Sunday, 26 April 2015

Snickers Bajadera Recipe

Snickers Bajadera Recipe Cake Shortcake Flabjack Peanuts Chocolate
Hey Everyone!
This week's post is going to be a little recipe, it's really easy and tastes so good! It's a must if you like peanuts! If not then this one isn't for you haha! :)


Ingredients:

250g Butter (200 +50)
200g Sugar
100ml Milk
100g Peanuts (ground)
300g Biscuit (ground)
200g Chocolate (melted)


Snickers Bajadera Recipe Cake Shortcake Flabjack Peanuts Chocolate


1. Gently heat the sugar and 200g butter until melted and smooth.


2. Add 100g chocolate and heat until melted.



3. Add the biscuits, peanuts and milk and mix together.


4. Spoon into a dish and level it out.
5. When the cake's cooled a bit, melt 100g chocolate and 50g butter smooth on top of the cake.

Snickers Bajadera Recipe Cake Shortcake Flabjack Peanuts Chocolate

Snickers Bajadera Recipe Cake Shortcake Flabjack Peanuts Chocolate

6. Refrigerate and then eat!

Snickers Bajadera Recipe Cake Shortcake Flabjack Peanuts Chocolate

And that's it! It's so easy and so quick! Grinding the biscuits and peanuts is probably the hardest bit, we did it in a little blender attachment bit but I guess you could crush them instead :) They're nice as you can cut them into bite-size pieces and they pretty much melt in your mouth :) Let me know if you try them!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Handmade Floral Skirt

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion
Hey Everyone, hope you're all doing okay :)
I moved back to Uni yesterday.. waah and means I have to get cracking with work :( But here's a little outfit of the day :)

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion
UCL

A few weeks ago I headed to London for Warehouse's Urban Garden Party.. and when I got there I was actually pretty dissappointed! It's my fault for not reading the invite properly.. but it was basically their store on Oxford Street with a few plotted plants inside and you could get 20% off :') Which I guess is a good deal.. but I wouldn't call it a garden party.. I don't know what I was expecting.. maybe potted plants and trees on the rooftop with a DJ etc XD Nevermind! :')


Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion
My lovely photographer :)

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion
So instead Pardis and I went to his Uni (UCL) to take some outfit photos :) Mum made me this really pretty skirt so I had to take photos! I need to perfect my sewing machine skills over the summer so I can make myself clothes instead of hassling mum XD But she's pretty good at it in my opinion haha!


Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

I wanted the skirt to be the main focus so I wore it with black tights and a plain black bardot top, which I seem to be always wearing in my outfit posts XD And then I wore my pink coat on top as it was very chilly :) 


Handmade skirt DIY Floral Flowers London UCL fashion

Top, Tights and Shoes- Primark
Skirt- Handmade by Mum
Coat- New Look

Thanks mum for making me a skirt! You're the best :D <3


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Getting My Hula-Hooping On! #BloggersGetHulaFit


Hey Everyone! Hope you're all well!
I can't believe how quickly my Easter break is going and how close the end of Uni is! aaah!

A few weeks ago I received an email from Lauren inviting me and a few other bloggers to a HulaFit class. You can check out what other bloggers have to say by searching #BloggersGetHulaFit on Twitter :) I love hula-hooping, I always have! When I was younger I actually wanted to be a professional hula hooper and perform shows etc so I'd practice all day and watch videos on how to do different techniques XD Okay a bit sad but shush I was little XD I guess I decided to go for a career change and study Science :L


Anyways, taking a break from my very slow dissertation writing, last weekend I headed to Notting Hill to where the HulaFit class was taking place. I went a bit earlier to check out Portobello Road Market as I''d never been and thought I might as well :)

Awkward arms :')

I arrived early to the event.. but I was late because I couldn't find the room because I pulled a push door and thought it was locked :') Story of my life XD 
The class was held by Anna, who is soo lovely, she's one of those people that oozes off friendly-ness and she organises hula fit classes with her husband Rowan at a few different locations around London :)
We had a bit of time before the class started to meet everyone and have a go at the hoops.. there were roughly 4 different ones ranging from smaller 'kids size' ones to massive weighted ones. I was worried that I'd forgotten all my skills but luckily they came back to me.. sort of XD




I tried the weighted ones and they were so weird! The heavier it is, it's meant to be easier as then you don't have to work as hard to spin it round.. but oh my.. It felt like mini punches around my core! It was such a strange feeling at first and weirdly like you were being knocked out but obviously not painfully XD 


Thank you Tola for the photo! :)
The class was really fun, Anna started from the beginning with us and got us to practice spinning the hoop normally, then the wrong way, which felt really unnatural then we progressed to walking (waddling like a weird penguin/crab) and even spinning around whilst hula-hooping! 
There were also some other exercises such as jogging, burpees and skipping with the hoop but it was a nice amount :) Afterwards we were all so sweaty which was good! I love classes where you're having fun yet working out at the same time! And the whole time we had to keep our core and our abs tight otherwise the hoop would drop :)



Afterwards a few of us decided to head to Gourmet Burger Kitchen to stuff our faces after a good workout XD I'd never been before but I liked it :) I got the classic chicken burger and skinny fries which were so thin! It was really nice to go for food afterwards as we were then able to talk more and get to know each other! The girls were all really lovely and there was a constant flow of chatter :)


Amanda, Lauren, Jade, Lou, Laura, Poppy, Me and Sam :)
Thank you Amanda for the photo :)
Finally, I headed home and I was in a really good mood as it was such a lovely day :) I was able to reminisce about the days of my hula hooping and it was great to meet so many nice fellow bloggers :)
Thank you so much Anna from HulaFit for holding the class for us! And thank you Lauren from LDNmeetup for organising it! I wish my local gym had the class, beats tread-milling any day :) As soon as I got home my whole body felt sore for a few days but it was that weirdly nice sore that hurts but makes you happy at the same time XD only me? haha :')



Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe

Happy Easter Everyone! :)
Hope you're all enjoying the Easter break! I've been munching on these cupcakes, especially for breakfast XD So here's the recipe! :)

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe ingredients

Ingredients:


For the cake:

115g butter
115g caster sugar
2 large eggs
115g self raising flour, seived
1 tablespoon cocao
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the Icing:

85g butter
1-2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon cocao, heaped
225g icing sugar (less 1 tablespoon), seived
100g mini eggs, for decoration

Whisk the butter and add sugar
Add the eggs
Weigh out all the flours and mix them together
Add the 'flours' to the mixture
Whisk it all together

1. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 5.
2. Mix all of your cake ingredients together in a bowl for a few minutes. I like to whisk butter first, then add sugar, then eggs, and then all the floury stuff (flour, cocoa and baking powder).

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe

3. Spoon the mixture into the cases. It roughly makes 18-20 paper cases and 12-14 muffin cases.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
5. Leave the cakes to cool.



6. Mix all of your icing ingredients together. It doesn't look like enough but it just about covers them with no leftovers! (cutting it a bit close XD)
7. Spread or pipe the icing onto the cupcakes to make a little nest and add your mini eggs.

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe

Easter Cupcakes Chocolate mini eggs Recipe



Tadaaa! You now have little Easter cupcakes! Enjoy! Have a lovely Easter Sunday :)