Arla Skyr Yoghurt Breakfast

So I recently attended the Arla Skyr Yoghurt launch at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Arla Skyr is a yoghurt from Iceland and is made using traditional Icelandic methods. I’ve never been to the Ham Yard Hotel and the interior in the hotel is really cool.

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We then began the breakfast and mingled at the table before having a talk from Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed who explained to us the benefits of the yoghurt and ways we could incorporate it into every day dishes.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

She recommended the popular choice of Yoghurt and Muesli/Granola. She also mentioned substituting it for certain ingredients in dishes like Lasagna and Curries to Risotto and Soups.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

The yoghurts come in 3 different flavours Simply Natural, Strawberry and Honey. They come in either big pots or the snack size like Charlotte is holding in the picture above. The snack sizes come in 5 different flavours Simply Natural, Apple and Lingonberry, Nordic Sour Cherry, Strawberry and Nordic Mixed Berry. The snack sizes contain just 114 kcal with 14.1g of protein, which is sure to give you the fuel you need for the day. The big pots are priced at RRP £1.69 and the snack sizes are RRP £0.85 and are available at all major retailers.

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The Simply Natural Yoghurt is made with just one ingredient Skimmed cows milk making the yoghurt fat-free. It’s also high in protein and reduced in sugar. We then tried the yoghurts and had some breakfast. We all had the same idea of taking pictures before we ate the food.The Simply Natural is quite sweet without any fruit added compared to past yoghurts I’ve tried. I liked the Nordic Sour Cherry the best.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

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We then got ready to go on our ‘Feed your Adventure’ tour of London where I learnt some interesting facts about London. The weather was great and we set off for our tour. Here are some highlights from the tour.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

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We went to Phoenix Gardens which is a community Garden. None of the plants get watered or maintained and have to survive by themselves.

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We were then shown the smallest road in London,Greek Court.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

We then went to Soho Square Gardens where we saw trees that dated by to the mid 17th Century.

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We then headed back to the hotel and said our goodbyes. It was a great event and I got to meet fellow bloggers. I would definitely recommend the product as you feel full for longer and get a great source of protein from a small pot of yoghurt.

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

Launch of Skyr yoghurt at Ham Yard Hotel

Source: Cow PR

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Thanks Again MOO PR and Arla Skyr.

Adeola x

The Apartment X Starbucks Verismo

So just before Christmas I attended an event run by The Apartment, a company who organise different events for over may industries including Fashion Week. The business was created by blogger AbimarvelEvery London Fashion Week they hold a Fashion Week event and invite around 60 bloggers from around the world. 

STARBUCKS VERISMO 6 STARBUCKS VERISMO 2 STARBUCKS VERISMO 1The event was in association with Starbucks Verismo, and 9 bloggers including myself were invited to bake 2 recipes including the Starbucks Verismo Coffee in it. John Whaite the Great British Bake Off winner Season 2 guided us through the recipes and helped us bake the food. We started with  Mocha Choca Madeleines (Click for Recipe). STARBUCKS VERISMO 38 STARBUCKS VERISMO 39 STARBUCKS VERISMO 91 STARBUCKS VERISMO 83The Starbucks Versimo Coffee machine is available to buy from websites such as Selfridges and the Starbucks website itself. STARBUCKS VERISMO 4 STARBUCKS VERISMO 8 STARBUCKS VERISMO 79We all made sure we were updating our Instagram and Twitter accounts and once we all took loads of pictures of the Madeleines, we then moved onto the Caramel Shard Cookies (Click for recipe) which were quick, easy and delicious.  The only difficult part of the recipe is making the Caramel, and John kindly made the caramel for everyone. STARBUCKS VERISMO 60 STARBUCKS VERISMO 88 STARBUCKS VERISMO 11 STARBUCKS VERISMO 96

At the end of the day we all had a great time. Thanks again Abi!

Photos by Abimarvel

Adeola x

Philadelphia With Cadbury (Choccy Philly)

Philadelphia have brought out a new flavour. CHOCOLATE! They have collaborated with Cadbury’s and created the Choccy Philly.

The spread contains 86 calories and is available from most UK supermarkets for £1.62 per 160g tub.

It is refrigerated so look for it in the fridge section of the supermarket. It is also available in a 4 pack, so look out for that one as well.

