Nigella's Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

This is my own version of Nigella's Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins that I've been wanting to make. I think it equally tasted so good like what I did about 2 weeks ago which was the Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins, basically same taste but minus the coffee. My cousin said it is better than the coffee muffins coz it's moistier but I don't see much difference, both's equally heavenly delicious!

By the way, I used granulated sugar instead of caster sugar(coz I don't have that) and I also used 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa coz I just want to :) Had some for myself and my friends at work and I also gave one each for Hannah and Dana for their snack at school. I think it's safe to say that there won't be any muffins left when I go home later...
Get the Recipe here: Nigella's Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Goldilocks Classic Puto

Tried this puto recipe which is the same recipe that apparently Goldilocks uses. This recipe came straight from Goldilocks Bakebook that they recently published. If you click THIS link, you'll be able to find other Goldilocks recipes that we all love! Might as well try the other recipes there...

This puto is very delicious, though I think the heat of the steamer must be on medium fire not high fire. The first batch that I did became kutsinta. I nearly gave up but I decided to lower the stove and the next batch became good. Also, if you plan to use food color for this, use McCormick and not the gel-based type of food colors. I used gel-based food color on the first batch and it did not came out well. I am so disappointed on the first batch that I did not took a picture of it. I have only red food color from McCormick that I was able to used. The 2 puto's are just plain(no food color at all). Below is the second batch of puto and I'm quite happy with it.

Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

First of all I wanna thank Anne for sharing this wonderful recipe!I've had my share of hits and misses when it comes to baking and I am 100% sure that this one is a hit! OMG, it was so delicious! This one's super moist, the taste of coffee is just right and the sweetness is just perfect. I did 12 cupcakes and how I wished I did 24...haha!

I used Nescafe instant coffee dissolved in some water. I guess I got scared that it would taste bitter in the end.I also used about 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips as toppings. The batter tasted bitter or mapait(coz of the coffee) when I first tasted it but don't worry coz after it's done it would taste heavenly! This one's so easy to make, I was done in less than an hour even the mise en place was no sweat :) Try it, I'm sure you'll gonna love it!

check the recipe here: Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

Chocolate Lover Cubao

Me and my daughter went at Chocolate Lover Cubao last Saturday to buy some stuff I needed for baking. Everytime I went there I am always overwhelmed by the enormous baking stuff and ingredients that they have. I wanted to have and own most of the items there...ha ha ha!!!

Below are some of the pics I've taken inside. One of the staff reprimanded me that it is not allowed to take pics inside though 2 or 3 staffs before her had seen me taking pics and they did not told me to stop taking pics... hmm...
       chocolate chips
                                                           white  and dark chocolate chips
                                                                  chocolate blocks/bars
                                                               walnuts and cashew nuts
                                                              cake holders/cupcake boxes
                                                                           baking cups
                                                                        candy sprinkles
                                                                       colorful candies
                                                                            baking pans
                                                              my daughter in front of CL...

Chocolate Crinkles Part II

I baked chocolate crinkles once again for the whole family. The recipe must yield 50 crinkles but mine yielded only 24 large and 9 small crinkles. I guess I must have used a tablespoon instead of the ice cream scoop that I used because the crinkles resulted to really large ones.

This ones came from another site. I wanted to try a new recipe and it really was good though not that delicious as the ones I baked before. They said it tasted not too sweet(they wanted the sweeter crinkles). But it's fine with me. I really liked it and might use this recipe next time.

Recipe here: Chocolate Crinkles

Blondies Part II

At last, my blondies were a success! The first time I made this, it was a complete failure! So I made sure that the next time I make this, I wanna be completely sure that it would be delicious and it really was. I really don't know what the difference between blondies and butterscotch bards since this ones tastes like butterscotch bars. I guess I should have reduced the brown sugar to 3/4 cups or half cup because it's a little too sweet. There are several options as to what to add on the blondies like pecans, choco chips or even toffee pieces, but I added cashew nuts to mine and it tasted so delicious!
I got the recipe from Beantown Baker and you can copy it here: Blondies

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