Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Best Green Smoothie Recipe Ever - How to make the perfect Green Smoothie



I have always loved smoothies but I have not ventured into the world of green smoothies because most  are based on spinach leaves and I do not like eating whole baby spinach leaves raw. So I have always skipped them, that is till now and now I am totally hooked on this particular recipe. It is quick ,fast and utterly delicious. I promise you, once you make this you will be totally hooked. I make them like three times a week and it keeps well for a day in the fridge, this recipe makes two glasses. Let's get started

These are the ingredients you need

1)  Two bananas

2)  An apple

3) 1 cup of milk or coconut water or Almond milk  

4) A handful of baby Spinach

5) The juice of lemon

Method

-Chop your bananas and place into your blender

-Then wash your baby spinach and placed over the chopped bananas

-Peel you apple and chop into small pieces and also place into the blender

-Then add the juice of a lemon (please ensure there are no seeds as this will the smoothie bitter)

- Finally add the milk/coconut water or Almond milk

-Blend together until smooth and enjoy!!!!

Thanks,

Ade


Disclaimer

I am not a dietitian or Nutritionist.

Kindly contact your Doctor/General practitioner before adding/making any changes to your diet.




Tuesday, 29 September 2020

How to make value/basic plain flour work like premium/branded flour for baking cakes and pastries




The new season of the Great British Bake Off has just started, so baking season is in full swing. I am sure a lot of us would be baking a lot now and also as we go into the winter months. One thing I have learned though with the amount of baking I do is the difference between using branded  flours like McDougalls or Homepride and Asda/Tesco value/basic brands. I have used both the premium and value brand in my baking and the premium brand do give a light bake every time and the flour is more finely milled. I am sure this is part of why there is such a difference in price.A 1.1kg bag of premium  McDougalls plain flour cost on average £1.50 another premium brand Homepride retails at about £1.50 for 1kg bag  of plain flour.





On the other hand value/store brand plain flour retails for between 45p and 60p for 1.5kg this is on the average a 68% price difference.

Well the difference is mainly the milling process and that the premium brands have also been pre-sieved, but you can still get brilliant results in your baking with value/basic store brand flour and also save yourself some money in the process.

To get the lightness that makes premium brand flours perform so well in cakes and bakes, the key is to sieve the flour I would say at least three times, also ensure if you are adding other dry ingredients like salt, baking powder, cocoa powder or baking soda these are also passed through the sieve so they are evenly distributed.


So what you would do is measure out your flour, add the other dry ingredients as required (Salt, Baking powder, Cocoa powder or Baking soda) and pass through a sieve and repeat the process three times. This will ensure your bakes come out light and tender.

So let the baking begin!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Cheers Ade



Saturday, 8 August 2020

Elegant Rosette Cake - Cake trend 2020




Hello there, today I am sharing with you how to make this Rosette cake. It is really quite easy to make.

For the sponge cake you will  need the following:

Ingredients

-175g self-raising flour

-175g Softened unsalted Butter

-175g Caster Sugar

-3 Eggs

-1 and a 1/2s teaspoons of Baking powder

- 40ml of whole Milk

- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla extract

 Method 

-Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius

-Cream the butter sugar and vanilla extract together

-then add the eggs one after another till they are fully incorporated

- Mix the self-raising flour and baking powder together and then sift it into the wet mixture

-then add the milk

-Split the mixture equally into three lined tins  with and bake for 20 minutes

-Leave to cool thoroughly

 Buttercream Ingredients

-250g of  Softened unsalted butter

- 375g of Icing sugar

-1teaspoon of Vanilla extract

- Food Colouring of your choice

Method

- Beat the butter using your paddle attachment for between 5-8mins until it becomes pale

- Sieve the icing sugar 

- Next add the icing sugar one table spoon at a time and then add the vanilla extract.

- Finally and food gel coloring of your choice


To frost the cake 

-First fill between the layers of the cake and then do a crumb coat

-Next refrigerate for at least an hour

-Then using a 1M Wilton star tip pipe rosettes around the sides and on top of the cake.Do as if you are writing the letter "e" this will make it easier to pipe.

-Finally use silver pearl balls to decorate.

Voila

Thanks for visiting,

Ade xxxx



Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Rihanna Shares her Night time/Go to bed Skincare routine

 Hello Everybody,

Multitalented musician and beauty mogul Rhianna has just shared her nighttime/go to bed skin care routine. I think it is really cool of her to take us into her world, watch and enjoy.



Cheers,

Ade Toko

Friday, 12 June 2020

How to make Banana Bread | Homemade Banana Bread | Banana Bread in Lock ...











Hello today, I will be sharing a video on how to make Banana bread.This is a super moist quick and easy recipe.The secret ingredient here is to use dark brown sugar as it really makes the Banana bread super moist and tender.It is a real treat now especially during this  lock-down period. So go ahead and treat yourself.



The Ingredients you will need are,



1) 250g Plain flour

2) 115g Dark brown sugar

3) 500g Over-ripe Bananas

4) Two eggs (beaten)

5) 115g Unsalted Butter

6) A pinch of Salt

7) 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda



Method



-Preheat you oven to 180 degrees centigrade.

-Mash over-ripe Bananas (with a potato masher)

-Add salt and Bicarbonate of Soda to the plain flour and mix together

-Mix brown sugar and butter together then add the mashed bananas and mix all together

-Then add this mixture to the plain flour mix and mix very well with a spatula

-Then pour into a bread loaf tin lined with baking/grease proof paper

-Bake for 60-65 minutes in the oven

-To check if it is fully baked insert a knife into the middle of the loaf,if it comes out clean it is fully baked

-Bring it out of the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes



Serve with you favourite beverage.



Thanks for stopping bye,



Cheers,



Ade Toko








Saturday, 16 May 2020

Lady Gaga Ariana Grande new song release date announced


Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Lady Gaga has announced that her new song collaboration with Ariana Grande titled "Rain on me" will be released next week  Friday the May 22nd.The track is part of Lady Gaga's upcoming album "Chromatica"

The new album "Chromatica" was originally set to be released on April 10th but was indefinitely postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic.

Friday, 15 May 2020

US State of Nevada struck by a 6.5 magnitude Earthquake

Nevada USA
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the US state of Nevada in the early hours of Friday morning.It cause damage to the main highway between Las Vega and Reno.It occurred near the Californian border near an isolated part of Nevada.The initial earthquake according to the US Geological survey  was said to have struck  4.7 miles deep causing at least six aftershocks.
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