Terry’s chocolate orange cookies

Thought I would share my recipe for the softest and chewy orangy cookies ever. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

80g caster sugar

80g brown sugar

150g unsalted butter (softened)

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

225g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 packet of terrys chocolate orange or 125g of terrys chocolate orange

Method:

First beat together both sugars and the butter.

Once mixed together add the egg and vanilla into the bowl and mix them with the sugar mix.

Next sift the baking powder and plain flour into the bowl then mix.

Finally break the terrys chocolate orange into tiny pieces and mix them into the mixture.

Turn the oven on to 190c and prep two baking trays with baking parchment.

Take the mixture and divide into 12 balls and place the balls onto the two trays.

Put the baking trays into the oven for 10minutes.

Take out the cookies after 10minutes. The cookies will still be soft but will harden up slightly when they have cooled down.

Once cooled down eat and enjoy these sort of festive tasty bakes!

love

Abi xx

Kinder chocolate cookie bar

To start off with you will need a brownie tin and all these ingredients:

226g melted unsalted butter

200g light brown sugar

150g caster sugar

2 large eggs and 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

285g plain flour

2 teaspoons cornflour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

100g chopped up white chocolate

1 packet of mini kinder chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C and prepare the brownie with baking paper or butter and flour
  2. Combine melted (cooled for 5 minutes) butter and sugar in a mixer
  3. Add into the mixer the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Then hand stir in the white chocolate and kinder chocolate
  6. Tip the batter into the brownie tin spread out evenly. Bake the batter in the oven on 175C for 25-40minutes depending on the size of the tray. Best way to tell the bake is done is when the edges are golden brown and when you stick a chopstick in the bake it comes out clean.
  7. Allow the bake to cool then cut the bake into pieces.

It may not be the prettiest bake and it maybe crumbly but its so soft and chewy and really sweet. I hope you enjoy baking this kinder chocolate cookie bar try and experiment with different flavours. Tell me if you bake it.

love

Abi xx

Why I won’t tell a EndoWarrior what to eat

Hello Abi here! I thought I would address an important subject that occurs within the Endometriosis community. Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the womb (endometrium) is found outside the womb, such as in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

I suffer with Endometriosis and within the community I witness many women endorsing such a restricted diet or a vegan diet. I am not saying you shouldn’t try the diets you are welcome to try them but we already have an delicate body restricting your diet heavily is not healthy.  Additionally I think sufferers forget that every endo sufferers pain is different and so is their reaction to different food. For example I have tried to eat more vegetarian food but have got diarrhea (sorry for the tmi) eating certain veg and felt no reaction to meat. In the end there is no scientific proof that the diet works so by all means try the diet but it will not work for everyone and you must replace the missing nutrients. I think the best diet for endometriosis sufferers is eating healthy and cutting out your personal trigger food.

Love

Abi xx

Unicorn Road

Hello thought I would share my recipe for my unicorn bark which is basically rocky road minus the marshmallows and a white chocolate version. So lets get started.

Ingredients:

250g white chocolate

100g unsalted butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

100g digestive biscuits

2 bars of ruby kit kat

red food dye

blue food dye

Method:

Melt the butter and white chocolate in the microwave for 2-3minutes (keep checking and stirring).

After the chocolate is melted stir in the golden syrup then leave it to cool for about 15minutes.

Put the biscuits in a bag and bash them up with a rolling pin. Stir them into the cooled chocolate mixture.

Pour the mix into a baking sheet and greased covered tin. Press down the mixture. Sprinkle on the chopped up ruby kit kat. Finally drop a little bit of each food dye on the mix and spread the dye around with a cocktail sticks. Put the mix in the freezer for 2 hours. Then remove cut up and transfer the unicorn road in a box and place it in the fridge.

Have fun creating this tasty treat! Tell me if you create the unicorn road.

love

Abi xx

One of us is Lying Review

Here goes my first book review.

One of us is lying by Karen M.McManus 

Five students walk into detention only four leave alive. 

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. 

Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond. 

Bad Boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime 

Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again. 

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude its no accident. All of them are suspects. 

Everyone has secrets right? 

What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them. 

My review

It was a great book I would give it a solid 8 out of 10. It was such an interesting storyline the death was not as I expected it to be which is one of the many things that made it interesting. I fell in love with each character at some point which made me very much doubt any of them did it. I eventually realised what happened before anyone in the book found out because I watch too many crime programs haha. That would of made the ending boring but there was more twists and turns and a added romance. The added romance was one of my favourite parts it was so sweet and cute in the midst of chaos. 

Overall I would recommend this book if you want a short gripping read. 

Love 

Abi xx

Sometimes I hate being female

I’m sat here filled nausea with waves of all I can say is labour pains up my back and butt. I have many thoughts running through my head I need to voice out. Why are endometriosis sufferers not allowed to claim disability allowance? Its such a debilitating disease women go through great pain everyday so much NHS have put it in the top ten worst pains ever! If a guy bled inside his body every month would he have to work? Probably not. Why are women not praised more often for periods and giving birth? Instead women are told to stop moaning and periods are joked about. I’m all for laughing with me if my period causes me to cry at something like totoro leaving (its a happy film aimed at children I just didnt want it to end) but just dont laugh at me. And I would like to be given chocolate as a reward for the pain 😉Why is any birth control given out without tests prior? I was given the combined pill and it brought so much pain now because of the pill I believe its caused my endometriosis to move my bowel.

Sorry if this seemed like a feminist rant. Whats your opinion on these?

Love

Abi xx

Primark Friends collection

Something exciting has happened Primark has a full Friends collection!! The Friends nerd I am went straight to Primark but I am  a broke nerd so I only got a couple of items. I was mostly excited about the homeware as Primark has had friends clothing before but the pyjamas still looked comfy and cute. The collection is full of central perk logo and lobsters, I was happy to see the lobster reference but the central perk logo is over used. So everything I bought was lobster reference related. I wish though they had more variety. I love their Marcel top but I dont like the stripes. I also think more of real life on scene photos would work well more on some of the clothing pieces. That is the only complaints I have about the collection.

I first saw the array of candles they had in the collection and processed to sniff each one. You’re my lobster which was a sea breeze smell (smells like a guys after shave) and a central perk cup which was a cappuccino smell candle were my favourites however I couldn’t afford the central perk cup as it was £7 where as the you’re my lobster candle was only £2.50. The smell is gorgeous when unlit but once lit the smell is not as strong but its understandable as its only £2.50. I’d say its worth the money if you want a small piece of merch home decor.

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The next thing I saw was two make up bags a lobster bag and a pastel we were on a break bag. I loved both but personally dont like the we were on a break phrase because I think ross was in the wrong. So even though the we were on a break was my colour and style I choose the lobster bag which is just as good.  The glitter on the design is just the right amount and the design is cute. For the price of £4 it is huge and great for the price.

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Lastly I got some hilarious socks just because friends. They were only £2 and not great quality but they were socks from my favourite scene. I promise I’m not obsessed haha.

 

Do you like F.R.I.E.N.D.S? Have you seen the collection?

Love

Abi xx