter, 85g caster sugar, a splash of milk, 30g cornflour, 110g self-rising flour and 4 tbsp rolled oats. Shape mixture into 15 small balls and place on a baking tray, leaving enough space to spread. Bake for 12-15 mins, until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Melt 100g white chocolate over a double broiler and dip half of each biscuit, then place on a non-stick baking paper and sprinkle over pink peppercorns. Let cool.

Hope your all having a fabby weekend!

Monday, August 2, 2010

DIY coconut curls

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Let me start off with that I could not find dried shredded coconut that looked like this for the life of me and believe me I looked. I did find something quite similar under the name of... coconut chips? They didn't have the cool brown skin edge I've been looking for and well cost more then the price of about five coconuts. I figured then I just plain needed to make them myself.
So I did some goggle research and found this video on how to easily crack a coconut.
It helped.
Then came the time to shred or peel. I peeled. I was liking the way they looked already so I knew then that I needed to do some 'how do you dry coconut' research for these lovely's and found out there's not a whole lot of info on it. Weird? I thought so.
After a bit more looking I was saved.

Here's the drying method: Preheat oven to 200 c. Lay out coconut curls evenly on a sheet pan with parchment paper. Bake for 60-90 min. Keep checking cause you don't want them to go brown but if they do just a bit... no worries. You've now got toasted coconut and that tastes just as good if not better.
Let cool and place in a jar or air tight container.