Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The New Years Resolution and would you be able to keep it ?

Hello my glamous friends  Happy New Years Eve !! When I comes to the last five seconds of the new year count down you begin to think ,"what will be my New Years Resolution be  ". Will it be not eating chocolate which of me only last for 20 minutes or will it be to keep fit and healthy .
 
Mine New Years Resolutions are
Blog more often
keep and healthy ( for example jog more and take up another activity )
Get more involved  in more charitable events  
 
What are your New Years Resolutions and what are you doing this New Year ?  
 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Christmas Gift Guide (Under £10)



 
 
 

Hello my glamous friends ! As Christmas is fast approaching I thought it was the best time to start gift guides for you .  I thought this gift guide like this would be handy for all of you with lots of girl friends, sisters, cousins etc to buy for but you wont burn a hole in your pocket !
Hello my glamous friends ! As Christmas is fast approaching I thought it was the best time to start gift guides for you .  I thought this gift guide like this would be handy for all of you with lots of girl friends, sisters, cousins etc. to buy for PS it wont burn a hole in your pocket !
The one thing I think which always makes a good Christmas Gift is a  hot water bottle or a hand warmer to keep you warm and toastie in the cold! This one from New look  is absolutely adorable! When I was in New look on Friday  I noticed this beautiful phone case I was tempted to pick it up and who doesn't love a bit of bling on their phone ? Another thing I love is  Statement Necklace this perfect item for the festive season and its £10  !

Possibly one of the best things around Christmas time is Superdrug because they do amazing gift sets and  I seem to acquire at least 2 every year and so tempted to purchase this eye shadow pallet and this would give me chance to experiment with different make up looks they also, have the Zoella range which is amazing  Zoella Beauty Bag .  
What's your favourite item on my Christmas gift guide? Have you started your Christmas shopping
 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Big Announcement


Happy Thanksgiving my glamous friends  , Now today I have amazing news  that will explain why I haven't been blogging as much  . Many of my close friends and family have been telling me to this for SUPER long time  so I have finally plucked up the courage to do it . The big announcement is.... I have my own cake website ! So now let me tell you a bit about the website , on the website you will be able to view all the cakes I have made and have a more in depth deception of each cake also , you get to know more about CakesbyChyna . So what are you wanting for ? Have a look or even be the first to make a order on Cakesbychyna  

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Blogging On The Go ( The Tips & Tricks)

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 Okay the one thing I have learnt with blogging is that you have to learn to blog on the go to make the most of your time. With scheduling tweets, posts and even Facebook updates it's possible to blog on the go more than ever before! Also you enjoy it more because you get to explore your area or anywhere for that matter .  So I thought today I'd share some of my tips and tricks with you all. 



 1) When you're inspired save the photos on your phone/camera and save 0in a folder - Now we are not going to feel inspired all the time and I can tell you I don't feel inspired all the time . I like to keep a folder of inspiring images and quotes on my phone or my laptop .
(If you don't already you can follow me on Twitter here and on Instagram here)

2) Learn how to schedule tweets - Now I know there's going to be days when your super busy and you have no time to blog but, here's what you can do schedule tweets to go up while you're out doing other things! I tend to schedule a post update, a couple of links and other things  a date and time via that and you can schedule your post!

4) If there is Somthing inspires you take a photo! - If there is One thing I've really got into doing lately is taking photos of things I like/inspire me on the go. That could be cakes or fashion I love finding items I love in shops or bakery shops cake displays or a  photos of a nice view! With social media you feel the urge to post that image straight away on Instagram/Facebook but what's good is you can easily save this content for another day!

5) Bring a camera with you everywhere! -  This is something I'm just getting  into and that bringing a camera with me where ever I go. You never know when something's going to inspire you, wherever you go .You may find a cool backdrop for blog photos, or where you'll find content for a good post!


I hope these tips have helped you! I'd love to hear your blogging on the go tips do you have any which work well for you?

