Chunky Double Chocolate Muffins

Monday, 29 June 2015

So if you usually read my blog you will know that I love my food, I usually eat really healthy and clean, but everyone deserves a treat sometimes so I thought go hard or go home ;). These are the nicest muffins I have ever made if I do say so myself, they're so soft and chunky, they may look messy and boring but they're so not, and they're perfect with a massive cup of tea. Let me know what you think.

  • 230g Plain Flour
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 1tbsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 115g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250ml Milk (I like either full fat or semi-skimmed)
  • 85g Butter 
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 White Chocolate Bars (of your choice, I used big bars of Milky Bars)
1. First of all preheat your oven to 200 Degrees, so it's nice and warm for your muffin mixture
2. Onto your baking, Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Then slowly stir in the sugar.
3. Add the butter to a saucepan on a low heat melt the butter then leave to cool.
4. Beat the eggs in a bowl then add the butter, vanilla extract and milk and beat all together.
5. Make a well/hole in the middle of all the dry ingredients, then poor in the beaten ingredients, be sure to not over mix.
6. Cut up the chocolate bars into little chunks and add to the mixture.
7. Add the muffin cases to a muffin tray and spoon in the mixture (about 2 tbsp should be enough per case).
8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, if you have more than one tray switch them over.
9. When they're done they should be springy to touch, if they leave a mark leave for a little bit longer.
10. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes and ENJOY.

What are you're favourite treats?

Strawberry Picking

Friday, 26 June 2015

It's finally summertime in rainy London! What better time to go outside and soak up some of the sun with a fun activity.
Me and my friend recently found out there was a strawberry picking farm near where we lived, which was so exciting to find out because I thought I would have to travel about a billion miles away to go. You all know if you read my blog that I love my healthy snacks and healthy meals so getting to go was such a fun day out!
The farm we went to was called Hewitts Farm, the massive pot cost me about £1 and you can pick as many strawberries as you like, they weigh them at the end and you pay £2 per lb, this whole tub cost me £3! They don't only do strawberries there you can pick loads, like raspberries, spinach, gooseberries, anything thats in season. I probably could have picked about double the amount I actually got because they're nearly all gone already :(.
I would so recommend this as a fun day out if you're a student like me and don't have that much money or if you love organic fruit and veg.

Have you got up to anything unusual this summer?

Fathers Day Fun

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Since it was Fathers Day on Sunday I decided to travel down to my dads with my sister which was a 1 and a half car journey down to the coast, also being my first time driving for that long, I dodged as many motorways as I could, because they scare the life out of me. We took a lovely drive all the way through the countryside so it was actually a really nice drive.

I don't really get to see that side of my family that often as they live so far :( but when I do its so nice to see everyone so we always do something really nice. I got to spend so much time with my baby sisters who are only 6 and 3 so that was so nice (with a lot of Frozen watching).
We had a little BBQ at my nan and granddads so it was a little bit of a treat for me, I'm veggie as you all know so I treated myself to a couple of veggie sausages and lots of veg, a much needed treat!
I wish I had more to report with you all about the day but it was a really simple cute day, with food, fun and frozen, the better type of f words ;).

What did you all get up to with your daddy this fathers day?

Amsterdam in 2 Days

Monday, 22 June 2015

I'm back! I know I've had probably the longest break from blogging on the planet but I've been super busy with Uni work these last couple of months, but thats all done with for the summer now so I can finally get back to blogging again. 
So my wonderful boyfriend turned 22 at the end of may so as I'm the best girlfriend in the world I surprised him with a trip to Amsterdam for the weekend, and it was so amazing! The country is so beautiful, made even more beautiful by the weather, which was luckily boiling when we went. 
We didn't really have much time to do everything we wanted to as we only went for about 2 days, we stayed in a really simple hotel just outside the city centre so we had to walk into the centre everyday. We walked through Vondlepark to get there, it was such a beautiful way to walk as we got all the scenery. 
We didn't really get to go to many museums not even the Anne Frank museum which was so annoying because that was one of the whole reasons I chose Amsterdam :( they were sold out of tickets for the next 3 months. We did go to the Heineken museum though which was so fun, they showed us how they made their beer and we got to go beer tasting, so its safe to say I left there rather intoxicated.
We obviously went to a couple of the coffee shops which was, an interesting experience, we done a little bit of shopping where I got the nicest Monki underwear set, Im in love with it.
So yeah, only a little post for you today guys as i get back into the blogging stratosphere, I would highly recommend a little trip to Amsterdam if you're looking for a weekend away in the summer.

What was your thoughts on Amsterdam if you've been?

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