Tuesday, April 27, 2010
you will need:
For the dough:
2 cups self raising flour(plus extra for flouring the surface!)
90grm butter chopped
2/3 cup milk
For the filling
120grams butter softened (I use margarine as you can't tell and you don't need to leave it out to soften)
4 tablespoons soft brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon (3 if you like cinnamon)
For the icing
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
Dash of maple syrup (this really makes it!)
What to do:
preheat over to 210 degrees celsius
sift flour and salt in a bowl and rub the chopped the butter into the flour with you finger tips (till about the consistency of wet sand)
make a well in the center and add most of the milk, mix lightly with a flat bladed knife to a soft. Add all the milk if needed until it forms a soft ball of dough.
knead dough on a lightly (generous) floured surface
Roll out dough to a 25 x 40cm rectangle of 5mm thickness
To Make Filling:
cream butter (or margarine), brown sugar and the cinnamon with electric beaters (or a wooden spoon) until light and fluffy
spread on the dough evenly
roll up dough on the long side and cut into 3cm pieces.
place scroll on to a greased tray cut side up. cook for 15 minutes or until golden.
mix the icing ingredients and drizzle over the scrolls (while still in the pan).
Serve immediately while still warm.
These are best eaten on the day you make them but they can keep for a few days in an air tight container.
You can also refrigerate the scrolls uncooked until you need them cover in plastic wrap.
These are amazing warm for dessert on a winters night served with ice cream (and warm caramel sauce if you're feeling really crazy!)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Now I have a confession to make! Now I really really like choc chip cookies ok screw that, I really really really really LOVE choc chip cookies which is why on this post I will share with you my most awsomest choc chip cookie recipe with an opional twist!
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!
You will need:
125 grms butter or magarine
1 cup brown sugar
3/4cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ( I use 2 because I LOVE it!) vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup choc chips (or extra, I normally just pour in any amount until it looks yummy!)
What to do:
preheat over to 180 degrees
cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy (use electric beaters of a wooden spoon)add in vanilla and egg and beat till combined
stir in flour till combined.
mix in choc chips!
place teaspoons of mixture on greased baking tray and bake in oven for 10-15 or until lighty brown.
leave to cool for a few minutes and eat!
these can be stored in an air tight container for up to a week or frozen for about a month.
Optional: in a seperate bowl mix half a cup of peanut butter (crunchy is fine) with half a cup of white sugar and 1 egg. Then in step 5 place half a teaspoon full on the choc chip cookie dough and bake according to instructions! These are extra yummy and must to be eaten asap!
Ok so now you know my addiction (and weakness) so please enjoy these cookies (with friends or alone!)!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
I can get angery over lots of things some little and some not! But when I do I have 2 types of anger the 'not so bad' anger aka being in a grumpy mood and can/will snap out of in about 10 minutes-1 hour and the bad anger aka slaming doors and getting yelled at by parents. The latter is one I really hate! Because of this anger I have broken many things, almost had by door taken off the hinges and screamed into my pillow! I have tried many ways of stopping this anger these include:
- screaming into my pillow it sort of worked but I found my voice hoarse at the end of each 'session'
- slamming doors this annoyed my parents alot to point that my dad was threatening to take the door off the hinges.
- chucking things this is what I am currently useing and after getting yelled at by my dad and breaking: pens, lipbalm lids ect I am figuiring that I need to move onto to more suitible method.
So here are my aims for controlling my anger:
- Listening to music on my ipod.
- reading MLIA ( aka www.mylifeisaverage.com ).
- taking time out aka read a book.
- taking deep breathes or going for a walk around the block.
- and praying to go to help me calm down.
I can only hope these new methods will help me cope with my anger I will update this blog post after I tryed these methods!