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Thursday, 7 April 2011

YEWW!!

HULLO THERE!!!! Wow this is really exciting!! I'm writing a blog!! WOWEEEE!

Sorry. Let's start again. *Swipes hand over face*. Hi, My name is Ayesha, but my friends call me Eesh. or Widge. It's very nice to meet you! Though i don't know who you are - slightly creepy, but I can handle that :). 

This is really exciting for me! Recently i've been having so much going on in my head, so many thoughts, ideas, dreams, nightmares- I don't plan on putting them all on paper, because that scares me. But rather, I'd like to use this blog as my outlet. How original, I know, I mean who HASN'T attempted to start a blog as way of expressing their thoughts and feelings. WELL NOW ITS MY TURN! Thank you.

I'm currently in my last year of uni, and it's driving me crazy. Im hoping that this blog will be able to give me that little ray of sunshine each day, that I rarely see these days.

My idea of what this blog should be about - The things i love: Food, Fashion and Fun - Life.

I hope this works out!! It better since i've been up until 3am grinning stupidly at this screen.
And I hope you enjoy :)

And now I will leave you with a picture AND recipe of my latest cooking endevour - CHURROS!! Yummmm.....



Ingredients
200g plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp olive oil
1 egg, beaten
Caster sugar and cinammon - for dusting
Oil for deep frying

Method
Sift the flour, salt and sugar together in a large bowl. Heat 1 cup of water with the oil until it boils.

Mix the flour mixture into the water and beat with a wooden spoon until it becomes stiff. Cool for 2 minutes

Gradually beat in the eggs until smooth. On a separate baking tray, sprinkle the sugar and cinammon for dusting.

Put the dough in a large pipping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle.

Heat 5cm of oil in a large pan or deep fryer - the oil is hot enough when a piece of dough sizzles on the surface

Pipe the churros directly into the hot oil in several batches, using you fingers to cut off the shape at the nozzle (You may find it easier to pipe the shapes out first onto oiled baking paper and lower them into the hot oil with a slotted spatula - i'm just impatient :P). Fry each churros for 2 minutes until light golden

Drain on kitchen paper and coat in the cinammon sugar mixture immediatly.

Eat them ravenously.


I melted some dark chocolate in a mini ceramic dish to go with my churros - a few chunks of cadbury in the microwave for about a minute and a bit. Droool.

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