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Baileys-chocolat-Luxe-recipe Baileys chocolat Luxe Easter banana cheesecake recipe. 

The whole Easter holiday weekend had sped by. I had a really busy three days of doing Instagram takeovers, hosting a birthday party, and Spring cleaning my kitchen cabinets.

I celebrated the end of the Easter weekend with friends and family. We cooked tapas dishes to share, and I made this Easter banana cheesecake with Baileys chocolat luxe and Baileys Irish cream.

I decided to do away with the standard three course meal portions for the party, and to embrace that fun Tapas concept of sharing our food. Baileys-chocolat-luxe-cheesecake-recipe I love drinking Baileys Irish cream , so you can imagine my delight, when the postman delivered the Baileys chocolat Luxe. It’s a blend of decadent Belgian chocolate and Baileys Original cream.

I can still remember enjoying the limited edition Baileys Pumpkin Spice version. Baileys-cheesecake-recipe

I thought I’d share the recipe for my Baileys chocolat luxe banana cheesecake here :

Biscuit base

5-6 Digestive biscuits

6-7 Ginger nuts biscuits

50g unsalted butter.

The cheese cake filling

600g cream cheese

20-30ml Baileys Irish cream

20-30ml Baileys chocolat Luxe

3 mashed bananas

3 eggs

150g caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Baileys-chocolat-luxe-recipe Topping

150ml soured cream

1 tablespoon caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. To decorate

Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies.

Butter finger biscuits. Baileys-chocolat-luxe-cheesecake-recipe Steps

  1. Preheat oven 180 degrees.

  2. Crush biscuits in bag with rolling pin.

  3. Melt butter over low heat and then mix with biscuit crumbs.

  4. Compress biscuit and butter mix on baking sheet in greased tin.

  5. Place in oven 5 minutes.

  6. Mix filling all together in electric mixer. Start slow and then increase speed till smooth and creamy.

  7. Pour mix over biscuit base and spread evenly.

  8. Bake 40 minutes.

  9. Remove to cool 5-6 minutes.

  10. Make topping by mixing ingredients together and smooth over top of cheesecake.

  11. Place back in oven to bake 10-15 minutes.

  12. Remove and leave to cool then put in fridge overnight.

  13. Decorate with butter finger cookies (stuck on with cream cheese) and chocolates for topping.

How does the cake look?

To continue with the party theme of sharing our food, I decided not to slice the cheese cake into separate portions. Instead, we all shared, by dipping our spoons into the whole cake. It was so fun. The Baileys chocolat Luxe in the cheese cake was so more-ish, so we all decided to pour more in glasses to share. Pairing the cheesecake with the Baileys chocolat Luxe drink was absolutely divine. Even better because we were all sharing the experience together, as we chatted and laughed.
Hope you have enjoyed the post. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Baileys Irish Cream, but all views are my own).

Burning Man photographic prints from Lumitrix.

Curating art work and creating gallery walls are one of my favourite things to do, so when Lumitrix asked me to pick and style one of their photographic prints at home, it was an instant yes.

Lumitrix not only sells beautiful handpicked photographic prints, it is also a great online platform that acts as a springboard, to give new talents and established photographers the desired publicity and exposure.

The print that caught my eye (above) is called “Burning Man” and it’s by Helene Sandberg. I love how the sky in the photo has created an ombré blue effect against the gold of the desert sand. Then there is that cute vibrant pop of yellow from the van.

I was curious about the name ‘Burning man’, so I did a bit of research which led me to an interesting discovery of the story behind the image. Burning Man is apparently an annual festival in the Nevada desert, that celebrates creativity and individuality. Apparently throughout the year, a city in this desert called Black Rock is being built in preparation for the gathering. I’ve checked out some of the You tube videos on the festival. The event governed by 10 main principles, appear breathtakingly beautiful, but also quirky and bizarre. It would be an awesome experience to attend one of these events some day. My ‘Burning Man’ print came beautifully framed and mounted. The prints are available to order in a variety of sizes and frames .  Lumitrix cuts out that traditional art gallery ‘middle man’, making these pieces of artwork more accessible to the public and at affordable prices. I love how my print is now a focal point in one of my living rooms at home. It really compliments the blue of my sofa well don’t you think? I’ve always gone for illustrated or screen printed artwork . It’s so refreshing to decorate with art photographic prints. It has actually inspired me to create some photographic artwork of my own. Do have a browse on Lumitrix. They don’t just stock pretty photos, but inspiring images that tell a story.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaborative post with Lumitrix, but all views and opinions are my own).

printing photos from phone Printing photos from phone or camera with Printiki and an Instagram Giveaway.

I love colour hunting when I travel. Unsurprisingly, my camera card and I-phone gallery are now packed full of images.

I have recently returned from a trip to LA and Palm Springs. As you can imagine, I have amassed quite a collection of photos.  It would be so nice to see the physical copies of those photos on holiday.

It was perfect timing when Printiki contacted me to try out their service for printing photos from phone or camera.  Have you noticed the trend for 4″x4″ photos? I’ve certainly seen many high street shops now stocking frames for that size.

I’ve purchased the colourful frames above to create a large gallery wall. I’m still waiting on a few more frames, so will show you when the wall is completed, at a later date.
You can order the 4×4 photos with a thin white border or in a polaroid style. They come in either a matte or glossy finish. I have chosen matte.

I’ve decided to display my photos on a blue wire mesh board, using colourful paper clips. printing photos from phone The board currently sits on one of the walls in my creative work studio.It has become both a decorative feature and visual mood board for me. I can see my favourite colours of pink, sky blue, pops of yellows and natural green. It’s so interesting to see how I gravitate towards those hues when photographing. How do you like it? Another idea for the printed photos, is to make postcards.

As you can see, I have attached my photos to bright pink cards, all ready to post. You can order your photos just by using your phone, adding the images straight from your Instagram account, Facebook page or camera roll. There’s even an option to add caption.

Printiki  can also print photo books and posters. There are various size options and finishes available, all at affordable prices.

They post internationally and delivery is super fast, as the photos can be printed locally in many countries, such as the UK, USA, Australia and more. Now for the GIVEAWAY. How would you like to win an amazing wire mesh memo board, similar to the one I have above, along with a voucher code to print 30 of your own photos from Printiki?

The instructions for the giveaway are on my Instagram.

It really is so easy printing photos from phone or camera. Do give Printiki a go, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as I do.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Printiki, but all views are my own).

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