Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Rice Krispy Treats with a Hint of Biscuit Spread

Today I had a little surprise visit from my cousins and as the weather wasn't exactly great, we decided to stay indoors and make some cakes. As I had a abundance of marshmallows we decided to make Rice Krispy Treats. They are really easy and quick to make which is perfect when you have hungry little mouths to feed.

Prep time:5 minutes        Cook time: 10minutes          Cool time:20 minutes approx.

Makes 9 large squares on 12 smaller squares.

150g Rice Krispy's or any puffed cereal
210g Marshmallows, (they do not have to be white, I used a mixture of pink and white mini marshmallows)
45g Butter
1Tbsp Biscuit Spread (I used Lotus)
Chocolate chips (to decorate)
6 squares of chocolate

First you will need to line a baking tin otherwise you will never get these sticky morsels out. I used an 7in rectangular baking tin but you could use any size which you have, depending on how thick you want them to be.

Then you will need to get a big enough pan which will fit all of the marshmallows and they Rice Krispys.
Its important that you put the butter in the pan first then the marshmallows on top otherwise you will end up with burnt marshmallows on the bottom.
Put the pan with the butter and the marshmallows over a low heat and stir continuously until you end up with what the picture shows above.
Then grab a tablespoon and spoon a big dollop of the biscuit spread in the marshmallow goodness and stir in until it is evenly melted.

Next, take the pan off the heat and add your rice Krispys. ( see why I said make sure you have a big enough pan)

Once all of the Rice Krispys have had an evenly coating of the marshmallow mixture, tip into your lined baking tin and allow to sit for 2 minutes otherwise it will be impossible to try and spread out. once it has cooled a little bit, spread to the sides of the tin and sprinkle a heavenly handful (Or 2) of milk chocolate chips. on top.

Once the mixture has cooled completely, melt the 6 squares of chocolate in the microwave. My microwave is a 650 watt so I melted for 1 minute, stirred then melted for a further 20 seconds. (times will vary depending on the watt of your microwave)

When your chocolate has melted, it is then time to drizzle (generously) over the top of your Rice Krispy Treats. Im gutted I didn't manage to get a picture, mid drizzling.
Leave to set and then you can cut into squares (I will let you determine the size of each square)

Bon appetite.


Monday, 14 October 2013

Baking Bucket List.

The Great British bake off has inspired me to want to bake more variety of bakes instead of the usual cupcakes, cakes and cookies. I have decided the best way is to create a bucket list of all of the things that I would like to bake in the future (especially with Christmas round the corner and I would love to create homemade food hampers) and then cross them off when I have completed them.

If anyone has any recipes or tips on any of the bakes on the list then please get in touch because I would love to hear them.

  • Dundee cake
  • American style chocolate chip cookies
  • Salted Caramel Macaroons
  • Low fat Blueberry muffins
Tarts and Pies
  • Bakewell tart
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
Bars and Slices
  • Millionaires Shortbread
  • Choux pastry- Eclairs and Profiteroles
Other Bakes
  • Honeycomb
  • Spun sugar
  • Mincemeat
  • Yule Log
  • Gingerbread House
Preserves and Chutneys
  • Mango Chutney
  • Chilli Jam
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Cornish Pasties
If you have a baking list of your own then post a link as I would love to see what you would love to make.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


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Monday, 30 September 2013

A Day Out in Dorset

Yesterday, My nan, Grandad and I went to Dorset for the day to explore and see the wonderful sights of the Jurassic Coast. The weather was beautiful. Our first stop was Durdle door which is a Limestone arch in the sea.

It is stunning and is the perfect place for photographers (I think I must have taken about 300 photos yesterday). Im not expert but I do love this photo. If any photographers out there have any tips for me on how to improve my photos i would be very grateful.
This is the cove which is on the left side of Durdle Door. I could not believe how blue the sea was (the picture does not do it justice) I do not know why it has taken me 18 years to visit here.
The walk down to the beach was a trek with lots of steps and quite steep on the way back  but when you are surrounded by scenery like this, you don't mind.
I did get a bit snap happy.
Our next stop was Lulworth Cove. By the time we got here, we was all starving, so where better to get fish and chips then right by the coast. After we demolished the fish and chips we still had some room to have some ice cream (unfortunately I only had a little bit as im lactose intolerant and shouldn't of had any in the first place). There was a nice little pond on the way down to the cove and some very photogenic ducks.

After our brief stop, we was off to the New Forest where we spent most of the time driving around trying to find a little town which we went to before. 1 hour later we arrived in Burley which was a nice little village, however, not how I remembered it.

All in all, we all thoroughly enjoyed our day and are planning to go to the Isle Of Wight this weekend so if anyone has any recommendations on what to do and where to go on the island, please leave a comment as I have no idea what to do. 


Saturday, 28 September 2013


Hi, Can't believe I have taken the steps and created my own blog. Feels kind of silly documenting things in my life (as if anyone cares) but I think its a way keeping a track of what is happening in my life so I can look back and see how things have changed.

At the moment, it kind of feels like Im talking to myself so please could you leave a little comment to let me know that you have visited my blog, it would be really appreciated.

I will be blogging about things that are going on in my life and things that I am currently enjoying from food, what I am reading, travelling and more.

Tomorrow I will be going to Lulworth Cove and the New Forest which is Dorset. I will take some pictures to show to you all. I am a amateur when it comes to photography so if any of you lovely people have any tips I will be very grateful.