Showing posts with label Creative Thursday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative Thursday. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Creative Thursday-Valentine Linky....

Creative Thursday Special-

With only a few day's to Valentines day  here is some great ideas to try and if you have a valentine post just add it to the hop....
Pink Valentine Cake
I Heart You Tarts


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Creative Thursday....



This is the last ever Creative Thursday posted today and we will re-posted next Thursday lasting for 10 day though out the Christmas Holidays.

We love this hop so much we have decide to change it to Creative Mondays.Starting from Monday 2nd January 2012 each Monday the hop will be started and the linky will be open until Sunday night so you have all week to pop back and link up with us.

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts this is a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing and you can link as many posts as you like as long as it something creative.All welcome wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us in the New Year....


This week I've been making Christmas Cupcakes....


Ingredients

  • 115g Butter at room Temperature
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 115g Self raising flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Few drops green food colouring
  • Few drops orange extracts

For icing

  • 200g Soft cheese spread
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • Half a teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk
  • Few drops of green food colouring
  • Christmas sprinkles

Method

  •  Pre-heat oven to 180c.
  • Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin backing tray.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add  a little flour then one egg at a time will a little flour added to each then mix the remaining flour in.
  • Add the milk food colouring and orange extracts.
  • Place the mixture into the muffin cases and cook for around 20  minutes until well risen.
  • Leave to cool completely.
  • Beat the cheese spread and the icing sugar together until all mixed in.
  • Add the milk, food colouring and orange extract and mix well.
  • Place in a icing bag and swirl around the buns.
  • Add sprinkles and place in refrigerator to set....


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Creative Thursday...


Creative Thursday is hop where you can add all of your creative posts.Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing.

Over the next few week our theme will be Christmas but as usual you can link any creative posts to the hop.So one question whats got you creative this week?

please join us and hop around to see what everyone else has been doing this week and remember you can add as many posts as you like...

Party pasta salad

Great for party's or large family's...


What you need...


500g uncooked pasta

1 large cucumber

4 large tomatoes

3 small red onions

8-10 tbsp Mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

Method


Cook the pasta as directed on the packet,once cooked place in a sieve and leave to cool.

Chop the cucumber,tomatoes and onions into small cubes and place in fridge.

Once the pasta is cold add to vegetables and add mayonnaise salt and pepper and mix well.

Leave in fridge until your ready to eat...


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Creative Thursday....


Creative Thursday is hop where you can add all of your creative posts.Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing.Over the next few week our theme will be Christmas but as usual you can link any creative posts to the hop.So one question whats got you creative this week?

please join us and hop around to see what everyone else has been doing this week and remember you can add as many posts as you like...

My Children love Christmas and always do their rooms up to welcome Santa here every year.What a surprise their rooms was and they made them all by themselves well with a little help from a big brother...










Thursday, 1 December 2011

Creative Thursday...



Creative Thursday is hop where you can add all of your creative posts.Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing.Over the next few week our theme will be Christmas but as usual you can link any creative posts to the hop.So one question whats got you creative this week?

please join us and hop around to see what everyone else has been doing this week and remember you can add as many posts as you like...

Me and my kids love cooking especially around Christmas time this week we've been making these really easy treats which always get eaten first...

Chocolate Marshmallows...


You will need

150g Milk chocolate cooking chocolate.

20 Marshmallows

20 Mini bun cases

Sprinkles

Method...

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until all chocolate has melted.

Remove from heat.

Leave to cool slightly then dip the marshmallows in the chocolate by placing on a cocktail stick until all covered then place on some greaseproof paper.

Sprinkle the sugar sprinkle over straight away.

Leave to cool.

Once cool place them in the small bun cases.

Any chocolate left over drip onto some greaseproof paper and sprinkle to make little sweets.

Once set these just peel of the paper...



Also been making Krispies buns...


Makes 35

You will need

300g milk Chocolate cooking chocolate.

100g White cooking chocolate.

200g Rice Krispies

35 paper bun cases.

Method

Melt the milk chocolate cooking chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Remove once all chocolate is melted.

Add the Rice Krispies straight away and place into bun cases.

Melt the white chocolate in a microwave and swirl over the buns.

Leave to cool.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Creative Thursday





Welcome to Creative Thursday a hop where you can add all of your creative posts.Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts share some fun thing's you have been doing.
This week Judy came up with a great idea that we could share pictures of decorations, recipes, and anything to do with Thanksgiving.

Also you can link anything else that has got you creative this week.The hop is open till next Wednesday so plenty of time to come back and link up and we always welcome new theme idea...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA.


Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 125g margarine
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 400ml double cream
  • Icing sugar to dust
Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C,gas mark 6.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and pale. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla. 
  • Whisk the egg mix into the butter and sugar mix.
  • Sift half the flour in, and fold. 
  • Then add the milk and mix in well. 
  • Fold in the other half of the sifted flour.
  • Place 12 paper cases into a cake baking tray.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
  • Place the buns into the oven for about 15 - 20 mins until golden and crisp on top.
  • When cool cut off the peck and cut into 2 put the cream into the hole and add the two wings.
  • Sieve a little icing sugar over for effect....
Over the next few weeks the theme is Christmas so share all your Creative Christmas posts with us...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Creative Thursday #Week5

 
This is a creative blog hop where you can add all your home made creative projects from making cakes to needle craft and you can add as many links as you like... So one question ...What have you been making ?

I have been making Cookies,,,,yummy Cookies...

Warm Smarties Cookies...

Why is it sometimes the easiest recipes taste the nicest...


Makes 18 small cookies...

