Tuesday 28 February 2017

Recipe Post Special- Shrove Tuesday


First and foremost, thanks you for all your kind comments. As always, every comment brightens my day just that little but more.

Recently, I've been tying traditions on special occasions recipes.  For example, the Valentine's Special, New Year's Special.  Recently,  I celebrated my 1st year anniversary and now here I am, writing up a post for Shrove Tuesday(2nd in a row).

If you were not aware, Shrove Tuesday falls on the last day before Ash Wednesday , a.k.a, the first day of Lent. This commemoration dates back to the 16th century, involving Christians repenting their sins in preparation of Lent. Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day/Pancake Tuesday, is  the opportunity to get rid of any indulgences as well as use up any fatty food for the upcoming occurrence, Lent. However, non-Christians also celebrate this occasion for the chance to eat yummy pancakes.πŸ˜‹

This year, yet again I'm participating in this event, making my own pancakes.

In order to make the above, you'll require:

125g of plain flour

2 eggs, medium-sized

300ml of milk

Pinch of salt.

Baking in the making(method):

Beat the eggs together with a fork,pouring flour into the bowl ion order to create a "well" (images shall be left below).

Pour the eggs into the "well" and whisk together. Gradually, add in the milk.

Place the mix into the fridge for half an hour.

Once half an hour is up, rub oil around a non-stick pan.

Using a ladle, spoon your mixture onto the frying pan.

A couple minutes later, give your pancake a jiggle, flip it to fry the other side. 

Serving options depend where you receive your inspiration from. Mine was sourced from "Tescos Real Food Magazine",containing multitude suggestions.




Prior to this post ending:


I may/may not be taking a break from BakingBoutique for a short period of time due to an upcoming piano exam which I MUST practice for.

Question of the day: Do you believe Hgh School; Musical was the best musical movie of the 21st century? I  hate to cause conflict but I sure think it is! Not long ago, I  encountered Ashley Tisdale's(who played the role of Sharpay) YouTube channel. To be honest,  I really like what I've seen:

Her collab with HSM co-star-Vanessa!

Potentially,  I could be fan-girling over... Ashley Tisdale
Her beautiful baking(even if it's a LITTLE sweet)

Cupcake of the month- if you are not aware, I invented a new feature to the end of my posts named above.

More like cupCAKES

If you don't mind me asking, please follow me on SnapChat. I post more frequently on there... now that exciting things are occurring in my life( really don't know who I'm fooling but...). Really appreciate it if you did so!

I'm exposing my girly ,vulnerable side to you all. Please do not take the following for granted: Girls Life

Check out last year's Pancake Day Special by clicking on the picture →

That's all from me today! Happy Pancake day!

#sweetreats xx

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Recipe Post Special- Valentine's Day (2nd year in a row)!

Before anything else, Happy Valentine's Day!

 It is unbelievable that the same time last year, I was writing up 2016's Valentine's Day Special Recipe which consisted of my favorite type of cake, in the form of a cookie. Not that my cookies had been a success.... But now I'm back with a new lovable treat which will cause your love one to beg for more! Besides, it's most likely the healthiest recipe I have ever baked on BakingBoutique!

In order to make this adorable Valentine's treat, you'll require:

8 large fresh strawberries

2 eggs

200g of caster sugar

75ml of vegetable oil

½ tsp of vanilla extract

½ tsp of grated lemon zest (I didn't add this but I'd recommend you doing so for a fresher taste).

200g of plain flour

2tsp of baking powder

¼ tsp of salt

Baking in the making (thought i could experiment with anew opening for the method😜)

As always, preheat the oven to 170 C/ Gas Mark 3. Grease 12 holes of a cupcake tin  or line with cupcake cases.

Place 8 strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth. If you do not access to a blender or food processor, simply simmer the strawberries within a pan of water until the strawberries grow soft. Afterwards, set aside to cool for approximately ten minutes before mushing the strawberries with a potato masher/fork.

Pour this through a  sieve in order to remove seeds. Set this aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, caster,sugar,vegetable oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest and strawberry puree until well combined. Eventually, stir in the flour, baking powder,salt and food colouring in order to reach a desired shade of pink.

