6 months old!

Well it’s officially six months since we went supermarket free! And what a lovely six months we’ve had. We’ve met new people (both in the real world and online). We’ve eaten some AMAZING food. We’ve saved £373.76 pounds from the possible £1300 we could have spent. We have written 200 blog posts (tiring but something we are very proud of). We’ve lived below the line. We’ve done 26 non supermarkets shops (not including this weeks shop). We are feeling healthy and basically having a blast.

We did do our shopping today and we promise to tell you about it along with a full account of the impact Live below the Line has had on us and as requested a post about why we went supermarket free, but we thought in order to celebrate our sixth month anniversary (and because Becksie really wants to bake after last week’s rations and Ian really wants to eat something uber tasty) we should tackle something tasty and exciting…………………..

6 month 5Enter…… the chocolate soufflé!

Brace yourselves this is a biggy and done right is simply amazing!

Ok what to do?

Assemble ones ingredients (the recipe makes 6 but we only made half)………

50 grams of butter plus a little extra for ramekin greasing

3 tablespoons of caster sugar and a little extra to also line the ramekin

2 tablespoons of plain flour

250ml semi skimmed milk (we only had some whole milk that needed using up from last week’s rations – oh well)

130grams of chocolate

4 eggs (separated)

Icing sugar

So once you have assembled the sum of the parts it’s time to work some magic.

  1. Preheat your oven to 200c6 month 2
  2. Grease your ramekins (this recipe should do six) with butter and coat with caster sugar6 month 1
  3. Melt 50 grams of butter in a wee saucepan. Add the flour and stir until smooth and bubbling.6 month 3 Gradually add the milk into the wee pan and continue to stir until it is smooth. 6 month 11Once the mixture is smooth simmer on a low heat for about 2 minutes
  4. Add the chocolate and the remaining caster sugar and mix until melted and combined.6 month 10
  5. Add the egg yolks one by one beating between each addition
  6. Transfer this mixture to a bowl
  7. In a separate bowls whisk the egg whites until soft peaks are formed. 6 month 9Carefully add the egg white mixture to the chocolate mixture folding in gently6 month 8
  8. Spoon the mixture into the greased ramekins (fill to just below the rim)
  9. Place on a tray in the oven and bake for 15 mins! DO NOT repeat DO NOT open the oven door during this 15 minutes (they will sink). They are ready when the centre is well risen and should have some give but not feel liquidy. This is something one will have to use instinct for and if instinct fails……. Practice makes perfect.6 month 6
  10. Dust with Icing sugar and serve now this second. Just a note they go uber well with homemade ice cream.6 month 4

Happy 6 month anniversary us! Thank you so much for reading and commenting and all of your support.

Lots of Love

Becksie, Ian and Lizzie xx  Lizzie Letter 4


12 thoughts on “6 months old!

  1. Congratulations to you, Team Pugh! You have done a wonderful job…and I love seeing you in the photo posted in today’s blog…you look great!

  2. Well done, six months in and doing so well! Lovely photo at the end of the blog, obviously supermarket free suits you all. 👪

  3. Congratulations on 6 months! I’m really enjoying reading your blog and look forward to trying out the homemade water biscuits recipe!

    Have you tried making your own yoghurt? You could have used last weeks out of date stuff as a starter!

  4. A well deserved treat! Well Done TeamPugh, you are such an inspiring happy young couple..it is lovely to share a little bit of your lives and I look forward every day to reading your posts…Thankyou!

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