Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Craft bag design competition.

Just found out I won the craft bag design competition run by the sewing directory with this design! I will be getting my design printed on to a tote bag. I will post pictures when it arrives. So excited!


Friday, 20 February 2015

Eves pudding recipe



Eve's Pudding

Ingredients
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g  Self Raising Flour
  • 675 g cooking apples, peeled and cored
  • 50 g sugar


Method
  1. Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease an ovenproof dish.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
  3. Gently fold in remaining flour.
  4. Thinly slice apples and layer in dish with sugar.
  5. Prepare cake mixture and use to cover the apples. Bake for about 40 minutes.







Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ginger biscuits recipe

Ginger biscuits recipe Makes 12
Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g margarine 
  • 25g sugar
  • 2 level tablespoons syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level teaspoon of ground ginger


Method
  1. Heat oven 190OC, Gas 5
  2. Grease baking tray
  3. Sieve dry ingredients into mixing bowl
  4. Heat the fat, sugar and syrup over a gentle heat until melted
  5. Cool slightly and add to dry ingredients - mix with a wooden spoon
  6. Divide the mixture into 12 balls 
  7. Place the biscuits on the tray, well spaces and flatten slightly
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. Lift carefully onto a wire tray as they will still be soft.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pomegranate Vodka recipe

Pomegranate Vodka recipe 
Pomegranate vodka recipe
Ingredients

  • Makes 500ml.
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 500ml vodka.


Method

  1. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate by cutting in half and whilst holding it over a bowl hit it on the back with a spoon. The seeds will fall out and you just have to check through that none of the pith has fallen in the bowl. If it has pick it out.
  2. Place the vodka, sugar, vanilla and the pomegranate seeds in a large jar with a seal able lid.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Leave the jar somewhere cool and dark and shake once a week until all the sugar is dissolved and the color has bleached from the seeds.
  5. Drain through a sieve or jelly bag to remove the seeds and discard.
  6. Pour the vodka into a new clean bottle and seal.



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