Saturday, 10 June 2017

Recipe Post 2017 N0.11- Raspberry and Strawberry Profiteroles

Χαίρετε! Once again, my greetings in Greek!

This week's recipe has been,as a matter of fact, inspired by my liking of a sweet treat after a delicious savory meal,which is fairly easy and affordable.

To concoct these fruity,summery profiteroles, you'll need:

For the "CHOUX" pastry:

150ml of water

5og of Butter

65g of plain flour

2 medium,free-range eggs

½tsp of vanilla extract

Required for the sauce:

150g of dark chocolate

150ml of milk

2tbsp of icing sugar

½ tsp of vanilla extract

And finally for the filling:

15ml of double cream

100ml of Greek Yoghurt

½ tsp of vanilla extract

2tbsps of icing sugar

150g of raspberries

225g of strawberries,hulled and sliced


Preheat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Next, pour the water into a saucepan, adding the butter and then heating gently until the butter has melted.

Bring to the boil and then take off the heat.Sift the flour into the water and mix together. Eventually, transfer the pan back onto the heat to cook, stirring until the mixture creates a smooth ball.

Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the vanilla, gradually beating into the cooled choux pastry,within the pan. Beat until really smooth. Subsequently, spoon this runny mixture into a large piping bag, piping around 20 balls onto the grease-proof paper.

Bake for roughly 15-18 minutes until well-risen and golden. Create a "slit" in the side of each "puff"to let the steam escape,then place back into the turned off oven for a further 3-5 minutes until crisps. After, take out to cool.

To make that lovely, chocolaty sauce, add the chocolate,milk,and sugar to a small saucepan,heating gently and stirring occasionally. Undertake this until the chocolate has melted and the sauce is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. 

As for the cream...whip until it forms soft swirls and then fold in the yogurt,vanilla AND sugar. Crumble in the raspberries and briefly fold together.

Slit the puffs almost in half, arrange the sliced strawberries over the base of each one then top with a spoonful of raspberry cream. Press the lids back in place,arrange on serving plates,dusted lightly with icing sugar and warm drizzled chocolate sauce. Yum!






Prior to this post ending:
Who has been watching Pretty Little Liars recently?

Song of the month:

Down-Fifth Harmony ft Gucci Mane

YouTuber of the month (I've been somewhat hooked to her creepy text message series;for those who enjoy thrill and slight terror,check them out here)!


In tribute to those who are in ANY way linked to the tragic incident in Grenfell Towers... Artists for Grenfell-Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

Ok, I'm actually mentioning quite a few YouTube videos....sorry about that😆

Teeyana Aromi(when I find the time, which I hardly do, I also find amusement in her videos)!!

QuoteS of the month:

My story on Storybird(available for you to read,buy and print out)!

Stolen Heart

As said above, photos will come as soon as possible. I'm having difficulties with editing and I don't like missing my usual publishing days so apologies for that.😞😔

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Dj Khaled Wild Thoughts ft Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

That's a wrap! See ya next time and pictures shall be uploaded as soon as my editor works(screw technical difficulties😖)

#sweetreats xx 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Recipe Post 2017 No.10- Rasberry Muffins

Happy Late Bank Holiday! Happy Half Term!

First and foremost, thanks for your feedback for my post on my baking tools. As per usual, it is very beneficial for my blogging etc,etc as well as plastering a big grin across my face (cheesy, I know). 

For some reason, I've been undertaking a fruit theme with recipes and somehow seem to have a desire to eating sweet treats which are low-calorie,low-fat, are in some fact good for you, as well as including fruit. I derived this recipe from all-famous Yummly. If you aren't already aware, Yummly is the digital version of the YouTube channel Tasty. It comes in the form of an device app and a website which provides THOUSANDS of recipes documenting in just one click. 

In order to stop myself from rambling about the excellence of Yummly,let's jump right in.


60g of  wholemeal flour

125g of plain flour

a pinch of salt

2 teaspoons of  baking powder

150g of soft light brown sugar

100ml of vegetable oil(I used coconut oil as a healthier alternative)

296ml of water

 1tsp of apple cider vinegar

234g of fresh or frozen raspberries +more for decorating

Baking in the making:

Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 200C, Gas Mark 6. Together, mix the flours with salt and baking powder. 

Fill the muffin tins with muffin papers(or cut out the designated amount of baking paper)

Within another bowl,steadily whisk the sugar and oil. Eventually, add water and vinegar to the sugar mix and combine together well.

Stir together the dry ingredients with the wet. After some time, fold in the raspberries.

Equally fill up the muffin cases, popping a raspberry onto each muffin. Bake the muffins for 25 minutes,checking to see they're ready by inserting a toothpick into the centre. If there's batter sticking to the pick, the muffins are not complete.

Allow them to cool for...I'd would suggest 10 minutes before tucking in a eating as well as of course sharing.



Prior to this post ending:

Our hearts and thoughts go out to Manchester after such a terrible occurrence. #justiceformanchester

Coffee or Tea: Which is actually better for you?

Happy Birthday to those who have had a birthday or are due to have one(alot of my friends' birthdays  have happened throughout May and are upcoming).

For those to plan to get active and exercise over the break, please use this link as a favor in return for nothing.

 Song of the month(in reflection of Manchester's attack)

Alex Aiono Cover-Let It Be

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Au revoir!

#sweetreats xx