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#SANDY’S CHOCOLATE AND CREAM ECLAIRS

Chocolate cream eclairs

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INGREDIENTS
125ml water
60gr butter
70gr flour
1ml salt (if unsalted butter was used)
2 extra large eggs 

METHOD
Place water and the butter in a medium sized saucepan. Allow butter to melt. Don’t let the water boil.
Remove from heat. 

Add the flour and salt and return to hear and stir quickly until dough comes together in the centre and comes off the sides. 

Remove from heat for about 5 min. 
Add the eggs in one at a time and stir well after each addition until dough is stiff again. 

Place tablespoon dollops on a greased tray or use a piping bag for longer shapes. 
Bake in a preheated oven at 200degC for 10 minutes and then reduce to 180degC and bake for another 15 min. 

Switch off and leave to cool in the oven or you can take it out after 20 min or so. 

Only cut in half once they’re totally cooled. Melt chocolate (100gr) and dip the tops into the chocolate. 

Whip about 250ml cream and icing sugar together to taste. Fill the pastry. Add the chocolate covered tops and you’re done! 

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MuchLuv, BeBlessed
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#ALWAYS BLEND, BLEND AND THEN BLEND SOME MORE

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🍰Sandy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Buttermilk cake/cupcakes with strawberries and cream topping🍰

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INGREDIENTS:

125gr butter
210gr caster sugar
5ml vanilla essence
3 extra large eggs
110gr fig jam
210gr gluten free cake flour
3ml baking powder
5ml bicarbonate of soda
2ml salt if using unsalted butter
50gr cocoa
250ml buttermilk

METHOD:

1) cream butter, caster sugar and essence together
2) add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition
3) add jam and beat once again
4) sieve the dry ingredients
5) add to the butter mixture and fold
6) lastly add the buttermilk and fold again.

7) Pour into a prepared cake tin or in a cupcake tray.

8) Bake for about 30 min at 180degC
(Test with knife)

9) whip up about a cup of cream with a tablespoon of icing sugar and decorate cool cupcakes. Top off with fanned strawberries and edible glitter.

10) if baking it as a cake instead of cupcakes, rather make a ganache or cream cheese topping and/or filling.

Please comment if you have any questions.

And remember: the secret to a successful confection is baking when you feel the urge to. Don’t ever force yourself. And talk as you go along.. Xx

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#HALLOWEEN DOLL – MAKEUP

Here’s an idea for Halloween by me.

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This is what I would like you to do… Redo this look on yourself and post the link on comments below.

This is just for fun! Come on. Do it!
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#HANDS DOWN – THIS IS THE BEST MAKEUP ARTIST IN THE WORLD 💋💄

Good Morning Pouter!

As you may or may not know, I love contouring and highlighting. Well, not so much highlighting, but definitely contouring.

I often share photos on our Facebook page showing how I look before and after.

There is one makeup artist and yes only ONE that perfects the whole contouring application. He inspires me with his before and after photos on a daily basis. One can only dream of being as good as he is, when it comes to drawing lines on women’s faces, transforming their “canvases” into works of living and breathing gorgeous art!

He is:
SAMER KHOUZAMI

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The best part? He doesn’t do the whole less is more nonsense, but only because he knows how to apply the more! Fine line people, fine liquid line!

He is touring the world where people can attend his workshops. So if you’re lucky enough to go…. GO!

Follow SAMER on
Samer Khouzami INSTAGRAM

Samer Khouzami FACEBOOK

Samer Khouzami TWITTER

I know I’ve had many artists who’ve inspired me with makeup, however, Samer beats all of them put together. Hands down!

I hope I can attend one of his workshops some day!

Go ahead! Get inspired by Samer today!

BeBlessed
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