We are a loyal fan of this magazine, Peppa Pig Magazine. We love it cuz of the workbook as my son is learning numbers and letters. I notice in the end that there is a recipe of an easy chocolate cupcakes. The last chocolate cake that I did was a bit hard. I have to re-do it as something got wrong when I mix the chocolate bar to water to the flour. This one seemed easy. No mixing of chocolate in the flour but just the cocoa powder. When I checked too everything is in the cupboard so I can start right up with the cakes. I also got some Halloween cupcake liners from Ikea so I can used that too!
You will just need:
For the Cupcake Mix
60g Cocoa Powder
4tbsps Boiling Water
175g Butter, melted
175g Caster Sugar
120g Self-Raising Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
For the Icing
100g Chocolate, melted
60g Butter, softened
250g Icing Sugar
For the Cupcake
- Pre heat the oven to 200C. Put cupcake liners to molds abnd set aside.
- Sift cocoa and add water. Mix until thick.
- Then add butter, sugar, flour, baking powder and eggs. Mix until texture is smooth.
- Spoon the mixture to your liners and bake for 10minutes or when you poke the cakes with a fork and it comes out dry.
- Cool down on a rack
For the Icing
- Mix the melted chocolate, sugar and butter until smooth and pipe in or just spread on top of your cupcakes.
- SERVE and EAT!
So easy right?
And since our liners are Holloween themed I also did some Halooweeny designs!
We made a bit of a mess but its fun and easy and fast to do!
Disclosure: Not sponsored. I just really love to try easy recipes as I am still learning how to bake. The easier the better for me!
As I promise myself that we are going to try to start a Halloween tradition, we bought a pumpkin! A massive one and husband and my son started carving it. We are really surprise to find out that the pumpkin is not full. We are expecting it is.
We removed some of the flesh for future cooking and draw some eyes, nose and face!
And our finish Happy Looking Chap!
For once its not my son who is the 'star' of my wicked wednesday post. It is the seagulls! Woken up by their noise and this is what I saw from my berdoom window! Them eating, opening the trash bags on the street. They always do this to me too! My trash bags in my terrace is always being attacked by them as well. So big part of my budget goes to buying those trash liners =(
The wind is starting to pound on us. Getting cold where we are and a jacket is now a must on our late walks (though surprisingly my son can still go without jacket in the last few days! Amazing I know.) I asked my husband and son if I can go and take photos of a park. Its been awhile since I used the camera and I missed using it. I told them that they can stay home if they want. They dont want to stay home of course and would want to go with me. While I am snapping away they are also snapping using the cellphone. When I am done with taking photographs of the park garden (which you can find here), I took photos of my boyz together.
My son of course requested me to photograph some signs. I gladly obliged.
Its a productive weekend for us!
I have been neglecting my camera so I told myself that I would go out and take photos. Sunday is a nice day to get some. So armed with my camera I with my minions (husband and son) went to the park to get some awesome photos. But the sky is not cooperating when we got there its really dark. I have struggled with the macro shots. The camera is opting for flash already as its really dark. Everything I took is either too blurry or too bright because of the flash. But I enjoyed it nonetheless. Always nice to go out in any condition to see what works and whats not!
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One of my fave ingredient to cook is Risotto. Mostly for its similarity to Filipino dishes. Viand combined with rice. Risotto is also one of the few dish that my son loves to eat. He is a fuzzy eater. So I am trying to serve this dish often in different forms. One of the new recipe that I did was a really fast and easy TOMATO AND BASIL RISOTTO which I found from Sunrise Senior Living website. The dish was done by their chefs which are there to make sure that meals are healthy! Why don't you check out their blog as well as they post about how one can stay healthy. What I love about this recipe is that the ingredients is already available in my pantry so I can whip up a meal anytime! It is fast and healthy and hearty too! My son loved the creaminess of this dish and my husband loves the texture of the roasted veggies! Me? I just love that its easy to cook!
If you want to try it here's how:
3pcs Tomatoes – cored seeded and diced
1/4pc Onion – diced
1clove Garlic – crushed
800ml – vegetable or chicken stock
200g Risotto rice
20ml Double Cream
70g Goat's cheese
100g Butternut Sqush – roasted
1/2pc Red Bell Pepper -roasted
Salt and Pepper
- Heat the oil. Saute garlic and onions. When onions turns translucent add tomatoes and leave for few minutes. Add the rice.
- After fiew minutes add roasted veggies.
- Gradually add the stock till you reach the consistency of risotto that you like. Then add the butter and cream.
- Serve with basil and goat's cheese.
Discloure: I was given money for the ingredients of this dish.