Sunday, 9 November 2014

How To Find Your Style

Hiya my glamous friends I hope you all enjoying the weekend so far also today is remembrance Sunday and did you know its the 25 year anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall .

Today were  going to be talking about how to define your style , when I do these types of post I do heaps of research on how to define your style . I really wanted to give you really nice out of the book answers so by the end of this post you will be able to tell anyone what you style is Due to that I took me forever to do this post because I don't want to put you in a box for example , you find out your a chic and then you stick the chic category no I don't want you to do that . There is so much facets to a person and a personality that just put inside a box just didn't make any sense .

I think a personal style could be a photo collage where you pin and place things and recreate and combined them to create something amazing to the visual style as opposed to putting your self in a restricting  box and saying "this is my personal style and this all I can do ". Absolutely not  with your personal style you should be able to wear whatever you want However , I needs to make you happy and express the person you really are . 
Find Inspiration
I personally get inspired all the time and not only do you have to find inspiration you have to always have to keep on finding inspiration . Right now I get inspired by personal style fashion blogs and I find inspiration in everyday people . So basically you can find inspiration anywhere all you have to do is have an open eye for it .
 
Keeping A Style Diary .
I would suggest anyone or recommend anyone to open a fashion blog . Some of you maybe thinking "No I don't want put my face online ". But , you don't have to necessarily do that. The beauty of a fashion blog is you can document style and see how it has progress throughout the years and how you have changed . You don't have to do it via a fashion blog you do via instagram and then just post a outfit of day photo everyday also that's really be really fun for you Also if you just no keen on have on any of the two point I've mentioned you can start a  pinterest board . I have one My Pinterest   and I've called it My Style and I just pin outfits which inspirational to me . Then later on will try to incorporate the pictures I've pined into my style .
Don't put yourself in a box .
Prior to this post I don't three style quizzes and two told me I was chic and one told me I was Avant-garde . So don't late someone else's style define you and don't do something because someone does . Do something that fits you and your style .
Ask Yourself Questions .
A lot of the online sources ask what you age is or what your lifestyle is I think that's good but , I think you should dress how ever you want no matter what you age is . for example if you are 65 and you want to wear neon leggings you should be able to wear that I don't think your age should define what you should wear . So a great question to ask yourself would be . If you where a pair of shoes what shoes would you be ?
I personally would be this shoe right there because it's fun , famine and  simple yet elegant . So that's it a how easy was that . Now try this if your where a necklace what would you be ? Asking your self these question will help you define you and your style .
 Don't criticize yourself
Remember there's always going to be people who are going to criticize or disapprove how you wear an outfit. One thing I can tell you is that fashion and pleasing people does not go together and it will never go together .  
So eventually if you do all of these things your style is going to naturally progress into something that you will love and adore . I think fashion play a very crucial role in a women life because, if you dress well you will feel comfortable and then you will feel confident . More all you will exude in confidence and once you enter in a room you will feel that the spotlight is on you . So when we as women are able to dress well according to personal style , we can run the world .  I Hope you enjoyed this post Also I've got another question for you . How would you define your Style ?
 
I know we didn't talk about talk about the style types for example , bohemian or rocker . I just want to leave it up to you to answer those questions . So defiantly would love see what you are .
 Chyna X 
 


  


Saturday, 8 November 2014

How To Find A Fashion Sense

Hi guys , today I will be talking about how you can develop  or maybe find your fashion sense . So I'm casually going to share a few tips with you guys and hope they help you but , before we jump into it grab yourself a nice hot beverage or a cold beverage and I hope you enjoy my post .
 
Listen to you .
I think this is the most important thing ever and that is to stop caring about what other people have to say . Unless its something positive about what your wearing . If you feel good and confident about what your wearing it doesn't matter what I think or anyone one else for that matter . Now we just live in a world where there's so much restrictions on what to wear and we don't let are self's be US .  
Don't take yourself too seriously .
 
when I first started to get into fashion , trust me when I say I was all a hot mess before I only wore the colour blue . Now don't get me wrong blue is an lovely colour but wearing that everyday what was I thinking ! The point is I never took myself too seriously I just done what I felt was natural to me  . Like if tomorrow I want to dress up as a unicorn and go to topshop why can't I do that .
 
