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

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Pineapple custard

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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!!!!

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Board? Yes.

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

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! 😈

Grandad gives! (The result? RHUBARB CRUMBLE!)

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I LOVE visiting my Grandparents, aside from the fact I love them very much, they load me up with allotment goods!

On my recent visit I came home with Rhubarb and so of course, I made a crumble.


Really simple:

1.Stew 450g chopped rhubarb with 2tbsp of jam (I used my grandparents home made mixed fruit jam), 1tsb ginger, 2 TSB sugar, juice of an orange for 15 minutes


2. Meanwhile, mix 2 tbsp honey, 400g oats, 50g sugar…. Squish between your fingers for a crumbly mixture
3. Pour the rhubarb mixture in a baking dish and cover with the crumble. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden

4. Serve (with vanilla ice cream!) ☺️

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.

Light and tasty during these “food heavy” festivities

Cook book, Fondu, Food, Food general, Kitchen, Salad

Last nights tea consisted of this tapas style salad. I have to admit, as the day drew on I though “salad? Why???” But damn it was delicious!

After days of copious food and alcohol this was just what I needed and it was utterly gorgeous. Featuring an additional oil and balsamic dip with ciabatta it made for a full meal, the buffalo mozzarella had to be the star!

Also, it takes but a few minutes to prepare….winner.

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