Monday, 18 June 2012

Raspberry Macaroons.

I've had my eye on these bad boys for weeks now! Having had no time to bake whilst finishing off my final year at uni, all I could do was pin them to my pinterest board and stare at them longingly. After eating vast amounts of junk to get me through the boredom of dissertation writing, I wanted something summery and light to bake, and what better than raspberry macaroons infused with almond extract? 

The original recipe can be found off this amazing food blog : Smitten Kitchen. I have spent many an hour flicking through this website via the Surprise me! button. I recommend you give it a go.

Makes 50ish 1 1/4-inch cookies
14 ounces (400 grams) sweetened, flaked coconut
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated sugar
3 large egg whites
Heaped 1/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt or level 1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 pint (6 ounces, 170 grams or 1 1/4 cups) fresh raspberries (if washed, patted very dry)

 Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
Mix all of the ingredients together (except the raspberries) in a blender.
Add raspberries.
Pulse the blender just a few times.
You want some chunks of raspberry in there.
Now stir the mixture together.
Don't stir too much as you want a nice marbled affect to form.


Once all the ingredients are mixed, take a tbsp of mixture and place onto a lined baking tray.
Don't worry about keeping them too far apart as they don't spread much.

Place the tray/trays into the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Keep checking towards the end.
Your macaroons want to be lightly browned.

  Perfect sized to nibble on with a nice cup of tea.

My Life in Instagram.

Ok, so I finally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon. I know, I know, I took my fair time! So anyway, here are my pics from the last two weeks. (Normally I will do it every week, however, my life has been so uninteresting the past couple of weeks due to final exams and dissertation.) 

I am currently in the last two weeks of my final year at uni and need some really great ideas of places to go/things to do before I have to join the rat race. Anyone got any good suggestions? I plan to do lots of baking too, so keep tuned!

View over the top on my town on an everning run, passport photo from when I was 14 and passport photo from now (21 years of age) - see the difference?, jubilee street party, jubilee games, giant couple-cakes and champagne for my bday, my bessies, walkies with mia, being ugly with my sister, gin o'clock in my student house.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Boucle Jacket.

Spending Father's Day at home today eating lots of French patisseries that I brought for my daddy. I would have taken a picture but I was far too busy nomming them down!

I'm wearing my new boucle jacket from Zara which is surprisingly warm (much needed for this rubbish June weather).

Sorry for being so rubbish on the blogging front. I've been kept very busy from uni work these past couple of weeks. Finally finished now though!

Jacket: Zara, Top: Zara, Jeans: Miss Selfridge, Boots: New Look, Necklace: Vintage shop

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


urban chic

Top: Helmut Lang, Necklace: Erickson Beamon, Skirt: Versace, Shoes: Reed Krakoff, Bag: Zara, Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: YSL, Monica Vinader

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Graduation Ball.

Graduation Ball.

Dress: Giulietta, Earrings: Sahani, Necklace: Henriette Lofstrom, Clutch: Accessorize, Shoes: Gucci

Friday, 1 June 2012

Neutral Chic.

Neutral Chic.

Top: Vince, Scarf: Chan Luu, Trousers: Lanvin, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bag: J.Crew, Bracelets: Mango, Ashley Pittman, Hat: Accessorize