Dress according to what you are feeling .
Guys remember to stay in touch with how you feel in the inside . It could be whatever your going though or whatever your in life and dress according to that . Going back to my last point about me wearing blue everyday I may now look back at it and say "Oh my god Chyna what on earth are you wearing ?" That outfit may seem ridiculous to me now but , that's  how I was feeling that day .
Don't follow the rules .
I seen so many thing like oh you can't mix black and brown or you can't mix polka dot with lines  . Listen guys you can wear whatever you want because , you decided to wear it that's a reason alone why you can .
Your fashion sense is a reflection of you .
The easiest way to do this is to open your wardrobe , if you don't have a lot of clothes this would be a bit more harder . Just pick out something out for example , today I'm in the mood to be a rocker women and just wear you leather jacket  . Every time you open your wardrobe just say that .Today I'm in the mood for ....  Remember whatever you feel let that just translate into what you are wearing .
 
What are you going to wear today? And how will you let that translate into what you are wearing ?
 
Chyna X



Thursday, 6 November 2014

4 Ways To Stay Positive


Life's been a real whirlwind for me these couple of months . This summer I got my results and I needed one more GCSE to go on to further education . For a couple of days I felt so stupid and I was unsure about what I should do next however, blogging just makes me feel happier and takes my mind of things. I'm writing this post on  the bus on my way to college  (with not so good internet connection ) I've realised that this is the  happiest I've been in a long time!
I'm currently just starting the 1st year of a Catering and Hospitality course which I'm thoroughly  enjoying so far, but it's still early days yet! I've met and made so many new friends as well .
I'm writing this post to hopefully inspire some of you that despite how hard  things may be but , trust me  it will get better . I promise x  Here's a few tips I've learnt so far ...
 
Make a back up plan
After knowing what got I didn't know what to do . I was looking course after course and not having a clue what to do . it's really hard to motivate yourself with making a plan of what to do next but as soon as you have a Stick to it . and DON'T GIVE UP until you've done it .  
Be grateful for what you do have 
Do you have amazing friends? partner? family? flatmates/ housemates ? If  you're not  feeling so  good about your life these are the people you go to. They would ALWAYS make time for YOU.  When times get rough they would be there for you also they love you for YOU !  Try it  Make a list of five things you're grateful for in you're life  here's mine: Family, Health and  Friends
Read Positive Quotes, Books, Focus on Positivity
Now  I'm trying to do more of is reading but , I'm trying out different genre of books which is ,   motivating books and books about positivity.  Or you can read positive blogs and articles on online sites. These sorts of things can really uplift your mood and help keep you positive through-out the day.
Positive People
Do you really want to hang out with negative friend ? or Do you have a relationship with a friend who make you happy , laugh and makes you feel good about your self ? If needs be or if this has gone on for a long time it's time to cut out them negative people in your life. Being around positive people all the time will make you feel better and happier!
Have you got any steps on staying positive?
 
Chyna X

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ways To Re-Vamp Your Style ( without spending way too much )

Hiya my glamorous friends ,  I think we're all going through that phase where whenever you look on the high-street there's nothing which takes your fancy, you open up your wardrobe and you're stood there like WHAT AM I GOING TO WHERE? or I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR !  Well I'm now after a every long  gradually getting myself out of this nasty clothing cave  and here's how I've done it!
First of all, open up your wardrobe (this is my bedroom  wardrobe) sorry it's a bit messy . Now the  first I would do   is really have a good look at your wardrobe. Figure out what you  hardly wear anymore and try and put outfits together and pair them up in your wardrobe to help generate some inspiration!

