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Food: American style gooey cookies

Source: http://www.BBC.co.uk/goodfoods. Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature85g light muscovado sugar85g golden caster sugar1 egg225g self-raising flour50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped50g white chocolate, roughly chopped85g natural colour glacé cherry, roughly chopped Method: Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, chocolates… Continue reading Food: American style gooey cookies

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Food: Summer treat Frozen sangria

Thanks to http://www.cookiesandcups.com for the recipe! It’s summer and sometimes even the adults need a bit of fun! So I found this recipe on a classic cocktail and just had to share it with you guys! Shelley is a genius! Go sign up and don’t miss and tasty tidbits! 2 cups cold Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc1 cup Coconut… Continue reading Food: Summer treat Frozen sangria

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Food: Candy Canes

Recipe from: https://www.thespruceeats.com/candy-canes-recipe-521012 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups/21 ounces granulated sugar 1 cup/11 ounces light corn syrup 1/2 cup/4 ounces water, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring Optional: 1 teaspoon white gel food coloring Spray two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 200 F.… Continue reading Food: Candy Canes

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Food: Mary Berry’s Yule log

Ingredients For the chocolate sponge 4 large free-range eggs 100g/3½oz caster sugar 65g/2½oz self-raising flour 40g/1½oz cocoa powder For the chocolate ganache topping 300ml/½ pint double cream 300g/10½oz dark chocolate (around 35-40% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces For the cream filling 300ml/½ pint double cream, whipped To decorate icing sugar, for dusting a toy… Continue reading Food: Mary Berry’s Yule log

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Cooking lesson – week one: Shortbread and Gingerbread

Today with my beautiful assistant Melanie I learned how to make Gingerbread and shortbread. I will say I only needed assistance cooking the gingerbread mix on the hob, putting the biscuits on trays and using the icing bag. Here's what you need to make the gingerbread: 40grams of unsalted butter 2 table spoons of ginger… Continue reading Cooking lesson – week one: Shortbread and Gingerbread

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Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies

Ingredients Cookies 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 c. unsalted butter 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sanding sugar, for decorating Royal Icing 3 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 16 oz. confectioners' sugar Directions In large bowl,… Continue reading Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies