Jamie Oliver’s scrumptious Hot Cross Bun recipe

Easter baking recipe by Jamie Oliver celebrity chef,  restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his global campaign for better food education.

Jamie has created loads of easy Easter recipes such as bath buns, chocolate and raspberry tart and hot cross buns, celebrate this special family occasion with some scrumptious baking.

I had a go at making these delicious hot cross buns which were so easy and only took 35 mins to bake

QUICK AND EASY HOT CROSS BUN RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 225 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 200 g light muscovado sugar
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 100 g buckwheat flour (see tip)
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 1½ teaspoons gluten-free baking pow
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large orange
  • 3 large free-range eggs (at room temperature)
  • 175 g mixed dried fruit (ideally with candied orange in it)
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 1 eating apple (125g)
  • 100 g icing sugar , plus extra for dusitng
Method
Heat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Line two muffin trays with paper cases or squares of baking paper. In large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric beater until pale and fluffy.

Combine the almonds, flour, mixed spice, baking powder and salt in
a bowl, then sift it on top of the creamed butter and sugar. Add the orange zest, 3 tablespoons of the juice and the eggs to the bowl as well. Beat everything together until you have a thick batter, then stir in the dried fruit, cranberries and apple.

Dollop the mixture into the muffin cases so they’re three-quarters full. Bake for 35 minutes, then turn down the heat to 160C/gas 3 and bake for
a further 20–25 minutes, until the muffins are well risen and golden, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

Gradually mix the icing sugar with 4–5 teaspoons of the orange juice to make a thick icing. Spoon into a piping bag with a round nozzle, or into a sandwich bag, snipping off one corner. Pipe crosses onto each muffin, dust with extra icing sugar and leave to set.Tips

Buckwheat, despite its name, is not related to wheat at all and is totally gluten-free. The flour has a light nuttiness. You’ll find it in most supermarkets and health food shops.

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No strings attached dating

How to get a date within minutes!

Dukes of Daisy companion service allows you to find a date within minutes, not just any date but one you can hand pick choosing attributes, interests and personality to suit exactly what you are looking for.

Why choose Dukes of Daisy?

Each companion both male escort and female escort are carefully selected based on key qualities that ensure you have an unforgettable and thoroughly enjoyable evening. They have a broad variety of Companions that can cater to any taste or event you have in mind – from dinner dates, theatre, weddings, work, social events and more.

With a NO SEX policy you can feel confident and assured there will be no unnecessary expectations.

There are numerous benefits of using a rent a friend, when compared to going on dates with anonymous guys and girls. The most obvious and important is CONTROL:

You’re in control of who you meet

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While relationships can be rewarding, they require a lot of time, energy and can bring stress, emotional drama and heartache. Imagine if you could have all the great perks of a relationship without the hassle and issues that go with it

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dblo Associates London architects

Explore the latest design in retail architects London with dblo Associates, known for their leading edge in commercial designs.

Whether it’s to design shopping malls, grocery stores, hairdressers, offices dblo Associates have the professionalism and expertise required through their innovative team trained in building design.

Much consideration is taken for each individual project as the architect’s main focuses are usually accessibility and productivity. He or she must design with two groups in mind — the staff and clients. These two groups of people use the same space simultaneously, but for different purposes. Their needs, preferences, and attitudes regarding that space can greatly differ.

Retail architects Mayfair can also help a company establish a visual identity by using unique materials to design a retail space, such as adding hardwood floors where tiles are normally used. Some professionals give stores themes that capitalize on the business’ specialty. Others use colours in significant places, such as the roof, so that people can readily identify a particular store’s location.

With many years of experience in architecture, having completed hundreds of projects dblo Associates rank one of the best architects in London.

Click here for more information on how dblo can enhance your living through design.

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Swyx Telephony and support from Knowall IT

Who drives the cloud better than a team of committed and highly qualified individuals with knowledge and experience in the most advanced technology such as IaaS London Infrastructure as a Service.

Hosting applications in the Cloud provides customers with an alternative deployment solution to the in-house model. Hosting is designed through a consultative approach to ensure your data and applications are delivered quickly, securely and simply to your user’s world-wide. Hosting applications on Knowall’s UK Enterprise Cloud Platform, ensures your data and applications are available 24×7 to your users, no matter on location or device.

This enables users to access software on devices such as Macs or iPads that they wouldn’t usually be able to access, resulting in a more versatile and flexible work force.

Software such as Sage runs seamlessly on the Mac OS – there is no requirement to run your mac in Boot Camp or install a Windows OS. This is achieved by connecting to your applications remotely via the Microsoft RD Client. You will see all your usual applications and data as you would in the office.

Knowall IT are providers of Private enterprise cloud London for SMEs offering computer support in Hammersmith and surrounding areas.

What else does Knowall IT offer?

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Knowall IT has been providing Swyx Telephony and Swyx support since 2003. Knowall IT has become experts in Swyx offering Swyx Support contracts very similar to our other IT Support contracts.

