Fluffy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! One more day till the weekend :)! Luckily for me, my weekend started early and it’s time to celebrate. I made more of my blueberry purple rain martini to start the celebrations and I wanted something wholesome and yummy so I made chocolate chip muffins!

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I could have made just regular chocolate chip muffins but I was really craving the good ol’ bakery style muffins. So I added some sour cream to my recipe, made it a little fluffier and threw on some chocolate chips on the top of the muffins. Voila! The simple things just make me happy.

Hope you all have a swell weekend! Treat yourself this weekend! You deserve it 🙂 See you soon!

Let me know if you have any questions, substitution requests or recipe ideas you want me to try!

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C) and line your muffin tin with liners
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, 1tbs oil and sugar until fluffy. Add in the rest of the oil and mix in the eggs 1 at a time. Mix in the vanilla after it’s all blended together.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the milk and sour cream
  5. Add in the sour cream and butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined
  6. Add in a cup of the chocolate chips mix till evenly combined.
  7. Divide batter evenly amongst the muffin cups and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips over top of each muffin. Bake for 8 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 400F (220C) and bake for another 10 minutes.
  8. When a toothpick comes out clean, set the muffins on a wire rack to cool
  9. ENJOY!

 

 

 

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Blueberry Purple Rain Martini

Hey hey!! Happy #wastedwednesday! It’s the middle of the week and I’m already exhausted and needed a boost. I could exercise or sleep but I’d rather drink (because logic)! This martini is amazing and did just the trick. Although I am getting very sleepy now (I wonder why).

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So I did not have a martini shaker but this still worked…obviously. I just used a reusable water bottle.

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My “martini shaker”
It’s really strong, so you may want to add some more juice to even out the flavor. Pineapple juice also works great in this. Enjoy! Hope the rest of your week goes well!

Cheers!

 

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RECIPE

Ingredients:

2 shots of Blueberry vodka

1 shot of blue curacao

1 shot of cranberry-pomegranate juice

4 ice cubes

Blueberries for garnishing

 

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or reusable water bottle and shake for 30 seconds
  2. Strain into a glass and garnish with a blueberries on a toothpick

Homemade Pizza

It’s my favorite time of the year! National Pizza Day!!!!!

I’m celebrating by making my own homemade pizza. It turned out so good and I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I don’t think I will be ordering pizza ever again.

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Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

Dough:

2.25 teaspoon dry yeast

1 cup lukewarm water

3 cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

2 table spoons butter

Sauce:

1 table spoon vegetable oil

½ cup chopped onion

1.75 cup diced tomatos

¾ cups of water

½ teaspoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

 

METHOD:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand until creamy. About 10 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and butter till you get an even mixture. Add in the yeast mixture. Knead the dough till it is elastic. This should take about 8 minutes.
  3. Oil a large bowl and place the dough in it. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place till it doubles in size. This should take about 45 minutes
  4. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat and sauté onions till tender. Stir in the diced tomatos and the rest of the sauce ingredients. Simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Divide dough in half and spread onto pizza pans (a rectangle pan will work fine). Cover dough with sauce and add desired toppings (I am using ground beef, pepper, mushrooms, bacon and cheese). Bake at 400F (205C) for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Hope you enjoy! How did you celebrate National Pizza Day? Did you order in? Did you get pre-made dough and make your sauce? Let me know below in the comments 🙂

Fancy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hello!!

Although it doesn’t feel like winter, being 4 degrees out and all I still want to do winter-y things- Like play in the snow (WHICH THERE IS NONE OF), or wear my cute winter outfits (BUT I CAN’T BECAUSE IT’S TOO WARM FOR THAT). But I guess the only winter-y thing I can do right now is cuddle in bed with my study sheet and drink hot chocolate. At least I can make it fancy and drink it with a candy cane!

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Also the mixture before you add any liquid kind of looks like a constellation:

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This totally cheered me up! Wish me luck on my midterm tomorrow! 🙂

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Method:

  1. Stir sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan. Add in hot water and bring to a boil over medium heat. As it’s boiling, keep stirring for two minutes
  2. Add milk and warm the mixture for five minutes while stirring
  3. Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla
  4. Top with whipped cream because marshmallows are over rated.

Tim Horton’s Style Maple Glazed Donuts

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Obviously the first post has to reflect who I am so I decided on something sweet, wholesome and Canadian. Ok, maybe just the Canadian part actually reflects who I am but nevertheless this dessert is super delicious and very easy to make! Image-1

Although making this is time consuming, it’s really easy so make sure you’re not in a hurry when making these treats.

Make the donuts first. They should look something like this:

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They will not be perfectly round and some may come out a little flat. That’s ok. They still taste great. You can enjoy the donuts like these or add on the glaze and dig in. I ate like 5 of these while frying them and after I glazed them, I ate like 6 more. They are so good. And I didn’t even have to walk all the way to Tim Horton’s. 🙂

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They are so fluffy and yummy!!! If you make these, be sure to let me know on my tumblr! You can also show me pictures of what you made.

INGREDIENTS:

2¼ teaspoons of yeast

2 tbs warm water (for yeast)

1 tbs granulated sugar (for yeast)

½ cup whole milk

1/4  cup water

1/3  cup maple syrup

3 tbs room temperature unsalted butter

1 ½  tsp salt

3 cups of flour

Vegetable Oil for frying (at least 4 cups)

For the glaze:
1/4 cup maple syrup

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

pinch of salt

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add yeast with warm water and sugar. Stir it and set aside until it starts to foam.
  2. Add milk, water, maple syrup, butter and salt in a sauce pan. Heat until the butter is melted and there’s an even mix
  3. In a separate bowl, pour in the butter mixture. Mix in one cup of flour till thick. Add in yeast mixture and the remaining flour 1 cup at a time
  4. Knead the dough on until it is elastic (about 5 minutes)
  5. Grease a bowl and place the dough in and cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm place to rise till it’s doubled in size (45 min). (Warm the oven at 65C (150F) for a few minutes with the bowl in and turn off and leave the bowl in the oven for the rest for the time)
  6. Once it’s doubled in size, roll out on a well-floured surface and cut in circles
  7. Allow the cut donuts to rise again to about double their size (the more they rise, the fluffier they are) (about 60 minutes)
  8. Heat the frying oil in a pan or pot. Fry donuts till they’re golden brown on both sides. Drain excess oil with paper towel
  9. For the glaze, whisk maple syrup, powdered sugar and salt till smooth
  10. Spread over tops of donut and enjoy!