Sunday, October 14, 2007

Brownie Bites Muffins

This recipe is also from Baking Bites. This is very nice. I think the sweetness is just nice. The taste is very rich and moist. Could not really make out what is the difference between this and the brownie muffins. But both are different in their own ways but similar. Maybe next time, I shall bake the 2 together and taste the difference.

6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup ap flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 175 degree.
In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa, vegetable oil, sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in eggs one by one, followed by vanilla extract.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add flour mixture to cocoa mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place 24 mini muffin cups on a baking sheet and fill evenly (about 3/4 full) with brownie batter.

Bake for 14-16 minutes, until just set and slightly firm to the touch. A tester should have a few crumbs.
Cool on a wire rack. Top each brownie with a few chocolate chips.

Makes 12.

Dark Chocolate Muffins

This is good for those who don't like their muffins to be too sweet. So do not need to attempt to reduce the sugar anymore. The texture is very soft and more towards cupcake like. I will definately do this again and probably replace with milk chocolate next time to have a richer taste. Oh the original recipe is from Baking Bites. =)

5 oz-dark chocolate, chopped (141g)
1/2 cup butter (115g)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chunks, dark or semisweet

Preheat oven to 175 degree.
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt together the butter and chopped dark chocolate. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Make a well in the center and add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Whisk until almost smooth.
Stir in melted chocolate mixture, making sure the batter is smooth and the chocolate is evenly incorporated, followed by chocolate chips.

Bake for about 18-22 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool muffins on a wire rack before serving. May be served at room temperature or slightly warmed. Store in an airtight container if not eating right away.
Makes 12.

五块钱 Fellowship

Look at the amount of food that we have. That is not the point but it is $5 only! ($5/each)We order canadian pizza and ta bao zi cha from my house's downstair coffeeshop and a spring chicken. For the first time, the mee goreng from the zi cha taste delicious. And we celebrated Susan's brithday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN!

We ended our service last night and decided come my house for fellowship. Now, after the bugis wanton mee, we think that this is the best fellowship place to be in. Going to do it monthly, hehehe.

Oh and below is the 2 week of gift that I receive from Week 2 angel. It's a $20 Diva vouchers. THANKS ANGEL!!!!! I LOVE ALL OF MY ANGELS!!!!! This time, it harder for me to guess. I will have to observe for the next next week and guess liao. Give me some clue please. =)

Angels & Mortals

Got a lot of back dated post. Hee...

This is from my beloved 2 girls, Caihui & Christy. They went shopping together and bought this for me. So sweet of them to have always remember me. =)

And this is from Angel H. Hahaha. Our cg have started playing the Angel & Mortal game. It will be over a period of 6 weeks, nice timing as the O level will have ended by then and it will calls forth a big celebration together.

What is this game about? Everyone of us will have 2 identity, we will be angel and mortal at the same time. So each angel will be assign to a mortal. They will secretly bless their mortals through different means, etc, sending emails and sms from unknown source. Each week, we will have a theme. The mortal have to try to find out who is his/her angel then. For the first week, we started with buying cg refreshment for our mortals. As I am the "controller" of the games, to make sure all the angels do their work. I'm not participating. But my dearest cg have planned for everyone to take turn and be my angels every week. So below is the crepe with chocolate and nuts that I have received. Yummy yummy! Thanks ANGELs!