I’m definitely going to find it and try some of the recipes on the website.Some of the recipes on the site that stood out for me were-

Philly Chocolate and Fruit Cheesecake

Philadelphia with Cadbury Fairy Cakes

No Cook Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Adeola x

All Pictures from Philadelphia.

 

 

Carte D’or:Summer Baked Alaska

Preparation Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Serving:

6 people

Ingredients:

  • Splash of water
  • Star anise
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Approximately half a white loaf or very thin slices of Genoese sponge cake
  • Sprinkle of caster sugar
  • Sprinkle of icing sugar
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • 6 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250g caster sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 300g Carte D’Or Cherry Blossom ice cream
  • Caster sugar for dusting
  • 450g Summer Fruits

Method-

The night before…

Step 1
Toss the fruit and the spices, along with a splash of water, into a hot pan and let it simmer. After 30 minutes, take it off the heat and remove the star anise before you cover up your purée and let the flavours infuse.

Step 2
Cut the crusts off the bread and lightly toast the slices. Or if you’re using sponge cake, cut it very thinly and toast it in a dry hot pan.

Step 3
Drizzle a bit of fruit puree into the bottom of 6 dariole moulds(Click here if you don’t know what a dariole mould is) and line them with the toasted bread (or sponge). Remember to keep some slices back for the tops.

Step 4
Spoon in the rest of the fruit purée mixture and top with a toasted slice, then press it all down firmly. Balance a heavy plate on top of the puddings and leave them overnight in your fridge.

On the day…

Step 1
Place six scoops of Carte D’Or Cherry Blossom ice cream in the fridge for 3 hours prior to serving.

Step 2
Now for the meringue. Add a pinch of salt to your egg whites and roughly whisk, then add 2-3 teaspoons of caster sugar, along with the vanilla seeds and start whisking again until the mixture is stiff.

Step 3
Sprinkle in the remaining sugar and spoon all of the mixture into a piping bag.

Step 4
Turn out the puddings onto a heatproof plate and balance a scoop of Carte D’Or ice cream on the top of each one. Quickly pipe the meringue over the ice cream and cover the puddings completely. Give them a dusting with caster sugar and flash them under a hot grill until the meringue is golden. Speed is of the essence.

Step 5
Serve immediately and tuck in at once, before the ice cream melts!

Serve with: Cherry Blossom

This dish seems a little tricky so good luck, and i will try and make it and show you guys how it turns out.

Recipe and Pictures from Carte D’or

Carte D’or: Eton Mess

 

Preparation Time:

45 minutes

Serves:

5+ people

Ingredients:

    90g thick honey5 large egg whites500ml Greek yoghurt600g Strawberries hulled and sliced800g Cart D’Or Vanilla ice creamSprinkle of toasted almonds for servingSmall bunch mint leaves

Method:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C, and line two baking trays with baking parchment

Step 2
Warm the honey in a saucepan until almost boiling. Remove from the heat.

Step
Using an electric whisk, whisk the eggs whites together in a bowl to soft peak, add the honey very gradually, a few drops at the time and whisk until it leaves a thick fluffy, glossy trail when the whisk is lifted

Step 4
Pipe/ spoon out/ spread your meringue into the baking trays, (the large the meringue you make the longer it will take to cook). Place in the oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat down to 100°C and finish baking for 25-30 minutes or until dry and crisp. Remove from the oven and leave to cool down for a few minutes.

Step 5
Layer your “mess” in the following order: yoghurt, strawberries, mint, meringues crushed/wholes, a scoop of Cart D’Or Vanilla ice cream; repeat the above until the serving dish is ready

Step 6
Top with sprigs of mint, whole strawberry and scatter of toasted almonds.

Recipe and Pictures from Carte D’or

Carte D’or:New Flavours

Carte D’or have brought out 2 new ice cream flavours Cherry Blossom and Macadamia Night.The Cherry Blossom is a mix of Vanilla and Cherry ice cream with cherry sauce and white chocolate flowers.

The Macadamia Night is Macadamia ice cream with macadamia pieces in vanilla ice cream, mixed with chocolate sauce, topped with Dark and White Chocolate stars.

I definitely will be getting these and will tell you guys how good they taste because they sound delicious.I will be trying to make some of the recipes such as Eton Mess on my Recipes-Dessert Page from Carte D’or, which were made by the amazing, talented Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Pictures from Carte D’or