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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

That time I vanished for 30 days.... o_O

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Well....that was a lot longer hiatus than I planned. Sorry. Life, ya know?! But I have a good reason.....I started a new job!!! My "day job" is in the medical field and the past few weeks have been about starting over and also learning all sorts of new things. It's been overwhelming and I thought I'd only take about 2 weeks off from blogging, but my creativity kinda took a hit during that time. I had all these fabulous ideas in my head, but at the end of the day or week...I had difficulty putting my thoughts into reality. So, I took the break for as long as I felt was necessary! Then the other night I was craving chocolate and coffee and I saw my boys lounging in either their favorite box or in the window and I knew my creative ways were back! Woop!!


So the following is a recipe for double chocolate chip muffins {from a former co-worker} with a side of Toffee coffee in my favorite mug and sleepy kitties =^^=  Enjoy!!!


P.S... I'm entertaining the idea of moving my food photography to a separate blog from this one. This location would be primarily for my wedding/portrait/family photography. I'll keep you in the loop and let you know if and when that change comes about!!


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Double Chocolate Chip Recipe:




  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Directions:

 Preparation: Line muffin wells with paper liners. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.


  1. Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until combined

  2. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined (do not over mix), batter will be slightly lumpy. Fill wells 2/3 of the way up and sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.


Enjoy!!!!

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