Strawberry Cream Caramels :Creative Mondays Blog Hop #Week 19....

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week....

What have you all been up to this week?

Yesterday was my birthday and I wanted to make a recipe with all my favourite things in-

 Strawberry's,biscuits,chocolate,caramel and cream so this is what I came up with...

  • 150g Cooking Chocolate
  • 250g digestive biscuits
Caramel filling
  • 100g Margarine
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 397g Can of condensed milk
  • 12 Strawberry's
  • 300ml whipping cream
Also needed
  • 12 paper muffin cases
  • Muffin tray to set them in.

  • Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin pan.
  • Place the biscuit into a food processor and turn them to crumbs and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate in a heat prof bowl over some simmering water, when melted remove from the pan and mix in biscuit crumbs.
  • Spoon the chocolate crumbs into the 12 paper cases and push down with the back of a spoon.
  • Leave to cool.
  • When cold place in the fridge to set.
 For the caramel
  • Melt the butter and sugar saucepan over a low heat keep stirring until the sugar has all dissolved.
  • Add the condensed milk and bring to boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Keep stirring all the time for a thick caramel.
  • Remove from the heat and stir until cooled.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the fridge before the caramel starts to set spoon into the cupcake cases.
  • Leave to cool then place into a fridge to set for a few hours or over night.
  • Once set whip the cream and place onto each cupcake.
  • Slice each strawberry and place on the cream.
  • Remove from the paper case to serve...

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Mini Me And Her Shadows....

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Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop... 04/05/2012

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower's.Link up your blogs,Twitter,Facebook,Google + page Linky Followers or Pinterest page...

Here are the rules....
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Maxi Dress Review

I was thrilled to be asked if I would like to review something from my987wardrobecom which is a company I came across for the first time last week, when I had chance to post some of their dresses on my blog here . I fell in love with the first dress on that post.

I was asked to pick one of 4 items, my eyes were drawn to this dress immediately. I have shoes with this style of pattern, yet I had never had a all over maxi dress with this print on before and wondered if I would be brave enough to wear it.

When the package arrived I tore open the corner and could see the dress through the lovely pink paper it was wrapped in peeping through.Always makes you feel good opening a gift even at my age.. As soon as I seen the print I knew I was going to love it. The size fits perfect the material feels great (100%  polyester) and the dress feels very stylish and comfortable to wear.

About - my987wardrobe

  • My987wardrobe is an on line shopping website for women where each and every item costs just £9.87 or £19.87.
  • They launched in May 2010, the site has already generated media attention from ES magazine, OK! Magazine, Star, The Daily Mail, Reveal magazine and several influential fashion blogs.
  • The concept behind my987wardrobe was to create a one stop shopping experience where women could buy everything from bags to jeans to the latest style of trouser all for under ten or twenty pounds!
  • The website offers a range of high fashion, trend-driven casual and party wear sourced from British, Italian and French designers.
  • They offer everything fashion related including jeans, dresses, jackets, bags, jewelry, hair accessories and much more.
  • They desire all the must have items but need it at an affordable price. This does not mean that my987wardrobe skimps on quality, but that their primary focus is value. 
  • They have 3 core values endemic to their store. These are style, saving and service.   They offer an on hand styling service too. Just email your questions and get an answer within 24 hours
  • The site is run by father and daughter duo. Together they have over 40 years of experience in the fashion industry. 
  • With their background in buying as well as supplying to high street stores such as Topshop, they have the right combination to provide the customer with an exciting and value driven shopping experience.

I think this dress is really great and I can't wait to wear it tomorrow on my birthday so don't forget to check back Wednesday for my what I'm wearing post to see what I end up wearing it with ( this all depend on if the sun comes or or not,fingers crossed xx)

This is the All over leopard printed maxi dress.Strapless with tie at bust to give shape. Comes in brown and purple.Sizes-small-medium and large priced at £19.87

This is a dry clean or handwash only dress, so remember to handwash.It screws up small so shouldn't take much to hand wash.

You can follow my987wardrobe on facebook and Twitter

About this review: I received this maxi dress for the purpose of review . I was not paid for this post and all thoughts on this dress are my own  honest opinions... 

All links removed as no longer trading ...
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Valentine Warner’s Summer Pudding....

This traditional pudding just sums up an English summer and nothing can better the flavour of fresh British berries ripened naturally in summer sunshine!

