Summer Stack In Edible Cups: Cookie Man India Dessert in A Cup

Okay,,,, I know I am 15 days late but here I go…..

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A VERYYYYYYYYYYY HAPPPPPPPYYYYY NEW YEAR
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I have been incredibly busy with college and can you believe…. WE’VE ALREADY BEEN BOMBARDED WITH PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS!!!

Gosh!!!! I know it is the New Year and I’m already rambling and complaining! But it’s just about 3 months to go and it’s done!

Yay!!!!!!!!

Besides, there is also a MASSIVE news I have to give!

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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.

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!

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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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Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

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Okay,

So the first series of Masterchef : The Professionals has sadly and I mean, SADLY, has come to an end! I was actually rooting for Sarah, you know! She is just, I dunno how to put it, unbelievably amazing! It’s just written write there on her face that she is determined to succeed! But anyway, I’m sure she’s gonna do GREAT!!!!!!! I mean, commmmme on!!!! She gotta work with THE Marco Pierre White! I mean, I could practically do ANYTHING to be in that position!

So, I was now in a pathetic mess. Yes, mess, is what I’d like to call it! Now look, watching Masterchef at 1 p.m was like a daily regimen. Like brushing your teeth, having a bath, going to bed! Yeah that’s how used to I was! And suddenly, it was gone! And replacing this hell of an amazing show was Revenge.

Okay, I must admit that the promos that aired all through the month prior to the start of the show were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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And although I am a die hard Masterchef fan, I didn’t mind spending that 1 hour slot watching a series where a girl sets out to take revenge (as the name suggests) for her father’s death. Interesting!

And can I tell you, right now??? I am ABSOLUTELY hooked!

Besides, there was this song that I stumbled upon while watching the series and loved it just soooooooooooooo much that I ended up searching for it online, and boy was I happy I did that!

So, there are two good things that happened ‘cuz of one show….

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  1. My 1 p.m – 2 p.m is sorted
  2. Angus and Julia Stone ‘s addictive and I mean ADDICTIVE music!

‘For you’ is what I heard on revenge by this brother-sister duo. And it goes without saying that I had to check other songs too! I mean if I loved one by just listening to what, the first five 5 seconds ?? I was sure I’m gonna love the other numbers and can I say , THAT IS SOOOOOOOO TRUE! Currently, I simply CANNOT get enough of this song!

Gunnna take you for a ride on a big jet plane…yayiee yaaay! Omg !!!!!!!! I’m going nuts over this song!

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And if you liked these songs, which, I know you are, without a doubt, you have to listen to Paper Aeroplane and Mango Tree!

You will be in music heaven! 🙂

Besides, my folks have been complaining lately that all the scrummy desserts are making them FAT!  I am 19 years old! I should be the one complaining about getting fat! DUH!

What world are we living in!!!!! 😦

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But you know what!! In a way I am sooo happy that they did say that ‘cuz that led me to this wonderful creation called gluten free stuff.

Yep….tastes like all purpose flour/self raising flour, works like all purpose flour/self-raising flour BUT IS NOTTTT ALL PURPOSE/SELF RAISING FLOUR!!!!!!

how cooooool is that! B-)

Besides, These peppermint thins are 100 % vegan apart from being gluten free!

So I won’t delay anymore ! Here I go with the recipe!

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Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

Ingredients:

140 gms gluten free mix

this includes :

  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup amaranth flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp dink (Antina Unde) you could use Xantham gum.

85 gms oil (I used vegetable oil)

80 gms sugar

green food colour

1/2 cupDark chocolate (melted)

1-2 tsp peppermint extract (basically as per your taste)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Mix all the ingredients , except the dark chocolate and peppermint extract, and form a dough. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to an hour. Use the gluten free mix to flour the work surface. Roll out the dough slightly thinly. Use a cookie cutter and cut out rounds of dough. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Pop into the oven for about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking, turn the cookies so that they bake evenly. Once done, take them out and let them cool. Melt chocolate and add the peppermint extract. keep tasting the chocolate for the intensity of peppermint. Once the thins are completely cooled, dip them in the chocolate and let them dry over baking parchment sheets. Once set, you can pop them in your mouth with ABSOLUTELY no guilt. Enjoy your Sunday people! Love!!! xx 🙂