Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Sundae

This morning I made the scrummiest smoked salmon and scrambled eggs but, had a massive FAIL and completely forgot to capture any of it on my camera! My blogging report would definitely read 'room for improvement'! 

So this afternoon Will, my sister and I made some equally scrummy Sundaes which offered the perfect solution to redeem me from the earlier faux pas. Now as I am sure you are already aware there is no ingenious recipe about to follow, more like a step by step guide of how to pile a whole load of tempting, sugary deliciousness into a bowl and float away in a chocolate covered coma.

You can fiddle and play with this recipe as much as you see fit. We used some warm chocolate brownies and cookies with chocolate and raspberry sauces and a healthy helping of good vanilla ice cream. Bananas and toffee sauce would also go down nicely or perhaps some fresh strawberries and meringue?! The choice is yours! Whilst this isn't at all gastronomic they tasted bloody terrific - happy Sundae Sunday!








You Will Need 
An ice cream of your choice
Some warm mini brownies (or just break a big one up)
Some warm broken cookies (stick them in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften them up)
A few chunks of chocolate -melted

For the Raspberry Sauce
100g Raspberries (mine were frozen)
A tablespoon of sugar

To Decorate
Squirty Cream
Chocolate Sprinkles

To make the raspberry sauce, place the raspberries in a microwaveable bowl with the sugar. Microwave on high for a couple of minutes until the sauce is bubbling. Stir everything together and pass through a sieve to get rid of the pips. Then it's ready to go!

To construct the Sundae, layer the ingredients up in an ice cream dish of your choice until full. Decorate with cream and a touch of chocolate decoration.

 Welcome to Sundae Sunday!



Monday, 11 August 2014

Nutella, Raspberry Brownies (only 4 ingredients!)

This week feels like it has already been filled with stress, heavy workloads  and although it is too much info, hormones.........and it's only Monday night! To help cure and ease the tension of the busy week ahead, I whipped up a temptingly divine tray of warm chocolate and raspberry Nutella brownies. Some may call this comfort eating, but I believe it is simply food for the soul and there isn't much a good old Brownie can't solve! As a bonus, this recipe only requires 4 modest ingredients. It provides the same squishy, gooeyness of a traditional brownie with about half the effort! What's not to love?!

PS they're also gluten free!



Ingredients

4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Nutella 
A good handful of Frozen Raspberries
A handful of Chocolate Chunks (I used white and milk chocolate aero bubbles....heavenly!)

Preheat the oven to 170C and line a rectangular baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat until they are light, fluffy and mousse like in consistency. This takes about 10 minutes by hand and slightly less if you're using an electric mixer.

If the Nutella has been in the fridge, warm it slightly before beating it into the eggs.

Once combined, pour into your tray and scatter over the raspberries and chocolates of your choice.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Once ready, leave in the tin to cool before slicing into wedges and munching till your hearts content!      







Monday, 4 August 2014

A BIG Photo Catchup!

Hello!

It has been a very long time since my last little post up here! I could sit and fill this blank page in front of me with lacklustre excuses but no one wants to hear any of them! All I can say is I'm sorry and I hope to resume blogging with force and vitality. 

After some thought, I have decided to completely relax on the whole content debate. I'm just going to upload whenever and however for the time being and I am sure that soon a happy little structure will appear all by itself! 

So without further ado, let's jump in to the updates!


Sooooo I took a sneaky trip to Dubai with my little sister a month or so ago! We went to visit our family and it was a very peaceful, sun filled trip! Unfortunately Will had to stay behind to work, but we managed without him for a week and made sure to bring back a big bag of holiday souvenirs!



This is me, Will and a bunch of our friends at the Races! We go every year as a group and it gets better and better every time! Although we didn't win much the sun shone alllllll day long which was enough of a success in itself! However later in the evening England lost their first World Cup match.......it was a downward spiral for the team after that!


All 3 of my little siblings happen to have their birthday in July, but this one (Millie) was the only one who was home for hers! We had a lovely meal out with the family followed by a night out with a couple of friends. She was so funny and we had the best night! I hope her 20th year brings her everything she hopes for!



This is Barney Bear! He has grown so much over the past few months but is still as beautiful as ever! We took him walking round the forest and absolutely everything intrigued his growing mind. 

There is so much more I could sit and type on about, but I think I'll spread it out over a couple of posts so that no one is bored to tears!

Hope everyone is well!

Lots of Love xxx