Sunday, 4 October 2015
Friday, 5 June 2015
- Bliss - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash 30ml (197ml £19.50)
- Korres - Bergamot & Pear Shower Gel 40ml (250ml £8)
- Lola Barcelona - Nail Polish in Garcia (full size exclusive)
- Laura Mercier - Longwear Creme Eye Pencil in Violet 0.8g (1.2g £18)
- Percy & Reed London - Smooth, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil 30ml (60ml £14)
- Inner Me - Energise Me Vitamins (full size £10)
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Head-to-toe: Earrings: Chanel || Necklace: Aurora c/o House of Fraser || Jumper c/o TokyoLaundry || Skirt: Primark || Boots c/o SheLikes || Jacket: Wallis
After a lovely wander and a few little purchases we headed out into the gardens attached to the mills. They're a lot nicer in the summer when all the blooms and wildlife come out to play, but it was nice to get a little fresh air. I'm sporting my very first leather jacket purchase from Wallis which I picked up in the sale and I have basically not taken off since because it's just perfect. I've been hunting for the perfect jacket for literally years! I'm so fussy when it comes to the cut and style of jackets, I felt pretty lucky to pick this one up in my size! The jumper I'm wearing was kindly sent to me by TokyoLaundry who do a gorgeous range of knitwear. I'm an absolute addict, even in the summer I love a good knit. This jumper is the perfect mix of snug and breathable, which is great when the weather changes by the hour. I'd love to be able to wear this outfit without the tights (although the skirt might be a bit on the short side?!) - I'm praying for sunshine, who's with me?
Sunday, 10 May 2015
- Manuka Honey (I prefer to use this because it's so good for you, but if it's a little too pricey then regular runny honey will do just as well!)
- Flaked almonds, for sprinkling!
- 2 cracked eggs
- 100g plain flour
- 300ml milk (I use full fat because I'm naughty!)
- A pinch of sugar
- A tblsp of oil (I like to use olive)
- a smidge of butter for greasing the pan
First of all, go ahead and pop all of the flour into the bowl. Have a little fun making a well in the middle (I like to call it a nest) ready to perfectly fit the eggs into. Once they're in pour in a little bit of the milk - we don't want the flour to go lumpy. Finally, add the olive oil - I find this makes the pancakes that little bit more fluffy inside and stops them sticking the pan for better flipping!
Give it all a good old whisk up, really get those muscles working - adding the rest of the milk gradually until the mixture runs nicely off the whisk but isn't too runny. It should run off the whisk at a steady pace!
I like to add a cheeky little bit of butter to the pan. I think it makes the pancakes taste that little bit more indulgent - you can skip this step if you're a little more health conscious.
The pan that I'm using to cook these delicious treats was kindly sent to me by Ozeri. It's a stainless steel earth pan with a pretty magical non-stick coating. B and I are the worst for cooking things and leaving them in the pan and all kinds of other kitchenware sins, but despite all that this pan is relentlessly easy to clean off - not that I'm complaining of course! It also has a huge advantage over the other steel pans I own, because it has a heat-resistant handle. One thing I'm always moaning about when it comes to kitchen utensils is that handles seems to either get hot or start to melt - totally useless!
Gently and evenly pour the batter from a height - this will make sure it forms pretty round pancakes that cook all the way through. I like my pancakes to be slightly thicker than the usual British offering - I reckon they're somewhere in between the classic American and the traditional Brit pancakes!
The best part - stack 'em up all nice, drizzle on the honey, sprinkle on the almonds and shamelessly tuck right in! More than enough for two greedy bloggers!