Changes on Anyonita Nibbles + Meet my contributors

Thursday, August 28, 2014

You may have started to notice a few changes slipping into the way things have been run here on Anyonita Nibbles for the past two weeks or so. I wanted to take a few moments to address those changes with you and to highlight some new features that you'll be able to benefit from over the course of the next month.

Made in My Mixer Ebook

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A fantastic ebook filled with recipes intended for use with your stand mixer!
#free Made in my Mixer ebook from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
I'm so pleased to announce my second ebook! This one is a collaborative effort with me and 21 other food bloggers and it's chock full of recipes perfect for using in a stand mixer.

Download your free ebook right now!

Inside, you'll find incredible banana bread recipes, brownie recipes galore and morning buns to help you start your day off right. We've also included a couple of savory options, too!

Don't have a stand mixer? Well, be sure to enter our KitchenAid mixer giveaway so you can win one!
Just click the photo to be taken to the entry page:

#win an artisan #KitchenAid mixer from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk


#tastytuesdays no.72 & Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Do you want a Kitchen Aid stand mixer? Well, enter this fab giveaway & get your free e-book, too! 

#Win a #kitchenaid artisan #mixer from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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3 Ingredient Double Chocolate Instant Pudding

Monday, August 25, 2014

Homemade and indulgent double chocolate instant pudding with just three ingredients makes a perfect snack!
3 ingredient double #chocolate instant pudding recipe #easydesserts from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Yield: 4 to 6
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Disclaimer: I used Oreos, but you can use any gluten free, cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie

3 Ingredient Double Chocolate Instant Pudding

The three ingredients in this double chocolate instant pudding are favorites in our house. We always seem to have Nutella and Oreos on hand, because Nutella and Oreos. And there's always double cream in the fridge for both savory and sweet dishes. The ease of this recipe is insane. It's so hands off but so delicious, too! 

Instant #oreo and #nutella pudding from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

3 Instant Ways to Make Your Content Pinnable

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pinnable content doesn't have to be hard to achieve. Here are three quick tips you can implement right now to increase your pin-ability.

Having a site filled with pinnable photos doesn't have to be a dream. Follow these 3 #blogtips from Anyonita Nibbles

Pinterest remains one of the biggest sources of referral traffic for many bloggers and websites. Getting your content pinned is an easy way to gain followers and increase traffic to your site. Simply having a "pin it" button on your blog & closing each post with a  Pinterest-specific call to action isn't necessarily enough to encourage your readers to pin your content. You need to ensure that your content is pinnable. Dozens of elements go into creating pinworthy content, but in this tutorial, I want to share three quick instant ways to make your content pinnable.

Triple Chocolate & Orange Gluten Free Jaffa Cake No Churn Ice Cream

Monday, August 18, 2014

Indulgent and creamy chocolate no churn ice cream with mini Jaffa cakes; a rich and decadent dessert, bursting with orange flavor!
Triple #chocolate & orange #jaffacake #nochurn #icecream from Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 4 servings
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Triple Chocolate & Orange Jaffa Cake No Churn Ice Cream

This ice cream is purely decadent, but you wouldn't expect any less, there's three types of chocolate and three flavors of orange. Chocolate and orange is my husband's favorite dessert flavor combination, so this ice cream got full marks from him. For my non-UK readers, a Jaffa cake is a type of spongy, soft cake-like biscuit with orange jam on top and covered in dark chocolate.

Decadent chocolate ice cream with jaffa cakes by Anyonita Nibbles

These little biscuits are cult classics in the UK. Everybody loves a Jaffa cake. Well, except me. I'm not down with the kids, and I hate dark chocolate. And unless it's in a glass, I don't like oranges either. But, if you're not like me, then you'll love this ice cream!

Jaffa cake ice cream by Anyonita Nibbles

I love making ice cream at home, we don't have an ice cream maker, so this is a no-churn, easy ice cream to whip up. Mine was set in about an hour, but your freezer might take longer, so you'll want to check on it periodically. The star of this ice cream is the flavor and the repetition of the orange and chocolate flavor in different ways. At the base of this ice cream is the decadent Atkins & Potts chocolate orange sauce that inspired this recipe.

