Today I am going to show you how I made this Chocolate Orange Cheesecake from the lovely Tanya Burr's new book, Tanya Bakes. I would definitely recommend everyone to pick this amazing cookbook from Waterstones or from online (Amazon) because there are a variety of amazing recipes which anyone can easily create and they are all so easy
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Setting time: at least 2 hours
You will need a 21 cm round loose-bottomed cake tin
300g double chocolate cookies
100g butter, melted
zest of 2 oranges
250g full-fat cream cheese
150g icing sugar
200g Terry's Chocolate Orange, plus extra 'slices' for decorating
150g double cream
Crush the biscuits to crumbs. Mix in the melted butter and zest of 1 orange until well combined, then press into the bottom of the tin
Mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Set aside.
Melt the 200g of Chocolate Orange in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water.
Once melted, quickly whip the cream in a bowl until it forms soft peaks, then add the melted chocolate and cream cheese mixture. Mix until smooth and well combined.
Pour onto the biscuit base and smooth out. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
When you're ready to serve, decorate with the remaining Chocolate Orange slices and Orange Zest. This part is actually optional but we decided to place a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top and we grated some dark chocolate from Sainsbury's to add little bit more! Yummm....
I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe created by Tanya Burr. She also has a Youtube channel all about Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle. Her videos are absolutely amazing and you guys should check out her channel and hit the subscribe while you are over there. Here is her channel link: https://www.youtube.com/user/pixi2woo
She also has a Blog: http://www.tanyaburr.co.uk
Here is her Latest video 31st July 2016:
Hi, I have just got a new video up on my Channel which I had pre filmed from weeks ago and I just thought that I should include this on my channel as part of my Summer 2016 series. Make sure to watch this video by going onto my Channel: BeautyforBeauties, clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK-kWQNkWKg
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Today, I am going to tell you all about how I edit and film my videos for Youtube. I wanted to create a guide for beginners if you are thinking about starting a blog or Youtube channel this will really help you. Firstly, I would love to share how I film as this can be very important when it comes to quality of the video. I use a pocket sort of camera. This camera was free from my Dad's work and so I have used this for about two years now and it does the job for me. But it depends whether you are willing to spend just a bit more money for a larger camera like a DSLR. Personally, I wouldn't recommend a DSLR as a beginner as they are usually at a much higher price point and when starting out this can be difficult to afford. The camera I use for my blogs, Vlogs and Main videos is the Canon Powershot G1X Mark II. This camera usually retails for £150.00, which is quite affordable. I found that this camera is very suitable for me and many other people because it has auto focus and is very high quality.
Some people do love to buy a body of a camera and then a separate interchangeable lens but with this camera, this is not a option on this camera. This camera is so helpful for filming as it has a useful flip out screen and has many available setting including auto focus and filters on the camera. I would recommend this camera to anyone who enjoys Videography or photography as it has everything a DSLR would have in a much smaller compact camera. I am considering buying a remote for this camera when taking photos for my thumbnails as it is very hard when doing this.
The next thing I would like to talk about is the tripod, you can find some cheap affordable tripods from amazon or eBay. The particular tripod that I bought was from amazon. You can decide how much you spend on a tripod depending on which features you want to purchase. Here is the link to my tripod I bought: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-127cm-Lightweight-Tripod-Bag/dp/B00XI87KV8/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1469732498&sr=1-1&keywords=tripod
I also recommend a hard drive as the videos and content you create take up so much memory on your computer so by owning a extensive hard drive allows you to keep all of your videos in a safe place rather than keeping them on your computer (taking up storage) or deleting them. Another essential you will need in the Youtube industry are memory cards for when you will need to import footage onto your computer. Most people use SD cards and these are a life saver because it can allow time for you to edit several videos.
Next I am going to move onto the editing side of this post. Editing makes a video appear and look more proffessional and this is very important to your viewers and audience. I mainly use iMovie because it is a piece of free software which you can find on any apple device including iMac, Macbook Pro/Air and the iPad. Youtubers like Zoella and Alfie Deyes like to use Final Cut pro X, this is a very expensive piece of software (£200) and can be difficult to afford when you are a beginner. And I do not recommend it to a beginner. On iMovie there are amazing features and elements to this software including transitions, cutaways, green screens, sound effects and so many more.
When you are starting out on Youtube, just make sure to be yourself on camera and get products which you can afford rather than splurging out on an expensive camera. I hope you found this helpful! I enjoyed writing this Blogpost. If you would like any other important information regarding my Youtube Channel and how I film/edit leave me a comment on this Blog Post and I will be sure to reply back to you.
I wanted to share my Brighton experience with you all, just incase you have never been or you live in a different country. If you do get the chance to come to England then definitely come to Brighton & Hove! I am considering about moving to Brighton in the future but for now just visiting there every month or so. From where I live, you can easily catch a train which takes about two hours as its a high speed train or you could drive there which would take longer. We took the longest option, as we could stop off and have half an hour breaks.
I have never been to Brighton and this was such a good experience to see what the pier appeared to look like in reality. It was actually so fun to go with my family as we went in the late afternoon, so we arrived in the evening sort of time. And this beautiful Brighton pier sign was lit from a far.
So we arrived, and firstly we parked our car. Parking our car was a hard experience as our car is very big which limits space when parking and the parking tariffs and tickets are so expensive. The ticket for parking is about £8 for all evening. But it was worth it as we enjoyed every moment of it!
The pier was a amazing experience, as this is the only pier available to view in England as some other ones are actually burnt down. I stepped onto the boards of the pier and looked down to see the salty sea water and this was a scary moment as I hate heights. The first place we proceeded was the arcade, this was actually so fun to explore the 2p machines and 10p machines. Next, we got some food from this churos plaza. Churos take me back to when I was on holiday in Florida (aka my hometown).
There are so many amazing things to do on the pier, there is even a theme park where you can go on some terrifying rides (my worst nightmare). I definitely enjoyed visiting Brighton and Hove as I had never been before and I know many of you will too! We didn't stay for long in Brighton as it got late and we live far away from Brighton and so we had to head home.
I hope you enjoyed my very first blog post on Brighton! More coming soon!