Sunday, 27 July 2014
A quick and easy recipe for a soft cake full of flavour.
3 large eggs
12 tbs caster sugar
1 1/2 spoon soft/spreadable butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
Juice of half a lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
10 tbs flour
2 tsp baking powder.
For the glaze:
3 tbs caster sugar
Juice of half a lemon
Lemon zest to decorate.
Beat the eggs with the sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and butter using an electric mixer. Add the lemon juice, the flour and the baking powder.
Transfer the mixture into a pre-greased 21 cm baking tray.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 180 degrees C/gas mark 4, until the top of the cake is golden brown.
Mix the sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze. Spread it on to the cake and decorate with some lemon zest on top. Allow to cool before serving.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
It's a fact that you don't need to buy expensive designer clothes to be fashionable. The internet is a powerful tool that can help you find the latest trends at a bargain and even allow you to copy the look of your favourite celebs.
According to what some celebs have been spotted wearing, it looks like ripped jeans - a trend of the 90s - are back in fashion!
Here are some of the things that you can get online without having to break the bank.
Kim Kardashian often wears ripped jeans
|Guess distressed denim trousers|
Michael Stars Shine Off The Shoulder Dolman Top
|X Stone Cold Fox The Lennon Belt by LUV AJ|
|Ivory Gold Sun Top by Sister Jane at Topshop|
|Nina Keiko Clutch|
|Gold Platted Snake Ring at mirabellejewellery.co.uk|
|Ainsley Cuff Bracelet in Gold by Kendra Scott|
|Adriana Papell cap sleeve dress|
|Biba bag - Affordable designer bag!|
|Golden! Sandals at House of Fraser|
It's summer at last! Time for barbecues, picnics in the park and delicious food you can enjoy whilst sizzling in the sun or relaxing in the garden.
My favourite recipe for this time of the year is barbecued chicken. I have invented my own sauce for this.
This sauce is very easy to make and it does not require precooking. You just have to make sure that you marinate the meat in it in the fridge for at least 3 hours before cooking. This is to allows the chicken to absorb all the flavours of the spicy sauce. The following recipe serves 4 people.
The ingredients you will need are:
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped.
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs tomato puree double concentrated
1 tbs honey
2 tbs hot water
1 tbs water
1 tbs dry parsley
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
some chili powder
Circa 800 gr Chicken thighs or other parts you prefer.
Mix the ingredients to make the sauce and stir until they are fully blended.
Wash the chicken and discard any excess fat. Remove the skin if you prefer.
Place the chicken into a bowl and fully cover with the sauce.
Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in the fridge.
Leave to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Grill for 30-40 minutes.