• Eatables

    Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Ingredients: 250g plain flour 100g sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 175ml milk 75ml vegetable oil 1 egg Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract 125g chocolate chips ( I only had 100g, as someone in my house had been sneaking into the cupboard in the middle of the night and pinching handfuls of the things when everyone was asleep. That’s why mine look a bit inadequately chocolate chipped!) Method: Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 5. Put paper cases onto a tray. I used silicone ones. Sift into a bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips and salt. In another bowl, mix together the egg,…

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    Food for Moods

    I’ve been a bit of a naughty girl tonight and feeling totally down in the dumps. You know how it is sometimes; nobody loves me, I really am a fat doughnut, I try and try and get nothing back, blah blah blah. So last week I lose 8Ibs because I was going to a wedding and I was adamant the dress I bought was going to fit, and now tonight I’ve gone through a bit of a meltdown and consumed a whole bar of dairy milk chocolate, a bag of wotsits, a bottle of Dr Pepper, a pain au chocolat and 2 Weetabix. I’ve not eaten a proper dinner, I’ve just felt…

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    Chocolate Flutterby Cakes

    I know these are meant to be called ‘Butterfly Cakes’, but I call them ‘Chocolate Flutterby Cakes’. It is a name given to them by my youngest son, when we made them together once when he was about 5 years old, and he said, “These butterfly cakes will flutterby”, and I said yes my sweet, butterflies really do flutterby don’t they. So the name has stuck. Shakespeare made up his own words, so he can too 🙂 Ingredients 4oz  margarine 4oz caster sugar 2 eggs 3oz self raising flour 2 tbls cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbls milk Butter icing 2 tbls margarine 4oz icing sugar Method Preheat…

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    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep time: How long’s a piece of string? Cooking time: Depends on your oven, but around 10 minutes. Ingredients: 225g caster sugar 300g plain flour 200g melted butter 1tsp vanilla extract 1tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1 egg, plus egg yolk 1 or 2 tbls milk Shed load of chocolate chips, or about 200g. Plus a couple of spoonfuls on a plate reserved for later. Method: Preheat the oven to 165 degrees. Sieve flour into a bowl, and add sugar and baking powder. Meanwhile, melt some butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, (you can do this in the microwave. but it will melt real quick,…

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    Chocolate Cake

    I’ve been in tray-bake mood for the past few weeks, so I used the square tin and made a chocolate one, covered it with Icing and chocolate shavings. It’s quite exquisite to eat and incredibly soft. I think the reason for this is because I sifted the flour twice and cooked the cake on a lower temperature than normal. However, this may not be the reason and it could just be a guess, in which case it was probably a fluke, but you can try it anyway and see if you get the same results. My boys love this. Ingredients for Sponge: 6 oz Self Raising Flour, 5 oz granulated…

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    Chocolate Splodge – The One You Used To Eat For School Dinners.

    My good friend is a ‘Dinner Lady’ (please note the captitals – they are Very Important), and this Chocolate Splodge is the best. Full of nostalgia and gooiness! (Please note the ‘i’. Do not mistake it for a ‘d’. There is none of that.) You will need a pastry case (bought prepared). Unless you fancy making one, but I can’t be bothered.  1.5 oz margarine 3 oz castor sugar 1 oz cocoa powder 5 oz powdered milk 2-3 oz hot water Cream together margarine and sugar. Then add powdered milk and cocoa powder, a little at a time, whilst adding the hot water gradually.  Pour into pastry case and leave to…