What you need
  • 100g (4 oz) Margarine
  • 75g (3 oz) Soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Syrup
  • 175g (6oz) Self raising flour
  • 100g (4oz) Smarties or m&m chocolates
  • 2 tbsp Milk
What to do ...

  • Heat the oven to 180c,350f or gas mark 4.
  • Grease 2 baking trays.
  • Beat the margarine until soft add the sugar then mix until all creamed together.
  • Mix with a spoon the flour, syrup, smarties milk and beat together.
  • Place 18 spoonfuls of the mixture onto the trays.
  • Bake for 10 minutes .
  • Take from the oven and light press down with a flat fish slice and remove from the tray to cool.
  • Leave to cool ....but great whilst still warm...


Yum Yum ...

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Creative Thursday #Week 4...

Hello and welcome to Creative Thursday....


 
This is a creative blog hop where you can add all your home made creative projects from making cakes to needle craft and you can add as many links as you like... So one question ...What have you been making ?
 
I tried these Tuna Melts in a pub for lunch and they are so nice I just had to try and make them...
                                              


What you need
  • 4 slices of thick cut bread ( or mini French breads )
  • Small tin of tuna.
  • 2 tbsp of mayonnaise.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Strong grated cheese.
  • Chopped spring onions and paprika if you like...

What to do
  • Pre-heat oven to 180c
  • Cut your bread into chunky slices grill for a little while.
  • Drain the tin of then in a bowl add the tuna, mayonnaise, spring onions salt and pepper.
  • Spread evenly over your bread and add the strong grated cheese and sprinkle a little paprika (if liked)
  • Cook for5-8 minutes under a over/grill until cheese starts to bubble.
  • Serve straight away.
  • Enjoy

Also made these up a few times with different bread. Part bake bread, slice bread and French bread...

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Creative Thursday #week 3...

Hello and welcome to Creative Thursday....



This is a creative blog hop where you can add all your home made creative projects from making cakes to needle craft and you can add as many links as you like...
So one question ...What have you been making ?

Quick And Easy French Bread Pizza




What you need
  • 1 large french bread
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 2 piece of garlic crushed
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 300g of sieved tomatoes
  • 1 tbs of tomatoes puree
  • Mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • sliced cheese

What to do

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat your olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry your chopped onions and crushed garlic until cooked.
  • Add your sieved tomatoes to the pan then add your mixed herbs 1 tbs or to your taste, a  pinch of salt and pepper and tomatoes puree.
  • Leave the sauce to simmer for about 7 minutes.
  • Cut the French bread long ways in half then into suitable size pieces, arrange on a tray crust sides down.
  • Spoon equally amounts of the sauce onto the bread and lay the sliced cheese onto the pizza (as much or as little you like)
  • Put into the oven for around 6-10 minutes until the cheese turns brown
  • Cool slightly and enjoy...



Thursday, 27 October 2011

Creative Thursday...

Hello and welcome to Creative Thursday, what has everyone been up to this week?


Want to join in the fun ?


  1. This is a creative blog hop where you can add all your home made creative projects from making cakes to needle craft and you can add as many links as you like...
  2. So one question ...What have you been making ?
  3. Join in and visit other blogs leave comments and visit people who comment on your blog.....
I would like to thank

Where nothing good comes easy for carrot-cake-pancakes

Scrap Project 365 for perfect-campfire-kit

And Mud pies and Marmalade for cheesy-witchy-fingers

With the kids being off this week my 14 year old son has been making lots of cakes these are some yummy milk chocolate icing buns he made us this week...

Serves 12

What you need

For the cupcakes

  • 12 muffin cases
  • 125g soft butter
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • half a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 250g sieved icing sugar
  • 60g margarine
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp hot milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 c/gas mark 6 and place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  • Mix the butter and sugar together.
  • Add the eggs one at a time adding a little flour.
  • Fold in the rest of the flour and add the, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and vanilla extract.
  • Place the mixture into the paper cases and bake for around 15-20 minutes until a golden colour.
  • Place on a wire rack leave until cold.

To make the icing

  • Melt the margarine, blend in cocoa, then stir in the icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence.
  • Beat well until smooth and thick.
  •  Then add to the chocolate mix to the cold cakes by either dipping the cakes into the mixture or spooning onto the cakes.
  • Leave until set.
  • Enjoy!!


Don't forget to like your favourite ones ...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Creative Thursday #Week 1...


24 Halloween Cupcakes


For the cupcakes you will need

  • 24 paper cases.
  • 230g /8 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 230g/8 oz butter or soft margarine
  • 230g/8 oz caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • finely grated rind from a orange.
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the topping you will need

  • 170g/6 oz butter
  • 350g butter
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 drops red food colouring
  • 2 drops yellow food colouring
  • 24 spooky jelly sweets

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 c 350 f and put 24 paper cases 2 cupcake trays.
  • Squeeze the orange juice in a bowl and save for later,then grate the orange rind into finely pieces.
  • Sift the flour,baking powder and sugar in a large bowl and add the butter, eggs, milk and orange rind beat together until all mixed in nicely.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly between the 24 paper cases and bake for around 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  • Place on a wire rack and leave until cold.

Making the butter icing

  • Beat the butter until soft and sift the icing sugar into the bowl and add the orange juice and food colourings, beat well until light and fluffy.
  • Place in a piping bag with a star end.
  • Swirl the butter icing around the top of the cakes.
  • When all 24 are finished place a sweet on top.
  • Leave to chill for a while if the butter icing goes a little soft when handling.

These cakes taste great only one problem I can't find orange food colouring anywhere so I made my own but it did look slightly light any ideas how to make a brighter orange any one?

 please : )



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