Hope your all enjoying the Easter bank holiday. Don’t forget to eat lots of chocolate.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
So its snowing again and myeyes are still stinging from walking the dog in a blizzard and getting snow blown into them.
Tonight’s post is about pancakes yummy, I took these photos on pancake day and yes didn’t post them to you!! They are really easy to make and are nice for breakfast especaily at the weekend when its cold outside 😉
1, Put about 200g of flour in a bowl with 50g caster sugar and 1tsp of salt.
2, Whisk an egg and put into the bowl, I then add milk and whisk at the same time until I get a batter that just coats the back of spoon. Whisk like crazy to ensure you have no lumps.
3, Put a non stick pan onto the heat until it smokes, take the pan off the heat and wipe out with kitchen cloth.
4, Put the pan back on the heat with some oil and wait until the oil is smokey (wont take long) then pour in a little of the panckae mix.
5, You will notice the mix dry, bubble and come away from the edge of the pan, it is now safe to try and turn/flip it over.
6, When the pancake has been turned over it only needs about 30 seconds to colour that is if the pan is hot enough.
7, Place onto your plate and serve how you like it!! This year I had mine with blackberry compot and chocolate Philadelphia.
Have fun and enjoy
I’ve been so excitied to tell you about this place, it is a little cafe on Tib Street in the Northern quater of Manchester.
Myself and friends have tried to go in a few times but it has always been fully booked, a couple of week ago we got ourselves organised and booked a table for afternoon tea doubling as a baby shower.
From the outside it always looks so appealing (even with the condensation driping down the windows) nice and homely and warm. You enter on the top floor and are greeted by waitresses wearing 1950s clothes, hair dos and make up. Our table was downstairs with two armchairs and a sofa like you’d find at your grans house. Every table had individual tableclothes and napkins.
We decided to go for the full afternoon tea and picked a drink from a large selection of tea we eventually went for peach, elderflower and builders tea. The waitresses kept re-filling the pots with hot water throughout our time there. the afternoon consisted of a selection of sandiwiches (goats cheese, salmon, ham and chutney and egg mayo). Scones with home made jam served in cute little jars, Homemade bakwell tarts, macaroon and chocolate praline fancies. All the food and drink were served on floral china and everything screamed cuteness!!
One of my friends had bought us a little bird brochue to wear each, it was such pleasant environment that my friends ended up missing two trains!!
We would all go back again, third time lucky and well worth the wait.
Happy drooling folks
Hope you managed to get through Monday with ease, todays blog is about a place I’ve been meaning to tell you about sicne September!!
The Vintage cupcake Kitchen can be found @ 39 High street, Uppermill,Oldham. Since it opened in 2011 I had been past a few times and had never managed to pop in. So one day last September I went one Sunday morning and found out there was a villege event on. All the shops on the high street were done up with 1950’s decor and bunting. There was also mucic playing like it was coming through a gramophone people were dressed up. People started to line the streets and I found out there was going to be a parade of Amearican army vehicles, tanks and such.
However nice all this was it didnt get me any closer to getting mits on one of the fabulous looking cupcakes!!! the Vintage cupcake kitchen were also joining in the festivities and had tradition lemonade, red white and blue cake pops for sale out at the front of the shop. They were clearly not open however I was on a mission and decided to go in and ask if I could buy a cupcake. The lady had wooden trays of cupcakes and from what I can remember the ranges of flavours included, mint areo, maltesser, strawberry, what looked like a cupcake shaped like an ice cream and of course the one I chose Rocky road!! It was placed into a cute little bag and decided to get out of the centre of Uppermill before the parade started. I found a nice little park to take photos of the cupcake before scoffing it…and yes it tasted as good as it looked.
I do mean to go back and hope to enjoy a slice of cake with either a cup coffee or a milkshake, anyone facy it?
I have taken the following paragraph from the about part on the Vintage cupcake kitchen’s facebook page, I think this describes the place perfectly and has saved me a job;)
“The Vintage Cupcake kitchen is our little piece of heaven where you can come and relax with freinds and family and enjoy the atmosphere in our pretty little tea room, sip a cup of tea from vintage china whilst enjoying one of our 12 flavours of homemade cupcakes, shortcake scones, chocolate chunk brownie and now also our new milkshake bar. We also have delicious Italian fresh ground coffee and Hot chocolate and lots of pretty gifts and treasures for you to buy. We also offer a personalised cupcake decorating service, and can gift wrap any of our cupcakes for a beautiful gift, just contact the shop for more info x x x”
Have fun folks
Fisrt of all Happy St Patricks day to you all!!
So its been nearly two months since I’ve wrote a post and I have set myself a challenge to post each day this week to make it up to you. I have been up to lots of mischief and taking photos of things to share with you all.
I started a grown up job in January NVQ assessing based in Oldham and have my own little car now.
I have taken Sweet and Beautiful to two Real food markets (Feb and March), another wedding fayre in January. The most exciting news is that I won a Bronze medal at the international cake show in Manchester last weekend for my entry into the “Celebration cake, all ediable decoration class” Some of the cakes at the show were unbelievably good so I was extreamlly suprised and happy when awared with a medal. So you have even more reason to order your cakes from me 😉
Speak soon and have fun