Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Surprise... ELLE Style Awards

I've been keeping this quite for a few weeks because i was hoping to write about it on Peaches and Rose but i can't keep it any longer...

My Mamma, Sister (Sam) and I have been invited to the Elle Style Awards in February so its off to London we go!!
 The countdown has begun and the stress is starting to set in with lots of decisions to make, with Hair and Make up and Outfit to plan its all part of the fun. 
I will be taking you on the journey from start to finish to share this wonderful night!! Its a privilege to get to share this with you.

The adventure will be posted on Peaches and Rose, i hope!

Love, Lx

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My Easy Peasy Chinese Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

After spending the weekend over indulging and celebrating Robbie Burns i was craving something light to eat after eating haggis, neeps and tatties (minus the Haggis) along with my body weight in puddings (desert). 

My easy peasy chinese inspired chicken noodle soup seemed to hit the nail in the head!! 
Perfect if your feeling ill or have a hangover as it will wake you up thats for sure. It is very quick and simple to make it only took me not enough 20 minutes for start to finish. 
I always seem to cook more than i need because in our house your never sure who will arrive last minute, and its also a trait i've inherited from my mamma. 

This would serve around about 4 people but its so easy to multiply it to feed more or less. I apologise in advance for my measurements i never noted it down i just tend to throw everything in.


  • 1 packet of Udon Noodles (instructions on packet
  • 2 Pak Choi sliced into quarters 
  • 2 small Chicken Breasts
  • Soy Sauce
  • 1 large tablespoon of Dark Brown Sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice
  • Half a packet of Mushrooms finely sliced (i used chestnut) or Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 1 small Red Chilli finely chopped 
  • Half a packet of Sugar Snap Peas sliced lengthways 
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated Ginger
  • 1 Pint of Chicken Stock 
You can make this veggie by substituting the chicken and stock with bean sprouts and veggie stock. 


Place a pan of salted water onto boil, once the pan is boiling swirl in the udon noodles. Once the noodles are cooked drain and place to one side. 

Heat up a wok with some oil and throw in your sliced chicken. When the chicken begins to seal throw in the dark brown sugar, few dashes of soy sauce and the chinese five spice. Once the chicken is cooked pour the stock, ginger and chilli into the pan, bring the stock to a gentle simmer then add in the veggies. 

Meanwhile divide the Udon noodles into bowls of your choice. Once the veggies still have a wee bit of a bite to them, ladle the broth into the bowls. Now its time to serve, you made need to add more soy sauce to taste. 

I hope you enjoy!! 

Love Lx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

A Wee Update...

Sorry for neglecting blogging, Facebook and twitter for the best part of January just needed to get to the back of something but I'm back and ready to jump back into everything.

I've been keeping some what of a very exciting secret from you guys.. I can't wait to share as it getting harder each day. I'm not going to give anything away right now, but feel free to have a guess ?

Now back to what I intended on writing about...

Peaches and Rose blog will be live hopefully by the end of January if not sooner and if I can muster up some energy YouTube will be live too *happydance* !
Peaches and Rose will be all about beauty, style, reviews, what we wear, tutorials ect.

So if you would like to get in contact with anything in correspondence wether it may be an idea, celebrity look you'd like us to do, or if your a business/PR  please email:

Baking Fashionista will now be solely based on Food,Recipes, how to and other lifey things what don't quite fit into the fashion & beauty side of things.
I'm planning on writing posts for here 2-3 times a week it might be more just depends on where the day takes me.  For just now there won't be any specific days set to when posts will go up as you can never plan when it comes to food well I certainly can't.
So if you would like to get in contact with anything in correspondence for example if your a business or just someone wanting to know how to make something.
please email;

I think that's all for just now because I can't seem to think of anything apart from I need to go to sleep!!

Remember to follow the baking fashionista to keep up with all my latest post and what not. I love getting comments or tweets from you guys it certainly brightens up my day.