Serves 6 
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Chilling time: overnight

  • 600g/1lb 6oz raspberries
  • 600g/1lb 6oz strawberries hulled and halved if large
  • 600g/1lb 6oz blackberries
  • 300g/11oz caster sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 150ml/ ¼ pt white wine
  • 300ml/ ½ pt water
  • 6 slices of thick cut white bread
  • Fresh jersey double cream, to serve
  • Put half the fruits in a large saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice, wine and water.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for five minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Lift out the fruit into a sieve using a slotted spoon, strain any liquid back into the saucepan, then put the fruit in a bowl on the side.
  • Allow it to cool (this is so you don’t cook the raw fruits in the hot ones)
  • Reserve 200ml/7fl oz of the fruit syrup for painting the bread.
  • Return the pan to the heat and boil the remaining liquid for 20-25 minutes until syrupy. 
  • Allow to cool.
  • Combine the cooled cooked fruit and reduced syrup with the raw fruit. 
  • (I like the mixture of cooked and not-cooked for better flavour and texture).
  • Line a 1.8 litre/3 ¼ pt pudding basin with two sheets of overlapping cling film (the edges of the cling film should hang over the top of the basin so that they can enclose the pudding).
  • Cut the crusts off the bread and cut each slice into two rectangles.
  • Thoroughly paint one side of each rectangle with the reserved syrup.
  • Cut and paint a circle of bread that fits the bottom of the basin.
  • Put this in the basin with the red side facing the cling film.
  • Arrange the bread all the way around the inside of the basin, overlapping slightly where the joints meet, with the painted side always facing the cling film.
  • Spoon the fruit into the basin and pack down well. 
  • Top neatly with the remaining painted slices of bread.
  • Cover with the overhanging pieces of cling film and place a side plate holding a heavy weight on top to press it down.
  • Put in the fridge and leave overnight.
When ready to serve 
  • Remove the weight, open the cling film and invert the pudding on to a serving plate. 
  • Remove the cling film.
  • Should there be any syrup left, using a pastry brush, daub any pale patches with it. 
  • Serve the pudding with cream.

Recipe and photo credits- Seasonal Berries

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7 Ways To Follow Blog Hop #Week 12

Hello and welcome to 7 Way's Wednesday Blog Hop where you can add the link you want to find new followers for.Add your blog or link and state how you want to be followed in your title e.g fun for all-twitter 7 ways your would like to be followed by Linky Tools,Google Friends Connect,Google +,Networked blogs,Facebook,Twitter or Pinterest ...

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What I wore And Where I Wore It : School Run....

Glad to see the back of April as all it did was rain but saying that the last day of the month was lovely I got to wear my summer dress but forgot to capture the moment. Then on Tuesday it turns bad again so out come the winter boots again!!.This week I've been wearing mostly jeans jumper and rain boots but it was a bit warmer with the rain yesterday so out came my dress,its so much easier to dry a dress off after the mile and half school walk than jeans when the weather is this bad.....

F & F Dress
Primark Tights
Boots a present
Me and mini me....
How the weather is making me feel....
Love these boots below but after buying them 10 years ago I still can't zip them up and they were the most expensive boots I've ever bought.Does 10 years ago make them vintage? how long ago is something classed as vintage? I would love to know...
Red Or Dead

This week we've been nowhere special my husband had the weekend off work and we planned to go to London one day and walking somewhere nice the next day but the rain stopped these plans and their is  only so much shopping centres in on month you can do when you have kids without breaking the bank ...

Have you been any where nice this week? 

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Wordless Wednesday Linky : A Rare Moment....

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Red Buses London : Ruby Tuesday....

I love London there is so many thing's to see and as the theme is red you can't fail to find something to take pictures of here. This is a photo I took a few weeks ago when we lasted went down for a day out.

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4th July Berry Waffles....

Celebrate American Independence day with these homemade waffles, but if you don’t have an electric waffle machine, cheat and buy readymade waffles from the supermarket and warm under a hot grill.

Serves 6

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Berry melba sauce
  • 225 g (8 oz) raspberries or mixed raspberries and strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) semi skimmed milk
To serve
  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) full fat crème fraiche or Greek yogurt with honey
  • 350 g (12 oz) mixed strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, slice or halve strawberries depending on their size
  • Little sifted icing sugar
  • To make the sauce, puree the fruit with the lemon juice and sugar then sieve if liked.
  • To make the waffles, sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl then mix in the sugar.
  • Lightly whisk the melted butter or oil, egg, vanilla and milk together in a separate bowl.
  • Heat up the electric waffle machine. 
  • Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients then whisk until smooth. 
  • Spoon batter into the machine, close the lid and cook until waffles are browned and well risen.
  • Remove waffles from the machine, transfer to serving plates, cut in half, if liked and top each one with a spoonful of crème fraiche or yogurt, summer fruits and a light dusting of sifted icing sugar then drizzle with fruit sauce to taste.
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Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries

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