Happy weekend everyone! As you can probably tell, I am so behind in blogging anything recently; I’ve had a bit of stress this week, having to get a piece of work done for my dissertation next year. So since that’s now been handed in, I can now share a few things with you!
So last Friday I turned 21 (scary right, I’m a read adult now?!), and had such a lovely time celebrating it with friends and family. Based on lots of recommendations, we had booked to go to The Petersham Hotel in Richmond for some rather fabulous afternoon tea – and it was one of the most delicious experiences I’ve had. Here’s a few pictures for you (above and below!), I also had my first experience of dining at the Savoy too – no pictures from that unfortunately, it didn’t feel the sort of establishment to do that 😉
I must also mention, that we now have a new member of the family! Yes! Very very exciting, we were all very shocked but glad to see he’s healthy and well:
So for this blog post, this was evidently, the first thing I ever made using my new Kitchenaid. Nothing amazing, spectacular or even particularly tasty – however, they were crunchy little balls of delight. The mixture seemed quite dry, I suppose since they are only made of just butter, sugar and flour; next time I will probably add a dash of milk to bind them together better. You can add chocolate (cocoa powder) to the mix for an instant chocolate hit, or orange zest, or both! However, here is the recipe I followed:
- 100 g butter, softened
- 50 g caster sugar
- 150 g self-raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark 4. Lightly grease or line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
- Add the butter to a bowl and beat to soften; gradually beat in the sugar and then the flour. Bring the mix together with your hands to form a dough; form it into 16-19 balls about the size of a walnut and place well apart on the baking trays. Dip a fork in a little water and use this to carefully flatten the biscuits.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes; lift off the baking tray and leave to cool completely on a wire-rack.