I opted to pour the mix into the cases but you can choose to spoon the mix into the individual cupcake cases, filling two-thirds of the way full.

Bake in the oven for around 20-23 minutes or until the cupcakes have risen and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cool for at least 10 minutes before icing.

There are many variations of icing these cupcakes. It could be plain buttercream icing, chocolate buttercream, red velvet icing(to stick with the love theme), regular fondant icing poured  over the cakes. I decided to pipe vanilla buttercream over my cupcakes. And Volia!


Prior to the ending....

Check out last year's edition of Valentine's Day be clicking on this →πŸ’

Follow me on my social media:

Zoe's blog post on her Valentine PJ faves!

Where to find this ↑ GirlsLife

Happy Valentine's Day!

#sweetreats xxx

Sunday 12 February 2017

Baking Post N0.2 2017- Baking and Blogging

First up, thank you for reading last week's recipe post and giving magnificent feedback. As always, every individual comment,whether's it is one or twenty, never fails to  put a dorky grin on to my face. 

Moving aside, this blog post presents a brief outline of BakingBoutique's intentions for upcoming posts and recipes.

From the start of the new year, I have been exploring and reading various blogs, written in unique viewpoints and displayed in diverse manners. This has inspired a change in my blogging style. By discovering how different bloggers blog for different reasons, encourages me to ease on the baking and focus on the blogging side.

YouTubers have also had made an equal impact on my personal writing style. There are always going to be that one person, within a career of your choice who you believe does not love the job of what it is what it does for them. 

Or even worse, someone who appears down-to-earth and sticking to what they know to completely morphing into a entirely unknown character where everything evolves around fame and fortune. A few YouTubers have taught me the importance of staying true to yourself.

My motive for 2017 is to REMAIN as my own character. This can be very difficult to undertake, however. Holding a baking blog at an amateur level is as a matter of fact, difficult indeed.  I mean, yes. You can simply post a emotional, heart-rending post, describing your difficulties in life. But then it doesn't link back to the point of the blog which is baking. 

This is generally what causes that much more difficulty in a baking blog. Here are a couple ways which you fellow bloggers can do to help us baking bloggers:

Comment on something other than the actual recipe. For example, the photography, review of the recipe (if you ever come across one).

Give your own personal opinions on the blog posts (the more honest, the better, I say).

Suggest your own preferred recipes.

With all the difficulties a baking blog carries, I am always striving for  better methods to make the aspect of blogging easier. Below, I am listing aims for BakingBoutique which I'm hoping to achieve within the year:

• I am adding an additional feature to " Before the end of the post" titled " Charity of the month".  This is more under the "recognition" field, giving thanks to those charities who achieve the greatest things for those in need as well as charities who need support. In my opinion, it is  important to reflect upon those who aren't as fortunate.

• To place the topic on a light-hearted note, I am preparing fresh, different recipes of choice which  cater for a larger audience. I shalln't give too many details away as I want to present these recipes as a unexpected surprise.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ

• In case any of you were wondering, my suggestions for collaborations are yet to be confirmed. From my viewpoint, I want to focus more on my individual, independent work as I have plenty of proposals which require attention from myself. The last thing I intend to do is create a massive blogging project with a  bunch of rad bloggers and I cannot find the time to do so.  Supposedly, this proves the experience I have from collaborations!

• Even so, that doesn't mean I'm not open to collaborations, enforced by others. If a blogger e-mailed me, asking if I would collaborate, I'd definitely be up to doing so. Otherwise, I'm not planning any collaboration s probably until late this year.

• Expect future tags from me(that'd all I'm saying for now😳😏).

Prior to this post ending...  

Don't forget to add me on Snapchat with the username: BakingBoutique.

Favourite song of the month: Marian Carey is back with a bang. 
Marian Carey I Don't ft YG

It's been snowing ALL day! I love snow!!

Favorite quote of the month:
So true!πŸ˜‚ 

12 African American Woman who are making history right now.

Charity of the month;

Mind Charity. 

That's all for this week! 

#sweetreats xxx