Tuesday

The Perfect Chocolate Chip - Milk Chocolate and Walnut


Continuing on with the theme of perfect chocolate chips I am following the white chocolate and cranberry recipe with this milk chocolate and walnut one. I took the biscuits in last week after forgetting to do my home work the night before because I was so busy baking (good start to the new term?) and I think (and hope) they went down very well, everyone seemed to like them which was a good thing although I did have a dream the night before that I ended up poisoning everyone in my class with my horrid baking, luckily this didn't happen! 

I had a very big realisation on the weekend which I thought I would share just in case anyone else was as stupid as me and has been making this mistake. I use a lot of American recipes when I'm baking and almost every recipe calls for baking soda. Well, I have now been searching grocery stores for baking soda for about a year without any luck! I usually end up trying to find a different recipe or using double the amount of baking powder instead. This weekend after nearly refusing another recipe due to the fact that it called for baking soda and I still could not find any I realised that baking soda and bicarbonate of soda ARE THE SAME THING! Now I know this I realise it was probably the stupidest mistake of my whole life but it still caused me a lot of pain and trouble over the years and I thought on the off chance that anyone else is making this mistake I would share my story. 

Okay, now that embarrassment is over, here is the recipe! Enjoy! 



Milk Chocolate and Walnut Cookies - adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:
- 226 grams of butter (1 cup)
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 cup of light brown soft sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda)
- 2 teaspoons of hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts

Method: 
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)
2. Cream together the butter caster sugar and light brown soft sugar.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time then add the vanilla extract.
4. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the mixture along with the salt.
5. Stir in the flour then gradually add the chocolate chips and walnuts.
6. Drop spoonfull's onto an ungreased baking tray making sure to space them far apart (they really spread out!)
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges turn golden brown.

Love Scarlett. 


Sunday

Weekend Favourites

1. These amazing prints from Pinterest

2. Missed Connections illustrations by Sophie Blackall. - Missed Connections is a website where you can put up information about people you've met and liked but have no way of getting in touch with. Ilustrator Sophie Blackall has done these beautiful illustrations of her favourite posts. There VERY funny.


3. These awesome Minimal Movie Posters.



4. Who knew you could make brownies by mixing cake mix and diet coke!

5. Cosy winter jumpers, I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to jumpers. There's such a thing as jumper rehab right?
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Happy Weekend, I hope everyones enjoying the perfect knitting weather!

Love Scarlett x

Thursday

D.I.Y. Felt Flower Headband


As anyone who's read my blog before will know I LOVE Autumn and Winter and rain and snow and am generally not a huge fan of the hotter seasons. So I am of course very excited about the recent changes in the weather and believe it or not as I write this I am wearing my Christmas jumper (I say that like I have only one, I have about ten). 

But there are some things I love about summer and flowers is one of them! So to try and re-create summer while we all put our coats back on I have come up with a little D.I.Y for making these awesome felt flower headbands. I got very obsessed with making these over the summer because there so easy and everyone loves them! They look awesome with five flowers on each band but if you want something a little subtler you can always just sew one on (for more of an office look).

Love Scarlett x

Step One: Cut your flowers out of felt. I used about 10 per headband and make sure you use different colours and different sizes. 


Step Two: Sew two flowers together with a line down the middle. I did this on a sewing machines (because I was feeling lazy) but you could easily do it by hand. Sew your flowers in pairs so you end up with five felt flowers. 


Step Three: Cut a piece of ribbon to the desired length (test it out on your head to make sure it fits). Then sew your flowers onto the ribbon using the same line you used to sew them together. It looks nice if they overlap a little. 


Step Four: Hand sew buttons onto the middle of each flower. It's fun to test out different shapes and sizes of buttons to see how they look. I used Cath Kidston little buttons and some big velvet ones as well. 


Step Five: Put on your favourite dress, your flower headband and enjoy! 

Wednesday

My Final London Fashion Week Diary



My London Fashion Week Diary has officially come to an end which means I can FINALLY get some homework done after staying up the past four nights feverishly clicking through the photos on style.com. I was super nervous before writing these pieces but it's ended up being so much fun and has inspired me to make some new D.I.Y.s inspired by fashion week. Posy is of course a HUGE fan of the poodle that walked in the Mulberry show and as I right this she is sticking a picture of him up on her wall. You can read my last post here.

Love Scarlett

Tuesday

London Fashion Week Diary Continued...


Here are my Tatler London Fashion Week Diary's for Sunday and Monday. I have written every post so far while wearing pyjamas and slippers but I'm hoping this doesn't come across in the writing...

Sunday

Teen Granny takes on London Fashion Week



Anyone that reads this blog regularly will know it is most definitely not a fashion blog! And I am most definitely not a fashion blogger. But despite this (and the fact that practically all I ever wear is knitted jumpers) I am, like most girls my age, interested in the confusing and colourful world that is fashion. So when Tatler asked me to write an online diary about watching fashion week from the sofa - how could I say no?

