Saturday, 24 November 2012

Cheesy yumminess!

I am getting ready to have a girlie evening in!

On the menu are homemade nachos, tempura prawns, maple and sesame seed sausages and for dessert, citrus berry trifle, mini baileys cheesecakes and rolo tarts! Sound enough? Well no actually because I am also doing my favourite, apricot and almond camenbert. This dish is so delicious and really easy to whip up - great if you have unexpected guests. And it is IDEAL cooked in the mini white baker that is on special offer in our outlet at the moment for just £12.30!

Let me know if you want one as if I get 8 or more orders I can get it for you with out you needing to pay £5 p&p -

So here we go......ENJOY!

Apricot-Almond Baked Camembert Recipe
55 g ready-to-eat dried apricots

25 g whole blanched almonds, chopped
1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons apricot jam
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 round (220-250 g) Camembert cheese (about 10 cm in diameter)
Toasted Baguette Slices, apple or pear wedges or assorted crackers, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Finely dice apricots using Chef's Knife. Chop
almonds using Food Chopper. Snip parsley using Kitchen Shears. In Small Batter Bowl,
combine apricots, almonds, parsley, jam and mustard; mix well using Small Mix ‘N
2. Cut Camembert cheese in half horizontally using Utility Knife. Place one half of
Camembert (rind-side down) on Small Bar Pan. Using Medium Scoop, scoop half of
apricot mixture onto bottom half of Camembert, spreading evenly. Top with remaining half
of Camembert, rind-side up. Scoop remaining apricot mixture evenly over top.
3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt. Serve immediately with
Toasted Baguette Slices, apple or pear wedges or assorted crackers.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Amazing day - all thanks to Pampered Chef

So today I spent an amazing day at The London House in Old Woking learning how to cook a gorgeous three course meal.

We then got to eat the fruits of our labour and it was all on Pampered Chef!

Here is my lovely friend Maria, dusting her ramekin with cocoa powder to make an Orange and Whiskey Souffle mousse........

...............and here is the finished article that I made and it was AMAZING!

This is the starter - a pancake filled with cream cheese and spinach. When we ate it, it was served with smoked salmon and a gorgeous beetroot vinagrette. I will definitely be making this on Christmas Day!

This is the scrummy head chef Ben who taught us lots of fantastic things!

I made this!

And stuffed with apricot and raisin stuffing and served with a fondant potato!

This is the dessert - do you think I could make a giant souffle mouse in our trifle bowl???!

Thank you Pampered Chef - I love my job!

If anyone would like to join me team working for this amazing company, find some more information here.....

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas present ideas anyone?

Gosh it has been a while - sorry! Have been so busy doing lots of lovely Pampered Chef shows, I even traveled 230 miles to do one for my wonderful cousin in Leeds!

Well I have bought all of 3 Christmas presents so far, but I am mot worried as I just like to blitz it all in one go and get some good retail therapy! How are you doing?

I found these cute pictures the other day and it got me thinking about Christmas presents!

How fab are they!!!!

I also love these which would be so easy in our mini muffin tray!

Contact me if you would like me to help with your Christmas shopping!