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_ .
 
 


 
 






 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Style Solutions : Body Shapes And What To Wear #1

Hiya guys I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far . I'm so excited for this post ! I'm literally going so you magic tricks to help you with your accentuate    
certain body parts . Some of us are blessed with a really nice chest , some of us have with a really long legs , some people are blessed with a flat tummy and some of us just want it all . Anyway before I tell you all the secrets and goodies grab yourself  a nice cup of tea . You done it ? ok . Let get started.

So the first one is the ruffled top now this is for my ladies who are not blessed in the chest region . Experiment with some ruffles here are some different styles of tops that have ruffle on them
Ruffled Top  , Ruffled Blouse , Ruffled Cami  and Ruffled Crop top  . What would the ruffled top do you may ask ? This ruffled effect you highlight and give the illusion that your chest bigger than it really is . Magic right!  And that just first one .

I know a lot of women struggle without having a flat tummy now , this would frustrating when you have an event to go to . The best and most fluttering way deal with this getting a wrap dress. And here are few examples  Wrap Dress Floral Print   and Wrap Playsuit  .

This is for a the short women out there . There is nothing within this universe that can fix this and us short girls have to come to terms with this and that is having short legs. So to solve this solution I recommend  adding high wasited jeans and shorts to your wardrobe  . For jeans you should check out Topshop , Missguided , River island   and Primark . should wear high wasited items because it give the illusion that you much more longer legs than It really is . You could also , add a crop top or if you tuck you T-shirt or shirt underneath  it will also give the illusion of longer legs as well . High wasited shorts in my opinion  are just very flattering in general .They are high wasited and then most of your legs are bare and due to the rest of your leg showing it give the illusion of longer legs .  For shorts you could check out Topshop   and Primark . 

Now for the who a re looking to achieve a slimmer waist I would defiantly recommend the peplum . I know there are some peplum haters out there . Some peplums can be a bit out dated because it being  an overdone trend . All you have to do is find the perfect peplum that suits you .  Here are few examples Peplum Dress  Peplum Top  . The peplum would give you hourglass figure and it looks really nice !

This is solutions to accentuate your best body features , Now this make us women beautiful , diverse and wonderful but if any of these things are bothering you use clothes to bring them out or fix them.
On that note I hope have a wonderful day  .
Chyna x
    

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Best Fruit Tart You Would Ever Have

Why did I make a Fruit tart ?  Partly ,because it sounded like a delicious idea that everyone could get behind and do , but mostly because I love desserts and fancied something light but yet satisfying.  Also , I didn't want to guilty after having four  so my excuse is that they are really addictive and there's fruit on them  . This berry tart which I am calling a fruit tart because I don’t know what to box you can put it in. Use whatever fruits are ripest and freshest and most deliciousest and YOU shall be rewarded!


You could also, get a bit  fancy a add different extracts to the pastry cream  such as vanilla , almond, coconut, orange, rum, or even an ounce of chocolate melted with the half-and-half ( which is 1/2 of milk and 1/2 of double cream ) for a chocolate pastry cream! Now that would taste amazing . Wow  can you imagine a chocolate orange tart ! and then you can play with fruit combinations to come up with a whole range of different fruit tarts: Banana Pudding tart; Creamsicle tart; Strawberry Chocolate tart, and maybe it doesn’t even have to have  fruit! German Chocolate Cake tart! For German Chocolate Cake day! Damn, Now why didn't I think of this before .


