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PUMPKIN PIE

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GOOD EVENING HALLOWEENIES!

In true Halloween spirit, I've been experimenting with some pumpkin recipes and I have discovered the easiest pumpkin pie recipe I have ever came across using fresh pumpkin and it tastes quite delightful. Pumpkin is a strange flavour and some may not like it, however, it is handy if your having guests over in the autumn months or if you're going all out and are throwing a halloween party!

Ingredients:
1 large pumpkin (flesh scooped out and deseeded)

2 large free range eggs

1 can of evaporated milk

3/4 cup of white sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup icing sugar (plus additional to dust)

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 tsp ground gloves

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp salt

1 ready made pie crust OR see my easy peasy pastry post for the ideal pie crust recipe  >>http://thatgeordiegirlsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/easy-peasy-pastry.html <<


Method: 


Step one: Pre-heat oven to the recommended temperature for the pie crust. Place pie crust in oven until fu…

EASY PEASY PASTRY

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HIYA SWEETIES!
As the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) gets super intense as we reach the quarter finals this Wednesday, I've been so inspired to learn how to bake more as I am sure many of you have been too. One thing I've always wished I could bake and struggled with is pastry. Soggy bottoms, crumbly edges and burnt bits were always my fear, however with a helping hand from Mary Berry and Rob's Mam, Julia, I managed to rustle up a pastry base ready for a filling of anyone's choice. For a step by step method to make your very own easy peasy pastry, keep reading! 


Ingredients:
1 large egg (beaten)
224g of plain flour (plus additional for dusting your board and rolling pin)
175g of unsalted butter at room temperate
45g of icing sugar
Method: 
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to Gas 4/180C/350F
Step 2: Measure and add flour and butter into a large bowl
Step 3: Then, whisk by hand, using a food processor or free stand whisker until the mixture resembles bread crumbs 
Step 4: Add icing sugar …

5 WAYS TO BE MORE POSITIVE & HAPPY

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Hiya Guys!

Like most people, I aim to be more positive in life, but like most people, I have days were I'm the most negative person in the world, a proper negative Nancy. We all have our ups and downs but in life, it is best to remain positive and happy. There is no point in my telling you 'THIS IS HOW TO BE POSITIVE AND HAPPY' because lets face it, everyone finds different things help, however I thought I would compile a list of things I find help me think and act more positive which could influence others.

(Source: Instagram @thatgerodiegirlsblog)
WAKE UP EARLY(ISH) I just love my bed. Some days I sleep in until 2pm if I've been on night shift, or I've been to addicted to a TV series (personal favourite at the moment is Stranger Things, just sayin') or if I've been naughty the night before and woke up with mysterious wine flu that totally wasn't due to the many wines I had the night before (ahem...). Although, days where I wake up early, like 8am, I find…