Quinoa Chips

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you are all well, today I have for you a quick and simple snack idea, Quinoa Chips. I feel like quinoa has really come into the latest health food trend so I thought it would be the perfect time to try this recipe. The original recipe is from Laura Teodora. 

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I love that is it supper quick and healthy and is a snack that is home made and still tastes amazing. I feel that when you are feeling a bit peckish it is soo easy to go to the pantry and pull out a box of chips or crackers. This got me thinking about all the unnatural flavouring and unknown ingredients that are hidden inside, So I decided to make my own.

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What you will need:

  • ½ grams of quinoa
  • 60 grams of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Flavouring: Salt, paprika, herbs
  • Baking paper

Makes roughly 20 chips

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First what you will need to do is cook the Quinoa, the packet should have instructions on it. The Quinoa I used said to simmer ½ cup quinoa to 1 cup water or until the quinoa is well covered. The place on a stove and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has soaked up all the water.

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Then in a small jug combine all other ingredients and using a stick blender blend until a smooth consistency, I would recommend adding water to make the mixture wetter and a runny like consistency ( in the picture above they are too thick and glugy). Using a spoon place small piles and using the back of the spoon spread into a chip like shape.

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Then with you flavouring of choice sprinkle on the top. Then in a preheated oven cook at 180ºC cook for 20 minutes or until hardened and crunchy.

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And then you’re done. I feel that this is a super quick, easy and healthy way to snack throughout the day and tastes so good with some dip on the side. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you try them out I would love to see, by tagging me in your Instagram post with @awhiterabbitblog. If you have any other recipes you think I would like, comment them below.

Hope that you have an amazing week.

Thanks for reading xoxox

Crepe Cake

Hi lovelys

I think we have all seen these crepe cakes online somewhere so I decided to give it a go. I would just like to tell you if you would like to give it a go yourself leave about 4 hours to make it.

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What you will need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ cups plain flour roughly
  • 2½ cups milk roughly
  • 1 large block of chocolate

Firstly you will need to make the crepes. In a bowl use a whisk to combine your eggs, salt and sugar. The gradually add your milk and plain flour alternating between the two about ½ – 1 cup at a time, and whisk each part until smooth. Then once you are done the crepe batter should be a thin smooth consistency, I would aim for the consistency of cream.

Next melt your chocolate, I used the microwave on power 50% for about 2 minutes but this will just depend on the power of your microwave. Keep an eye on it as you don’t want it to burn. Alternatively you could do this over a double boiler.

 

Once your chocolate is melted it is time to begin to cook the crepes. Using a crepe pan and a ladle make one crepe at a time and place it onto a plate layering each with a coat of melted chocolate. I would recommend having something to watch or do whilst doing this as it does take a while for all the crepes to cook.

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Then once you have finished making the crepes you could either leave it how it is or using a knife cut around the edge to make it look smoother. Then coat the crepe cake with the remaining melted chocolate and its time to dig in.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, if any of you give it a go I would love to see how yours turn out by tagging me in Instagram @awhiterabbitblog. If you don’t plan on making it then I hope I have made you hungry haha.

Thanks so much for reading xoxox

 

 

Chocolate Filled Doughnut

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing with you this doughnut recipe that I tried the other day (just to throw away all your new years resolutions), Hope you enjoy.

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Note: This recipe takes about a whole day to make so I would suggest to read the recipe before going and making (like what I did ) the original recipe comes from here I halved the original recipe and it made 7 doughnuts. I really would recommend making them because I think the wait is worth it, they tasted amazing.

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Ingredients

Doughnuts

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ¾ cups plain flour
  • 2 table spoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ packet dried yeast

Extras

  • Oil for frying
  • Sugar for coating the doughnuts

Chocolate filling

  • chocolate
  • cream

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First place your 1/3 cup milk into a saucepan and heat until it bubbles at the edges

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Then set aside to cool until it reaches around 50ºc then add in your egg and your egg yolk

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In a bowl combine your 1 ¾ cups plain flour, 2 table spoon sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ packet dried yeast .

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Then add in your milk and egg mixture and using dough beaters beat on a low speed for about 4 minutes or you can do it by hand and mix for about 8 minutes.

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then once it is combined using your hands mix in the butter pieces at a time until it is completely combined

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Now cover with some plastic and place in your refrigerator for 3 – 12 hours

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After you have waited remove the dough from the bowl and roll onto a floured surface using a rolling pin. using circle shaped cutters cut out your doughnuts and place onto a lined tray.

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Then place glad wrap over your doughnuts and place in a warm spot for 30 minutes – 2 hours, until they begin to rise.

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I left mine out for around 10 hours and they rose a lot.