The pastry cream can be made and refrigerated up to 48 hours in advance. The crust can be baked the day before or you can buy tartlet which are ready made and then Assemble the tart right before serving, though. It’s best served within an hour with a nice a cup of tea .
Prep time:2 hours
Cook time: 30min
Total time : 2hours 30mins
Serves : 6
 Ingredients.  
  1. One pack of tartlets
For pastry cream
  1. 1/2 cup of double cream
  2. 1/2 cup of full fat milk
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. pinch salt
  6. 2 tablespoons plain flour
  7. 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pats
  8. 1 teaspoon almond (or another flavour) extract
  9. About 1 cup sliced fruit of your choosing
Instructions
  • Heat the milk and double cream in a medium sauce pot over medium-low heat.
  • While that warms, begin to in a heavy bowl: egg yolks, salt, sugar, flour until smooth. 'Twill be quite thick. That's why the weight of the bowl will help you tempering.
  • Once the milk and cream  has come to a simmer, turn off the heat and use a measuring cup to scoop out about ⅓ cup and drizzle it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly until smooth. There should be no lumps if you've drizzled slowly enough and whisked quickly enough.
  • Turn the pot back on to low heat and now gradually pour the tempered egg yolks into the warm milk and cream , again whisking constantly.
  • Once it's all mixed in, the custard will begin to thicken almost immediately.
  • Continue to cook it over low heat, whisking all the while, for 6-8 minutes or until the whisk dragged through it leaves a trail as if it were parting the seas of custard.
  • Increase heat to medium and cook a further minute until large bubbles begin to pop on the surface.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add butter pats and whisk until melted. Add extract.
  • Pour into bowl and cover the surface with cling film . Chill 2-48 hours.
  • While the custard is chilling in the fridge start to cut up your fruits .
  • When your ready to decorate your tarts , take the custard out of the fridge.
  • Take the cling film off the custard and then take you tartlets out of the pack
  • Then with a teaspoon place and inside the tartlet and design to you choosing .
  • Enjoy
     Chyna X
    What should I do next week ? also , if you recreate this tart recipe please tweet me so I can see your fabulous creations  chynadenton_ .
     
     

    Friday, 22 August 2014

    Mango And strawberry smoothie




    Hi everyone I hope your having a fabulous morning .  Today's post is all about the smoothie I made this morning . Which tasted so nice yet refreshing also, aloe Vera complimented this smoothie as well . This smoothie has a tropical twist due to mango , the exotic juice and the colour . Honestly  you will feel like your on beach and taking a slips and listening to water coming into the shore but, your just in your living room drinking it . So this is what you need .
     

    Ingredients (Serves 1)

    1 large mango chilled
    4 Strawberries' lose
    1 cup of exotic juice
    1tsp of  aloe Vera water  ( optional )  
    4 ice cubes
    1TSP of honey ( optional)


    Method
    Cut the mango into cubes and then begin to cut the tops off the strawberries .   .Next add the ice cubes with the cut up mangos  , strawberries ,  juice , honey and  aloe vera .  Then blend for 1 minute on high , blend until smooth .
     What smoothie should I do next ?
    Enjoy x  
     
    Chyna X
    

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014

    How To Wear Pencil skirts


    Hi everyone ! What do you think of when you hear the words ‘pencil skirt’? Maybe only should be worn at work or extremely tight pencil skirt which you can hardly walk in because its too tight around the thighs . Whatever springs to mind, the image that appears is always going to be a seriously sexy, glamorous and grown-up one to me pencil skirts just give puts an outfit together also is one of my Basic Wardrobe Staples  . But before you think ‘OK, this is so not for me  read on with a cuppa before you disregard, this glamorous feminine look. 
     
    Does it make my bum look big ?
     
    Most likely yes , silly!  pencil skirts are made to accentuate curves also they are made to cling on all the right places which I love ! , so as long as it doesn’t feel uncomfortable and no too tight where your thighs can't breath you're fine also ANY BODY SHAPE can wear a pencil skirt .after that you're set to get your wiggle on! Are you still doubting?   Bear in mind that the amazing  bootylicious owner of the world’s most famous bottom, Kim Kardashian is a big fan of the pencil skirt. also , it's her  signature look show off her famous rear to fab effect, it also accentuates her womanly thighs.
    Wear it to work
     
    Pencil skirts have always been part of the classic women’s formal skirt suit and I do think they are a staple to have in any workwomen's wardrobe .  So if you want to bring your skirt up to date wear it without the jacket for a fashion-forward and just add an necklace to your blouse , yet office appropriate look that’ll take you straight from your desk and out to dinner. Now who said work wear can be so boring .
    Shirt  from next .
    Statement Necklace  from Zara
    Pencil Skirt  from  Dorothy Perkins
     
    Its party time .
     
