Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Oreo Truffles

Sometimes you just need chocolate, either for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family (especially with Easter just around the corner) and today I have the perfect recipe for homemade Oreo truffles that are so simple and easy, you'll find yourself making them up to snack on yourself...

All that you need:
- 300g of Oreo Biscuits
- 150g of Cream Cheese.
- 1tsp of Vanilla Extract
- Chocolate for coating

All that you need to do:
- Check the biscuits in a bowl and crush until you have a bowl of crumbs. I did mine with a rolling pin which was a great stress buster.
- In another bowl, mix the cream cheese and vanilla extract.
- Add a third of the crumbs to the cheese mixture and stir until combined.
- Add another third and repeat.
- Add more crumbs until the mixture seems unable to take any more crumbs. (You may find that this is not all of your biscuit.)
- Roll into balls and place in the fridge to cool.
- Melt the chocolate for coating by placing a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water,
- Dip the balls into the chocolate.
- Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and place in the fridge.
- Serve and Enjoy!!

Monday, 16 March 2015

How to Survive Writing your Dissertation.

Deadlines are looming and it's that point in the year when us third years have begun to panic about getting our dissertations finished, bound and submitted whilst attempting to achieve the grades and work out quite what we want to do with our lives.

So, here's my do's and don'ts as to how survive your dissertation and make it ten times easier that you could have even thought.

Do Break the word count down - Before you start work out roughly how many words each section should be. It'll give you something to aim for and by breaking it down the 10,000 words won't seem quite as bad. It'll almost become a few smaller essays rather than on massive undoable assignment.

Don't get hung up on the word count - You may struggle to hit a word count. Don't just waffle on unnecessarily. This won't help you in the long run because you're not saying anything substantial. If you start to struggle, come back to that section with a clear head.

Do Read all of the submission guidelines - There is nothing worse than spending loads of time getting the assignment done, only to lose marks for not following the submission guidelines perfectly.

Don't Worry about the guidelines until you're finished - Get the content right and the rest will follow.

Do make sure you understand what you're writing about. - Pick a subject that yo uthink you could be interested in and make sure you understand the way in which you are analysing. You have to work on it for a while.

Don't over complicate the analysis - It is better to have completed an analysis that is simple but well thought out and understood than a complex method that is difficult to follow and/or understand.

Take it as it comes, and before you know it, you'll have it submitted and finished and never have to worry about it again.