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Chloe’s Mums Healthy Fruit & Nut Muffins!

C: I stole this recipe from my mother as last time I went round she had baked these and they smelt SO SO good! I had to eat one immediately (which I blame on being pregnant, not on just being greedy of course) and they are super yummy. My mum gave me the recipe to try at home, and trust me… although I love to bake and have some skills? These are the easiest thing to make ever! And the plus side? They are freezable! Meaning you can make a batch (the recipe makes 12), freeze them and then take one out each day for your breakfast – so good for those of us who are in a rush but want a healthy option for their breakfast!

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Recipe:

Dry Ingredients: 225g plain flour, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 200g raisins, 200g chopped walnuts

Wet Ingredients: 250ml milk, 1 egg, 175g light brown sugar, 80ml olive oil

Instructions:

Combine all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and then separately combine the wet ingredients together in another.

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Divide between 12 muffin cases and bake at 180C for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Seriously… its that easy! I know these aren’t 100% healthy, but they are certainly a better option when compared to a cheeky Starbucks muffin every morning! If you aren’t keen on nuts you could also swap them for some cranberries or other dried fruit! Hope you enjoy the recipe, and let me know if you try them! #twolittleowls

Blogmas 2014 Day 9 – Favourite Christmas Drinks!

Favourite Christmas Drinks.

A & C: We LOVE Christmas drinks, pretty much all of them. But we thought we would share our favourites with you, and how to make them amazing – both non-alcoholic and alcoholic.

Snowball

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The best of all of the Christmas drinks! This is super easy to make, first of all though you need a tall glass and LOADS of ice. Add ice to your glass, at least half way up the glass, then add a shot glass measure of Advocat (Aldi’s is just as good as the branded!), then add a drop of lime cordial and fill up with lemonade. Cocktail cherries are a must for this drink, and you need at least three (we love cocktail cherries…). Give it a good stir and enjoy!

p.s you can add a measure of Brandy to this too, if you’re feeling brave.

Hot Chocolate (with everything!)

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Our favourite hot chocolates to use for this are Galaxy’s Bubbly Chocolate, or one from Whittards if we are feeling particularly extravagent. Make it in the usual way, then add whipped cream, marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa powder. Perfect for a wintery evening sat by the fire.

Mulled Wine

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A lovely Christmassy treat, and easy to make. You need the following…

Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay leaf and the spices. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Off the heat, stir in the sloe or damson gin if you are using it (makes it extra yummy if you do, but obviously alcoholic). Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.

Amaretto Sours (Chloe’s specialty!)

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The perfect drink for all occasions, so we couldn’t possibly miss it out! All you need is a shot of amaretto poured over lots of ice and then a dash of sour lemon. Trust us, as soon as you try it you will be texting everyone with all the heart shaped emojis you can find.

Babycham (or Babyham as Annie’s Mum calls it)

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The easiest of all the drinks, serve chilled with ice. Umbrellas and cocktail cherries are optional, but way more fun!

What’re your favourite Christmas drinks? #twolittleowlsblog

p.s remember to drink responsibly, we always do!

Best Flapjack recipe!

C: something a bit different from us today, I made flapjacks yesterday and took some for Annie to try (she was stressy over work and I’m a good friend). Annie and the boys really liked them so suggested we put the recipe up for you guys.

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Ingredients:
175g unsalted butter
50g caster sugar
150g golden syrup
250g oats

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4 and line the base of a 8inch square cake tin.

2. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan on a low heat whilst stirring.

3. Once melted add the oats and once mixed thoroughly put into the cake tin and level it off.

4. Bake for 15-20 mins until starting to turn golden. Leave to cool slightly then cut into squares and leave to cool on a rack (mine were too goo-ey for this so left on chopping board to cool). These will last 3/4 days in an air tight container.

So there’s the best/easiest flapjack recipe! It is also lovely if you add in dried fruit or cherries – just add in slightly less oats. Let us know if you try it! #twolittleowlsblog

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Recipe for Life: Mary Berry’s Autobiography.

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A: This is such a good read. I loved Mary Berry anyway and it’s made me love her even more. I love the fact that she’s included some of her family recipes and photos in it too – it makes it feel so personal. However, if you’re going to buy it and have an e-reader I’d recommend buying the actual book. The photographs aren’t very clear on my kindle screen and you can flip between the recipes because they are slotted randomly in between different chapters.

C: Annie downloaded this on her e-reader and said it was really good (and we love The Great British Bake Off/ just Mary Berry) so I really wanted to read it but I don’t have a Kindle so I couldn’t steal it. Annie ended up getting me it as one of my Christmas presents, and I read it cover to cover in 2 days! It is so easy to read and Mary (we are basically BFF’s now and on first name terms) has had such an interesting/difficult life that although I’m not usually interested in autobiographies, I loved this! I would tell you more but I don’t want to ruin the book for you, but it has useful recipes throughout the book (such a good idea!) and lovely photos. It is also really easy to read so is perfect as a bed time read. My mum has currently stolen it (and is loving it) and Mave (Annie’s mum) is borrowing it next!

Something a bit different from us today, but we love reading so if you want any more book reviews/recommendations please let us know #twolittleowlsblog

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