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tbdcookbook:

Sticky date cupcake pudding with salted caramel sauce~ omfg the best. So easy to make and bakes under an hour (depending on how fast you work). The cake literally melts in your mouth, the sauce is prominent with a thick base, and ice cream or milk goes so well with it. It is by far the best sticky date pudding I’ve ever had. Never going out to eat desserts again! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
= 3 large eggs (whites and yolk separated)
= 3/4 cup of caster sugar
= 3 drops of lemon juice
= <100g of unsalted melted butter
= 2 tsp of baking powder
= 1 tsp of vanilla extract
= 1/2 cup of chopped pitted dates
= 3/4 cup of water
= 1 & 1/4 cup of plain flour
= Sprinkle of mixed spice

Place chopped dates and water in a saucepan over high heat and bring to boil. Stir in half the baking powder and set to cool for 10 mins.

Whisk egg whites in a dried mixing bowl with the lemon juice. Whisk until the egg whites have a bit of volume then pour in 1/2 cup of sugar until stiff and fluffy. Set to one side.

Now whisk egg yolks in a separate mixing bowl with the remaining sugar and melted butter. Add the vanilla extract. Fold in sifted flour and date mixture in parts into this bowl until well mixed.

Lastly, fold in whisked egg whites into the batter until well mixed. Spoon into either round baking tin or muffin tray. Sprinkle mixed spice onto each cup. Bake cake at 180C for 30 mins or muffins at 180C for 15 mins.

Ingredients
= 150g of thickened cream (lite)
= 1/2 cup of raw sugar
= 25g of unsalted butter
= 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
= 2 drops of butterscotch colouring/flavouring
= Sprinkle of salt

Put all these ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir and boil for 3 mins and leave to simmer for another 2 mins. Serve warm!

fastcompany:

This month, the United States authorized airstrikes in Iraq. Video footage of a journalist’s brutal execution circulated through social media networks. War raged between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and the death toll in Gaza escalated. A policeman fatally shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown, whose death incited protests and more violence. About 1,500 people died in one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history. Robin Williams, who usually makes us laugh, took his own life.
This month really, really sucked.
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fastcompany:

This month, the United States authorized airstrikes in Iraq. Video footage of a journalist’s brutal execution circulated through social media networks. War raged between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and the death toll in Gaza escalated. A policeman fatally shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown, whose death incited protests and more violence. About 1,500 people died in one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history. Robin Williams, who usually makes us laugh, took his own life.

This month really, really sucked.

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fastcompany:

As colleges across the country begin revving back up, you might want to reconsider your major.
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fastcompany:

As colleges across the country begin revving back up, you might want to reconsider your major.

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Colour Palette: Green & Purple

designed-for-life:

It was this
 very header image that inspired me to find decor incorporating green and purple.

With September nearing, my excitement for warm spring afternoons have inspired today’s colour palette - a homage to spring. Floral and feminine, this palette is the perfect example to…

Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.

—Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy (via wordsnquotes)

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