Atkins & Potts Decadent Milk Chocolate & Orange Dessert Sauce by Anyonita Nibbles


If you've never made ice cream before, this is a really easy recipe to get started with. Don't be intimidated, there's nothing to it! Ice cream making is a lot of fun. And once you make your own, you'll think twice about paying those astronomical prices for the shop bought stuff.

Atkins & Potts Triple Chocolate & Orange Jaffa Cake Icae Cream by Anyonita Nibbles

I adapted this recipe from my smoothest, creamiest vanilla ice cream. Neither of those ice creams use milk, so you won't have to worry about the milk crystallizing and effecting your ice cream. By using double or heavy cream, you'll get a smooth, velvety texture every time.

Smooth and creamy chocolate ice cream by Anyonita Nibbles

Ingredients:

For the triple chocolate & orange Jaffa cake no churn ice cream
1 teaspoon orange flavoring
2 egg yolks
35 grams sugar
50 grams chocolate
350 milliliters double cream (heavy cream)
mini gluten free jaffa cakes
Atkins & Potts chocolate & orange dessert sauce



Drizzled with extra chocolate sauce by Anyonita Nibbles


Triple Chocolate & Orange Jaffa Cake No Churn Ice Cream

Instructions:

  1. Pour the cream into a saucepan with the sugar, chocolate and chocolate sauce and bring to a gentle boil, stirring with a wooden spoon until all the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Put the egg yolks in a large bowl with the orange flavoring. Whisk together until incorporated.
  3. Slowly whisk a bit of the hot cream into the egg yolks, to temper the mix and to prevent the eggs from cooking.
  4. Pour the mix into a loaf tin, stopping halfway to press down some Jaffa cakes. Pour the remaining custard into the tin, over the existing Jaffa cakes and then top with more Jaffa cakes. Freeze and enjoy!
Triple chocolate & orange ice cream by Anyonita Nibbles

13 Must-try Artisan Foods for a Late Summer Garden Party

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Before autumn comes creeping in, spend one last evening in the garden with friends & stunning artisan food!

Sweet Artisan Foods for a Late Summer Garden Party by Anyonita Nibbles
 
As summer draws to a close, I find myself spending as much time as possible in the garden, in a last ditch attempt to soak up as much sun as I can. I know that after the refreshing chilly weather of autumn with its mosaic of crimson and amber leaves, the cold will come with a vengeance. Daylight will begin to fade from the sky around 3:30 and within the hour, it will all be a thick blanket of ink. 

How to Carve Potato Stamps from Cookie Cutters

Saturday, August 16, 2014

An inexpensive craft or art project for toddlers using Tiger Feet  Party cookie cutters and potatoes!
Carving potato stamps from cookie cutters from Anyonita NIbbles

It doesn't matter how many toys your kid has, eventually, they'll get bored of them. All of them. And most likely this is going to happen at the most inopportune time. Like during the middle of an unbearable heatwave when it's too hot to be out in the sun at the middle of the day. That happened to us and here's how I dealt with it:

How to Carve Potato Stamps from Cookie Cutters from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Gluten Free Pan-Fried Sirloin with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Duxelle

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pan-fried sirloin steak served with a creamy and rich mushroom duxelle flavored with tarragon for a delicious gluten-free dinner!
#glutenfree pan-fried #sirloin with #mushroom #tarragon #duxelle from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
Yield: 2
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Gluten Free Pan-Fried Sirloin with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Duxelle

Mushrooms and steak, one of my absolute favorite meals. I love how down to earth this dish is and the flavors work so well together because mushroom, tarragon and steak go together because the flavors of each can be bridged together. A flavor bridge is one of the basic formulas when developing recipes. The flavor bridge dictates that if A goes with B and B goes with C and C goes with D, then A will go with D, too.

So the flavor bridge in this dish is: 
Tarragon goes with mushrooms.
Mushrooms go with cream.
Cream goes with steak.
So, steak goes with tarragon.

Juicy sirloin and mushrooms recipe from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

The Truth About Facebook's "Like" Ban *updated*

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Facebook has recently announced a crack down in "like" incentivizing; here's a look at what the policy actually says and what it means for bloggers!


On August 7, 2014, Facebook released a series of announcements about policy changes referring to the practice of incentivizing people to "use social plugins or to like a Page". This tutorial will be an in-depth look at what Facebook's policy actually says and what it means for bloggers. The answer may not be as drastic as you think it is. If you run giveaways on your blog in connection with your Facebook page, then this tutorial is especially for you.


