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Blackberry and Apple Muffins

28 Feb

I recently bought a cupcake magazine because my true baking love will always be cupcakes, but sadly at the moment we are not meant to be ( I’ve been placed on a cupcake ban due to over baking them 😦 ) so really I just bought the magazine to drool over so decided to bake the nearest things to cupcakes I could… MUFFINS 😀

Ingredients:

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 small apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g blackberries

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180
  2. In a large bowl rub the flour, butter and muscovado sugar together to make fine crumbs013
  3. Take out about 4-5 tbsp of this mixture and put in a bowl and mix with the cinnamon and demerara sugar. This will be a crumble on top014
  4. Grate the apple down to the core and put it in a bowl, mix in the eggs, milk and orange zest.015
  5. Stir in the baking powder into the crumble mixture then add in the liquid mixture and mix through but do not mix too much.. this will cause rubbery muffins
  6. Then fold in the blackberries and pop into cases, then sprinkle some crumble over the top and pop in the oven016
  7. Allow to bake for around 20mins or until a cake tester comes out clean

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Carrot Cake (valentines edition)

25 Feb

Ok so I maybe a tad late in posting a valentines cake, I’ve just been putting this one off so much, I dunno why. I decided on valentines day I would try bake a cake, the idea popped into my head of a carrot cake since the last one I made tasted amazing but looked so god awful, it was lopsided and wonkey and I used 2 different shaped tins and since now I’ve learnt what not to do when baking one I decided I’d try my skills at baking it again… This time didn’t turn out too bad at all Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

22 Feb

So after what I would call an extensive search I finally found poppy seeds after going to the whole salers (musgraves cash and carry), apparently you can’t seem to get these in any of the local supermarkets and even tried some of the health food stores I passed by, although this could just be me being very blind and missing them or not looking in the right places for them… I tend to miss things that are right in front of me so this could well be the case here too. These are inspired by starbucks skinny (as if anything tasty can ever be described as this) lemon poppy seed muffins which I became obsessed with in my final year of school and first year of college.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

17 Feb

I’ve been trying to find the perfect cookie for ages, none seem to be fitting the bill for me though every recipe I find that states its the “perfect cookie” just always fall short, they are always good but never quite enough, well in my opinion anyway… Always manage to be too crunchy, too chewy, too thin or too thick, even once managed to make them taste like fried eggs. Anyway this is the closest I’ve come to the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie for now.

Ingredients:

  • 90g flour
  • 75g melted unsalted butter
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 45g white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 150g of chocolate chips

 

No yeast doughnuts

7 Feb

Decided to see if my talents stretched to making doughnuts… Turns out I’m not actually too bad at it 🙂

Ingredients: 

  • 390g of plain white flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 165g normal white sugar
  • 1 and half tsp vinilla essence
  • 40g melted Unsalted butter
  • 120ml room temp milk
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Birthday Cake

31 Jan

So today was my sisters 18th birthday (wooho no more stolen id card ) so decided to make some special birthday treats for her, first off Chocolate Mint Cake (here it goes my first proper baking post)

Ingredients for cake:

125g chocolate ( I used milk chocolate as sister does not like dark chocolate but I think it would have been nicer with dark)
50ml milk
150g soften unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
200g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
100g after eight mints (broken) Continue reading