Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

A trip to Cracov




Went for a one day trip to Cracov few days ago. I used to live there and I love going back there for a visit. 
The last picture is from my favorite little café, Café Zakatek. 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

House Doctor giveaway

Leave a comment below to win one of those pretty jewellery boxes from House Doctor. I'll draw a winner on Monday.
Good luck!

PS. If you have any troubles with commenting the post please let me know on Facebook or mail me on keekodesigns@gmail.com.


Don´t forget to write your name!

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Veľa šťastia!


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Nezabudnite napísať svoje meno! 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Coffee and walnut cupcakes



The best cupcakes ever! Well, the best recipe I've tried so far anyway. Although I realise that the picture does not sell it too well.. Had few mishaps when making them last night (set too low temperature and the cakes melted, saved only 3 of them and the rest became one big mess...). They were delicious anyway! Making more tonight as Mr Boyfriend simply looooves them :)


You will need:
175g flour
175g butter at room temperature
175g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
45ml espresso coffee (or freshly brewed, strong coffee)
50g walnuts (or pretty much as many or as little as you want)


For the syrup
30 ml hot espresso coffee
50g light muscovado sugar


For the topping
150g butter
200g icing sugar
3 tsp instant coffee 



Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix together flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and eggs until smooth. Add coffee and chopped walnuts.
Spoon the mixture into 12 paper cake cases and bake for about 15 min (the tops should spring back when pressed with a finger).
While the cakes are baking, stir together coffee and sugar. You should get thick syrup.
As soon as the cakes are out of the oven, pierce them in several places and drizzle over the syrup, leave to cool.
To make the topping, cream the butter with sugar and coffee for about 3 min. Put the mixture into the piping bag and pipe it on to the cakes. As I don't have a pipng bag I used an ordinary plastic bag and cut off the corner. You could also spread the buttercream on with a knife.


Enjoy!


PS. I'll try to translate the recipe to Slovak tonight (need to ask my sweet assistant for help)


Kat 




As promised here we come in Slovak :)


Budete potrebovať: 
175g polohrubej múky
175g krupicového cukru
175g masla v izbovej teplote
3 veľké vajcia
1 lyžička kypriaceho prášku
45ml espresso kávy (čerstvo uvarená)
50g orechov


Sirup:
30ml espresso kávy
50g hnedého cukru


Na ozdobenie:
200g práškového cukru
150g masla
3 lyžičky instantnej kávy


Postup:
Predhrejeme rúru na 180 C.
Vymiešame do hladka múku, cukor, maslo, vajíčka a prášok do pečiva. Pridáme studenú kávu a nasekané orechy. 
Lyžičkou naberáme masu do 12 formičiek a pečieme 15 minút. Sú hotové keď ich zmačknete a oni sa vrátia naspäť.
Kým sú v rúre, urobíme si sirup. Do horúcej kávy pridáme cukor a vymiešame.
Keď ich dáme z rúry von, urobíme do nich dierky a polejeme ich sirupom. Necháme vychladnúť.
Na ozdobu vymiešame práškový cukor, maslo a kávu.
Keď cup cakes vychladnú, ozdobíme ich krémom.


Dobrú chuť!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Beautiful memories





I was sorting out my computer and I found those pictures from our trips to Looe (a wonderful little town in the UK) and Scotland. I got all nostalgic.. I miss our trips and I miss our friends even more. And I'm thankful for all my beautiful memories.

Friday, 7 October 2011

I found this company and felt in love with their products. Thinking of ordering some for the shop. What do you think?



Wednesday, 5 October 2011

New camera needed. Badly.

I have changed my window display yesterday and wanted to take some photos of it when I realised that my camera went on a strike. All photos are blurred so badly I can´t even see what is on them :(  I need a new camera. Will have my nameday soon so you are very welcome to get me a nice camera for a present!

In that case I´ll share some pictures of Isak as we had a delivery yesterday. 




I just wanted to apologise all my Slovak readers for writing in english only but my written slovak is still really bad.. I am learning though and hopefully will improve soon :)

Have a nice day
Kat

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The newest adventure

I´ve just realised that my last post was in January!... And to be frank I have not been here since. I´m ashamed.


But I have an excuse. Few to be precise.
  1. I left the UK and now I live with Mr Boyfriend in Slovakia.
  2. I´d gone back to work full time in order to save money so that we could move.
  3. My sister has a new family member so obviously I had to spend lot of time with them.
  4. I decided to open a shop and there was a huge amount of preparation before that.
  5. I opened a shop (together with Mr Boyfriend)
  6. I am living my dream :)
So, although I know I said it before several times, I´m back. 

I am working on a website and a internet shop, and will definitelly change the blog design. For now I´m trying to figure out how to do it though so it might take a little while.

Here are some photos of my sweet little shop. They were taken just before we opened last week so they are not perfect. Hope you like them anyway :)

Kat




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