Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Brownies! you cant beat them!

  • Hey Everyone,
This week I made some brownies, everyone loves brownies and their really easy to make once you have all the ingredients, you don't have to get expensive ingredients, you could probably buy it all for under 15 euro. So if its raining outside and you decide your not going into college at lease do something productive and make brownies for your house mates!!

  • Ingredients
  • 450g  Butter
  • 790g milk chocolate (or 100g less if you think your over doing it)
  • 170g dark chocolate
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla essence
  • 315g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 360g chopped pecan nuts - Or leave them out if your not a nut fan!
  • Method
1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/Gas 4. 

2) Butter a baking try, the smaller the tray the deeper the brownies so use your own preference

3) Melt together the butter, 450g of chocolate, and the dark chocolate in a bowl (do this by placing the bowl over simmering water) or put it in the microwave to melt but keep an eye on it in case it burns!! Allow to cool slightly.
 In another bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature. 

4) In another bowl,(you need a few bowls) sift together 140g of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add to the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the pecan nuts (if using) or some extra chocolate chips chocolate, then add them to the chocolate batter. Pour into the baking tray. 

5) bake for about 35 - 40 mins, depending on how you like them, well done or squishy. Do not overbake! Allow to cool thoroughly, and cut into 20 large squares.

Enjoy people!


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Easy Chicken Stir Fry

Hey All,

Here is my first recipe, its for a tasty but easy chicken stir fry, perfect for people who don't like complicated recipes. The recipe is designed to feed 2 but double or triple the ingredients if your cooking for more, likewise cut it in half if your flying solo. Don't be afraid to add more veggies! be creative!!

Takes about 10-12 mins to prepare.

You Will Need...
4 Chicken Fillets, cut into small pieces
1 onion red slices
 pepper red sliced
3-4 mushrooms sliced
Mange tout or sugar snap peas
Soy Sauce

>Cook chicken - fry for at least 7-10 mins.
>In a wok or frying pan quickly fry the veg  then add nuts for 30 seconds, take off heat- dont add the sugar snap pea's until after to avoid them going soggy!
>Get a teacup and 3/4 fill with soy sauce
>Put veg back on heat add soy mix and cook for 1 minute.
>Cook Noodles- you can boil the noodles but only for max 4 mins
>When the noodles are cooked strain and add add other ingredients.
>Plate up and enjoy!!

Hey everyone,
I’m Annie, I am going to be blogging some SIMPLE but yummy recipe’s for everyone. Long and complex recipes can be very annoying and useless when your hungry and in a hurry to eat, that’s why I will be keeping my recipe’s short and sweet! I will also be posting pictures of the dishes I have prepared and videos on how to prepare them.
I will be providing recipe’s for sweet treats and also daily meals, like I said, nothing too complex and boring and no fancy expensive ingredient’s. I will be posting my first recipe on Monday so keep an eye out!
I am happy to answer any questions so if you have any thing you fancy making and need a hand with it please ask!!
Thats all for now.