    Add some pizzazz to your look by adding a pencil skirt! The good news is that this skirt shape is incredibly versatile, meaning you won’t need to break the bank buying new tops to match it. These to Missguided  they have a fantastic range of , blacks , neutrals and prints.  And if it’s a really posh night out, why not treat yourself to a  ,Lace pencil skirt from misguided  
    also why not try a Light coloured and patterned ones are also an excellent choice for a wedding, christening or a day at the races. 
     
    The causal approach to things
     
    To add a causal to a pencil skirt why not add a crop top or a bralet and fro shoes add some sandals , pumps or converse .

    Chyna X
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    Saturday, 16 August 2014

    The Liebster Award

    I love the whole background behind the The Liebster Award its a amazing  way of spreading the word of new or not as well known bloggers. Every time a new person is tagged, they then think of 11 new questions and tag another 11 people and cycle continues . like the circle of life ( lion king fans sing here ) also ,  It gives us a  chance to get to each other . 
    I want to so a massive THANK YOU Ashlie O'Dwyer from With love a-x and Sarah - Life With Sarah for tagging me :) x  because of two people tagging me I have decided to combined both of their questions . So grab tea or coffee or whatever you prefer and I hope you enjoy this post



    What is one movie you will never get tired of watching ?

    That would have to be The Lion king , no words can express  how much I love that flim. I go though every single emotion while watching that film . I know every song as well . Apparently when I was young I used to get my little sister and pretend that she was samba and lift her up on the bed ( the bed I my head was pride rock ) .  I think I've watched It over twenty times now.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

    oh god how old would I be ... 21 wow . I would like to see myself finishing off studying Fashion journalism at a university and then looking to work in Vogue , Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire or opening my own bakery somewhere but I don't know what to call it though  .All I know is I would have a vintage feel to it and all the costumers would feel right at home .

    If your could only listen to one singer/band for the rest of your life who would it be?

    Foxes!  hands down I love her however I have never seen her live . The reason why is because she sings about different feelings that you can relate to also her songs always have catchy beat. Trust me on this you would find me in my room with foxes on full blast and dancing and singing with my hairbrush .

    What is your biggest fear?

    Right these two are head to head . One is feet I just don't like them , I don't even like my own weird right ? The second is Coulrophobia which is a fear of clowns  oh god even the word of the phobia makes me want to cry . You can laugh even I laugh sometimes but I just think they so scary and evil .  

    If you could change any thing in your life, what would it be?

    I wouldn't  change anything and I know that sounds I'm big headed but I'm not trust me on that .I just believe everything happens for a reason and life what you make it . So I wouldn't change anything .

    Reason behind the last time you cried?

    threading of my eyebrows oh god that's painful .

    What is your favourite thing about yourself?

    That would have be my eyelashes , they are really thick , long and curly . I just love my eyelashes .

    What makes you feel confident?

    an outfit . you know when you just look good from head to toe , for example your hair looks good ,then your outfit looks good . you just feel like you can conker the world .

    What did you want to be when you were younger?

    As long as I can remember it was something fashion related .

    What was the last movie you cried at?

    The last time I cried, I was at the cinema watching The Fault In Our Stars. I cried to much , honestly I genuinely thought I was going to run out of tears. 

    What is your most cherished possession?

    My phone that has everything from photos to the app blogger. if I lost that I don't know what I would do if I lost it .
     
