HEART FILLED WITH MARMALADE

                    Just recently my mum sent me from Poland a special notebook to write down my baking recipes. I am a bit old-school, I like to have everything written down by myself. I’ve got notebooks for everything, and a few with baking and cooking recipes. So I started digging them out, and sorting threw to find my favourite, and this is what I’ve found. My absolute bestie from when I was just starting to bake – HEART SHAPED YEAST BUNS, although my hubby calls them pastry. Of course I had to bake them the same day, and I’d like to share them with you, as they will absolutely melt your heart, as soon as you try them.

HEART SHAPED YEAST BUNS (PASTRY) FILLED WITH STRAWBERRRY MARMALADE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 75g butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 12g instant yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • 70g sugar
  • 500g plain flour
  • marmalade (I used strawberry marmalade, but I’ve noticed in UK there’s only orange or lemon one. You can gett polish marmalade in most of off license that sells polish products, or simply you can use which ever flavour you like)
  • 1 egg

 

I melt the butter in the pan, on low heat. When it’s melted I take it off the heat and pour the cold milk in. That way milk is warm enough, and not too hot. Plain flour and dried yeast mix together, add butter and milk from the pan, salt and sugar. Mix it well, until it’s smooth. Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave in a warm place until the dough grow twice as big (1 – 1,5h).

When it’s ready, knead the dough again to remove air bubbles.

What I do next is I divide the dough to small balls, 9 – 12 depend on the size of them. I roll out each ball in to a circle shape, and spread marmalede on it.

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As you can see on the picture I roll the dough in to a tube, and fold it in a half. I squash ends together, and make a cut in 3/4 of a shape. I twist both sides of this cut ‘inside out’ and form a heart shape.

When they are ready I put them on two bake trays (remember they’re going to grow quite a lot), cover with a cloth and leave for another 15mins to grow.

Preheat the oven to 180’C.

Whisk the egg, and gently spread over the buns with a brush.

Bake for about 20mins until they’re golden brown.

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Taste best with a coffee and friend…

Enjoy!!!

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NOT EASY!!!

This, is not easy! I admit, I thought it will be a piece of a cake. When I first heard about walk all over cancer, I said ‘I do 10000 steps every day anyway!’ – No I don’t. On a work day – easy, on a day off, my lazy me doesn’t want to do any steps. So I had to mute the voice of my lazy self for now, and move my body of the sofa.

Last two days I took Ben and Eva for a walk, and to the park. I made my steps, they had some fun, and I’ve made some nice pictures of pretty flowers. I hope you will like it.

And here are my steps, from last two days

Remember you can donate to Cancer Research UK on Deep House Creations official Walk All Over Cancer page:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/deep-house-creations

Thank you for all support.

Day 3

It’s my third day of Walking all over cancer from Cancer Research UK. And I must say, as it was my day off work I were struggling a little bit. But I’ve done it! Remember, you can support me, by making a donation to Cancer Research on my challenge page:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/deep-house-creations
And here are my results from yesterday and today.

10000 STEPS A DAY IN JUNE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Today I signed up for cancer research challenge. It’s called “Walk all over cancer”. Everyday in June I have to walk 10000 steps. Why I want to do this? I’ve been inspired by a friend from work, who is currently fighting breast cancer. I thought, if she is doing this, I can do this too. For her, for my dad, who won his battle few years ago,  and because of those family members and friends who lost their battles, I can do at least that.

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Todays target achieved

If you would like to support me in my challenge, please donate to cancer research via this link:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/deep-house-creations

Thank you, very much!

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND 

Since I went back to work time is absolutely flying. Eva is now 8 months old and keeps me busy on my feet. In between working in a greenhouse, decorating cakes and looking after our home, I still try to spend creative, relaxing time with my family. Today though, it’s all about my oldest son – Oliwer…

Earlier this year Oliwer’s mini saga was chosen by YoungWriters association, to be printed in a book, along with talented people from South Yorkshire schools. The book is called – Welcome to Wonderland – South Yorkshire, and just today we recieved our copy of it! I am very proud of my boy! Couldn’t be happier for him. Well done!

MAMA GOES TO WORK

So the day has come. My maternity leave is finished and I had to go back to work. Nothing worse for a mum with 6 months old baby…

After a great Easter week spent in my home town in Poland with my nearest and dearest, today was a very hard day for me. It was my first day back at work. And as much as I loved seeing all my work friends again, I didn’t like leaving my little girl in the nursery. I cried on a bus, all of the way to work. Eva though, took it much better than me. She had all careres wrapped around her tiny finger, and she really enjoyed it.  Hopefully it will get easier for me soon…

HOLIDAYS!

I’ve been very busy recently. I wanted to squeeze all my work in before Easter holidays. It were very important for me, because today, I am going to Poland to see my family! Just a week, but means a lot.  My family haven’t met Eva and Paul yet. I want to show Paul my city, and how we celebrate Easter in Poland. I am very excited for that.

Although I have made a lot of cakes last couple of weeks, I want to show you my other artwork, from last week. My bookfold that I have made for my friend. I hope you’ll like it.