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White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

Hi Lovelies!

I hope you’re all well and enjoying the weekend. There’s definitely some sunshine out there which makes it better too!

Sunday afternoon is the best time to get your bake on. Today I wanted to share with you the recipe for my delicious white chocolate and raspberry muffins. I hope you enjoy them!

Ingredients

300g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
100g caster sugar
100g unsalted butter
200ml semi skimmed milk
2 large eggs
150 raspberries – I used fresh but you could used dried
100g white chocolate


Method

Firstly, we need to preheat the oven at 200C. We need the oven to be at temperature before we put everything in so we have an even bake.

Line your muffin tin with the paper cases.

Sieve the plain flour and baking powder into a bowl. Then you can add the sugar. Mix together.

In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add the eggs and milk. However, you can add the eggs, milk and butter into the first bowl. You’ve just got to ensure you mix it together thoroughly.

Add the chocolate. You can buy chunks or chips but I used half an Easter egg I had left over and broke it into bits.

Finally, add the raspberries. If you’re using fresh, be careful when mixing because the fruit can easily become squashed and you’ll end up with a pink cake batter. I used a teaspoon when I mixed them and they retained their whole shape.

Spoon the mixture between cases and bake until the tops are golden.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have two as soon as they come out the oven. However, they taste just as delicious after they’ve cooled.

Enjoy with your favourite read. Perfect!

See you next time for another post! Take care and keep eating cake.

Big love xx

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Chocolate & Cherry Brownies

Hey Everyone!

Happy Saturday! It’s a sunny day which is always better I think! Now, would you believe me if I told you it was June 2015 when I last posted something about baking. I was shocked and appalled really. It’s half of the reason why I started my blog – books and bakes. Two great loves in my life. Also, where has that five years gone?! Well, during my time at home I’ve gravitated towards baking things again and I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed it.

Today I wanted to share with you my chocolate and cherry brownies. They’re a warm chocolatey delight. I hope you love them!

Ingredients
125g butter
225 light muscovardo sugar
50g cocoa powder
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
200g cherries – without the stones
50g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate

 

Method
Firstly, preheat your oven to 180 degrees. We need to get that nice and hot so we have an easy bake. Then line a baking tin with parchment paper or tin foil. A 20cm tin is ideal but it just depends on the size you want your brownies.

On a low heat, melt the butter, sugar and dark chocolate in a pan. I find that it combines better if you keep stirring whilst on the heat. It also means it doesn’t burn the bottom of your pan.

Once melted, add the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and combine this wet and dry together. I stir in a circular motion, right to left and then up the middle so you’ve got an even mix. Add the eggs and repeat the stirring process until everything is combined.

Then add the cherries you have so lovingly halved and stoned along with the milk chocolate. Try and mix together so you’ve got a spread of cherry and chocolate.

Pour all the mixture into your lined tin. Smooth over the top for an even finish. Bake for 20 minutes initially, but it won’t need more than 25. You’re looking for a mix that is set but there’s still an element of gooeyness in the middle. Soft and squidgy is best.

Once baked, remove and leave to cool. If you can’t wait – enjoy! I prefer my brownies warmed too.

Just a little treat for Saturday. Hopefully there won’t be another almost five year gap in between this post and my next Baked Bits post.

Stay safe all. BL xx

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