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Golden

11 Nov

Hello Glamourites,

First of all an apology for being very MIA and not constant lately, right now school is at that max and I just feel like I’m on the go all the time! Only a month now until Christmas holidays so yay! I found this recipe for roasted smashed potatoes which looks absolutely delicious. Being a student I am always looking for meals or recipe that are simple, minimal ingredients and taste good {of course}. Getting a bag of baby potatoes is not very expensive and keeps really well in the fridge for awhile. Credit to Deliciously Declassified blog for the recipe! Check it out xx Glamour Planner

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lb. baby red bliss or yukon gold potatoes (you want them to be small – like, golfball size – about 18 potatoes)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped (feel free to substitute with rosemary, basil, garlic, parmesan)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes and place them on a rimmed baking sheet pan
  • Fill the pan with 3/4 cup water and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil
  • Place the potatoes on the bottom rack for 25-30 minutes or until they are tender (check by piercing through the foil with a knife)
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and blot the remaining water with a paper towel
  • Allow the potatoes to cool for 10 minutes before coating them with 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Once the potatoes are coated in oil, smash each one with a potato masher (you could also use a fork or even the back of another sheet pan); you want them 1/3″ – 1/2″ thick
  • Drizzle the smashed potatoes with the remaining 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle your herbs on the potatoes and season generously with salt and pepper
  • Place back in the oven on the top rack for 15 minutes and then lower to the bottom rack for an additional 20-25 minutes or until well browned

DELICIOUS HEELS~

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That Hump Day Treat

11 Sep

Hello Glamourites,

Seeing as it is hump day it seems only right to bake yourself up a little something yummy with chocolate! This recipe I found through a blog called Just A Taste , which they have many delicious food inspiration and a helpful search index. Pecans are probably one of my favourite nuts and they work so perfectly in many baking recipes such as this, but also in cookies, granola and salads. This recipe in particular doesn’t require many crazy ingredients and is fast to prepare making it an easy dish to whip up last minute for guests. I hope you all are having a fabulous week and this only makes it sweeter xx Glamour Planner

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PECAN PIE BROWNIES

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MIN

cook time: 30 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

For the brownie batter:
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons instant coffee mixed with 2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the pecan pie topping:
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups pecans

DIRECTIONS:

See Just A Taste blog for the full recipe and details here!

DELICIOUS HEELS~

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There’s more than chocolate

27 Jun

Hello Glamourites,

I realized most of my food posts have been all chocolate or associated with dessert  and I should really broaden that and show I do like other foods. My next big thing after chocolate would probably be breads, buns, baguettes anything bread related I can’t resist! Here is a recipe I found from Carpe Season for dinner rolls which seems not too complicated for homemade buns. Enjoy and make something tasty for yourself tonight xx

Half Time Buns

(yields 30 buns)

INGREDIENTS

3 and 3/8 tsp. active dry yeast (equal to 1 1/2 [1/4-oz] packets)

1/4 + 1/8 c. warm water*

1/2 c. vegetable shortening, melted

1 1/8 c. milk scalded**

3/4 c. cold water

1/2 tbsp. salt

3 eggs

6 c. all purpose flour

cooking spray

**To scald milk, place milk in a a heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Stirring almost continually, heat until it begins to froth around the edges and then remove from heat.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water by stirring slightly. You are looking for the mixture to bubble and froth a bit (that’s how you know your yeast is ready for action; if this doesn’t happen, start over. Your water may have been too hot or cold). Set mixture aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix melted shortening and sugar. Add scaled milk and cold water; let sit until it is lukewarm, then add yeast mixture. Add 2 c. of flour, beating well with a mixer. Then thoroughly beat in the eggs. At this point, ditch the mixer for a wooden spoon, and stir in the remaining flour. I found that to get the flour incorporated, I had to turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a bit, using a little more flour to keep it from sticking to my hands. The dough will feel wetter and sticker and thicker than you think it should, but press on!

3. Heat oven to 200*. Turn oven off after it reaches this heat.

4. Once the flour is totally incorporated, spray your bowl with cooking spray and spread it around the bowl with a paper towel. Shape dough into a rough ball and return to your lightly greased bowl. Cover with a flour-sprinkled towel.

5. Place covered dough bowl into your heated oven. (which has been turned off)

6. Let it rise until doubled. Punch it down with oiled hands. Form dough into buns (sized bigger than a golf ball, smaller than a tennis ball) and place buns onto greased baking sheets. Cover with floured towels and let rise again until doubled (heat oven again to 200*, offed it, and let the buns rise again in the warm oven; allow for 30-45 minutes).

7. If using your oven to let the buns rise, remove from oven and preheat oven to 350*.

8. Bake buns for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

9. If serving immediately, brush tops with butter. If saving or !freezing!, save this step until ready to serve.

Topping options: butter! cinnamon-sugar! brown-sugar! garlic salt!

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