25 Nov 2012

Lazy Sunday Post - Food Obsessed!

My favourite thing about lazy Sundays is food! Here's my favourites at the moment

Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese



How I made it:
1. Put Cauliflower and Broccoli on to boil for 10 minutes, then drain. Preheat oven to about 170 degrees
2. Melt a lump of butter with a tablespoon of flour and mix until they are combined
3. Add a pint of milk and a generous dollop of french mustard and bring to the boil
4. Add a huge amount of cheese and melt in while stirring. Taste it and add more cheese to taste.
5. Put vegetables into an oven-proof dish, pour the sauce on top and add grated cheese and bake for 10 minutes


Hummingbird Bakery Banana and Chocolate Cupcakes
These are THE BEST cupcakes ever and are always so popular. I found the recipe on Net Mums, here it is



For the cupcakes:

  • 120 g plain flour
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a pinch of salt
  • 80 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120 ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 g peeled banana, mashed

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 300 g icing sugar, sifted 
  • 100 g unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 40 g cocoa powder, sifted 
  • 40 ml whole milk 

Decorating:

  • 40 g dark chocolate, grated with a cheese grater into shavings
Equipment: a 12-hole cupcake tray, lined with paper cases
Makes 12
Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and butter in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
Slowly pour the milk into the flour mixture, beating well until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Add the eggs and beat well (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula). Stir in the mashed banana by hand until evenly dispersed.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until light golden and the sponge bounces back when touched.
Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the chocolate frosting, beat the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
Turn the mixer down to slow speed. Add the milk to the butter mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time. Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed.
Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.
When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the chocolate frosting on top and finish with the chocolate shavings.


Fluffy Puff Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows
I was sent some gourmet marshmallows by Fluffy Puff Puffs and they were delicious



I tried strawberry burst (with a squidgy strawberry centre)

Peanut and chocolate

and original vanilla flavour


Yum Yum Yum! They were all really nice and had the whole office talking - I had to cut them into tiny pieces so everyone could have a try and my colleagues were all really impressed by them!
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2 comments

  1. These all look BEAutiful!

    om nom nom I'm really hungry now lol

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    x

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