29.3.13

Bunny rolls

Planning to have an big Easter breakfast or brunch with your friends and family? You want to serve some kind of bread but not sure what do to as not everyone is a fan of chelsea buns. I found the solution to just that problem..bunny rolls. Not only are these rolls adorable but they're very yummy as well.

Ingredients
2 to 3 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 packet dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg

Method
Preheat the oven to 190°.

Put the butter, sour cream and water in a small saucepan and heat thoroughly until warm, but do not allow to boil. 



Allow to cool, then add the remaining ingredients. 

Knead until all ingredients are combined. If dough is too thick to knead, add small amounts of water until the dough is pliable but not sticky.

Cover and allow the dough to rise until double in size.  

Divide into various equal parts and shape into oval balls.

Place balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cut the bunny ears with scissors as shown in the photo above. 

Poke the dough with skewer sticks to make the eyes.

Bake at 190° for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

27.3.13

Egg and bunny decor

Hosting a last minute get together with the family for Easter and you want to decorate your table Easter style. But you might be like me and have limited resources on hand. Well anything is possible when it comes to decorating a table and you have a vision in mind. You can throw together a complete Easter look in no time. Have a look at what I out together with a few things I had lying at home. 

Cute napkin decor




Some ideas for your drinking glasses...

Dessert bowl decor

A cute way to display your dessert

Centre piece

The little details

25.3.13

Eggs on grass

Getting together with the family for Easter and not sure what you could make for dessert? Well then I have just the idea for you. In celebration of Easter my sister and I felt inspired and decided to put together some egg on grass delights. Intrigued are you? I thought you might be. Have a look at what we got up in the kitchen with this delicious and inventive dessert. 

Ingredients
4 eggs
250ml castor sugar
1 ½ cups flour
15ml baking powder
½ tsp salt
125ml oil
125ml boiling water
1 tsp vanilla essence
Icing sugar
Butter
Speckled eggs
Green food colouring

Method
Preheat your oven to 180°.

Whisk eggs and castor sugar together until very light and pale.

Fold in the sifted dry ingredients. 

Combine the oil and boiling water together. 

Beat in the oil and water combo along with the vanilla essence.

Fill you paper cups and allow to bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

Mix together the icing ingredients and ice the "grass" onto the cupcakes.



And there you have it eggs on grass cupcakes

22.3.13

Fun in the dark

Taking part in Earth Hour this Saturday (23 March) and unsure how you'll entertain yourself for an hour with no lights? Well I've come across some really cute and creative things that you can all do in order to celebrate this "earth friendly" hour. 

Enjoy a candlelit dinner

Look through some old picture albums. 
These days with everything being electronic and digital we hardly 
take the time to page through an album of old family photos.

Invite some friends and host a candlelit game night

Go lie outside on the grass and do some stargazing.

Play the real version of hide and seek. 
It could be quite scary but super fun at the same time. 
Just be careful when walking past doors so that 
someone doesn't jump out from behind you...lol.

Take a big bubble bath and line the room with candles. 
It's something I always plan on doing but never get 
around to because I get distracted by what's on 
TV or something on the internet.

Gather all your friends, open a bottle of wine or two. 
Have a picnic in the garden and release some Chinese lanterns. 

20.3.13

Let's go to the beach

When it starts getting chilly at night and early mornings like it has been for the last two weeks I often find myself getting caught up in thoughts of a warm beach day. A day filled with nothing but endless sand to play on, run around on or lay down and catch a tan. For as long as I can remember my family has been holidaying at the same place along the coast. To me it's the most beautiful area on the coast. OK  maybe I'm a little biased because we have been going there for so long. But don't take my word for it, have a look for yourself. 










18.3.13

Disney dream

Anne Leibovitz is famously known for her amazing photography. In particular the photos that she takes (of celebrities) for Vanity Fair. My favourite series of photographs that she has taken has got to be the Disney Dream Portraits

Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segal as the ghosts of the haunted mansion


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as Jasmine and Aladdin

Gisele Bundchen as Wendy  and  Mikhail  Baryshnikov as Peter Pan


Alec Baldwin as the Spirit in the Magic Mirror along with Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges as Belle and the Beast

Russell Brand as Captain Hook


Queen Latifah as Ursula


Whoopi Goldberg as genie


Taylor Swift as Rapunzel