Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cracking Cracknell.

My favourite lunchtime snack at school was these chocolate biscuits I used to call tarmac. They are really called cracknell and I’m sure many other remember them from their school-hood dinners. Being off for the holidays, I was jealous of my little sister being at school and getting to eat these delights, so I decided to try and figure out how to make them. I have seen many other variations of this recipe, and it basically depends where about’s you were brought up in what you would have been used to but this is my basic one.

Ingredients

200g Golden Syrup
100g Margarine
30g Cocoa Powder
100g Cornflakes – you can also use Rice Krispies, Wheatbix or basically any cereal you fancy.

*That’s it 4 ingredients for this delicious treat!*

Method

1. Measure out your ingredients directly into a saucepan.

Ingredients

2. Heat the mixture on a medium heat stirring to make sure it is well mixed ( I find a whisk is best but a metal spoon will do). Be careful not to let the mixture boil.

3. Once the mixture has melted and has combined leave to cook for around 5 minutes on a lowish heat.

4. Take the mixture of the heat and gradually stir, with a spatula, in the cornflakes a bit at a time, making sure each addition is coated in the chocolate mixture.

 Keep adding the cornflakes until you can’t coat any more, you may use slightly more or less than the stated 100g.

5. Take two equal baking trays or cake tins and measure baking paper to fit the bottom of the tins. Line one of the tins with the paper.

6. Fill one of the tins with the mixture pressing it down tightly in the corners and then add the second sheet of baking paper on top. And finally place on the other tin, the paper will prevent the tins from sticking.

7. Place in the fridge until chilled, I add a weight on top of the second tin to make sure it’s well compressed.

8. Once chilled take out of the fridge and remove from the tins and baking paper and cut in to slices.

9. Enjoy!

 

 

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In a Galaxy Far Far Away.

What if there was a galaxy far far away in which the characters from Star Wars actually existed and recreated famous images from the world of film, art, music and history. Well thanks to David Eger’s amazing works the galaxy is a hell of a lot closer. Check out the full article here. But here are a few of my favourites.

Royal Kiss

Royal Kiss

Mona Leia

The Mona Leia.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road.

Last Supper

Last Supper

Only Hope

Another Oscar Winner


Celebrity Yearbook.

Stumbling around today I found these absolute stunners taken from yearbooks. I got them from Retronaut, but I have seem several of them around before. I did think about making this a quiz and letting you guess who’s who but looking at the images they are just so easy. Instead I thought I’d give you a taster.

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

All that hair. Not to mention the pirate earring.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Auditioning for the role of Harry Potter.

Eminem

Eminem

Scary rapey eyes….

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

I can’t believe she’s so fair.

George Clooney

George Clooney

How did we get a silver fox from this?

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Pre-Wigs…. Pre- Botox….Pre-Breasts…

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

I don’t even know where to begin… Sailor Costume?

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

The classic ‘Looking over my Shoulder’ pose.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Just WOW. Serious Prom look here.

Madonna

Madonna

I need eyebrow wax… STAT.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

I’m slightly concerned for the safety of that puppy.

Seriously loads more if you haven’t had enough. Visit Retronaut.


Heart Jessie J.

On Friday me and the family went to see Jessie J in concert at Warwick Castle. An amazing venue for a huge yet intimate gig. She was brilliant live and not afraid to chat and entertain in between songs, even restart Price Tag when she forgot the words.

I’d recommend her live to anyone as you could tell the eclectic audience were thrilled when the fireworks went up at the end.

I found this picture of my mum, sister and myself on the heart fm website F
afterwards.

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Road Sign.

This picture was taken by my sister this week in London, and I just wanted to share it with you.

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Courtesy of K.E