Thursday, 21 May 2015

Marks and Spencer's Friends and Family Amazing Offer


  Marks and Spencer's are running a special Friends and Family offer which we're excited to be able to share with you. A Massive 20% off!! (Terms and Conditions apply).

These offers are not widely available to everyone but we are able to share this with all our readers. This offer is running through the website.

We have put together some of our favourite kitchenware for this offer.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to use the code MAY15AF.

Happy Shopping!!! :)

There is a repeating theme as you will see, but we absolutely love this design. Who doesn't love an intelligent owl....

  We absolutely love these Owl Tea, Coffee and Sugar Tins for storage. Or how about the matching Autumn Owl Printed Tea Towel or Owl Print Oven Gloves.

Or if you want to go all out on the owl theme there is also a 10kg Owl Scale!

We are also massive fans of the retro look having several items in our kitchen ourselves. We love these 5kg Botanical Retro Scales.

IE T&C’s: 20% off clothing, shoes, accessories and homeware applies online at only from 21.05.2015 to 25.05.15 11.59pm. Offer excludes schoolwear, sale items, and all other offers. Subject to availability. See individual items for details. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers unless stated. Offer does not apply to delivery charges. Please check relevant delivery terms and conditions online. Any refunds will take into account the discount. M&S reserves the right to reject this offer with reasonable cause.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

How MYPROTEIN Whey Protein is Made

If you're one of our regular readers you will know that we work on recipe development for MYPROTEIN. Experiencing their products hands on most days we have become to appreciate and love the quality and the art which goes into making them the best in the market. We started taking an interest in nutrition and fitness friendly protein recipes after we started going to the gym and working out ourself. Cake just wasn't cutting it on the fitness front....

There is a whole process behind each and every product they develop, one of their most popular products is simply Whey Protein which a vast majority of people going to the gym would use, whether they are a beginner or a fitness model.

Even we did not know the full process which goes into making Whey Protein so MYPROTEIN put together an info-graphic for us showing us the complete process. And we're excited to share this with you. We love learning new facts and this one astonished us.

Whether its Impact Whey Protein, Impact Whey Isolate, Diet Whey or Whey Protein Plus they all start off with the same process.

You can click on this image to make it bigger and easier to read.

It all begins with MOOOOOO.......

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Cornflake Tarts

Many of you will recognise these sweet treats from school days, some of you have probably forgotten about them until now. But we have put together a recipe which makes cornflake tarts taste exactly how they did back then. Cornflake Tarts are shortcrust pastry shells with a layer of jam and syrupy cornflakes.

The top tip with this recipe is to use shop bought ready rolled shortcrust pastry. It takes pastry chefs years of training to make the perfect pastry, and we don't have that time to spend making cornflake tarts. It's ok to use ready made pastry in some instances, in others it tastes so much better to make your own.

This recipe is to make 6 mini tarts.

The Ingredients:
1 Sheet Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry
60g Golden Syrup
25g Stork Butter
45g Cornflakes Breakfast Cereal
20g Dark Brown Sugar
50g Strawberry Jam

Recommended Equipment:
Small Saucepan (preferably non stick)
The Pampered Chef Mini Tart Pans
Ceramic Baking Beans
Roul'Pat Non Stick Work Surface

The How-To:
Preheat oven to 180c.
On a non stick surface spread out the ready rolled shortcrust pastry. Using the mini tart pans as a guide cut out circles of pastry a little larger than the pans themselves.

Lightly grease the pans and gently push the pastry into the pans gently pushing the edges against the sides of the pans. Prick the bottom of the tarts with a fork. Place a small circle of baking paper in the bottom of the pans and cover in ceramic baking beans or dried peas.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 mins. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before removing the baking paper and baking beans. Remove the tarts from their cases to cool.

Now we need to make the filling of the tarts.
In a small saucepan melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together and stir until combined.

Slowly add the cornflakes and stir until evenly coated in the mixture.

Before we add the cornflake filling we need to spread some strawberry jam on the bases of the tart shells.

Spoon some of the cornflake filling into the tart shells until flush with the surface.

To help the tarts stick together and become nice and sticky place them back in the oven for 5 mins at 150c.
Remove and allow to cool slightly before enjoying. Can be kept in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

You're Done!