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This is fore the chocolate filling if you want to. Place half parts cream to half parts chocolate into a saucepan.

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Combine over a very low heat and continuously stir until it all comes into one.

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Now is the part we see it all come together. Fill a pot/pan with oil, just enough so the doughnut would be off the bottom. Place the oil over the stove and wait for it to heat up (be careful because the oil is hot and will burn you). to see if the oil is hot enough place a small ball of dough into it and if it floats and sizzles it is ready. Using tongues place one doughnut at a time into the pan flipping it over when it becomes golden brown. Have a plate ready with paper towel fir when the doughnut is ready.

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Once you have patted all the oil off the doughnut place it into some sugar to coat it.

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Then with the end of a spoon make a hole in your doughnut and using your chocolate ganache and a piping bag pipe it into the hole.Then your done.

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I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did eating them, if you do try the recipe please let me know by tagging me in your photos on Instagram @awhiterabbitblog  and use the hashtag #awhiterabbitblogcreation

If you have any ideas for me please comment below

Thank for reading xxx

Chocolate Ginger Bread Men

Hi everyone

To get into the Christmas spirit I have decided to make some chocolate ginger bread men as a collaboration with Simplly Me  I would really appreciate it if you checked out her blog by clicking this link. I absolutely love this recipe as it has a twist to traditional ginger bread, it also tastes soon good. It makes roughly 34 ginger bread men, hope you enjoy.

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What you will need:

Chocolate ginger bread

  • 125g Butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 ¼ cup  plain flower
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon

Royal Icing

  • 1 cup pure icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg white

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Firstly place your 125g Butter, ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup golden syrup into a bowl.

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Using an electric mixer combine and then add in your egg yolk.

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Next add in your 2 ¼ cup  plain flower, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ½ tablespoon ground ginger, ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon.

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Stir and kneed to combine, then place your dough into the fridge for at least 20 min (this is to help it stick together other wise when you role it out it will fall apart). Whilst you are waiting for your dough you can set your oven to 180ºc.

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Get your mixture out of the fridge and then I split it into 3 parts so that it was easer to roll out.

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Now is the fun part, get any cookie cutters you want and cut them out of the dough.

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A tip to get the cookies of your bench is to use a spatula as I find they are less likely to break.

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Once you have cut out all your cookies they are ready to go into the oven. My ginger bread took about 10 minutes as they were fairly thin but if you see the edges start to brown they will be ready.

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When they are done place them onto a cooling tray to cool down.

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Whilst they are cooling you can begin to make the royal icing. You will need to place your 1 cup pure icing sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 egg white into a clean bowl.

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Using an electric mixer, mix until it forms soft peeks.

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Then place your icing into a piping bag with a small nozzle at the end, if you don’t have a piping bag you can also uses a zip lock bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner.

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Now you can decorate your ginger bread men anyway you like.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I would love to see your recreations by tagging me in your photos on instagram @awhiterabbitblog.

See you next week ♥

Dried Fruit Balls

Hey Everyone

Finally iv’e gotten time to share a recipe, I have made some dried fruit balls as I feel that they are a great healthy snack that is super easy to make. I also thought I would share this with you as I have not found a recipe anywhere that contains dried fruit and no nuts as I myself and I know many other people who cannot eat nuts.

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Ingredients :

  • Sultanas
  • Dried Apple
  • Dried Apricot
  • Cranberries
  • White chocolate
  • Marie Biscuits

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First I gathered all of my dried fruit (Sultanas, Dried Apple, Dried Apricot and Cranberries ) and white chocolate, you can put as much or as little of each dried fruit as you want, you could also add in other dried fruit such as prunes, dried mango etc. I placed all of the dried fruit, some white chocolate and two of the Marie biscuits into my NutriBullet (I would recommend for every one cup of mixed dried fruit to put 1 biscuit so that the mixture is not too stickey) .

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Then once the dried fruit had combined I scrapped it out and roughly chopped up my white chocolate into smaller chunks.

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Then using my hands I mixed together the white chocolate and dried fruit mixture. You could also add chunks of biscuit into this.

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Next I placed more of the Marie biscuits into my Nutribullet until it turned into a powder texture ( I think it would have been nicer if I just crunched the biscuits so that it would have been a bit crunchy)

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Then I placed the crunched biscuits into a bowl and rolled out the dried fruit mixture into balls.

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Next I rolled all of the dried fruit balls in the crunched biscuits so they were all coated.

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And now there ready to eat.

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You can store them in your cupboard or in your fridge. You could also change the recipe up a bit by using milk/dark chocolate and chic ripple biscuits.

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I really hope you have enjoyed this post. If you recreate these I would love to see your creations by tagging me in your photo on Instagram @awhiterabbitblog.

Thank you for reading xxx