Cafe Liberty Recipes: Hazlenut & Marshmallow Brownies

Wednesday 1st April 2015, 14.25






Indulge your sweet tooth with these show-stopping brownies.

Cafe Liberty Brownie

Make spring that little bit sweeter with these indulgent brownies by Café Liberty. Super-easy to make, this simple tray bake produces showstopping results every time, with mini marshmallows providing a light, fluffy twist.

Makes ten portions

Ingredients

425g salted butter
170g cocoa powder
6 eggs
170g ground almonds
780g sugar
250g hazelnuts
75g mini marshmallows

For the topping:

300ml double cream
50g icing sugar

Method

pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and roast the hazelnuts on a tray for 8 minutes. Leave to cool, then peel and use a cloth to crush them together a little.
Turn down the oven to 150 degrees.
While the nuts are roasting, whip the cream together with the sugar until it forms soft peaks and place in the fridge – you will need it later.
Melt the butter, ading the cocoa powder as soon as it is melted.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add the sugar and ground almonds. Add the melted butter and cocoa and mix all together.
Stir in the crushed hazlenuts and 3/4 of the marshmallows.
Line a tray with baking paper and pour in the mixture, sprinkling the remainder of the marshmallows on top.
Bake for 45 minutes at 150 degrees.
Leave to cool, then cut into squares.
Sprinkle icing sugar to decorate and serve with whipped cream.

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Liberty News: Nudie Lean Dean Launch

Friday 27th March 2015, 11.59






Get an exclusive peek at our in-store launch of the Lean Dean by Nudie Jeans.

nudie launch

Last night, shoppers were treated to an ice-cold beer in our menswear department as they tried the brand new Lean Dean out for size in a new, Scandi-style space. Every purchase granted access to an exclusive after-party to celebrate all things denim. If you didn’t make it down, Lean Dean is availabe online and in-store now.

The Lean Dean joins the slim division of Nudie’s Family of Fits; the 11th jean to join the range is straight from the top, all the way to the bottom with a narrow leg opening.

The launch of the Lean Dean coincides with the Nudie Jeans refreshed Liberty shop-in-shop fit, which projects a Scandinavian feel. Raw materials such as leather, metal and wood have been used and like a pair of dry Nudie Jeans it will age organically through wear and tear, creating a unique history.

Shop Nudie Jeans online and share your Lean Dean @LibertyLondon

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Nike Air Max Day

Thursday 26th March 2015, 10.00





Celebrate Nike Air Max Day 26.3.15 with Liberty

Nike Air Max Day

Shop Air Max at Liberty and share your favourite pair using #AIRMAX

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Herschel Supply for Liberty

Friday 20th March 2015, 8.00






Introducing our latest design collaboration with global accessories brand Herschel Supply, perfectly combining our floral prints with the brand’s practical elegance in three design-driven women’s backpacks.

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The collection features three covetable Herschel Supply silhouettes. The Ware and Hanson, with their clean, cylindrical shapes and cinch closures, and the uniquely styled Dawson, boasting multiple strap detailed compartments with a zippered interior and side-access sleeves. Crafted from lightweight, soft-touch fabrics with slender adjustable straps, the bags are detailed with traditional vegetable tanned leather and polished silver-tone hardware.

Herschel Supply carefully selected prints from the Liberty archive to use for the collaboration. Donna Leigh – inspired by a design from the late 1700s, combining a rich background with contrasting watercolour painted flowers – and Deborah – an Art Nouveau print inspired by an early Merton Abbey Mills pattern book.

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Each backpack design comes in two options: a print combination of Donna Leigh Tana Lawn and Deborah Tana Lawn, or solid navy accented with tactile Donna Leigh print cord. Each bag is finished with a custom Liberty woven label.

The Herschel Supply for Liberty collection will be exclusively available in-store and online at liberty.co.uk from Monday 23 March.

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Make This: Easter Table with Alice Caroline

Tuesday 17th March 2015, 9.00





Dress your table for Easter entertaining with this simple napkin and table runner set.

easter table decorations

Expert sewer, author and Liberty print connoisseur Alice Garrett, owner of Alice Caroline shows you how to dress your table for Easter with this simple step-by-step guide. A lover of Liberty fabric since a childhood spent rummaging through her grandmother’s fabric stash, Alice now sells Liberty fabrics from her online shop, working from her studio in the Cotswolds where her library of Liberty fabric is a constant inspiration.

Whether you’re entertaining this Easter or getting the whole family together, your table will be the envy of all your guests.

Follow the steps below for both the table runner and the napkins

Finished sizes
Table Runner: 132cm (52”) x 35cm (14”)
Napkins: 40cm (16”) x 40cm (16”)

You will need
Table runner: 137cm (54”) x 40cm (16”) Liberty fabric
Napkins: 45cm (18”) x 45cm (18”) Liberty fabric per napkin

Alice has used Hubert A Tana Lawn

easter napkins

How to make

Step 1. Fold down one corner of the fabric so that corner edges are both 1 ¼”.

sew a napkin

Step 2. Cut corner flap off, leaving ½” edges. Repeat steps 1 and 2 at the 3 remaining corners.

napkin sewing

Step 3. Fold one edge of the napkin over ¼”, press.

napkin sewing

Step 4. Fold another ¼” over, press and pin in place. Repeat steps 3 and 4 at the remaining edges.

napkin instructions

Step 5. Stitch all around the napkin, 3mm (1/8”) from the edge of the inner fold. TIP: When stitching, keep the needle down when you get to each corner. Lift the sewing machine foot and pivot the fabric 90 degrees, then lower the foot and continue sewing along the next edge.

napkin sewing

Dress your table and enjoy!

Are you taking part in any Easter crafting? Share your creations using #SewLiberty @LibertyLondon. Shop all Liberty Art Fabrics




Meet the Designer – Alice Caroline

This lovely ‘Easter Table’ tutorial, designed by Alice Caroline Garrett, is just one of the wonderful projects for sewers that she creates using Liberty of London fabrics.

Alice Garrett, owner of Alice Caroline sells a huge range of Liberty prints from the latest collections. She enjoys sourcing limited edition prints and designing patterns, kits and notions all in a distinctive Liberty style. Alice’s love of Liberty fabrics grew from when she was just a child, rummaging through her grandmothers fabric stash, always excited to find a snippet of Liberty fabric. Her grandmother was an amazing quilter who also loved those distinctive patterns, meaning that Alice has had a lifelong love of all things Liberty.

Her studio in the Cotswolds is a riot of colour and texture. There are stacked rolls in her ‘Liberty Library’ of fabric, drawers packed with fat quarters, books and magazines to inspire, and jars of ribbons and buttons sourced from her travels. Being surrounded by such an array of pattern and colour inspires that Alice to design new projects for sewers that use the fabric in such a way that shows Liberty at its best.

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