Gluten Free Stone Fruit & Custard Ice Pops

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Full of fresh stone fruit, these gluten free, no added sugar custard based ice pops are creamy and delicious!
#noaddedsugar glutenfree stone fruit & custard ice pops from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Yield: 6 ice pops
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Gluten Free Stone Fruit & Custard Ice Pops

You take sweet and juicy peaches and plums, remove the skins and slice them. Then you mix them with delicious custard, pour them into an ice pop maker, freeze and then enjoy! They're easy peasy! If you have a Zoku, they're really easy and are ready in less than 10 minutes.

Fresh fruit with #glutenfree ice pops from Anyonita Nibbles

#tastytuesdays no. 70 + call for contributors!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Before we jump to the party, I have an announcement:

Anyonita Nibbles is looking for monthly #blog #contributors! Apply today!

Get your food pins repinned to a massive board by linking up to #tastytuesdays

Please link up your PINS so you can benefit from my repinning!

Gluten Free Chicken & Raspberry Salad with Atkins & Potts Black Pepper Dressing

Monday, August 11, 2014

A fruity and healthy gluten free summer salad with a fiery kick of raspberry and black pepper dressing from Atkins & Potts!
Chicken & Raspberry Salad with Black Pepper Dressing from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk #glutenfree #salad #atkinspotts
Yield: 1 salad
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Gluten Free Chicken & Raspberry Salad with Black Pepper Dressing

I've always had a love for salads, but after my Coeliac Disease diagnosis, I find myself eating more and more salads for lunch. Suitable gluten free lunches can be pretty hard to come by, and even when opting for salads, most salad dressings tend to contain gluten. That's one reason why I love this raspberry and black pepper dressing from Atkins & Potts ... it's gluten free!

Fresh fruit and chicken spinach salad from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk #glutenfree

e-cloth Review: Harnessing the amazing cleaning power of water

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Learn how to effectively clean your hob & oven & remove 99% of bacteria using just water!
e-cloth hob & oven review & giveaway from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

I can spend hours in my kitchen, with the oven on, pulling out tray after tray of brownies, macarons or cookies. Cooking is such an important passion of mine, that I often lose track of time, especially if I'm developing a recipe or trying to get to grips with a new technique.What I never seem to have any patience for is cleaning the oven.

Check out the after! She achieved this without any harsh chemical! #home #diy #cleaning

OneDay App Review: Make more than memories; make movies.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kids grow up fast. Preserve their development with an easy-to-use, fun & free iOS app!
A stay at home mom reviews the new @ouroneday iOS app. From Anyonita Nibbles
We're a visual family. There's not an event that we go to where we don't bring along a camera or record celebrations and milestones for posterity on film. Cataloging life isn't new, people have been doing it for centuries. Cataloging life through photography isn't new, either. Everybody has a camera in their pocket these days, ready to lock away precious moments and keep them safe.

Mediterranean Salted Breakfast Potatoes & Vanilla Salt Review

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Crispy breakfast potatoes are fried and seasoned with sumptuous Mediterranean flavored salt!
Mediterranean Salted Breakfast Potatoes inspired by the book Vanilla Salt from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk #glutenfree #vegan #vegetarian
Yield: 2
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Mediterranean Salted Breakfast Potatoes

Crisp on the outside, still fluffy at the center, these pan-fried potatoes are phenomenal! There's nothing new here, we're all reminded of the glorious trinity of potato, hot fat and salt a hundred times a day. Whether it's in the form of thick cut chips, skinny golden frites, baked wedges, oven-roasted potatoes or these little diced potatoes, potato + oil + salt = *swoon* .

A skillet of rosemary & salt potatoes from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk #glutenfree #vegan #vegetarian

5 Vegetarian-Friendly Summer Recipes & #tastytuesdays no. 69

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Before we jump to the party, I have an announcement:

Anyonita Nibbles is looking for monthly #blog #contributors! Apply today!

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Please link up your PINS so you can benefit from my repinning!

