Thursday, 21 August 2014

Deep in the rain forest

Jumpsuit - New Look Inspire
Wedges - New Look

Really should have put a top under this as it is quite low cut, oh well, might get me a free drink somewhere. The print is fun and bright. The length of the legs is good and it has little sleeves. 

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

If i was a lumberjack

Dress - Modcloth 
Wedges - New Look

I am writing this curled up on the sofa in my onesie doing battle with a cold i picked up in London. Luckily i have a few outfits i am yet to post so you get to see me looking glamorous and not with a bit of tissue stuck up nose. I am having a full blown love affair with Modcloth, i am considering selling the majority of  my wardrobe and only wearing Modcloth (and Hell Bunny) clothing ever again, that is true love. This dress is a 3x, the fit is pretty good, a bit tight on my bust but buttons and big boobs are never going to be the best of friends, and if one does pop open, the people of Reading will get a cheeky eyeful and i like to think that will make their day. 

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Passionfruit Victoria sponge

I use a generic Victoria sponge recipe that i learnt at school, you will need:
225 g Butter or Margarine (8 oz)
225 g Caster Sugar (8 oz)
Medium Eggs x 4
225 g Self-Raising Flour (8 oz)

I mix everything together in a mixer and i'm sure the die hard bakers will tut at this as you should probably do it by hand but i like to bake quickly. I use silicone tins as they are so easy, you don't need to grease them and the cake just pops out. I cook at 200 degrees for 25-30 minutes, i use the cocktail stick method to check they are cooked. 

Divide your mix between the two tins and bake!
Leave to cool on a wire rack
 For the filling you will need passionfruit curd and whipping cream (or double cream). I do not make my own curd, aint nobody got time for that. I put some of the curd into the cream and let the mixer do all the hard work for me. Now this tub made A LOT of cream, you could get a smaller tub or use half of it. 

To get the passionfruit taste and instead of the traditional jam i smear the sponges with the curd. Make sure the sponges have cooled before doing this. 
Whipping the cream  - you can add some curd here to give it that tangy taste or leave it, up to you. 
 Now fill with cream and put the two sponges together, i had so much cream left i also put it on the top and the sides of the cake, but normally you would dust it with icing sugar. And voilà you have a tasty twist on the classic Victoria Sponge.

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