My muffins have improved :-)

Everytime I bake muffins, my heart will be hanging in the air until the finished product is ready for my judgement. <-_-> Most of the time, I was only "half-satisfied" . Either the texture is too cake-like or the muffins didn't rise.

However, as time goes by, and as I explore more muffins recipes from fellow food bloggers, my muffins are getting better. Really appreciate all foodie bloggers out there, who tirelessly post many fantastic recipes on their blogs.

Today, to consume the half a month old blueberries, I decided to bake Blueberry Choc Chips Muffins. I forgotten to note down which blog did I get the recipe from, really sorry (:-P. However, this recipe is really easy to follow and the result made me have a "water-melon" smile. :-)

Here's the ingredient: (make about 8 mini muffins)

200g self raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
60g sugar
1 egg
125ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
62.5g melted butter
chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven at 180*C (according to your oven temperature). (the original recipe calls for 200*C)

2. Sieve SRF & baking powder together and make a well in the centre.

3. Add in sugar, berries, choc chips & stir well.

4. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, vanilla together.

5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, add in melted butter & stir till just combine. Don't overmix. Batter will be lumpy.

6. Sppon into muffin tins until 3/4 full.

7. Bake for 25-30 mins.

8. Leave muffins in tin for 5 min before cooling on wire rack.

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So long, I neglected my blog ;-/

Well, the past 2 months have been very busy month for me. Though I have baked some stuff, but have no time to upload them to my blog. Today, taking a breather, sitting down in front of the computer to do some blogging. Here are some goodies I have baked.

Ingredients: (make about 8 cakes)
100g Self Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
50g Ground almond (optional)
60g Butter, melted

30ml Milk
50g Dried cranberries
50g Chocolate chips

1. Mix the first 4 ingredients together, mix well but not over mix.
2. Add in milk gradually, depending on the consistency of the batter you want.
3. Fold in dried cranberries and choc chips gently. Mix well with the batter.
4. Fill muffin tins or cases till 3/4 full,
5. Bake in preheated oven at 180*C for 30 mins till golden brown or when skewer inserted to
the centre of the cake comes out clean.
6. Remove from oven and let it cool on wire rack.

For the above cranberry choc chips cupcakes, I don't follow any recipe, just out of my own estimation, a trial and error experiment. ;-) In fact, the texture of the cake is between a muffin, cookie and cake. I don't know what to catergorise them, so call them cupcakes. <^~^>" When the cupcakes were in the oven baking, the kitchen was filled with rich buttery & milky aroma, fantastic. The top crust was crispy and the choc chips gave it a chocolate-y smell. I should say, this trial and error experiment is quite successful. ;) (arrr..ggghhh)

I had made some chocolate cupcakes last month. This was my first attempt and I was quite satisfied with the results. They were richly aromatised with Hershey's Cocoa powder. My DH loves chocolate, so he gobbled down two when the cakes were fully cooled. <"__">


This is my favourite Fried Nian Gao (fried rice cake). Just mix some flour, 2 beaten eggs and as little as 2 tablespoonfuls of water to make the batter, dip sliced nian gao into batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown.


Tagged for MeMe Survey ^_^

I was tagged by Sherlyn . Now I have to share 5 facts about myself. Hmmm, hard to think about these 5 facts...... ok , here are the facts:

1. stays in Ang Mo Kio, area taken care by our PM Lee. I love staying here, bcoz it's convenient and bustling with life (i mean the central) ...

2. 5 days a week, I will come face to face with angelic faces of little children, listening to their joyous news, singing, likes and dislikes, and also complaints ... LOL ... guess what am I working as? <^_ ^ >

3. have long hair, was very tempted to cut it short like 4 years ago. now i'm not as determined as last time. anyway, whether long or short hair, it still suits me. but the weather is getting warmer... how?

4. my hobbies ... like sherlyn, i started baking last year. thus, my baking skills have lots of room for improvement... i also like to do handy craft but don't dare to blog it bcoz still very green in it.

5. my hubby is a Cantonese like me, we speak the same language, we like to eat cantonese food. it's a wonderful experience to have husband who speak the same dialect. next time our children will speak Cantonese too! hehe .... <^_^>

Next I have to pass this on to at least 5 more people to do the survey. Let me do mine first ......

MY MeMe Survey

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? mother

2. What were you doing at 0800? dining with parents

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? reading blogs

4. What happened to you in 2006? Got married

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? forgotten

6. How many beverages did you have today?
at least 5 kinds of beverages

7. What color is your hairbrush? pink

8. What was the last thing you paid for? taxi fare

9. Where were you last night? At home.

10. What color is your front door?
light green

11. Where do you keep your change?

12. What’s the weather like today?

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?

14. What excites you?

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
thinking of

16. Are you over the age of 25?

17. Do you talk a lot?
No, unless we share the common topic or interest.

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
what's that?

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?

20. Do you make up your own words?

21. Are you a jealous person?

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
not a person but company's name

25. What does the last text message you received say?
long time no hear n c :)

26. Do you chew on your straw? Sometimes

27. Do you have curly hair? No

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? bed

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? a person who insulted me many years ago

30. What was the last thing you ate? chocolate pudding made by myself

31. Will you get married in the future? no la ... already done so ;-p

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
haven't been watching movies for past 3 years

33. Is there anyone you like right now? of course, my hubby lor

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? 2 weeks ago.

35. Are you currently depressed? not really

36. Did you cry today? No

37. Why did you answer and post this? 1st time doing MeMe Survey ma ...

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.

I shall pass this to : fenying
little corner of mine
taste of time
happy home baking

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