Fun and creative Halloween Smoothies! Recipe makes 2 large smoothies or 4 small.
225g (71/2oz) frozen summer fruits, defrosted
1 banana, peeled
300ml (10fl oz) cranberry juice
For the Apricot Cockroach
currants or dried blueberries
For the Kiwi Caterpillars
sunflower or pumpkin seeds
currants or dried blueberries
Place the frozen summer fruits, banana and juice into a tall jug and whiz until smooth with a hand blender or use a food processor (you may need to sieve the smoothie afterwards if there are too many seeds).
Simply assemble and create. Use a wooden skewer to make holes in the bug first as the seeds will go in easier! Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve with ‘bugs’.
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a flat baking tray.
Place water and butter/margarine into a saucepan over a low heat until butter/margarine melts. Bring to a brisk boil.
Reduce heat and add sieved flour. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves sides of saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool
Add the eggs gradually and beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
Drop dough in tablespoons about 3” apart into the greased baking tray. Alternatively put dough into an icing bag and pipe the dough out onto a baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes at the preheated oven temperature until puffed and golden.
Remove from oven and slit along one side. Allow to cool.
When cold, fill with whipped cream and serve with hot chocolate sauce.
Warm cream over a low heat. Add the chocolate and stir until chocolate has melted. Do not allow to boil. Serve warm over Profiteroles.
My friend Niamh recommended trying Oatly Milk Barista Edition in porridge so I gave it a go. Apparently the Barista Edition is much nicer than the others so I will take her word for it. Oatly Oat Drink is available in Barista Edition, Organic Edition, Chocolate Edition and Orange Mango Edition. Chilled Oatly Oat Drink can be bought Whole, Semi, Skinny, Semi Organic or Chocolate Deluxe. Oatly also produces On The Go and Cooking editions, Oatgurt, as well as several ice cream flavours.
Product Name: The Original Oatly Oat Drink Barista Edition
Allergens: 🥛Dairy free 🥣Oats 🌱Free from Soya 🥦Suitable for Vegans
This Oat Drink is light brown in colour and has a smooth consistency. This Oat Drink tasted good in my porridge as an alternative to regular milk or water. Once opened, this oat drink should be refrigerated and consumed within 5 days.
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Happy World Chocolate Day 🍫 My friend Niamh sent me this recipe by recipetineats and serves 6-8. There are lots of Tiramisu recipe variations online. This recipe does not use whipping cream and uses raw eggs. ‘There’s layers to this s***player, Tiramisu, Tiramisu’-Macklemore.
3 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
110g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups black coffee (hot and strong)
2 tbsp (or more!) liquor (I used Baileys)
24-30 lady fingers,pavesini or savoiardi biscuits
Cocoa for dusting
Beat yolks and sugar using an electric whisk on speed 6 to 7 for 10 minutes or until it changes from yellow to pale yellow (almost white) and is thick.
Add vanilla and mascarpone, beat until just combined and smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl, set aside.
Clean bowl and whisk. Add egg whites and beat until its stiff (should be all white foam)
Add 1/2 the cream mixture into the egg whites. Gently fold through. When most incorporated, add the remaining cream mixture and fold through until just combined- don’t bash out all the air in the egg whites!
Mix coffee and liquor together. Quickly dip biscuits in and line the bottom of a dish (20cm square dish or bowl).
Spread over half the cream, then top with another layer of coffee dipped biscuits.
Spread with remaining cream.
Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours, preferably overnight.
This is a Tesco recipe and doesn’t take long to cook. Go wild with your favourite toppings 🍓🍐🍌🍯 I made this for brunch today. These pancakes make the perfect breakfast or after-dinner treat.
150g self-raising flour
250ml semi-skilled milk
oil for greasing
toppings of your choice (I chose Big Red Kitchen Butterscotch Sauce)
Put the flour into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and about half of the milk.
Using a whisk, or wooden spoon, mix to a smooth, thick batter. You may need to add a little more milk if the batter is too thick to mix.
When the batter is smooth, gradually stir in the rest of the milk until it is well combined.
Add a small amount of oil to the frying pan; just enough to give a non-stick layer to the surface of the pan. Heat on high until the oil begins to smoke, then turn down the heat to medium.
Pour 15ml spoons of batter into the pan. This should make pancakes about 3cm in diameter.
Leave each pancake for about 30 seconds. Bubbles will appear on the surface and the mixture will start to set. Flip each pancake over using a palette knife or fish slice and leave for another 30 seconds.
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