Sunday, 4 September 2011

he can call me a flower if he wants to

Dr Martens
ASOS (present from wonderful Steve)
H&M (via Oxfam)
I have been a big fan of florals for quite some time, but there does come a moment when you wonder if a healthy admiration of something borders on obsession!  I have acquired these three beauties in the last three days, would I look completely deranged if I wore all three together, or just simply 'totally cool and so 1990s'?

Do you have a clothing or pattern obsession?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

chocolate peanut butter torte

Yesterday I thought I would bake for the first time in a while.  While we were in Norfolk, we ate this AMAZING cake in a little cafe.  It was this sort of layered brownie, caramel, peanut butter thing and it blew my mind!  I never used to like peanut butter at all, but living with a peanut fiend for three years has swayed my taste buds.
I searched the internet for a recipe to duplicate this amazing cake, but couldn't quite find the right thing.  But then I came across this chocolate peanut butter torte recipe.  The recipe is from a blog called Annie's Eats, and once my torte was complete, I spent some time looking at her other creations.  The blog is great, full of sweet and savory recipes and photographs that make you salivate!  Definitely one to check out for all of you budding cooks out there.
The recipe involves Oreos, which form the base of the torte, somewhat like a cheesecake.  My first attempt ended in disaster after I had placed the base of my spring form tin in the wrong end of the circular part, resulting in a very Oreo-y kitchen floor.  So, it was off out again to buy replacement biscuits (and this was only step one!).
All in all though, the recipe was really easy, and pretty quick to make too - if you don't drop your ingredients like me!  Do remember to allow for chilling time though, at least 4 hours but preferably over night.
As you can see, it went down well amongst my friends :)


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