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What are Chia seeds?

  This picture isn't mine it is from Bing images. Ever wondered what chia seeds are? Well chia seeds come from a dessert plant called salvia hispanica, They are a member of the mint family. Its more common name is "chia", its believed to originate from central America where the seed was a staple in the Aztec diet. Chia seeds has gained attention as a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. They also contain protein and minerals which include iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Research shows that using chia seeds as part of a healthy diet may help improve cardiovascular risk factors such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Best way to eat Chia seeds Chia seeds can be eaten raw or prepared in a variety of different dishes. Sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on cereal, rice, yogurt or vegetables. Chia seeds are also very absorbent and develop a gelatinous texture when soaked in water making it easy to mix them into cooked cereal or other dishes. Health bene
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What are superfoods?

   This picture isn't mine its from- What are superfoods you may ask superfoods are a wide range of nutrient-rich natural foods such as berries, seeds, grains, algae, vegetables and fruits, which have a big effect on your body. They contain a large percentage of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. Not like most healthy foods, which normally contain two or three particular nutritional properties, superfoods often have 12 or more.   Why are superfoods important? The modern diet is generally not as nutritious as it should be. There is plenty of unhealthy foods available, which are often easier to prepare and quicker to eat than their healthy counterparts. However, unhealthy eating is not good for your body, your skin, your hair and your immune system-it even impacts your emotional state. On the other hand a daily diet that includes superfoods gives your b

How to make flapjacks

Hi everybody in this post I will be telling how to make some flapjacks. Now most people love flapjacks some people don't and I personally really like them I quite like them when there gooey and crumbly. In this recipe the flapjacks have some icing on them but you don't have to do the icing. I will be telling you how to make the icing in my next post.                                   This recipe will make 12 flapjacks ingredients you will need 175g butter 175g light brown sugar 350g rolled oats 1/2 lemon-finely grated zest (this is optional) pinch of ground ginger Line a Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. pre-heat oven-150oC Step 1- Combine the butter, syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Step 2- Take off the heat and stir in the oats, lemon zest and ginger. Mixing well Step 3- Spoon into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a palette knife. Step 4- Bake for appro

How to make vanilia cupcakes

Hi everyone today I will be telling you how to make some vanilla cupcakes with some blue coloured buttercream icing piped on top. cupcakes are great because you can make them for any occasion for party's, Lunch, and also for work and you can make them any flavour you like and cupcakes are also really yummy too. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did. Ingredients you will need Flour (soft)          200g baking powder     1 level tsp salt (optional)      pinch Margarine            125g Caster sugar        125g Eggs                    2-3 Step 1- Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl until soft and fluffy. Step 2- Slowly add the well-beaten eggs, mixing continuously and beating really well between each addition. Step 3- Lightly mix in the sieved flour, baking powder and salt (if using). How to make the Buttercream icing 225 g/8 oz butter, softened 1 tbsp cream or milk 350 g/12 oz icing sugar Step 1-Place the butter and cream in a bowl and beat toget

How to make a treacle tart

Hi everyone today I will be telling you how to make a treacle tart. Which is great for puddings or for aswell. Ingredients you will need. 640g golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 275 double cream 4 eggs Lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180oC   step 2-Gently heat the golden syrup in a saucepan until melting point. step 3- Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. step 4- Beat in the eggs, cream, lemon zest and juice. Leave to one side step 5- Using the pastry you have made, line two tart rings. step 6- Pour your golden syrup filling into both rings. step 7- Using any leftover pastry decorate the top with strips of pastry (egg wash the strips before you place on top). step 8- Bake for approximately 30 minutes. step 9- Leave to cool and rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

How to make sausage rolls

Hi everyone today ill be telling you how to make some sausage rolls. Now these sausage rolls dont take long to make anddon't  require many ingredients.This recipe will make 12 sausage rolls. Ingredients you will need Puff pastry        200g Sausage meat    400g Egg wash     seasoning Step 1- Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick into a strip 10cm wide. Step 2- Shape the sausage meat into a roll 2cm in diameter. Step 3- Place the sausage meat on the pastry. Moisten the edges of the pastry. Step 4- Fold over and seal. Cut into 8cm lengths. Step 5- Mark the edge with the back of a knife. Brush with egg wash. Step 6 - Place on to a greased, dampened baking sheet. Step 7- Bake at 200oC for approximately 20 minutes

five different baking tools and their uses

Hi everyone today I will be talking about different Baking tools and what their uses are. Now if you want to make the best baked goods, there are some important items you might want to consider buying that will greatly improve the outcome of your recipes. Measuring tools- Spoons, cups, bowls. Measuring tools come in a range of different sizes and different materials its important that you have a set. You will need them to measure out your wet and dry ingredients. Parchment paper- This baking tool has a number of different uses. You can line your baking tins to keep your baked goods from sticking. Rubber spatulas- Like parchment paper this tool also has many uses. You can use it to scrape bowls so every last bit of cake mixture goes into your baking tin not your sink. You can also use a Rubber spatula for folding in your more delicate ingredients. Whisk- Different shape whisks have different uses, which not many actually know. A balloon whisk is good for when you have to