Saturday, 30 March 2013

Voddies in a Cake?

Voddies? In a cake?

If you don't believe me, Plonkers give this recipe for Sticky Orange, Chilli and Vodka Cake a shot.

Ingredients

170g/6 ozs softened butter
1 cup caster or superfine sugar
1 1/2 oranges
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup almond meal/ground almonds
1/4 cup dessert wine
1/2 cup water
1 lemon
3/4 cup caster or superfine sugar
2-5 small mild dried chillies
2.5 tablespoons vodka

Directions

Preheat oven to 170C/340F. Line a 20cm spring-form tin with parchment paper on the base and sides.

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Finely grate the rind of one orange into the butter mix and beat lightly, then add the egg yolks, one at a time and then the dessert wine.

Add the flour and almond meal in two batches of each alternating between flour and almond meal.

Whisk the egg whites with a beater until you reach stiff peaks and then fold this into the mixture in two lots - the wet mixture is already quite heavy so you will end up deflating the cake mixture a bit but try and fold it in if you can.

Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

About 15 minutes before the cake is finished, start on the syrup. In a small saucepan add the water and sugar and the peeled zest from the one and a half oranges and the lemon.

Juice the oranges and lemon and add this to the sugar and water. Add the chilli and vodka and stir until sugar dissolved and then boil rapidly for about 5 minutes until it becomes a thick syrup. Keep the syrup warm and infuse the flavours until the cake is ready.

Remove cake from oven and place bottom side up on a serving plate. Prick all over using a skewer and while hot, spoon over the syrup, peel and chillis. Serve warm - the syrup will have seeped into the cake making it moist and sweet.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bad Ass Rap

So, I've been jugglin my arse off lately to finish all my A to Z Blog Challenge posts. 

Tossing kids, work, supper, laundry, scheduling posts in the air all at the same time.  Yes, I'm talented like that.  I finally did it.  I'm done.  All 26 posts scheduled and ready to rock yer faces off.

Can I have a high fucking five, Plonkers!

I nicked this Shizzle from The Big Dollop.


Monday, 25 March 2013

Tattooathan March 2013

Spot the Temporary Ink
Unlike my fucking kick-arse temporary tattoos that you can win on my blog, South Africa is holding a 2013 Tattooathon.

The Tattooathon is about getting inked, having fun and doing it for a good cause: helping kids beat cancer!

During March 2013, Tattooathon will be colouring skin around SA.

Why I hear you say?

Firstly, it’s for a good cause, namely CHOC.

The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA was established in 1979 by a parent group in Johannesburg. The organisation does not receive funding from government and rely heavily on donations from caring corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer. Donations and fund raising projects like Tattooathon are therefore the lifeblood of the organisation.

Secondly, if you’ve got a tattoo you’ll know that familiar itch of looking for an excuse to get another one.


Last year, the first Tattooathon raised over R70,000.00, sprouted from a simple idea: encourage people to get tattooed, raise funds for kids battling cancer and alter the stigma attached to having a tattoo. From concept to money in the bank, this outcome was achieved in 5 weeks. This level on enthusiasm lead the organisers to fully embrace the possibility that the Tattooathon event could, in fact, become more than a fun local event.

Go book your tattoo appointment HEREwith one of the many artists and studios involved in the Tattooathon.

If you're not feeling brave enough to get permanently inked, you can always just DONATE your hard earned dosh towards the cause and I will send you one of my awesome temporary tattoos - just cause you can't have enough ink on your bod!

All you have to do is let me know you donated and I'll send you one for FREEEEEEE.
 

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Big Reveal

So, by now all you beautiful Plonkers know that I've signed up again this year for the A to Z Blog Challenge next month. 

I'm sure you've read here that there is a Blog Hop within this Blog Hop called The Big Reveal, which in essense is to reveal your theme for this year's challenge.

Go and Visit both hosts David and Mina and say hello.


I indeed have a theme and today's the day I uncover it.

Ta-da!






All Things Scots :  Scottish Dialect and Places

I look forward to visiting and commenting all your blogs during the April Blog Challenge. Well, not all of them but I'll certainly make a big dent in the list.

Cheers.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Saturday, 16 March 2013

My Big Reveal

Oh and it's not me flashing my titties,okay...  Dirty Bastids!

Its The Big Reveal hosted by Mina Lobo - Goth Mom Lite and David Macauly, who are doing a Blog Hop within a Blog Hop to reveal your A to Z Blog Challenge Theme before we start on 1 April.   

If you you're not signed up for the A to Z Blog Challenge in April 2013, then you can't take part in The Big Reveal Hop, so go and read up all about the April A to Z Blog Challenge and sign up HERE!  It's always a riot.

