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 ย 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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Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake {No Gluten No Sugar}

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Okay, so first of all I just wanna apologize for not turning up last Sunday!

I have been so effing busy all damn week! I honestly cannot believe that Sunday has arrived already!

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So now that I am back, lemme actually talk about what i have been upto this week!

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How to make Salted Caramel Sauce – No Sugar {With step-by-step .gifs}

How to make Salted Caramel Sauce - No Sugar

Helloooo lovelies,

Okay, so I absolutely cannot begin to explain how amazing the weather is!

Well, what the hell, Let me make an effort!

The sky is almost a deep, dark gray. Needless to say, the dark background has brought out the green of the trees and the whole atmosphere has suddenly become so sleepy!

Gaaahd!!

All I wanna do right now is curl up on my soft, cosy bed, wrap myslef in a nice warm blanket and sleep …sleep and SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!

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Cherry Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

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Hello lovelies,

SO, I know it isn’t Sunday yet, but I have absolutely nothing to do right now.

I am bored, it’s raining, the television antenna is unable to attract any signal ๐Ÿ˜ฆ , the murder mystery I’m reading is getting too creepy to handle.

Did I mention I am bored?

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So, with nothing better to do, I was like – Hey, I have a food blog that I write yeah? Why not update that for a change?

Besides, I have a long morning planned with my bestie.

Ahhh nothing special, just you know going to the cinema and grabbing lunch at McDonald’s. The perfect day out for two weirdos like us anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€

Speaking of McDonald’s,

Just 2 days ago I had a lecture in college about Brand Building .

Yes – I’m a final year Media Student! ๐Ÿ˜›

So, we had this professor who came over and told us a lot of interesting stories about various brands. It was interesting, but if you ask me honestly?

My attention span is shorter than a mushroom (if that even makes any sense)

All I could think of was food.

Yes, every time the professor spoke about a burger, I could hear my stomach rumbling.

I willed it to stop, but hey…

You know my relationship with food, don’t you?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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So, after a while, I just blocked it out and concentrated on what matters most – FOOD! ๐Ÿ˜€

Needless to say, the minute the lectures were done, I rushed out to give my tummy some good time! haha!! ๐Ÿ˜€

And, obviously, once I was home, I made these beauties!

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These can be considered semi – healthy.

Yes, they totally can.

Why?

Because the streusel topping is made from whole wheat! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

So, there is absolutely no harm in popping 2 or 3 of these at a time.

Besides, its dessert! Everyone loves a nice crunchy yet soft and gooey bars!

You also need some cherry pie filling. You can use store-bought or make a delicious batch at home.

All you need to do is boil equal parts sugar and water along with some cornflour and some pitted cherries!

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YES!!! THAT IS IT!!!!!!

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You can store it in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days. But if you ask me honestly, I really don’t think it’s going to last that long!

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So, I’m sure you’ve been waiting for the recipe and I am not going to delay it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Cherry Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

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Ingredients:

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For the Bars:

50 gms butter

110 gms sugar

140 gms flour

1 egg

vanilla extract

a pinch of salt

a handful of flaked almonds

100 gms cherry pie filling

For the Streusel Topping:

100 gms brown sugar

100 gms flour

50 gms chilled butter

1-2 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tbsp cold water

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Method:

Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy. Gradually add a beaten egg. Add the vanilla extract and flaked almonds and mix well. Fold in the flour gently.

Pour it on a greased brownie pan and add the cherry pie filling over it.

Coat it generously with the streusel topping. For this, lightly mix the butter along with flour, sugar and cinnamon powder till they begin to resemble breadcrumbs. add a touch of chilled water if the mixture gets to dry.

Once the pan is ready, pop it into the oven which has been preheated to a 180 degree Celsius and bake for at least 30-35 minutes.

Let it sit for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack before cutting it into squares and having it with your tea.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Make Mango Souffle

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Okay Okay,

So, before you judge me, I swear the Souffle rose like a beauty! It was like AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O

Wha?????????