I couldn't - and that is why for the next four days I will be writing about my opinions (however immature and inexperienced) on the latest LFW styles. My first post goes up today and I'm VERY nervous. It's mostly about a pineapple handbag that I think I may have fallen in love with and if you feel like reading it you can find it here.

Lots of love Scarlett.

Saturday

Weekend Favourites

Hello! In a very exciting new blog development I have decided to replace 'The Click on This List' with 'Weekend Favourites' (shock! horror!). Mostly just because it means I will make myself do it weekly instead of just whenever I feel like it but also because I was very confused about which letters to put a capital letter in front of when writing 'The Click On This List.' So, without further ado, I give you, this week's Friday favourites!

1. My weekly round up of online window shopping....



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2. Rookie Book Bag D.I.Y. 


3. Take This Waltz - me and my Dad went to see this last week and it's amazing! If you missed it in the cinema I would definitely recommend getting it on DVD. 


4. Tavi Gevinson on Jimmy Fallon - she is completely my idol. I can't wait for the book. 






7. The Renegade Craft Fair at Brick Lane this weekend and if you didn't manage to go to day I would seriously try to tomorrow- it pretty much sounds like any crafters heaven and more, and super excitingly Emma from Silverpebble is one of the many incredible artist's selling there!



Tuesday

The Perfect Chocolate Chip - White Chocolate and Cranberry



Well, I’m officialy back at school! Which is weird and a little scary but hopefully will be very good in the end! On my second day back my new form teacher announced something called ‘form baking’ which is where our whole form takes turns baking things for our weekly form period. I was, of course, very excited by this idea and immediately offered to bake for our first form period! Form period is on Tuesday and I’ve decided to bake chocolate chip biscuits in an attempt to bake my way to some new friends!

Finding the perfect chocolate chip biscuit recipe is definitely a challenge as there are SO many different kinds. But after lots of searching I think I may have found my perfect recipe. If you’ve ever had Millie’s Cookies  before these biscuits come out pretty similar to them and are VERY yummy. I have three different chocolate chip recipes to share over the next few posts and here is the first and my personal favourite – white chocolate and cranberry! Enjoy.


White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookie - adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:
- 226 grams of butter (1 cup)
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 cup of light brown soft sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda)
- 2 teaspoons of hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 1 cup of dried cranberry's 

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)
2. Cream together the butter caster sugar and light brown soft sugar.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time then add the vanilla extract.
4. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the mixture along with the salt.
5. Stir in the flour then gradually add the chocolate chips and cranberry's.
6. Drop spoonfull's onto an ungreased baking tray making sure to space them far apart (they really spread out!)
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges turn golden brown.

Love Scarlett.






Wednesday

Knitting season begins...

September is here and, in my mind at least, that pretty much means the end of summer. While this is of course bad news for most sun-loving people I feel like for the knitters and bakers of this world the end of summer is always at least a little bit of a good thing! Let's be honest, knitting in the heat is just not that fun and in the end neither is baking. So I for one am looking forward to September and the whole of Autumn a lot! I've been putting together a little To Do list of things I want to do this month and thought I would share the list so far: 

To Make:



2. This beautiful crochet bow garland... 






To Bake:









To Read: 


In Time To Watch...


What's on your September To Do List?

Love Scarlett. 






Saturday

5 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe


Lately I've definitely been favouring easy recipes and after the banana ice cream recipe this fudge is definitely the easiest thing I've ever baked! I don't think you can even really call it baking as all it includes is microwaving and stirring! While we were in Cornwall I got it into my head that I needed to make some fudge while we were there (it was either fudge or pastys). I chose a traditional fudge recipe and set about boiling and stirring. Although it felt like I was boiling and stirring and stirring and boiling for HOURS - the fudge still didn't set. It was very sad. 

However in my sadness I stumbled across this recipe and I'm pretty sure I have never tried yummier fudge in my life! And it only takes 5 minutes. It is quite literally a miracle!

5 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - (originally from Joy of Baking)

Ingredients:
- 1 cup of smooth peanut butter (240ml) 
- 230g of slightly salted butter (1 cup)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 450g icing sugar (4 cups)

Step One: Strangely, the hardest part of this recipe is lining the tin! The fudge is very squidgy and formed by the time you put it in the tin so you have to make sure your lining is well stuck down. You can use greaseproof paper or tin foil and the recipe recommends an 8x8inch tin. I lined my tin with butter before greaseproof paper to make sure the paper wouldn't move around when I put the fudge in. 
Step Two: Place the peanut butter, butter and salt in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave for two minutes on high then stir until the ingredients are combined. Continue to microwave and stir until all the ingredients are melted. 
Step Three: Stir in the vanilla extract and icing sugar until all ingredients are combined.
Step Four: Spread the fudge into the prepared tin and use a spatula to smooth the top over.
Step Five: Place in the fridge and chill for at least two hours (but the longer you keep it in the harder it will be)
Step Six: Enjoy your DELICIOUS fudge. 


Even if you've never made fudge before, or even if you've never baked before, I would seriously recommend trying this recipe, it's fun, quick, easy and I promise you that you will never be more popular than after bringing out a bowl of this fudge. 

Happy Saturday! 
Love Scarlett. 

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