Thursday, 17 November 2011
Early December 2009, my best friend Alex, sister Lisa and i embarked on adventure of a lifetime to the land of all things peanut butter! We boarded our flight with V Australia, Sydney to Los Angeles very excited girlies - even if it was 9pm at night.
|Ready for take-off!|
So we strapped in for a 13hr flight across the pacific, where we would have a 5hr layover at LAX before heading on to Washington DC. I made good use of my personal screen, watching many movies and tv shows due to my plane insomnia :(
*1 cup sugar
*2 whole eggs
*1 Tbsp vanilla extract
*1 1/2 cups flour
*1 tsp baking powder
*1/3 cup milk
*1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.
Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp of milk, if needed
This week has been full of the most delicious breakfasts, so much so that i can't put off eating them long enough to photograph! But today i used constraint and made sure to capture this blog-worthy brekky before shoveling it down(minus one sneaky mouthful).
*1/2 cup oats
*1/2 cup water
*1/2 cup soy milk
*pinch of salt
Bubble away together til the oats have absorbed most of the liquid, then adding
*majority of a frozen banana
*dash of vanilla bean paste
Stir away til the banana is incorporated and the chia does its magic(may need to add more liquid). Take off heat & top w
*small amount coco pops chex
*& the money maker- spoonful of nutella ;)
Served along a nice cuppa coffee, we have a winning brekky.
Definitely the best bowl of oats i've had in a while! Just don't do what i did & eat directly before undertaking a decent workout at the gym, he he.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book by Sara Perry.