Rain rain go away, come again another day.
Was supposed to go jogging this evening but it was raining at my usual spot, pouring thunderstorm. While going home, I actually prayed that I won't have to go. But when I didn't manage to go, I felt something amiss. The irony of it, the irony of me. Thinking back, I know exactly what I'm missing out on, the exact thing I needed right now. I want to let go and be myself, I want my freedom, my joy, my peace. I can't imagine living a life trying to be someone I'm not. I crave and long to be true to my one and only self.
I hate to admit this, but I got pretty affected by the series of events that happened over the past two days. I haven't been myself, I haven't been doing what I should be doing, but it doesn't matter. Magical comfort comes when I know I'm loved regardless of what I did or did not do. I can go ahead and live a life of freedom, making mistakes, falling down, then picking myself up again and stride forth with a confident expectation of good. Life is still beautiful.
I woke up craving for muffins today and popped by the cafe downstairs to take a peek at their lovely domed-shaped muffins. Unfortunately, they weren't available early in the morning, hence I went without breakfast. In order to prevent further disappointment, I made myself a batch of muffins with whatever leftover chocolate chips I had in my stash. Thank goodness there were enough to spare.
Made this with my favourite muffin recipe, and learnt a new lesson in the process. From now on, I resolve to not use measurements by cups and weigh my ingredients instead. It makes a whole lot of difference! Not that I've been measuring by cups alot, but when I feel lazy, I tend to take shortcuts. With the potential discrepancy in quality staring straight at my face, I shall be disciplined and do it the right way.
This recipe yields light, fluffy muffins which I absolutely love. I do prefer using vegetable oil instead of butter for my muffins as well. The recipe's quick to make and bakes beautifully. I'm sticking to this till I find something even better. Let me know if you have other ideas :).
Chocolate Chip Muffins
170g all-purpose flour
150g caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
80ml vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
3. In a measuring cup, mix the oil, egg and milk together. Mix this together with the flour mixture until just incorporated.
4. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full, then bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Yields 8 medium muffins.
I think it's fantastic that you're keeping your chin up- I hope things take a better turn for you soon.ReplyDelete
Anyway I love baking by weight too- it's sooo much more convenient and less washing up to do! :)
Looks good and go well with fresh milk or hot milo : )ReplyDelete
Thanks, I hope so too :). The road sure hasn't been easy, it will get better.
Ah yes! Baking by weight! Do you use a digital weighing scale? I think my old-school scale needs an update...heh.
Thanks! Yesss, I'm having them with a cup of coffee now. Especially good after warming them up in the microwave!
I am going to set up another blog for baking/cooking. Are you using one of the blogspot standard templates??
Still thinking of a good nice name
Yes, I'm using one of the standard templates. I'm a noob at html, hence thought it would be easier that way. Yayyy, look forward to seeing your baking/cooking blog up soon! :) :)