Single Serving Crème Brûlée {Gluten Free}

Monday, August 4, 2014

All the decadence and indulgence of a crème brûlée in a single serving portion for a personal treat!
Decadent and indulgent single serving crème brûlée from Anyonita Nibbles #glutenfree #Frenchdesserts #dessert

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Single Serving Crème Brûlée

Ever since the arrival of my kitchen blowtorch, the word brûlée has taken over my vocabulary, thoughts and dreams. I've been dreaming about the heady scent of pure hot flame. When I enter my kitchen, I've started doing what I've (until this moment kept a secret) deemed the "brûlée shuffle": feet shuffling across the lino, arms in the air, wrists snapping like the quick clap of a flamenco dancer's castanets, I shout, "Brûlée!" and cross the threshold.

A spoonful of golden and indulgent #glutenfree crème brûlée from Anyonita Nibbles

How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch (Sunday School)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

An in-depth look at how to use a kitchen blowtorch, including a look at the safety features!
How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch from Anyonita Nibbles' Sunday School

Kitchen blowtorches are versatile pieces of kit that can catapult ordinary desserts and dishes into extraordinary creations. In this guide, I'll walk you through the anatomy of my kitchen blowtorch, a GenWare MicroTorch supplied to me by Viking Direct for the purpose of this blog post. I'll also share a few ideas of how you could use a blowtorch and why every aspiring patisserie chef needs one!

Anyonita Nibbles' Sunday School: In this series, she gives tutorials and guides for different kitchen equipment, food et cetera.

Welcome to the very first Sunday School--a new endeavor here on Anyonita Nibbles. I'm planning on bringing you a different cooking tutorial or guideline focusing on how to use ingredients, kitchen equipment or how to execute various techniques the first Sunday of each month!

Mocha Loaf

Friday, August 1, 2014

With this chocolatey espresso-soaked bread, you can have your coffee & eat it, too! This loaf bakes a perfect breakfast treat!
Mocha Loaf by Anyonita Nibbles #chocolate #bread #baking #coffee

Yield: 1 loaf
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Mocha Loaf

Disclaimer: This recipe was not written by Anyonita Nibbles and is not a gluten free recipe and has not been tested without gluten.

Is it a bread or is it cake? Honestly, it doesn't really matter because (I'm told) it tastes incredible. You've got rich flavours going on in this loaf: deep flavours of strong espresso and rich dark chocolate. There's just a little bit of sugar in this recipe to help round the cake out and take away some of the bitterness from the coffee and the bitter chocolate. I served it with a sprinkling of icing sugar just to help sweeten it up a bit more and for contrast.

Warm mocha loaf sprinkled with sugar and tied with a boy makes a great housewarming gift. From Anyonita Nibbles

This loaf is from the Baking Mad website and was made using products supplied by Baking Mad for the purpose of testing. I've tweaked the recipe just a bit, but pretty much followed the original recipe to the letter. Because the flour supplied wasn't gluten free, I wasn't able to sample this, but as I said, I've been told (repeatedly, in fact) that the loaf was delicious and a good mix of sweet with bitter.

Thick slices of mocha loaf from Anyonita Nibbles

When I was looking for recipes to test, I kept coming back to Baking Mad's summer baking recipes, completely enamoured with all of the fantastic treats they've whipped up! Clearly, this dark chocolate and coffee loaf won out over all the rest, though. There was just something that I couldn't resist, plus, since I knew whatever I baked, I wouldn't be able to eat, I wanted to do something that my husband wouldn't be able to resist, either. As a dark chocolate fiend, this appealed massively to him.

Easy eg free chocolate bread recie from Anyonita Nibbles

Ingredients:

For the mocha loaf
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons butter, slightly salted & melted
5 tablespoons dark muscovado sugar
7 grams (1 packet) dry yeast
75 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
225 mls espresso, cooled
450 grams self-raising (self-rising) flour

Mocha Loaf

Bread made from coffee and chocolate from Anyonita NIbbles


Instructions:

  1. Activate the yeast in the water for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Place the flour, chocolate, cocoa and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Mix with the butter, coffee and the yeast water until a soft dough forms.
  4. Turn out onto a clean work surface and knead 10 minutes. Do not add flour to the work surface.
  5. Grease a loaf tin with a bit of butter and shape the dough and slide it into the tin.
  6. Cover the dough with a clean towel or plastic bag and let the dough prove until it doubles in size.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220c / 430f.
  8. Place the loaf in the oven and drop the temperature to 200c / 400f.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Baking Mad's Mocha Loaf from Anyonita Nibbles