Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fat boy baking Enterprises No. 6 (and little bit of utter glutony)

Back by popular demand.  Or more accurately my sister politely requested that I post something.  So upon finished our skype chat this Sunday, I felt inspired to do a little baking.  Blueberry and Sour Cream loaf cake, from the Hummingbird Bakery Book, kindly donated by my above mentioned sister.
I have been informed that it is delicious.  Sadly; due to the vagueries of the ability of my taste buds still suffering from the effects of a cold; I have been unable to experience the full affects of the supposedly delicious cake.

The the little bit of gluttony. A week ago I decided to make some Cheez Whiz (if you are unsure Google it. And here is the recipe http://www.grouprecipes.com/66270/home-made-cheez-whiz.html).

And then decided it would be good idea to use it on Nachos.  This is the result - Nachos con esencia de Sheriff.

To make this heaping mound of food, all you need is nachos, beef mince, baked beans (my preference would be Heinz), spices (I used a packet of fajita spice mix), 1/2 a chili, soured cream, salsa, Cheez Whiz, and little bit of grated cheese.

Cook the beef with some of the fajita spice mix and a 1/4 of a chili, in another pan cook the beans with fajita spice mix and 1/4 of a chili.  When ready combine into one sauce pan.  Cover the bottom of large bowl with nachos, put some of the mince/beef mix on top, then some soured cream, and salsa, finally finish with some Cheez Whiz (you may need to heat this up in the microwave to make it a little easier to spread).  Then add another layer of nachos and repeat the process.  Finish by sprinkling grated cheese on tap, and put under the grill in done to your satisfaction.  And enjoy.

I think you find it is gluttony at its finest.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Fat Boy Baking Enterprises - No. 4 & 5

No 4 - Grasshopper Pie

Not quite as exotic as it sound.  Consists of a chocolate biscuit base, marshmallow based mint flavour topping, and cream; lots and lots of cream.  Nearly a litre of double cream was used in the making of the pie.  And for me it was little too much.

No 5 - Caramel Cupcakes

These were much more successful and greatly enjoyed by all who tried them.  Not to be recommended if you are on a diet due to the amount of sugar, butter and caramel required to make them.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Fat Boy Baking Enterprises - No. 2 & 3

I promised this to my dearly beloved big sis.  But due to the fact I am somewhat lazy and useless most of the time it has taken me a while.  Anyway here are my latest cooking exploits:

No. 2 - Eton Mess Cupcakes:

These were delicious and full of sugary goodness, and jelly tot on top.  I even surprised myself with these.  Link to the recipe is below


No . 3 - Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Banana, Blueberry Compote, and Maple Syrup

Again full of sugary goodness.  This seems to be a running theme to my cooking.  And for my big sis here is the recipe for my American pancakes (if you fella ever feels like having something other than crepes).


Too make them chocolate chip just add chocolate chips. Simples.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Fat Boy Baking Enterprises - No.1

This is what I cooked for breakfast this morning (just to make you feel jealous big sis).

American style strawberry pancakes (that is bits of fresh strawberries mixed in with the batter), made from a new recipe, with a strawberry and blackberry compote kind of thing, with maple syrup.  I am now on massive sugar rush.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Just for my big sis

Well I know it has been a while, and I haven't got much to say.  But here are some pictures of a fancy dress party I went to recently.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

So I got my face glued back together last night.

I wasn't planning to write another blog this week, but three things have happened that I decided could wait to be made public.


As you can see from the above photo I have acquired a cut just above my right eye.  I was at hockey training last, and for some reason I decided, that on this occasion, discretion was not the better part of valour.  Seconds later I was proved to very wrong as face connected with the ball.  So of I went patched my self up and drove to hospital (before anybody starts worrying in was not a particularly hard blow to the head).  45 minutes later I was leaving hospital with a newly glued face.

The next 2 are things that happened at work.  I discussed in a previous blog I have issues with work at the moment and the next 2 things were perpetrated by our 2 new team leaders.

The first one was done by the person who got the team leader role ahead of me.  On Monday she posted on her Facebook wall 'wishes she could choose who she works with. Sometimes people are just pricks'.  This probably wouldn't have too bad, except for the fact a lot at people who she works with are her friend on FB, and ended up reading it including myself. That is not to clever, and that is not mention the fact that she posted at 3pm when she should have been working.  Well, I had show Rex, but when I went on later it had been removed, so obviously the boss had a word with her.  Although, I am certain he probably didn't raise the question of why she was on FB.

The second was off 'sick' on Monday.  But as we found on Tuesday essentially it was nothing more that sever hangover from getting drunk on Saturday night and not getting in until 6:30 in the morning.

Sometimes it just hard to believe that people can do such ridiculous things.

But that basically it.  I just felt the need to share.  Hopefully you have read this far after you stopped laughing about my mishap.

Well at least this week as been anything other than boring!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Hello, my name is.....

So, as another week has roll by.  Another joyful week at work has gone by, the atmosphere in the office keeps getting worse.  Although I did manage to blag a couple of days out of the office by going to a meeting at a customer in Durham.  So Thursday night was spent in a hotel eating Tescos sandwiches, watching 'Scot Pilgrim vs the World'.  Which actually turned out to be quite entertaining, I would recommend watching it you have a spare couple of hours, especially if you are a Micahel Cera fan.  I will leave work there.  I could be raging all night at the ridiculous things that keep going on at work.

So I shall move on to this weekend.  This weekend was actually quite good, we won 5-1 at hockey, sadly I didn't score though.  But at least we won.  I we conceded after 20 seconds in the first half.  Man Utd also won, 5-0, and another Berbatov hat-trick.  To add to that Man Sh#tty also lost.  It is just a shame that Arsenal didn't lose as well.

Saturday night was spent at my friend Noise's hovel.  He rents a room in a house in Kingston (London - not Jamaica (unfortunately).  For those of you that saw my house on Horspath Road, it was probably on a par for disgustingness.

And finally especially for my brilliant and amazing big sis, a picture of me in the t-shirt she bought for my birthday.

This is quite from one if my favourite film 'The Princess Bride'.  Which I definitely recommend watching.

Big thanks sis.