Category Archives: Chocolate

chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

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Ingredients:

125 gms soft butter

1 1/4 cup flour

3/th cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oats

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

Cream the butter,sugar and eggs together.Add the essence and then fold in flour and oats.Chill it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Using a spoon,drop blobs of cookie dough(its a little sticky) on a cookie sheet and then,using a wet spoon squish the blob to make a flat cookie.
Bake at 160deg for 10-15 minutes.
Get ready to bite into warm soft cookies.
I have no idea if these turn crunchy on cooling,because they never last that long here!

 

Note the cookies do spread a fair bit,so if you are OCD about getting each cookie the same size/shape,then,this might not be your thing 😀

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I can’t believe…

… that its been over two months since I wrote anything here…:(
So much to write,so much to share…I haven’t tried any exciting recipes lately,not baked a lot either..so much so that yesterday when I wanted to bake a cake,I realised I had run out of baking powder(gasp!) and my bicarb of soda had expired nearly 6 months back!:(
Anyway,Thank heavens for Self raising flour..I used that and added one extra egg and got the most amazing,soft,moist,melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake.


I used this recipe and for the Frosting,this is what I did-
Take 50 gms of chocolate melts and 30 gms of unsalted butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave,for 1 minute. take out,stir,melt again for 1 min.
Add 1/4 cup of icing sugar and 1/4 cup of warm milk. blend well,using a whisk.. and then,pour over the cake.

The husband usually is not a chocolate fan and was grumbling,why I always prefer chocolate over Vanilla(like there is any comparison!!!) and how I have converted the daughter as well..But he tasted the cake and guess who had most of it!!! All I can tell you is,it wasn’t a girl!LOL!

In other news,on my needles is a garter stitch afghan.. dunno when I will finish it…seeing as the carpel tunnel has left my right hand,nearly useless,when it comes to writing or knitting…Also on the same needles is a stockinet stitch scarf for Ms.Aadya.. well,that I have to finish quickly.. come sun or rain..because she wants to wear it to Kindy,next week..so wish me luck!
I hope you have been well.. I will try and update,more and sooner!

Choco-chip muffins

I made these gorgeous muffins for Aadya’s school lunch tomorrow 🙂
The recipe is from here and my only changes to it are:
1)Used Whole wheat self raising flour instead of regular one.
2)replaced margarine with canola oil.

My take- The cupcakes are nice and moist.Only,next time I will add a little more than the 3/4 cup sugar recommended..even a cup or little more than that would be fine too. I made mini muffins and baked a 9″ round cake with the remaning batter.. pretty cool,eh? Oh!I would reduce the temperature by about 10 degrees too.. (atleast in my oven)
Hope you like enjoy making these too:)