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Thai Banana & Nutella Spring Rolls

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Banana Spring Rolls

This delish dessert is so incredibly easy to make and is a real show stopper… not to mention super scrumptious! I have made banana spring rolls before but instead of putting the nutella inside, drizzled with a chocolate sauce… I recommend a billion times over to put the nutella inside and don’t be shy. See a few photies below of how I made them and find the step by step recipe that i borrowed here.

Banana Spring rolls

Banana Spring rolls

Banana Spring rolls

Banana Spring rolls

Saturday Morning Sugared Pretzels

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I woke this morning at 6:30 and as per the usual situation, the one day I get to sleep in, I couldn’t get back to sleep… Anyway, It didn’t turn out too bad as I ended up making these little bites of heaven… I had plans to go past my sisters house this afternoon for the rugby and thought I might as well make something to take with… BUT, once I put one of these in my mouth, the delicious giggle that followed told me there was now way that I was going to be sharing these goodies with anyone… πŸ™‚ The method is simple although I found getting the pretzel shape a little fiddly as they are meant to be quite small.. Do yourself a favour and please try this recipe.. Β The only thing I would do differently next time is double the recipe πŸ˜‰ A must for the cookie jar this winter! Enjoy!

Ingredients
– 115g plain flour
– 65g butter
– 25g caster sugar
– 1 large egg, beaten
– a few drops of vanilla essence/extract
– icing sugar for dusting

Method

1. Measure the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Stir in the sugar and then the egg and vanilla extract and mix until the pastry comes together.
3. Knead very gently on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

4. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
5. Preheat the oven to 200C and lightly grease a baking tray.
6. Divide the dough into pieces about the size of a walnut.

7. Roll each piece into a thin sausage shape and then twist into the traditional pretzel shape, like a loose knot, and place onto a baking tray.

8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 7/8 minutes or until barely changing colour. Lift onto a wire rack and dust thickly with icing sugar while still hot.

Afternoon Tea

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I had arranged for one of my oldest friends to come over for afternoon tea today but at 2pm when she messaged me I was out shopping.. I haven’t seen her in a while and wanting it to be a little more special than a regular catch up (I haven’t seen her in a good couple of months) I picked up a few things from the store as I rushed home to prepare something before she arrived… I wanted to share this with you to show you how easy it is to whip something delish up with what you have in your fridge or cupboard…

The spread included an eton mess, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, mango and orange slices with fresh lemon juice and the decadent raspberry cheese cake I made yesterday πŸ™‚