Friday, 26 February 2010

Pecan Puffs!

Pecan puffs

These biscuits are very easy to make and they will store well in a container for up to 10 days.

110g Pecans
110g Unsalted butter, soft
2 tbsp Caster sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
150g Plain flour
Icing sugar, to coat

Blitz pecan in a food procesor or mini chopper. If you don't have one, break it in a bag with a rolling pin til its quite sandy but with abit of lumps.

Beat butter and sugar til fluffy, add vanilla essence, ground pecan and flour. Chill in fridge for 20 minutes.

Roll biscuit dough into 15 grams each and if you have time, put it back into fridge and chill for another 20-30 minutes. It will help retain the shape.

Bake at 150c for 29 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes and coat it with icing sugar.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

New things, friends and marshmallow birthday cake.

I got this online from sweden. It's very cute. I want to display it in my shop when i have one.

my chinese new year shoes.

from ebay!

Pong trying to salvage flowers.

lily overwhelmed by shopping bags and hiding them

my favourite shop in islington, After Noah. The site doesn't really do them any justice.

Last minute cake for boss's granddaughter.

99p repettos.

It's Thursday but have a nice weekend. Spring is almost here.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Columbia, Bricklane, Labour & Wait

On the first day of Chinese New Year,

My favourite shop in coloumbia flower market.

Fruity Bagel


Labour and Wait

mar mar co.


Friday, 12 February 2010

i've been-

I made red velvet cake.

Chieko came to help.

This is my boss, Bryn.
We are very lucky because he loves doing the dishes.

Plum Crumble Cake

Recipe to come.

Cupcakes, ready to be eaten.

Goodnight and Happy Chinese New Year.

I miss going to school

a french version of victoria sponge

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The cat who lives on the next block.

I see her a few times a week when I walk to the station. I call her Kitty.

She's very friendly and starts walking towards me when she sees me.

I sometimes wonder what they get up to when no one is looking.

She ducked back soon as a group of people walked by.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Earl Grey Loaf Cake

This is a very simple loaf cake for occasions when you want something sweet but nothing too decadent. This recipe is adapted from one that a colleague gave me.
Earl Grey Loaf Cake
Preheat oven 175c.
3 bags of earl grey tea ( leaves removed from bag )
60 ml boiling water
80ml milk
150g butter
160g sugar
2 eggs
200g Self Raising flour
Icing ( optional )
230g icing sugar
1.5 tbsp marmalade
3 tbsp orange juice - ( u can use water if you don't have any oranges )\
Beat butter and sugar til soft and fluffy. Seep tea leaves in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Add cold milk to tea. Add eggs to butter mixture. Fold in 1/2 the flour , then 1/2 the milk into the butter mixture. Repeat. Spoon mixture into a 900lb loaf tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
To make icing-
Stir in orange juice and marmalade into icing sugar to make a slight sticky but runny icing and pour onto cake when its cooled down. The icing will help seal in the flavour of the cake.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Sundsvall Part 2. Norra Berget

We went to Sundsvall for a week.
Pictures are in disarray because I still can't figure out blogspot!
Most of the buildings were moved from the town of Sundsvalls because of the big fire.
I think it's amazing they managed to move the buildings.

the legend of the rabbit+bird

shop museum

Very old cafe.

back garden of cafe

a herb patch


hole in the wall oven that was built 1791.

teatowel menu

up the view tower.

I didn't go.

said i was afraid of heights, but really i was afraid of stairs.