Secondly begin to  pick up some fashion magazines (These are my current magazines on my desk) and rip out all the pages that  inspire you. Whether it's a pair of jeans or what a celebrities remember everything is useful!
 
Lastly begin to do an moodboard or an inspiration board . This can be done using a collage maker , I recommend using Fotor  or you could simply buy an noticeboard and print out the pictures an begin to pin them on the noticeboard .
 Another thing I do when I'm on pinterest
 is I have a folder called 'My style . I have
 all the images which inspire me inside . if you want to check out my inspiration board on pinterest : My Style  I hope it inspires you .

I always go shopping with an idea in my head about what I'd like to add into my wardrobe as it gives you something to aim for. I also find that sometimes It's better to try the things you like on in-store before shopping online and trying to save a few £'s trying to find a cheaper version!

 
What did you think of this post? Are you ready to re-vamp up your style this Autumn/Winter?
Chyna X

Sunday, 26 October 2014

What i done for my Birthday!

Hello my beautiful friends , happy Sunday ! I hope everyone enjoyed the hour in bed .  last week Sunday I went out with a couple of my friends to Covent Garden to celebrate my birthday  .I had such an amazing time and I want to say thank you for all your birthday messages x

 
The Birthday cake .


My birthday cake
 I decided to make my own birthday cake which was a strawberry cake . This was the first time I made a strawberry cake and I came out good wow ! If you want a recipe on how to make a strawberry cake comment below or if you are interested in buy a similar cake like this visit my cake page where you can find my details on how you can contact me .  


The Green Witch (I think it’s Elpahaba)

As you walk around Covent Garden you get to see amazing performers and statues. During my visit saw green witch what looked like Elpahaba from wicked the musical. You know me I had to get a picture with her because the Musical addict I am  .


My Birthday Meal
After looking at heaps of restaurants in Covent Garden  I finally decided to go to Wahaca . Which is an Mexican restaurant .The food and atmosphere is absolutely amazing ! There so many traditional Mexican food and deserts and you will to go there again and again to try everything . Trust me when I say this place is amazing ! I had a pork pibil Tacou and some sweet potato on the side .
Pork Pibil Tacou and sweet potato
And my desert   
Churros y chocolate

Know words can describe how incredible the food was .
 See you soon
Chyna X

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Banana Phantoms !

Hi friends I hope your having an day so far . Today's spooky recipe is called Banana Phantoms .  I have to admit, this “recipe” is a little more “Semi-Homemade” and its great to the young ones involved trust me they would love it ! Let me just tell you   white chocolate really does compliment the banana .I Really I do love Halloween. Anyway, here’s the post  of how to make the cutest scary banana phantoms  ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
  
Prep time         
 
Ingredients
  • 4 banana's
  • White chocolate baking squares
  • black food colouring gel
Instructions
  1. Melt the while chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler until smooth.
  2. Cut to your banana's in half
  3. Dip in the white chocolate to coat.
  4. Set on waxed paper-lined plate and refrigerate 20 minutes until firm.
  5. Then using the black gel begin to pipe  little chocolate faces on your Phantoms !
Enjoy
Chyna X
What should I do next week ? also , if you recreate this recipe please tweet me so I can see your Spooky  creations  chynadenton_ .
 


Saturday, 4 October 2014

Caramel Apples Recipe


Prep time: 10 mins Makes 4

Ingredients:

Two packs of Soft Caramels, 
 2 Tbsp of Milk
 4  Small Granny Smith Apples, make sure that the apples are very very cold

popsicle sticks  or Cake pop sticks
 
Method
,       

1) Place all the caramels and milk in a bowl over a double boiler, let the caramel mixture cook wile constantly keeping an eye on it and stirring it until they are fully melted and you have a smooth mixture.
And you should have something like this .

2) Remove from the heat and set aside for a minute.

3) Make sure your apples have been washed and dried and remove the stem. Insert a popsicle stick half way into each one.

4) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

5) Dip each apple in the caramel sauce, making sure to really get them well coated and kind of swirl them for a few seconds to get the caramel to set a little before putting them upside down to coat them. Dip them in any chopped nuts or crushed cookies and sit them on the parchment lined baking sheet.

6) Place them in the fridge for a wile until the caramel has set
 
7) Enjoy !

PS guys check out this one I done !  Creepy looking or what .
Chyna X
What should I do next week ? also , if you recreate this recipe please tweet me so I can see your Spooky  creations  chynadenton_ .
 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Halloween Candy Corn Cup Treats!

Hiya Guys Happy October ! I've decided to do something very  SPOOKY  on my blog which is going to be called Blogoween  . Throughout the whole of October I will be doing Halloween treats , DIY'S and makeup up look because I love just love Halloween !
Candy corn has always been  one of my favourite Halloween candy, but until I came across this recipe for candy corn cream cups, However I couldn't find any candy corn sweets in my area , so I used orange sprinkles instead . Here the recipe guys ! Hope you like it .
 

Ingredients

Yellow Layer
 Custard
Yellow food colouring gel  (optional )
Orange Layer
 orange food colouring gel
custard
White Layer
 can of cream
Decoration
Coordinating sprinkles
1 candy corn for each cup

Method
Yellow Layer
 Add the custard in a bowl and if you want you may add some gel food colouring and make the custard more yellow if you want .
Orange Layer
 Add the custard in a separate bowl next add some orange gel food colouring to the custard and then mix until its all combined then ,  place 2-3 tablespoons on top of the yellow layer.
you should have something like this .

White Layer
 Now it time add your whipped cream and then Sprinkle with desired toppings.
Enjoy x
What should I do next ? also , if you recreate this recipe please tweet me so I can see your fabulous  Halloween creations chynadenton_ .
 
 


 
 



Chyna X


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Why I'm Exitcted for the Winter

It is now officially autumn ! which means HELLO pumpkin spice latte !  and I'm not going to lie I am pretty excited about it this year. So I thought I would put together a little list some of the things I am most excited about for this year's autumn months.
1. The Clothes
I am really looking forward to wrapping up in woolly / fluffy  jumpers, scarves and onesies .  I have to say I have missed wearing my winter coat. I have spent a lot of time recently looking on Missguided  Topshop and Zara at their new winter clothes and have seen a lot of really gorgeous items of winter. Clothing And now I can finally wear my winter boots.  
 
2. My birthday
Yes I'm a little winter baby . My birthday falls on October 18th, im so exitcted because I will be turning seventeen wooo!
 
3. Christmas
Bring on the stuffing , roast dinner and Christmas pudding .  The run up to Christmas is always my favourite time of the year. Decorating the house, seeing Christmas lights in every town ( seening the extravagant lights but wow can you imagine their light bill ! ) Hearing  Christmas songs is a pretty good way to start the day. 

 
4. The food
As much as I love summer barbecues and a good old smoothie nothing beats a Sunday roast for me, and although we never have had summer I am really looking forward to them becoming a weekly thing again and enjoying Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes ( they have to be crispy )
 
5. Halloween
Bring on the crazy outfits and wacky personalities . I love Halloween from the food all the way to the outfits and I love a good old Halloween party .
  Chyna X

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Mouthwatering Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hiya guys I'm back (thank goodness) Now this post is for all you chocoholics or Reese's  lovers . Yesterday I was bored out of my mind and I was thing thinking of something to do . Then all of a sudden it came to me I should bake something but what ? I wanted something simple yet satisfying and a recipe that doesn't use so much dishes . So this is what I made Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes .


 
 
The result is something literally like a big peanut butter cup–the or a bigger version of Reese's . the  cake is  super moist and rich while the peanut butter filling adds such an amazing contrast a salty-sweet and the chocolate icing  is just rich chocolately goodness! 

