CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

As the end of the semester is approaching and the exams are getting closer, it’s so easy to get distracted or just simply procrastinate. I don’t know if anyone else is also a “Stress Baker” like me but I generally bake when my exams are around the corner . You may be asking, what on Earth is stress baker? Basically it is someone who bakes when they are under pressure or simply just stressed out. I tend to watch cooking videos on Youtube or just looking at websites such as Taste. I found some chocolate chips in the kitchen and started to look for recipes that I can use them in, the options were either chocolate chip muffins or chocolate chip cookies. And I chose to make the MUFFINS! 

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INGREDIENTS: 

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1 3/4 cups (250 grams or 8.8 ounces) all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2/3 cup (135 grams or 4.8 ounces) granulated sugar

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Generally Caster sugar (white) that is used in this recipe but I have used Raw sugar (brown) instead.

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

1/3 cup canola oil (or vegetable, safflower)

1 cup chocolate chips/chunks

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I have used Milk Chocolate chips/chunks. You can replace these with dark chocolate, white chocolate or even nuts such as walnuts and hazelnuts.

UTENSILS: 

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Muffin tin

Muffin lining

Large bowl

Medium bowl

Measuring cups

Sifter

Wooden spoon/rubber spatula

METHOD: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C degrees. Butter 12 muffin cups or line them with liner papers.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar.
  3. DSC_3758In a medium bowl, mix the egg with the milk and oil.
  4. DSC_3760Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula just until combined. Do not over mix. The batter should be quite thick and lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups almost all the way to the top.
  6. DSC_3770Bake for 3 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 375F/190C and continue to bake for an additional 12-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

And Voilà!

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P.s. Don’t forget to clean up after yourself. This is the worst part but if you finish cleaning before the muffins are cooked, you will be able to sit down and enjoy them in peace!

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FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

I am a sucker for STATEMENT BLAZERS especially when they are floral. Blazers are generally very versatile, easy to incorporate into an outfit and fun to accessorize.  Including a blazer into an outfit will automatically change it from casual into formal.  I have been trying to collect an extensive amount of blazers over the past couple of years. Most of the blazers I own are a little over sized which makes it easier to roll up the sleeves (which I love doing). As Melbourne weather is unpredictabe, it is very easy to wear these blazers as they are not so thick. My favorite place to look when it comes to blazers are online websites such as eBay,  ASOS, Boohoo and second-hand stores. If you find a blazer you like, chances are no one else will have it especially if you purchase it from an Op Shop.

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Inc This blazer is from Cotton On but I bought it from eBay.
Although the pattern on this blazer is quite busy, it is very easy to incorporate into an outfit.
Although the pattern on this blazer is quite busy, it is very easy to incorporate into an outfit.

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This blazer is from Cotton On but I bought it from eBay.
This blazer is from Cotton On but I bought it from eBay.

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An introduction to my new creative outlet…

Hi everyone,

I am Ayse and this will hopefully be one of many blog posts that I will share about the things I love. I’ve recently realised that I love sharing photos about the things I love and informing people about them also. So I thought, why don’t I just combine them both and create a blog. I have been looking into making a blog for a long time but couldn’t gather enough courage to start until now. I love anything to do with fashion, food and also photography. I am hoping that I can capture the things that make me happy and share them with all of you.

Outfit details: -Hijab- Portmans -Blazer- Op Shop -Bag- A little shop on Sydney Road called 'Simple' -Jeans- Kmart -Shoes- Converse (Chuck Taylor All Start Lo from Platypus)
Outfit details:
-Hijab- Portmans
-Blazer- Op Shop
-Bag- A little shop on Sydney Road called ‘Simple’
-Jeans- Kmart
-Shoes- Converse (Chuck Taylor All Start Lo from Platypus)
This was a triple cheese soufflé I baked a couple months ago. I will share the recipe and methods in upcoming posts.
This was a triple cheese soufflé I baked a couple months ago. I will share the recipe and methods in upcoming posts.

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