    I tag
    So girls, the questions I tag you to answer are:
     1. Why did you start this blog?
    2. What makes you smile?
    3. what's the best place you've been to ?
    4. What is a great memory from your past?
    5. Are you a planner? Or are you spontaneous?
    6.What is your favourite romantic comedy? 
    7. Best book you’ve read recently.
    8. Three favourite online shopping websites.
    9. Beauty product you can’t live without.
    10. What is your favourite season of the year?
    11. Heels or flats ?
     
    Once you've  answered them all tag 11 more people with less that 200 followers and spread the love and the circle of life ! also remember to tweet me so I can see you answers @chynadenton_         
    Chyna X 

     

     

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    How to build Self Confidence

     
    Hi everyone hope your all aright and well , today's post is all about building confidence . So sit back grab a cup of tea or whatever you prefer and enjoy x
    Self Confidence is a personal journey we are all going to be at different paths but , we are all on the same road and doing this together . By yourself there is no right and wrong way to build some confidence because , right and wrong way is subjected everyone is on a different path .  The tips I am giving you are universal its going to help you jump start your journey .
     
    
    Tip Number One : Remember confidence is like an muscle everyone is born with it and if you want muscles to grow you have to exercise it . So it can get stronger . This is just like confidence .

    Tip Number Two : Think positive thoughts usually moments when you're down

    Tip Number Three : Take a deep breath and remind yourself life's too short so , make the most of it  

    Tip Number Four : Listen to music which will lift your . Try something that has a good beat this is proven to help people in a positive way .

    Tip Number Five : Remember that your AMAZING!  and you should remind yourself how amazing you really are However , you still want to leave room to grow and improve .

    Tip Number Six : Find qualities you good at and don't focus on the negative . The things you can focus on are dance , singing , cooking classes for example .
     
    Tip Number Seven : Trust , This is about found that One person that you trust and tell them your thoughts , feelings and securities .

    Tip Number Eight : Get rid of negative friends I mean as long as you not harming the person you love that ok right ?

    Tip Number Nine : The last tip is to past your wisdom and gifts on to others . This could be teaching or mentoring someone . To me this is the greatest gift you could give someone . Not only is that person going to feel better but you will too . Loving others will help you to love yourself and you know something this journey will not be easy you will have your ups and downs but , DON'T GIVE UP
     
    Chyna X

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    Mango and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe





    Hi everyone I hope your having a wonderful morning although its raining cats and dogs outside . Today's post is about the smoothie I made this morning which was amazing . Honestly I felt like took a trip to the Caribbean and sadly came back because the smoothie finished after 1 minute .It was that delicious  . This is want you will need

    Ingredients (Serves 1)

    1 large mango chilled
    5 slices canned pineapples chilled
    1 cup of tropical juice
    4 ice cubes
    1TSP of honey ( optional)


    Method
    Cut the mango into cubes and open the tin of pineapples . Next take out five pineapples and put the rest  in a bowl to use next time .Next add the ice cubes with the cut up mangos , pineapples and juice in the blender .  Then blend for 1 minute on high , blend until smooth . Enjoy x  
    Chyna X
    





    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    My Healthy Churros Recipe

    Okay so excuse me while I get a little over excited about this fabulous Churros recipe which is healthy , ... well kind of healthy. In this recipe we are going to bake the Churros instead frying them . So a little background about Churros they are kind of the Spanish version of a doughnut . The original Spanish Churros were made with just flour and water (maybe some oil) dough but nowadays in Mexico, Churro batter is enriched with eggs, butter and sugar.



    The Churro dough is basically a choux pastry (or pat√© a choux) which is the same used to √©clairs and many more things .  The difference is that instead of being baked, it is fried in this case however, you can bake them too . The dough itself is pretty bland, but the rolling them in  cinnamon-sugar makes up for that. Roll them while they’re still warm so the sugar sticks and melts a little and makes a crunchy shell.