Prep time:  10 minutes Cook time:  20 minutes
 
Ingredients
    For the cake
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • For the filling
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
 
    For the topping
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar / powdered sugar
  • pinch of  milk
  • 1/2 coco powder
Instructions
For the cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line muffin pans with 24 cupcake wrappers.
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined.
In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
In a measuring cup, combine the water and vinegar. With mixer still on low, add the water and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Pour the batter into the prepared cups, then  take a teaspoon of peanut butter and add this in the middle of every cupcake   . Next add the rest of the mix on the top ( try on to disturb the peanut butter )   bake for 18-23 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
Cool completely on a cooling rack.
 
For the topping
Add to a bowl icing sugar , coco powder milk. the reason why you should a little bit of milk is you want to mixture to be really thick . After that begin to spread the chocolate icing on the cupcakes .
 Enjoy !
Chyna X
What should I do next week ? also , if you recreate this recipe please tweet me so I can see your fabulous creations  chynadenton_ .
 
 


 
 







Wednesday, 3 September 2014

TMI Tag




 
 
Thank you for Amy Mitchell  for tagging me x wow lets get started because there are so many questions .
1: What are you wearing? currently I'm wearing my jumper from topshop and white high wasited jeans from topshop well .
2: Ever been in love?  Does Zac efron count ?
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Nope
4: How tall are you? I'm 5'2 yep I'm super tiny .
5: How much do you weigh?  I don't weigh myself so I couldn't even tell you .
6: Any tattoos? nope however, I would consider getting one but I'm such a little chicken so I could get one who knows .
7: Any piercings? both ear lobes .
8: OTP? Rosie falta and Spence Westmore from devious maid they where just made for each other .
9: Favourite show? Well there is a few and they are Devious maids I love this show and I cant wait for season 3 . Then the next ones are Mindy Project and New girl . As you can see I love American TV shows . 
10: Favourite bands? That would have to be Box Of Light
11: Something you miss? My Granddad  
12: Favourite song? Let it go for tonight by Foxes
13: How old are you? 16
14: Zodiac sign? Libra
15: Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who can make me laugh and loyal .  
16: Favourite Quote? " You're only given a little spark of madness . You mustn't lose it . Robin Williams
17: Favourite actor? Johnny Depp .
18: Favourite colour? Pink .
19: Loud music or soft? I like loud musical music as in song from a musical  .
20: Where do you go when you’re sad? my bedroom.
21: How long does it take you to shower? it depends if I'm washing my hair or not - normally 20 minutes. 
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? about half an hour.
23: Ever been in a physical fight? nope! 
24: Turn on? someone who has confidence
25: Turn off? someone who is arrogant and self proclaimed , .
26: The reason I joined Blogger? I've always read blogs and always wanted to help people and inspire them . So one day I plucked up the courage and the That Chyna Girl was born
27: Fears? clowns .
28: Last thing that made you cry? last night when my sister told me a really funny joke .
29: Last time you said you loved someone? earlier this morning
30: Meaning behind your blog name? the meaning behind my blog name is all though this supply teacher . lets just say my friends and I got where too much to handle so the teacher call my year head and when the year came to the class . she said "That Chyna Girl and friends " so its just stuck with me since .
31: Last book you read? faults in our stars
32: The book you’re currently reading? None at the moment . leave a comment down below saying you recommend I read.
33: Last show you watched? The Mindy project .
34: Last person you talked to? My Mum.
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? his my best friend '
36: Favourite food? Olives .
37: Place you want to visit? New York , Paris , Disneyland and everywhere .  
38: Last place you were? The garden  .
39: Do you have a crush? yes Zac efron  .
40: Last time you kissed someone? shhhh. I don't like these questions .
41: Last time you were insulted? By my friends but they where joking . 
42: Favourite flavour of sweet? lemon
43: What instruments do you play? The flute and recorder but I just get bored easily and it wasn't for me .  .
44: Favourite piece of jewellery? my statement necklace from New Look  
45: Last sport you played? it's been a very long time .I am really lazy  
46: Last song you sang? let it go for tonight .
47: Favourite chat up line? I don't use chat up lines
48: Have you ever used it? I haven't.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? Does my cat count ?
50: Who should answer these questions next? I'm going to tag
Chyna x
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 1 September 2014