 


Join up and reveal your secret.  Mine's a stoater!

See you on 21 March. 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

PhotoBombing

All you beautiful Plonkers know I love a good photo bombing. Here's some that made me smile

How Sexy can you be when there's a dawg shitting in your frame?

Blocking yer view?

Pick Me!  Pick Me!

Green with Envy?

Regal Bikini Watcher

Little and Large?
 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Riding the Clouds, Pull Ripcord!

On Sunday my bestie, her son and I literally took the lunge and went skydiving.  The guys at the Johannesburg Skydiving Club were brilliant! 

Thanks for a brilliant adventure that will NEVER forget.

I'll do it again in a heartbeat.  Next time I'll be telling them to forget the cam and do some wicked somersaults with me!


Ready to Jump : Mandy, Richard, A Daft Scots Lass

In the Aircraft - door open!

Dangling in mid air 12000ft.  No turning back!

I'm Flying!
Whoooohooo! Above the clouds

Parachute Open and we're gliding


Look at that view!
Back on Land and pumped with adrenaline!



Thursday, 7 March 2013

I'd like to Thank my Fans....

Apparently there are rules one must adhere to when accepting the Liebster Award, but that never stopped me from fucking breaking them.


1. Thank the person who nominated you.


2. Post eleven random facts about yourself.

  • Well I actually have 100 things about myself posted on my blog, but I supposed I can think of another 10 just for you Plonkers!
  • I adore arm candy.
  • I am obsessed with everything Jack White.  I’m saving to buy some of his guitar picks and make them into earrings. Don’t steal my idea okay?
  • I’m in the process of completing a colourful half sleeve tattoo on my right arm.  Its very excited to watch the progress.  I'm rockin the shit out of it.
  • Fruit gives me goosebumps, even just looking at it or imagining biting into fruit.  Och, I know I’m a fucking nutcase.  Every time this happens it just reminds me of this fact.
  • Lately I’m loving red lipstick.
  • Despite all the vibrant four-letter words that disgorge from my face, I’m actually quite romantic deep down in my twisted soul.
  • It’s always wine o’clock *ching ching*.  Don't judge me.
  • I’m fiercely protective over the ones I care about.
  • I'm an Instagram Whore.


3. You answer the eleven questions asked by the person who nominated you.

  1. What scares you the most?

Being old and alone

  1. What makes you happy and why?

Music.  It feeds my soul and I can’t imagine life without it.

  1. If you could be any famous person, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Someone who is loaded, but not famous and not stalked by the fucking paparazzi. So I guess that would be Riley Bechtel.  Are you googling yet?

  1. Do you enjoy what you do for a living and why?

I work with a brilliant bunch of very strong, independent and outgoing sales women and they’re like my second family.  I enjoy the flexibility its gives me in order to be the best mum to my girls. They both demand a lot of my time.

  1. What is your favourite movie of all time?

Sense and Sensibility

  1. What is you favorite TV show?

The Big Bang Theory. 

  1. If you were allowed to only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Duh!  Can only be Chocolate. 

  1. If you could go back in time what would you change or do?

I would be bolder with my decisions.

  1. If you had to pick one famous person of the same sex to have a man or girl crush on, who would it be and why?

Zooey Deschanel. She’s so daft, quirky, pretty and sexy all at the same time.

  1. Would you take a bullet for someone, and if yes, who would it be?

I would.  I have a few on my list that I’d killa da bull for.  You know who you are!

  1. What celebrity do you despise the most and why?

Paris Hilton, because she’s always had everything handed to her and yet she's still managed to fuck it up.



4. You think of a new set of eleven questions and nominate eleven others to answer them.

  • Vanilla or Chocolate?
  • Home Alone on a Friday night or out partying?
  • Favourite thing to do while watching telly.  Pickin yer nose doesn't count.
  • Brunettes, Blondes or Redheads?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Books or Films?
  • If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
  • If you could be someone of the opposite sex for one day, who would you be and what would you do?
  • Boxers or tighty whities?
  • How many Cheese Curls can you fit in your mouth without crunching or swallowing?
  • fuck 11, ten’s enough
I now bequeath this award to some Rad Bloggers

Fellow Foul Mouthed Hooker (even though I'm not allowed to view her blog anymore)  Rockin Mama
Sweeties wee Irish Lad I know Yeamie Waffles
Guinness World Record Holder Braai Boy
Proudly South African Stacey Vee

Sunday, 3 March 2013

So You Think You Can Vlog?

A Daft Scots Lass vlogs about The Homemakers Expo, A to Z Blog Challenge, a tartan handbag and Toffee.



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