DIY British Sherbet: Review

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I made some sherbet today and I wanted to test it out.

Now, I am an aunt, so ‘I have to do ‘aunt things’ and get into practice for when I need it.

I was inspired by a stall selling sherbet at a Food Fair at Syon Park. They did lots of flavours, including pizza (which I am still working on). This particular recipe is a ‘plain one’ other than a few sprinkles. If you add liquid, like coconut flavouring, there will be a ‘fizzy reaction’. The photo above was when I put flavouring in it, so it is a bit ‘ball’ like but you don’t need to use any flavouring so it will be more powdery looking.

In the UK, sherbet is traditional eaten with a stick of licorice or eaten with the fingers. Nowadays, cooks use it as a topping for ice creams.

INGREDIENTS

Citrus Acid powder (I got this online, but you can apparently get it at pharmacies)

Bicarbonate of Soda

Sprinkles and/or edible glitter (from a cake decoration shop)This adds a little texture and colour if you want it.

Icing Sugar (be generous)

Vintage Sweet Bags (You can get a good range, blue, green, yellow, black and ‘mixed’ on Amazon.

Optional: Licorice sticks from Simpkins on Amazon (not licorice roots) If you can find a good health or candy store, even better as you don’t have to pay for any delivery charge.

Tip: You only need a little citrus acid powder and bicarbonate of soda. The more citrus acid you use, the more ‘sour’ it is.

REVIEW: It is not bad at all.You don’t need to buy sherbet in the shops now, it works! It is fun to have a variety of sprinkles to make it more unique and ‘homemadey’. I would give it a 9/10 and a Gold Star in ‘Aunt Points’

Review: Truprint prints

I wanted to copy my photos online easily and cheaply. I haven’t had photos printed for ages and need something to record my memories and post some to others. Using those online machines at Boots is expensive.

I tried to use Bonusprint but I had password problems and Bonus Print failed to contact me to rectify it.

I ended up using Truprint, which I remembered from 30 years ago. I was surprised that they are still going strong as I don’t see any Truprint envelopes anymore and don’t watch TV ads.

Each print was 14p which I thought was reasonable (though I didn’t shop around) and postage was fairly cheap. I bought the prints today (27th May 2017) and the product is expected to be delivered 6th June for standard delivery a
nd this is over bank holiday.

The website was easy to navigate though I never went for anything fancy like photo cards etc.

Note: Beaulieu did not receive any free prints from Truprint.

Truprint – Review

I was struggling to find a company online to print out my iPhone photos but  I managed to find Truprint (www.truprint.co.uk) who can directly from Facebook and your phone .I used to use them over 15 year’s ago, and I was surprised that they were still about.

However,I found both uploading on Truprint on my mobile and PC extremely slow. The site also also a bit confusing and I ended up printing one photo instead of an album. It was also a job to get back the Home page and to find the Keep Shopping link.

Delivery is about a week which is reasonable for standard delivery. But the software is very slow, not helped by my own internet connection.

However it is great for good value photos and gifts when you do get in. Photos are from 5p and you get 20 FREE prints if you are a new customer.  You can also get some nice greeting cards made up for you.

Would I use them again? Yes, if I allow myself a few hours to get in

I have not been paid for this article.