You don’t believe me>???

Here you go then… I have solid evidence!

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See, I told you!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

But you know what?

Sometimes, I can be real sloppy.

Like, seriously!

I took my own sweet time to arrange these cute silicone tea cups,

wanted to make sure they looked good.

Yeah, basically I realized that,

keeping a souffle out while taking 15 minutes to get good pictures is NOT A GOOD IDEA! :S

I was so excited to watch these beauties rise to, I don’t know, glory, maybe?

But my pride was deflated when I got them out, cause they literally looked like someone had bashed the hell out of them and got all the air out!

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Maybe next time I shall show you the end result in a better, less sloppy way?

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But hey, they tasted Super!!!

And plus, you must know that I am not gonna be whining like a little baby anymore, cause the rains have finally arrived!

And trust me, Sitting by the window, and digging into this warm, cozy pudding is just the right thing to do to enjoy the downpour!

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And trust me, making these is a CAKEWALK!

There are so many people who say that making souffle is tricky. I would say exactly the opposite!

This is my second attempt at a souffle and trust me, it is extremely easy!

Here is a step by step guide that will help you make a perfect souffle!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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How To Make Mango Souffle

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Ingredients:

100 mls milk

100 mls mango pulp

25 gms sugar

1-2 tsp vanilla extract

1 heaped tbsp flour

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp butter

2 egg whites

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Method:

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Begin with the mango custard first. Heat milk and sugar, stir in the flour and butter, mix well. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla.

Pour a little of the mixture into the egg yolk and beat well, ensuring they do not scramble.

Then transfer the egg mixture back to the main milk mixture and stir well. After a couple of minutes, mix the mango pulp and set aside.

Start beating egg whites in a metal bowl. Make sure the bowl is clean and has no moisture (water) or fat (yolks, butter).\

Whip it till the stiff peaks stage making sure that you do not over beat it. the whites should look glossy and the bets way to check that your whites are stiff is by holding the egg whites bowl over your head. It won’t fall!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Once this is done, you need to be QUICK!!!!!!!!

Fold a little of the egg whites mixture into the the mango mixture. Do not mix, fold in.

Once the mango mixture has loosened a little, pour the mango mixture into the egg whites mixture and fold well till well incorporated. Fill in molds, reduce the oven temperature to 180 degrees and bake for about 20 -22 minutes.

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Mango souffle is ready!!!!!!!!!

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3 Step Walnut Butter

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Hello all you lovely people !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, I know I said that I’d be back Next Sunday, but it just so happens that I cannot stay away from you guys!

Like….

Really!

And besides, it’s too damn hot outside!

I mean seriously, why do we even have a month called ‘May’??? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Since I didn’t have anything better to do, I made walnut butter!

Oh I totally need to tell you this!

I NEVER KNEW ANY KIND OF NUT BUTTER EXISTED EXCEPT PEANUT BUTTER!!!

And now that I have managed to pull off making making walnut butter, I feel like a fool to even have thought of something so stupid! ๐Ÿ˜€

Told you….

I CAN BE REALLY EMBARRASSING! ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyways,

Was the walnut butter tasty?

HELL YEAHHH!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Was it difficult to make??

Well, do you find brushing your teeth difficult?

or

Having a bathย difficult?

NO?

ummm, well then, you won’t find this difficult too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, you want to make walnut butter too???

Well, then you are just three steps away!!!

Step 1: Slightly roast walnuts

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Step 2: Put it into the blender and BLITZ BLITZ BLITZ!!!

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Step 3: Add a teeny bit of oil and a good heaped spoonful of honey

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It will look something like this:

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Blitz some more and VOILA!!!

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Walnut Butter is ready!!!!!!!!

Yum Yum! The most guilt free butter on the planet!

You can have it with toast for breakfast or spread it on any damn thing that can be eaten and it will taste like heaven!

You could of course add your own flavorings like maybe cinnamon or salt or anything that you’d like!

So, go make a batch of this 3 step walnut butter!!! ๐Ÿ˜€