Tuesday 21 February 2012

Pancake Smores..... delish!

Having just munched every combination of pancake I could make using simple office ingredients.... Nutella, lemon, honey etc I found this gorgeous and very indulgent recipe for Pancake Smores which I'm going to try tonight. (Worth noting incase you see it coming up a LOT more frequently in my blog that Smores are my new favourite obsession since I spent a whole night recently drinking Smores cocktails in the States... a little piece of heaven if I may say so!) So here goes:

Whole Wheat Chocolate Smores Pancakes
Makes 8-10  3” pancakes

Pancake Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons sour cream

Marshmallow Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup marshmallow Fluff
2 tablespoons boiling water

1. In a large bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar, and salt.

2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the egg into the milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Add the sour cream and give the batter one final stir.

3. Spoon a quarter cup of batter onto a griddle or skillet set over medium heat that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Flip after 3-4 minutes, just as you notice bubbles forming around the edges of each pancake, and cook 2 minutes more.

4. For the Marshmallow sauce, stir Fluff and water together in a small bowl. Drizzle over pancakes.

5. Add some grated chocolate flakes and mini marshmallows to serve and voila!

Saturday 18 February 2012

Lust after item of the week - French Connection Richie Strapless Dress

This lovely boob tube dress has a really faint digital print on it. It could easily be made to work for day time with a pair of wedges and a cardi or could be dressed up for night with a glitzy bag and some sparkly heels.

It's new in to French Connection and retails at €190.

Buy it online at frenchconnection.com

Friday 10 February 2012

Gluten Free - Galaxy Chocolate Brownies... Mmmmm

Such a delicious gluten free treat. The Galaxy chocolate really gives them that divine lush taste!

150 g unsalted butter,
plus extra for greasing
120 g plain chocolate
60 g galaxy chocolate
175 g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
50 – 75 g white mix (like a gluten free flour can be bought in Tesco's etc)
200 g galaxy chocolate
Cocoa powder, for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 160’C / fan 140’C / Gas mark 3. Grease and line a tin. Melt the 120g plain and 60g galaxy chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.

2. Beat the sugar and vanilla extract into the melted chocolate. Whisk the eggs in, one at a time, and then the white mix.

3. Stir in the chunks of galaxy chocolate and pour into the greased and lined tin. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, until a skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool before removing from the tin.

Voila! For an extra bit of yummyness you can buy some Betty Crocker icing for the top and decorate with Raspberries!

Thursday 9 February 2012

Lust after item of the week - ASOS wrap dress

Check out this girly white wrap dress from ASOS with a gorgeous sequin cuff detail to dress it up! The wrap style and gathered waist suit almost all figures. Team it up with a gold chain and gold sparkly shoes for the night time or summery wedges for a more daytime look. Only €62.89 from ASOS. Perfect for introducing Spring back into your dreary black wardrobes!

Buy it online at asos.com

Ruby Rouge Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Show

The gorgeous Ruby Rouge boutique are holding their Spring Summer Fashion Show at 7.30pm on the 15th March at the equally fabulous Seafield Hotel. They will be showing off the next Season of some of their great brands from around the globe. They have three ticket options available - the New York, Paris or London tickets. Each with it's own little level of special to suit your needs.

The New York includes a gorgeous champagne dinner, the fashion show and an overnight stay with late checkout. (perfect for that champagne hangover!)

The Paris includes the gorgeous champagne dinner and the fashion show.

The London includes canapes and champagne on arrival followed by the show.

For more information or to buy your tickets you can call Ruby Rouge on 053 9484722. Believe me ladies.... it's worth the trip!