Friday, January 18, 2013

Brownie "muffins"

Brownies in cups

These are definitely meant for kids or those young at heart....

Yummy treats

I love brownies. I really do. That is why when I came across these delectable treats in m recipe book, I just couldn't say no to baking them. Well, I am saying hello to 2013. Pardon me for my missing posts, I had had some issues to be solved. And now, I am back to my first love- they are blogging, writing, baking and sharing recipes. I am not going to be taken aback of brickbats by undeserving parties.  The truth is blogsphere has been rather kind of me all these years. I met some wonderful people through blogs and I intend to remain friends with them. Well, back to these delectable treats- I actually bake them way back in December 2012, but I did not have the time to post the recipe.  I brought them for my students and they finished them in a blink. These muffins are not overly sweet due to the existence of brown sugar and it suited my taste bud. Do try baking them as you will definitely keep this recipe for the future generation. Trust me ;).  From the recipe book, Brownie Bliss by Linda Collister, I am here to share this recipe. Here goes ;


2 large eggs
125g light brown sugar
125g unsalted butter, melted
230 ml full-fat milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
225g plain flour
50g unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
50g milk choc chips, plus extra to decorate

*a 12-cup muffin or cupcake tray, lined with 12 paper cases


1)Preheat the oven to 150C
2) Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the sugar . Use a hand mixer to beat thoroughly. Combine them together. Beat in the melted butter. Then, add in milk and vanilla.
3) Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder directly onto the mixture and mix in. Then, stir in the choc chips.
4) Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases and sprinkle a few extra choc chips on the top of each muffin to decorate.
5) Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 mins until just firm to the touch.
   (These muffins will not rise that high, they will not look like normal muffins)
6) Remove from the oven and let them sit for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

I "heart" brownie muffins
Happy baking, every one. Happy days ahead.....

Friday, January 4, 2013

It's 2013!!

Wish to see Bluebells again ( google)

Wish to spend time doing nothing here-
A park near Kelana Jaya
My first cupcake posting in this blog way back in 2008
My favourite banana bread picture in 2012

It's 2013 now. Time does really fly... I didn't have any clue on how 2012 went by. Time was just not on my side. For the first time, I barely had time to do a special entry on saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming aboard 2013. On a personal note, 2012 was full of colours. There were heartaches and joy along the way. And again, time constraint played a full factor in the lack of of recipe entries and other postings in this blog. I am not a full-time stay- at -home mother. I wish to have that coveted profession. Oh, I wish. Unfortunately or fortunately (maybe) I have a day job outside the comfortable home environment. Not that I enjoy that much, though. It brings quite a big pay cheque, but again when we win some, we lose some. It's just that I don't have much time to spend with my family. Mum said frequently that I hardly went back to my hometown in 2012, so   in the last two weeks in 2012 - I went back to my hometown and spent time with my mum. Driving her around to the places where she would like to go.

  I do not know whether I should do a promise this year. People say that promises are meant to be broken. Perhaps I shall say this to myself- I should do less work and enjoy life more. Spend more time with loved ones. Indulge in my passion- that is, baking. Stop thinking on what others say. Do more postings in my blog. Bake and bake again. Reflecting on the years, I personally have come a long way. Each year, I become more aware of circumstances. I learn to be more accomodating to myself and my child and not really on others.

     I will definitely continue blogging, as this blog is just a channel to write about my passion - that is, baking. I write because I have always liked to write. With this coming year, I hope for good things to come, and be positive along the way. I wish for all the good things too for my fellow friends and readers.

I am  ending this posting with a picture of my friends and I during our last reunion in 2012. We have been friends for 18 years  and it is definitely a beautiful friendship. Lastly, thank you for being with me along this journey. It has been a good one minus the heart breaks. Well, life is short, might as well cherish it to the last moment. Bonjour 2013......

Friends for life.....


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