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
    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
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


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)

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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