Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Late Post - Valentine's Day Treat

Hi everyone! Been busy (read: lazy) I missed out blogging lately
Anyway, just want to share what I did for the just over Valentine's Day
I know today is first day of Chinese New Year but let me share this very late post first :P

I hope you all had a great time on this year's Valentine's Day
We do not really celebrate this day as like taking the effort to buy flowers and gifts, go for dinner, etc., but my kitchen will usually will be put to a good use, at least whipping up something simple for the family :)

Made this for breakfast.. Banana Nutella Cinnamon French Toast
Before drizzled by maple syrup

Slurp! Sugar overdose LOL
What you need:
2 slices of wholemeal bread (I used 50% wholemeal bread)
1 very ripe medium banana, sliced
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh milk
a pinch of salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
a little butter
maple syrup
  1. Mix together in a dish that can fit the bread slice: egg, milk, salt, sugar, cinnamon and whisk with fork
  2. Spread Nutella on both slices of bread and arrange banana slices on one slice
  3. Cover the banana with the other slice
  4. Dip the bread on the egg mixture, leave it for 1 minute, flip to the other side and leave it for another minute
  5. Heat  pan with a little butter, fry the bread til golden brown. Flip to the other side and do the same thing
  6. Serve with maple syrup
And this is for snack on that day.. Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins
What you need:
100g unsalted butter
125g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
100ml buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
175g plain flour
15g cocoa powder
100g brown sugar (original recipe used 50g sugar and 50g coconut sugar)
1 tsp double acting baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
100g chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)
  1. Preheat oven to 200degC. Line muffin pan with muffin case
  2. In a small pot over low heat, melt butter. Add in chopped dark chocolate and stir just until half chocolate melts. Off heat. Stir til butter and chocolate mixed well. Add in buttermilk, mix well and keep aside til starts to cool. Add in beaten eggs and mix well
  3. In another bowl, sieve together plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, salt. Add in sugar, mix well
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into the flour mixture, fold gently just until the flour is wet. Do not overmix!
  5. Add in chocolate chips, mix
  6. Divide equally into the muffin cases til 3/4 full. Bake for 15mins. Reduce temperature to 10mins and bake for another 10mins. Please check with test skewer to see doneness. It should come out with some moist crumbs
  7. Serve warm

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up  organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Grace of Life can be Simple.
This post is also linked to "My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House

And lastly, this post is also linked to the event, Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by organised by Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alice,

    Are you losing your mojo in blogging lately? I am too after last week... We are human and can be tired. I can totally understand. Glad that you are back. Nice muffins.




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