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Recipe for my Chocolate Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

I've loved bread and butter pudding since i was a little girl, most likely because it contains most of my favourite foods; butter, bread, cream and sugar!!
I quickly whipped this up earlier in the week to use up left over brioche not that we needed it.
This is one of my go to deserts especially in the winter months when you need something that feels comforting!

Double Chocolate Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding


Serves: 6-8 peoples (if not more)
Cook: 20-30 minutes
  • 600ml of Double Cream
  • 2 Vanilla Pods, split and seeds scraped out
  • 100grams good quality White chocolate, chopped
  • 55 grams good quality Milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 100grams Vanilla Sugar or Caster Sugar
  • 16 slices of Brioche (slightly stale) or 1½ packets of Brioche Buns
  • Butter
  • Sprinkle of Demerara Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C.
  2. Place the cream, vanilla seeds and pod in a pan and head to a simmer.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the white chocolate until melted.
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl/jug whish the egg yolk and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  5. Gently pour the hot milk over the yolk mixture and whisk until combined. Return the mixture to the pan and heat gently, whisking constantly until thickened.
  6. Butter the ovenproof dish and slice the brioche in half. Layer the dish with the brioche slices and milk chocolate.
  7. Let the custard to cool a little before pouring over the brioche, leave to for 10 minutes before transferring to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and set.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve at once with extra cream or icecream.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Recipe for my Homemade Burgers

Finally getting back into the swing of things again... thank goodness!!
Burgers are one of my favourite meals to eat even though they can be messy. I love experimenting and concocting new combinations, this burger is quite simple but amazing all the same.


For 6 Burgers
  • 455 grams of minced beef
  • 1 egg 
  • 4 tablespoons of semolina 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Red Onions (sliced) 
  • Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Emmental Cheese
  • Sour Cream 
  • Hot Sauce 
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Rustic or Tiger bread buns 

Potato Wedges
  • Potato's 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt and Pepper 


  1.  In a large bowl combine the minced beef, egg, semolina, salt and pepper, once the mixture is combined form into patties and place onto a flat baking sheet.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Slice the potato’s into wedges and pat dry using a clean dish towel and then onto a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, bake the wedges in the oven for 30 minutes turning half way through.
  3. Slice up the red onions and gently cook them in a pan with olive oil and balsamic vinegar until caramelized.
  4. Heat up a grill pan on a medium heat, place a little bit of oil onto the burger patties before placing onto the heat. (To stop the fire alarm from going off.) Just before the burgers have finished cooking place the cheese onto of each burger and cloche with a dinner plate or lid, drizzle in some water to create steam and to melt the cheese perfectly.
  5. Meanwhile mix up some mayonnaise, hot sauce and bbq sauce and spread onto of the bread buns. Place on the burgers and top with the caramelized onions.

Love Lx

Friday, 4 January 2013

My Apologies

First off i hope everybody had a magical christmas and a very happy new year!!

I'm so sorry guys that i have lacked in communication side of things over the festive period and my apologies as i never got to finish my Countdown to Christmas posts. I have been thinking about completing them as i sadly couldn't before christmas as i have spent most of this past two weeks in bed making it out for the occasional visit/gathering. 
Due to silliness on my part as i was so caught up in the Christmas cheer i managed to get caught in the door which ended with me falling on my bottom, but thank goodness i've managed to get away with only abit of bruising. I was incredibly lucky as it could of went in a totally different direction, of course i'm a wee bit sore but thats all due to the bruising. The family are making light of it and saying i resemble an old lady or snail, but i'm a wee bit of a snail anyways unless theres something like a store in front of me. 

I'm starting to feel much better just need to get rid of this bruising as it was a bad way to start this new year. Being put on bed rest isn't exactly fun durning this time of year but its ok in others for 1) getting to fall asleep when ever you want. 2) Continually being dressed in lounge wear/pj's. 3) watching TV/Movies marathons.