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Remember your loved ones this Easter

March has been a busy month with celebrations all month round. Firstly Mother’s Day was celebrated in style this year with beautiful elegant window displays in honour of all the mothers who are no longer with us as well as the mothers who are. Some of  Lodge Brothers branches such as funeral directors Ashford decorated their windows using a pink-themed Mother’s Day display at the weekend .

One client brought in a card and was very grateful for having it included in the display in remembrance of her mum.

The poem “My Mother Kept a Garden” was displayed in the window which has some lovely thoughts about the caring  and nurturing nature of mothers.

St Patrick’s Day was marked on the 17th March 2016 at funeral directors Feltham

Traditionally, the day is celebrated by a visit to Church in the morning, followed by dancing and merriment when the restrictions of Lent are lifted for one day! The display in the window shows the Irish flag, a shamrock (hand  knitted by Pat) alongside a bottle of Guinness.

Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family and a time to remember loved ones who have passed on. What better way to remember our loved ones than by doing something for members of the community. Sharing Easter in the community brightens so many people’s day especially the elderly. Lodge Brothers funeral directors Northolt have arranged an Easter Tea Party for the residents of local nursing homes in and around the various villages.

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Find out what some of the other Lodge Brothers branches such as funeral directors Englefield Green have been up to recently  in the community.

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Stunning dream wedding…

Trafalgar & JF Marquees have been extremely busy these first few months of the year. They recently exhibited at an events conference in Kensington Olympia.

International Confex

The UK’s leading exhibition International Confex for the meetings and events industry, Marquee Hire exhibited on the 2nd and 3rd of March allowing Marquee Hire Surrey the opportunity of showcasing their large range of marquees.

Many people had the amazing opportunity to meet our award-winning team, as well our clients, like The Jockey Club, Hilton Hotels and many more. The event was extremely successful with many customers stopping for a chit-chat over tea and biscuits.

Aside from meeting and greeting the exhibitors, visitors were able to listen to keynote speeches from luminaries, such as model and actress Lily Cole, the founder of impossible.com, an altruistic social network, plus Goggle box’s Steph and Dom.

Other highlights included: a VIP lounge sponsored by Venuelior, chocolates courtesy of Montezuma and complimentary head shots for your social media accounts.

Marquee Hire Sussex team have extensive experience setting up marquees across Sussex, Surrey and beyond, each one can be customised to complement the style of event.

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Having a party and want to buy a marquee?

Spencer King from DIY Marquees offers excellent advice for those wanting to set up their own marquee company; be it buying a pop-up marquee or one of the hundreds of different marquee available. DIY Marquees not only offer Marquees they also sell many accessories such as lighting, heating and  flooring.

DIY Marquees

Nearly all professional marquee hire’s use diesel or gas powered heaters. When using one of these to heat a marquee personally I would always put a carbon monoxide tester in the marquee too. They’re cheap, easy to fit and give peace of mind to both you and the customer. Not only that it makes you look (even more) thorough and professional. All fumes from a diesel heater should be kept outside from the chimney but what if the wind blows it straight back towards the marquee?

L B Whites have a very useful heating app that’s worth looking at and illustrates why electric heaters are just not man enough for any serious size marquee.

Inputting a 6x12m commercial (3m apex height) marquee with a rise of 30 degrees C (they do metric, I can’t!) gives a requirement for approx 100,000BTU’s or 30KW of heating. Had we designed our marquees to have a higher apex not only would they be less wind resistant they would also require far more heating – the requirement goes up to 40KW.

The maximum an electric heater can supply is 3KW of heat. If you wanted to heat one of these marquees using electric heaters you would need a whopping 10-13 of them and a very large generator to power them all!

Stick to diesel (indirect) or gas (lbwhite) and fit a carbon monoxide detector.

Click here for more in DIY Marquees range of pop up party tents for sale

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Find the best solution for your business

IBS started 29 years ago and has grown in leaps impressively under the guidance of Managing Director Graham Matthews. The staff are continuously motivated to ensure they are all striving to uphold the Mission Statement – ‘(Our mission is) To keep the clients operation moving via astute advice, efficient service and technical excellence’.

Their aim is aim is to meet their customer’s expectations and requirements by understanding their equipment and processes. With this in mind, IBS are constantly expanding not only in workforce and skill but also in products on offer.

IBS are making their mark in the Industry with their large selection of vacuum loaders and root type blowers and agents for many well-leading Industry brands throughout the UK & US such as Amphitec. The Amphitec Vortex is the best solution when it comes to modern, economical solution for suction, blowing and transporting dry products and liquids.

Amphitec Base-Loader is an incredibly powerful, no nonsense truck used for suctioning, discharge and transporting dry and wet products such as the. The high quality installation consists of stainless steel and components of well-known brands.

Other products in the Amphitec range are: Amphitec Flex-Loader G3 is the 3rd generation movable, self-supporting, industrial pressure vacuum installation and offers the flexible solution for suction, blowing and transporting.

