Fraisier Cake

Cake, Fruit, Vegetarian

I loved making this, it required a few hours but it’s beauty in taste and look, makes the effort worth it!

Broken down it compromises of Kirsh cream mouseline and strawberries sandwiched between to thin sponge cake layers with a marzipan top. That makes it sound easy….it was not ๐Ÿ˜Š

I made this for our local Rose Queen Festival, hence the roses on the top!

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Friday blast

Fruit

Last day of my working week, thank you!!! This also means last 6.10am alarm for my pre work 90 minute gym session, phew.

No better way to start the day than with some hard physical exertion and a delicious and nutritional smoothie!

Happy weekend folks

Chocolate Mango Madness

Chocolate, desserts, Fruit, Toast-it

So This happened.

Brioche! Nutella! Mango! Chocolate Ice Cream!

Literally toasted Brioche, slathered in Nutella and then loaded with sliced Mango and Chocolate Ice Cream!

Om.

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Pineapple custard

desserts, Fruit

Happy Wednesday foodie friends!!

If you need a little boost to get over this midweek hump, why not try this little tiddler of a dessert?

OK, it’s ridiculously simple and you would be forgiven for thinking…..boring, but give it a chance and I promise it will deliver!

All you need to do is:

  1. Place a couple of ladies fingers (sponge fingers) in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Layer on some pineapple pieces (tinned are fine) and even pour in a bit of the juice.
  3. Later with custard (homemade, tinned, low fat, full fat…its up to you!)
  4. Refrigerate until you ready to consume!


It offers you a sweet little pudding with different textures and tastes which combined, compliment each other really well. It’s also quite light and makes for s nice little summer treat.

Roly Pavlova…..it’s only blooming healthy!!!!

desserts, Fruit

Board? Yes.

What do I do when I’m bored? Get in the kitchen! ๐Ÿ˜„

I pulled out an old weight watchers recipe book and decided on a beautiful summer dessert in homage to the glorious weather we are having here in Cheshire, U.K.


This is such a satisfying recipe to undertake, watching the egg whites transform into a heavenly, shiny, marshmallowy mix is just such a great thing to experience. 


It’s slightly time consuming but really requires little effort….just some waiting. Once you have mixed the meringue you can take 60minutes for yourself (I watched some “4 in a bed”!) whilst you wait for it too cook and cool. Then it’s simply a matter of filling and rolling.


Now I’m normally quite good at weighting but I had to dive right in and cut a slice. Heaven!!!

It’s a really versatile recipe too, I think next time I plan to make this for friends but I’m going to fall to the darks side and use cream and caramel! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Heaven and hell dessert

Chocolate, Fruit

I had a girlfriend stay over this weekend and in an attempt to make a dessert that was both sweet and not too naughty, I went for the good old faithful chocolate strawberries (I also made some shortbread!!)

I used milk, dark and white chocolate and I seriously forgot how delicious theses are!

I also made shortbread for the 1st time. Big mistake, I may end up making these way too often.

Profiterole Passion

Chocolate, Food, Fruit, Uncategorized

I have been making a lot of profiteroles recently. After the 1st time making Chox pastry I just could not believe how easy it is to do and since then I have been a profiterole baking machine.

I have often heard people say they get a lot of enjoyment out of making bread, that they like the way the gluten comes together and the dough forms. For me, that feeling comes when the wet, gloopy Chox dough transcends into a glossy thick mixture. It’s my therapy.

My favorite filling at the moment is a passion fruit cream, the tang of the passion fruit is amazing with the bittersweetness of the dark chocolate top.

  
To make the cream simply sieve your passion fruit so your left with a juice without the pips, whisk up a pot of double cream and add the juice plus sugar to taste. You can play around withthe measurements  here, I like a really strong passion fruit hit so I go heavy in the passion fruit!

If you need an exact recipe, let me know.

Frozen delight!!!!!!

Desert, Frozen treats, Fruit

First post in a while……I’m sorry.

It’s been a weird few weeks but a positive part has been the purchase of my very 1st, much coveted, ice cream maker!!!!

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I made this frozen yoghurt from:

  • Blueberries
  • Fat free Greek yoghurt
  • Sugar to sweeten

Easy peasy and amazingly, deliciously smooth๏ปฟ. Nom.

Watch this space for the many new recipes I plan to try……eek

Fruit and meat: CONTROVERSY!!!

chicken, Food, Foodie, Fruit, Lunch, Salad

Dare I say it?

Well I just did. I’ve heard a lot of mixed views over fruit mixed with meat, I understand some people can’t stand the idea. Weird. I love fruit in a savory dish!!!

In an attempt to make a high protein lunch I made a chicken salad which included pineapple cottage cheese! It was rather marvelous, the sweet fruity punch with my tender moist chicken…a meal I’ll surely be repeating this week.

It simply consisted of:
chicken breast (cooked in oregano)
lettuce
pineapple cottage cheese
spicy chillies

High protein. Low fat. Just a shame I missed my morning gym session. Whoops!

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