What To Do On A Cold April Day?

It’s been a freezing cold Wednesday in Northumberland and I, for one, did not want to leave the warmth of home. So what did I do? 

Sleep in and miss breakfast (oops) so I abandoned all chances of making my afternoon gym class due to lack of food and energy and decided to do some baking!

Naturally – my decision to bake was very spur of the moment, so I definitely hadn’t got the puff pastry out of the freezer to defrost (another oops).

As Mary Berry would shudder in shame, I did a quick defrost in the microwave. I am very much a lazy baker so didn’t want to do anything complicated with my pastry. So I quickly grated some cheese and rolled it into the pastry to make some easy cheese twists!

I did make a little bit of an effort by cutting up some bacon to wrap around a few of my twists! Thankfully they came out crisp, fluffy and cheesy!!

Using a handful of my cheese twists, a chopping board and a cup to attempt to make my cheese twists look as instagrammable as possible

The cheese twists with bacon were BY FAR my favourite! The saltiness from the bacon added so much more flavour to the twists. 

I love baking but I think I’m going to have to venture into some healthier alternatives as I get bikini body ready for my holiday at the end of May!

Bex x

‘Rustic’ Cheese Scones

After a morning of doing HIIT via a YouTube instructor – I literally couldn’t be bothered with the gym today – I felt like today was a day to do a spot of baking.

I just wanted to do something small which required minimal effort so what better than cheese scones!

Scouring an abundance of websites for a recipe that was straight forward and didn’t add extras such as a ‘fine English mustard’ or some kind of smoked meat, I opted for a simple BBC recipe (link at the end of post)

They’re quite delicious, but not that cheesy. I may have needed to use a stronger cheese to be fair, or maybe just add more to the recipe as I thought it seemed a low quantity. 

I must admit I didn’t follow the recipe exactly to factor in the issue of being unable to find the cheese grater so I ended up finely chopping the cheese – I prefer to say I used a ‘rustic’ method, just to make it sound better. Also, I decided to cut the scones into triangles with a knife rather than use the round cutter as suggested.. Rustic.

Next time I make these I’m definitely going to make them a bit more cheesy but as I said before, they are still delicious.
Hope everyone has had a happy Tuesday x

(Cheese scone recipe: www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/cheesescones_1287)

Hello 2017ย 

IT’S THE NEW YEAR…. And I’m about a week late posting about it thanks to welcoming 2017 with a week of flu.
In 2016 I decided to leave university after my first year having realised it wasn’t quite for me, I fell in love, bagged myself a sales job at British fashion label, Crew Clothing Company and visited New York City. So, as years go, my 2016 wasn’t a disaster but I’m determined to make 2017 a better year.

This year, I’m laying out five goals to achieve:

  • Finally learn to drive (or at least start my lessons)
  • Get fit and lose weight – clichรฉ, I know, but it is about time I put that gym membership to good use
  • Travel more
  • Remember to actually blog the things I do with my life – even if it is something as simple as baking brownies
  • Develop and define my style

Cheers to 2017!! x