The Amphitec Max-Loader G2 is an industrial semi-trailer for suction and blowing of dry products and liquids. Completely self-supporting and can be used with any tractor unit.

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Free your mind,body and soul

Tantric Journey Tantric Massage for Women

Yoni Massage

Tantra holds the key to connection – to create connection to your inner self which in return will allow you to create connection with others and your loved ones. Tantra’s goal is to heal past hurt and process of Tantra is to surpass hurt in order to attain happiness and bliss. Tantra is weaving the spiritual body, emotional body and the physical body in order to connect to the divine source energy to attain a state of bliss and happiness. Therefore, I work as a meditator assisting the weaving by removing stagnant negative emotions and energy blocks and physical blocks stored as toxins in the body.

Having worked with over 3000 women from all over the world spanning across U.S, Europe, U.K and Asia and having recognized the dire need of healing therapy to reconstruct people, I took the initiative set up Tantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening (http://www.tantricjourney.com/about-tantric-journey/) to help people heal and teach the art of healing to anyone who wanted to become a healer.

Tantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening teaches the pioneer therapy called ‘Tantric Journey Bodywork’. Bodywork is an artisanship crafted with years of research, teachings and validations by masters of the art in order to apply the healing massage techniques that bring about Emotional Detox.

Tantric therapy London is abundant but many do not hold the essence of the Tantra teaching as they are only intended for pleasure, but whereas the essence of Tantric massages is to heal and connect to higher source energy to live at optimum. This is done by  acting as a mediator to our client to help the client to remove negative stagnant emotions in the cellular memory in the body’s cells that block the positive energy flow (positive emotions) that contribute to positive experiences.

Educator LogoTantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening Tantric massage course is intended to teach people to heal themselves as well as others. Being able to heal yourself is a tremendous gift and the ability to heal others is a blessing as happiness only multiplies when shared. The ability to liberate people from their traumatic pasts to start anew is a higher most purpose as many are still tied to their sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological abuse that they have endured that they cannot find a fresh page to start their lives.

Tantric massage for women honors women and womanhood. It teaches women self-respect and the most precious jewel for a women is self –respect that brings about self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem and teaches her to create her own safe circle allowing experiences that only nourish her.

The client is subjected to a well-planned procedure before the Tantric massage treatment. At a comfortable pace between the practitioner (me) and the client in environment that is safe to the client, the client goes through talking therapy, body movements such as yoga, breath work, sounds such as mantras and eventually the Tantric massage treatment at her own pace. Most importantly, I will meet the client where she is, accepting who she is with unconditional love and take her on the inner journey where ever she wants to go. Read more on the treatment here > http://www.tantricjourney.com/tantric-workshops/tantric-workshops-for-couples-and- individuals/

Tantric therapy London aims to help women in London to heal therefore contributing less to the cycle of depression, violence, crimes, unexpected pregnancies, welfare and women’s health.

Tantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening Tantric massage course is for both males and females who need to be above the age of 18 years old, and no previous massage experience is required. The course allows you to reimburse your invest after treating 10 clients and upon completion the Tantric Journey website will host your name to gain publicity among the spiritual community.

Out of suffering comes the strongest souls. And as Matt Kahn says, ‘True healing is the willingness to treat yourselves and others better than the past ever did’.  And the key to healing completely is Tantric Journey Emotional Detox through Tantra & Tao Bodywork where all negative feelings and issues are removed from its origin in order to cultivate positive feelings to build a life of nourishing experiences.

Emotional Detox through a Tantric & Tao manner brings the client body to a positive state at a biological level through positive cells for sound physical, emotional and psychological health.

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npower and RUMM business energy solutions

npower Business Solutions

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Things are constantly changing in the energy sector with many new surprises such as the new Demand Turn Up scheme from National Grid. The idea is that during periods of high renewable generation when the Grid finds it has more energy than it can use, energy-intensive consumers would be encouraged to use more. By either turning off onsite generation from, for example, combined heat and power (CHP) plant or by running an energy-intensive process, such as smelting at a foundry or pumping water at a sewage treatment plant.

A pilot scheme which will run over the summer when wind and solar generation can be high and electricity demand is typically low. Participating businesses will be notified in advance of the extra available energy then, if they respond, they can boost productivity for minimal extra cost plus receive a payment for doing so.

Currently, on very windy days, when output from renewable generation is high the National Grid will turn large power stations down. Or wind turbines themselves may need to be turned off, simply because the power they generate cannot be used.

Filling the energy storage gap

As energy storage technologies become viable utilising energy management solutions it’s likely that storing this extra renewable energy until needed becomes a more cost-effective option. I recently blogged about a 640kWh battery storage system being trailed by Western Power Distribution at a solar farm in Somerset.

Although battery storage systems are predicted to become more efficient and the current high costs to fall, they are not yet able to provide a wide-scale commercial solution to balancing supply and demand. So it will be interesting to see how National Grid’s Demand Turn Up scheme fares.

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