Sunday, January 17, 2016

How to make Cream Puffs

Oh cream and I share a painful past...(okay, I'll stop being melodramatic). But it's true: When I was younger, I didn't like cream puffs and as soon as I discovered my passion for baking, I failed horribly at my first attempt to bake them (I think that there is even a proof-shot on Insta!). Either way, after several trials, I've finally got the hang of it and I have to say that there is nothing easier to make than cream puffs! Scroll down for the recipe!

Ingredients (for around 20 cream puffs):
250ml water
60g butter
1 pinch of salt
200g flour (soft)
4 eggs
250ml whipping cream
60g sugar
sugar powder

1. Preheat the oven to 230° and sieve the flour.
2. Boil the water, the butter and the salt in a pot.
3. Pour the sieved flour into the pot and stir it until the dough declamps from the bottom.
4. Put the dough into a bowl, let it cool down a bit and stir it together with the eggs.
5. Insert the dough into a piping bag and form little cream puffs (let enough space between them!).
6. Bake them for around 15 to 20 minutes in the bottom half of the oven.
7. Cut them in half while they're still warm.
8. Beat the whipping cream and the sugar until the mass is stiff. Spread it onto the cream puffs.
9. Sift some sugar powder over them and eat!


Monday, January 11, 2016

How to fix your broken make-up (with alcohol!)

Hi there!
The other day, I eavesdropped one silent lament from one of my friends: Her make-up broke to bits and she was devastated. Since I wanted to cheer her up, I promised to fix it with a fool-proof method:

You'll only need:
alcohol (any hard liquor will suffice - I used vodka in this case)
a tiny spoon

1.Mince the broken make-up until there are no big clumps.
2.Pour a few drops of vodka over it.
3.Stir the mass together and smooth out the surface with a spoon.
4.Press a tissue over it until it absorbs all the remaining fluid.
5.Let it either dry in a sunless place or in the fridge for around 24 hours.
6.Now you can use it again and it is as good as before!