White Chocolate Brownies


White Chocolate Brownies

I had something similar at work the other night and had to find the recipe - these are such a delicious treat if you like white chocolate.
If you don't love it, don't drizzle the chocolate on the top. 
They are still amazing without.


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips*
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
*plus 1/2 cup extra for drizzling if desired
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan, or line with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, eggs and vanilla, until smooth.

In a medium saucepan, combine butter with ¾ cup of white chocolate chips. Melt together over a low heat. When melted, remove from heat and mix together as best as you can.

Add the chocolate mixture to the sugar mixture.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt, until combined.
Finally add the remaining white chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into the baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden on the top.
Remove and cool completely before cutting.

If desired, melt 1/2 cup (or less) for drizzling over the brownies - make sure you let the chocolate harden before you cut them.
Print the recipe card here.

                                                 

Homemade Chocolate Sauce


Homemade Chocolate Sauce


The perfect way to top ice cream - with warm chocolate sauce.


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, cocoa, and salt to the water and stir.
Add the butter to the mixture and continue stirring.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
(Just so that the mixture is bubbling.)
Remove from the heat.
Add the vanilla, and stir.
 
Serve warm over ice cream.

Enjoy!

Afternoon Tea & Scones


Afternoon Tea & Scones


Scones are the perfect treat to have with tea, for any occasion!
When I first posted this recipe it was a cold rainy english afternoon - this update is from England, after a lovely afternoon tea in the garden.


Ingredients:
  • 8 oz of flour (approx. 2 cups)
  • 3 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, plus a pinch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz. of butter (or margarine) (40g) at room temperature
  • 5 fl oz of milk (150 ml)
  • a little extra flour for rolling 
  • Raisins (optional)
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425°F

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and rub the butter into it, using your fingers.
Mix in the sugar, then mix in the milk the by little, which should hold the dough all together.
(If you have self-raising flour, use that instead of the all-purpose plus the baking powder and salt, so use 8 oz of self raising flour, and do not ass the baking powder and 1 tsp of salt.)
Flour your hands and knead the mitre to a wolf dough. Add a drop of milk if the dough feels too dry- mine was perfect without.

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, about 3/4 inch to an inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter or a glass to cut the scones into circles.
(The first time I rolled the dough out, I forgot to add the raisins)
Place on a non-stick baking tray.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. When they are cooked they will have turned a golden colour.

Serve with hot with jam, butter and clotted cream if you can get it.


Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mother's out there, especially mine.
I truly don't think I would be where I am today without her constant love and support.

I've been working both jobs this past week, so it's been a little crazy.

Here are some Mother's Day ideas from last year:

View last year's post here.
This printable set is from Amanda's Parties to go!
You can download it from here.

This is a great Mother's Day gift card printable.
Just print, glue, cut and give!

This printable is from The Elli Blog, and it can be downloaded here.

Another favourite for Mother's Day is this framable quote from The Ellie Blog.
It can be downloaded here.
Some other DIY Mother's Day Gifts are:

DIY Cake Stand.
You can find the DIY here.

Mother's always love candles, click here to see the monogram candle printable from For Chic Sake.

Infinity Scarf DIY can be found here.

Monogram Pillow DIY can be found here.

Monogram Wreath DIY can be found here.

Salt Dough Heart DIY can be found here.

Some other great Mother's Day gift ideas:

Mother's Day: Last Minute Gift Ideas
Lush products, and other spa packages are a great way for your mum to sit back and relax.


Flowers are a traditional mother's day gift - especially great if you can't be there in person. Order from bloomex.ca 



More Gift Ideas:

Pandora bracelets are always a great gift, because you can keep buying more charms - and it will remind your mum of you when she wares it, plus they are fashionable! 


Dinner out is always a nice treat for your mum and you!


Also, check out my Sweet Tooth and DIY pages, homemade gifts are always nice!

I hope everyone has a great day with their moms!

Old Fashion Chocolate Chip Cookies


Old Fashion Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies, but there are so many different recipes out there.
They look so good in the pictures, and then when you make them they never quite turn out the same way. 
I am going to keep trying different recipe's until I find the perfect recipe!

This recipe is from Serving For Six.

Overall, these cookies were really good, but definitely didn't look like the ones in the picture.


Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour 
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F

Combine the softened butter with the granulated sugar and brown sugar in a bowl. Next blend in the eggs and vanilla together with a mixer.

Add in the salt and baking soda. Slowly add in the flour until blended completely.

Finally, add in the chocolate chips.

Roll dough into 1 ½ inch balls, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 11-12 minutes.

Print the recipe card here.