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Baking - Pumpkin Pie!

Hi guys, and welcome back to my blog.

The first time I made this was actually this afternoon, and I thought it would be a brilliant festive, recipe to add to my blog. I loved it with a drizzle of double cream on top, to bring out the flavour now. Have fun!


What you need:
750g pumpkin (peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks)350g short crust pastryplain flour (for dusting)140g rice malt syrup1/2 fresh, grated nutmeg1 tsp cinnamon2 beaten eggs25g melted butter175ml milk
Method:
What you need to do first is preheat the oven to 160-180 degrees C. Then you put the chopped up pumpkin into a large saucepan. Cover it with the lid, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until softish. Drain it, and let it cool completely. Roll out the pastry onto a lightly floured surface, to line a 22cm tart tin.  Chill it for another 15 minutes.Line it with baking paper and baking beans so it doesn't go out of shape, but don't worry if you don't have any! Bake for another 15 mins, then remove the …

Baking: My Fave Mix And Match Pancakes

Hi guys, and welcome back to my blog.

This is a simple pancake mix for an ordinary day; sometimes I choose a savoury topping for breakfast, or a sweeter one for pudding. I'll list some of my fave combinations at the bottom of the page, so you can see how to make them taste better. Here's the method for you to try out:

 What you need:
1 mug wholemeal flour1 mug whole milk1 egg1 or 2 tbsp chia seeds OK, this is a super simple recipe - It'll only take you a minute or two. It's enough for a family breakfast, and you have more or less depending on the size you make them. Before you start, you might want to put a small amount of oil into a medium sized saucepan - this will help the pancakes not to stick to the pan. Then, you mix all the ingredients together in a jug, then pour a small amount into your saucepan. If you want bigger pancakes, then pour more in, and vice versa. Swirl the mix around the pan for a few seconds to make it the right size, and let it cook for a minut…

Fashion Of The Month: NOVEMBER!!!

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This month's fashion is:

DUFFEL COATS!!!
Duffel coats are great to wear now, well, all the time! They never really go out of fashion but are always so stylish. I love the style because they suit everyone, and look soooo trendy, even on boys too. Once, when I was about 6 years old, I wore a pink duffel coat to school, and my BFF said that I looked like an old granny! But actually now, 5 or 6 years later, she's got one almost exactly the same! But my point is, they look great on everyone, at any time of the year. They also look epic on people of every age, from toddlers to old grannies, as I found out 5 years ago! So really, anyone and everyone can wear them to look so now!

Book Review - Clarice Bean 'Don't Look Now'

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Hi guys, and welcome back to my blog.
Clarice Bean is another Lauren Child fave at the top of my collection - alongside the other two in the series, spells trouble and utterly me. These books are about a young girl named Clarice Bean, who, like her BFF Betty Moody is obsessed with Ruby Redfort (as mentioned in another review) a schoolgirl detective. Throughout the books, Clarice has many adventures, including school plays, moving house, new teachers, and even starring in a new RR TV show! Cool, huh? Most of the time she's a normal girl, although a bit snappy with her brothers and sisters. But you would, wouldn't you, if you were the third oldest of four, with a brother who only talks to his many girlfriends, a sister who is fashion crazy, and a nitwit of another brother? I know I would!
Rating: 4/5 stars 

That's all for now.
Bye!

Baking - Sugar-free Blueberry Muffins

Hi guys, and welcome back to my blog.

These are definitely ideal for a healthy, energy boosting snack and full of goodness.

Makes 12 These muffins are great for lunches, or just for an energy snack in your day. I've tried these once or twice, and they work really well with any types of berries. Berries are low in sugar comapred to most fruits. Once a month we bake a double batch of these (just double each of the ingredients) and bung them in the freezer ready to get one out for our packed lunch each day we fancy one. I love using blueberries in muffins; they taste really nice! Have fun!
What you need: 1 egg150ml of coconut oil175ml of full-fat milk75g of porridge oats125g wholemeal plain flour3 tsp baking powder25g stevia (this is a sweetner to use instead of sugar but they also actually taste fine without any of this) 1/2 tsp mixed spice1/2 tsp ground cinnamon250g blueberries25g chia seedsSo, how to make it. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c/350 degrees f/gas mark 4. Beat the egg, an…

Fashion of the month - OCTOBER!!!

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This month's fashion is:


BUNS!!! At the moment, buns are so trendy! Especially in October, when we're all cold, they're easy to fit under your coat hood when you're out, and look brill with  a single-ended band tied around it. You can find the bands at claire's, or a similar accessories shop. My fave is black with white polka dots, but there is so many to choose from! I wear them all the time, to school, to clubs, everywhere, but they look best in a sort of doughnut shape, in a messy way, so not all neat and tidy as if you were going to ballet class or something.