12 July 2012

Biscuit Salami and Apple, Mint and Ginger Cordial.

Hey hey hey!

I have like 3 new outfits to post but I haven't taken photos yet..ahhh.. One is a velvet (well velour) dress that I got for £2.75 at a charity shop <3

ANYWAY though.... I've found a super new blog which I love (I've pinned so many of her posts on Pinterest) and I followed one of her recipes for Biscuit Salami... sounds WEIRD right?...well it is weird.

But it does taste GOOD!

To make you will need:

- 500g Rich Tea biscuits
- 200g Sugar
- 30g Cocoa
- 250g Butter (cubed)
- 150ml Milk
- Splash of Rum

- Beat the crap out of the biscuits till they're pretty small chunks and place in a large bowl.
- Put sugar, cocoa, milk and rum into a saucepan, heat up and mix until all combined.
- Add the cubes of butter.
- Pour chocolate mixture over the biscuits and mix until every chunk is covered.
- Put blobs of the mixture into cling film and roll up so it makes a sausage shape.
- Place in the fridge and leave over night.

The biscuits kinda go soft, a bit shortbready... Next time I make this I'm going to incorporate some caramel as it really kind of reminds me of Millionaires Shortbread.. mmmhmm.

Now for the cordial.

Right well, this cordial was not quite the massive success i'd hoped for but if you'd like to try it (and improve it?) here's the recipe:

- 5 Apples (I used Cox apples but I think maybe a stronger flavoured one would work better as the mint really overpowered the apple flavour)
- 300g Caster Sugar
- Peel from one Lemon
- 1ltr Water
- 2 handfuls of mint (now maybe use less than that as my reviewers said it tasted like Colgate LOL)

- Put the sugar, water, lemon and apples (just chopped)  in a large pan.
- Heat till it boils, add the mint and then just simmer it for about 20 - 30 mins until the apples are all mushy.
- Put through a strainer (I used a sieve and a pair of tights hehe)
- Leave to cool then put into a nice bottle, VOILA:

At least it looks pretty, right?! ...Anyway, the next day I decided to put it back on the stove with some massive chunks of ginger and some more apples and repeated the process. It now tastes a lot nicer (I think)..pretty much a ginger ale syrup. Use with some soda water, crushed ice and a wedge of lime. Let me know how it goes if you do decide to have a go at making this!


Will do an outfit post tomorrow! Hope you're all good! :)

Catch you later, hot potatas!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! That biscuit salami looks sooooo good! I think the worst and best thing about holidays is that one has so much time to bake, and consequentially eat. So I will try to resist making these.