Christmas Special #2 : Ginger and Cherry glass cookies

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Christmas is just a few days away!!!! YAY!!

So, as I write this post, listening to Story of My Life by One Direction and dreading the fact that in a few hours, I’ll be getting dressed to college, I’m thinking about the season finale of Dexter that I watched last night!

I am sorry but I absolutely CANNOT get over this!!!! I did not expect for it to happen the way it happened!

For those who haven’t still seen it: SPOILER ALERT!!!!

I was totally rooting for a Happy Ending! I thought Dex would go away with Hannah and Deb would marry Quinn!{finally}

😦

How sad was the finale!

But these cookies helped me a LOT!

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They made me forget about this depressing turn of events for a while!

And now I am slowly getting back to getting into Christmas mood!

Yessss!!!!!!!

So, I’ve finally made the decision to move to a self hosted WordPress blog!

Any suggestions that you would like to give? It would REALLY HELP!

So, I’m thinking of BlueHost and I’m opting for a premade theme! But since I have a little knowledge on CSS, I was thinking of making a few tweaks to the original theme to personalise it more…

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I also designed my very own logo! And I am soooo excited I cannot wait to reveal it! J

Hopeully by the end of this week and before Christmas things will get sorted!

SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!

And now back to these delicious crisp Christmassy cookies!

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It’s more biscuity because I rolled it a little thin. And to make it a little festive, I added ginger powder to the basic cookie dough! Yes, the cookie dough is extremely basic with just flour, butter, sugar and an egg!Plus, I’ve been wanting to experiment with glass stained cookies for just too long! Then I came across these fantastic peppermint cherry rocks. And I was like….. YUSSSSS!!!! FINALLLLLLLY!

These cookies are too damn good to ignore! You have to make these! Excuse my poor quality of photographs!

I was so caught up with college assignments that i completely forgot that I had to photograph these babies! And it is only at around 6:30 in the evening did it strike me! And these are the results! :\

But they taste good! So, that’s a good thing right?

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Ginger and cherry glass cookies.

Ingredients:

100 gms all purpose flour

50 gms salted butter

50 gms sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp ginger powder

Cherry peppermint rocks 1 for each cookie

{You can even use peppermint candy}

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine all the ingredients to make the dough. Cut rounds; one big and one small in the centre. Pop the candy in the centre and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Yay!!!! Isn’t this so simple ! It takes only 30 minutes to prep everything and you’re done! Wooohooo!

Love!

Xx Samina.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies

So,

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I’m gonna agree that these cookies have been sitting in my archive folder for as long as I can remember {2 months to be precise}. The thing is, I was toying around with my camera. You see, I’m not the best with technology and so, I take a LOT OF TIME to get familiar with particular camera features. Now I’ve read extensively on Google about white balance and how it is important for food photography. And 2 months ago I used to photograph in a completely DIFFERENT SETTING. Truth be told, I’m gonna be laughed at but don’t judge me I’m learning! I had no idea about lighting and no matter how many times I read about aperture and shutter speed, I just couldn’t get my head around it!

😀

 

So, I ended up shooting in the Custom White balance mode. In the camera’s LCD it looked like a million bucks. Then I took my USB chord and transferred images into my laptop.

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Yogurt and Fruit Parfait Popsicles

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Back-to-back blog update???

Are you even alright SAMINA PATEL!!!!! 😀

Yuuussssss!!!! I’m totally alright! I’m just soooooo excited to share this recipe with you guys!

Like seriously, I have a backlog of nearly 4-5 recipes that I haven’t shared yet and this one was the most recent.

It was supposed to go online towards the end of the month

but

But

BUT!!!!!!!!!!!

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How to make Puff Pastry – a step-by-step .gif guide

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So,

I hope you guys remember the .gif tutorial that I had promised for this amazing buttery, crisp layered puff pastry!

Here I am, bringing you a simple guide to make the puff pastry!

It’s a short post but I’m compensating for it by posting an amazinggggggg breakfast recipe in a bit!

So, all the ingredients for this puff pastry can be found HERE!

Looking for some ideas to use this puff pastry??? POP IN HERE  and you will enjoy it! {I hope}

 

This is suchhhhh an amazing recipe! and very very versatile! You can use it for making puff pastry parcels with a spicy meat or veg filling, you could add something sweet like just plain dark chocolate chunks {heaven}, mille fuilles and sooooooo many things! You can even make a galette with it! {Oh My God, yeah! That’s a good idea, isn’t it?}

So, here’s what you do….

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