A Tropical Twist

 

 Hi everyone wow time has flown by its now September wow! So pinch punch the first day of the month and no returns !  I hope your having swell afternoon Since,  I was a little bit hungry so I decided to make a smoothie  although , the weather seems to be a bit grumpy at the moment  . The smoothie is called A Tropical Twist the reason why is the choice of fruit I used in this smoothie  . the fruits I used came from a  fruit salad  because I was a bit lazy lol . This optional you can cut the fruit that I am using .




Ingredients (Serves 1)


  1. 1 cup of tropical juice
  2.  Tropical Fruit Salad ( which includes kiwi ,mango, passion fruit , melon and pineapple )  
  3. 4 ice cubes
  4. 1TSP of honey ( optional)


Method
Add your fruits or fruit salad in blender Next add the ice cubes and tropical and 1 TSP of honey  .   Then blend for 1 minute on high , blend until smooth .
Enjoy x  
Chyna x
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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

 
These cinnamon rolls will quickly become a household favourite! They are  super soft, fluffy, with just the right amount of cinnamon and not overly sweet, either! Ok can I just say they are HUGE, and taste HEAVENLY!! I know they wont be forgiving on the hips , but what the hell right !  Try this recipe out and you won’t be disappointed!!

Makes 12 Rolls .

Prep time: 30 minsCook time: 30 mins

Ingredients:1 Package of Dry Yeast ¾ cup of Whole Milk ¼ cup of Granulated Sugar ¼ cup of Water, warmed up to 115 degrees ¼ tsp of Vanilla Extract 1 Egg 1 tsp of Salt ¼ cup of Unsalted Butter, melted 4 cups of All Purpose Flour ¼ cup of Melted Butter, to brush over the top before baking
For the Filling,
1/3 cup of Unsalted Butter, at room temperature ¾ cup of Brown Sugar ¼ cup of Granulated Sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp of Ground Cinnamon


For the Glaze,
1 1/4 cups of Powdered Sugar ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract 3 to 4 Tbsp of Warm Milk

Method
1) In a small bowl, combine the warm water and 1 tsp of the granulated sugar, sprinkle the yeast over the top and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

2) In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix the egg, milk, salt, sugar and melted butter. Add 2 cups of the flour and the water, vanilla and yeast mixture, mix until its all incorporated and slowly add about 2 more cups of flour. Turn the speed up to medium and let it mix for about 5 to 7 minutes or until you have a smooth dough.

3) Oil a large bowl with some vegetable oil and set aside. Take the dough out of the mixer and pull it together with your hands to form a ball. Place it in the oiled bowl and oil the top of the dough with a little vegetable oil. Cover with plastic wrap and place it in a warm spot to rise for about 2 hours .

You should have something that looks like this



4) In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon for the filling, set aside.

5) When doubled in size, punch the dough down and roll it out onto a floured surface into a 15x9” rectangle. Spread the soft butter over the top and sprinkle evenly over the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Staring from one of the long ends, tightly roll the dough into a jelly roll form. Cut into 14 to 16 slices (make sure they are even) and place them cut side down in a well buttered 9x13 baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let put them back into a warm spot to rise for another 1 ½ hours.


 6) Meanwhile preheat your oven to 4 degrees and let me your kitchen will smell of Christmas its amazing !

7) Once risen, brush them with some melted butter and bake them for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

8) While the cinnamon rolls cool for a few minutes make the glaze. Mix all the ingredients of the glaze in a bowl except for the milk, once the cream cheese is all mixed, slowly add the milk until you get a runny glaze consistency. Immediately pour the glaze over the cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
Chyna X
What should I do next week ? also , if you recreate this recipe please tweet me so I can see your fabulous creations  chynadenton_ .
 
 


 
 






 

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