Autumn feels


Hi guys, now for this post I thought I would do more of a visual post.  The season Autumn has great pictures colours and feels and as Autumn is my favourite month I thought I might give you a little insight why…

So here’s the list
– Snug boots
– Crunchy leaves
– Wollen Jumpers/cardigans
– Pumpkins
– Baths with candles
– Fluffy socks
– Wood fire
– Rainy days inside
– Hot chocolate
– Halloween

I love autumn I love you now have an insight why. What do you love about autumn? What is your favourite season?

xx

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Yummy spaghetti

Spaghetti with a twist, this recipe has lots of veggies and even some bacon. Whats not to love!

Ingredients
500g beef mince
Bacon lardons
Tin chopped tomatoes
Onion
Celery
Carrot
Spaghetti
Oregano
Marmite
Garlic puree
Beef oxo cube
Worcester sauce
Parmesan cheese

Step 1:
Fry the beef mince in a large frying pan. Break it up with a wooden spoon until no pink bits remain.

Step 2:
Meanwhile, chop 1 onion, 1 stick of celery
Slice off the top and tail of 1 carrot and grate.
Slice top and tail of courgette and grate.

Step 3:
Drain the fat from the beef (use a big sieve if you need to). Put back in the frying pan.

Step 4:
Add bacon to the mince and cook for a few minutes.

Step 5:
Now add the chopped onion, chopped celery and grated carrot, garlic puree and fry for 5 minutes.

Step 6:
Make 400ml of beef stock by crumbling a stock cube into a jug, filling up with boiling water (careful!), then tip into the frying pan. Add tin of chopped tomatoes.

Step 7:
Lastly add, 1 teaspoon Marmite, few shakes Worcester sauce, teaspoon of oregano and 2 tablespoons of tomato puree.

Step 8:
Bring to boil, then simmer for at least 30min on a medium heat.

Step 9:
Put on water to boil in a large pan.Snap spaghetti in half and put in pan. Cook for 10 min.

Step 10:
Meanwhile, grate cheese.

Step 11:
Serve and enjoy!

 

Easy peezy chocolate pudding

Who wants to mess around in the kitchen for hours making a chocolate pudding when you can make one in 5 mins! This is great for an evening snack or after dinner pudding!

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Ingredients (serves 2)
2 and a half tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tbsp of golden syrup
6 tbsp of self raising flour
2 and a half tbsp of castor sugar
2 egg
1 and a half tbsp of cooking oil
Splash of milk
1 and a half tbsp some milk chocolate chips!

Step 1:
Put the cocoa powder,golden syrup, flour, sugar in a mixing bowl and stir

Step 2:
Add the egg

Step 3:
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Step 4:
Divide the mixture into 2 mugs.

Step 5:
Put 1 mug at a time in the microwave for 1 min and 10 sec.

Step 6:
Use oven gloves to take out let it cool then enjoy!

Happy mircowaving 🙂
xx

Easy cupcakes

These are so easy although they probably take 60 mins in total and they are totally worth it because in the end you have 12 delicious cupcakes to feast on!

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Ingredients:
110g/4oz butter or margarine
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
A dolop/tub/pot of icing
or…
140g/5oz butter, softened
280g/10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

Step 2:
Slice the butter into small pieces and put in a large mixing bowl with the sugar. Blend together with a electric hand mixer until it is pale.
Step 3:
Beat up the eggs in a small bowl then add to your mixing bowl little at time blending in-between.
Step 4:
With a wooden spoon stir in the vanilla extract then fold in the flour with a wooden spoon.
Step 5:
Put 12 paper cases in a tin and put a spoonful of mixture in (until paper case is half full)
Step 6:
Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and then take them out and stick a skewer  if the skewer is clean the cakes are cooked.
Step 7:
Take them out of the tin and leave until cool.
Step 8:
Either use the shop bought icing or melt the butter (from the second part of the list) in a pan on a medium heat.
Step 9:
Sieve the icing sugar into the butter a bit at a time mixing well each time.
Step 10:
Either use a knife and spread it on the cakes or a piping bag. Enjoy!