     
    Cooking time : 20 minutes
    Total time : 20minutes
    Serves: 20-24
     

    Ingredients
    • 1 cup water
    • 5 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • For baking , a baking tin
    • Greaseproof paper
    • For coating, mix together in a shallow dish:
    • ¼ cup sugar
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
    Chocolate pot 100g (3.53 ounces) milk chocolate
    Method
     
    1. Combine water, butter, sugar and salt in a medium pot and bring to boil over medium heat.
    2. Turn off heat and add flour all at once. Stir briskly until a ball forms.
    3. Turn into a large bowl or mixing bowl. Let cool 5 minutes.
    4. Beat eggs with vanilla in a small bowl.
    5. Mix in half the eggs either with a wooden spoon or electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Mix in remaining egg until smooth.
    6.        Set up a piping bag with a ½ inch star tip (I used a Wilton 4B) and fill with half the dough or  fill a churrera fitted with a star tip.
    7. .Pipe long strips of churros batter onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper . Spray lightly  with cooking oil. Use your non-dominant hand to squeeze and your dominant hand to cut lengths off with scissors or a knife (scissors are much more easier to use).
    8. Bake in the oven 200C (392 degrees Fahrenheit) or Gas mark 5 for 12 minutes or until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. While still warm, gently coat with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
    9. Melt your chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds stir, 20 seconds stir, 10 seconds store, repeat 10 sec stir until melted). OR melt in a bowl resting over a pan with simmering water at the bottom. Make sure the water is not touching the bowl and stir continuously until melted.
    10.  Pour the chocolate into a small serving bowl. Serve churros warm
    Enjoy  x
     
    Tell me what I should make next week guys x
     
    Chyna x
     
     
     
    

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    Reinventing Your Look

     
    Hiya guys I hope your all well , I have felt like I have disappeared off the face of the blogging world but , im and I am here telling you way you can reinvent your look . This can be a new look for school , collage , university or even work .
     
    Step one : Change your hair now I am not saying go all unicorn and dye your hair pink or purple or even sour green or cut it in a crazy way . Just a little change in your hair does everything . you know people say whenever a women wants to make a change in her life she does something to her hair and couldn't be more true. if your like me and you a little bit  apprehensive about dying your hair you can just treat your hair to a deep condition by using examples such as Coconut oil , Argan oil and Macadamia deep repair  . Then heat in the microwave or place on dry hair and leave for 20 to 30 min bam new shiny hair !
     
    Step two: Whitening your teeth now , there are so many homemade method's I haven't tried them and I don't know if they work however there are teeth whitening kits in you beauty store or if your really into teeth whitening you can visit you dentist and let them do their magic but white definitely adds a refreshed element to your look  .
     
    Step three : Is kind of a big one this is to change your diet . Now you wont see drastic results like the rest . Your going to have to do this for a longer time and trust me you will see amazing results .  
     
    Step four : Find a style icon link is here Tips For Re-inventing Your Style 
     
    Step five : updating your accessories and that doesn't necessarily mean that you have go and spend a fortune on a brand new accessories wardrobe of  jewellery, handbags and shoes but that could just mean by getting a new bag or cleaning out your bag and updating go to accessories .
     
    Step six : Getting coloured contacts . Now you can totally skip this if contacts doesn't float your boat skip this step . Now first thing that comes to mind when thinking about contact is wild looking abstract one which would perfect for fancy dress however , there are natural colours as well so play around with them and see which one suits you .
       
    Step seven : is very simple and its just to change your hair part by just putting it to the any side or having a middle part whatever is your cup of tea you do you boo !
     
    Step eight : Why not change your style 180 degrees . for example if you are a girly girl and you cute dresses add an edgy aspect to your outfit . I do this all the time ! just add a leather jacket and Chelsea boots .
     
    Step nine : discover your new signature scent . I've been using the perfume for about three  3 years now which is Britney Spears perfume circus , to me this is everything sweet put in a bottle and I love it but, you can switch up your scent  which also changes your mood as well. So  have fun with it !  
     
    Step ten:   I would hear what you think ten should be .
     
    Chyna x
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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