Archive | March, 2013

Origami Photo Frame

10 Mar

I’ve came across a very simple DIY recycling craft on Pinterest a few days ago. It was about folding an origami photo frame. I learnt it from How to Make a DIY Scrap Paper Picture Frame and taught the kids in my weekend class.

Here are some of the photo frames that I’ve made and a video that I’ve filmed showing the steps in making the photo frame. 🙂

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Baking from Scratch: Chocolate Chips Milo Muffins

5 Mar

Ok, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move from baking with premix to baking from scratch. I’ve wanted to use up the cake flour that I bought for the mooncake recipe, so I started searching for recipes that use cake flour on YouTube. I came across Ochikeron’s channel. She has many video demos on baking and making bento sets and other Japanese food. I saw a Banana Milo Muffins recipe and decided to try baking Milo Muffins. I simplified the recipe by replacing the banana with chocolate chips and the muffins still turn out well! 😀

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Chocolate Chips Milo Muffins

Servings: 8 large muffins or 42 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 100 g of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 150 mL of milk (room temperature)
  • 200 g of cake flour
  • 60 g of Milo
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • some chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Cream the butter. Add sugar and mix well.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Sift half of the cake flour into the mixture. Sift in the Milo and baking powder too.
  4. Mix well. Then add milk.
  5. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. Preheat the cupcake/muffin maker.
  8. Place the muffin cups in the maker and fill them about 4/5 full.
  9. Close the lid and heat for 5-6 minutes.

You can sprinkle the top with more chocolate chips when you fill the muffin cups with the mixture. Just for that extra bit of chocolatey taste! 😉

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Reflections

  • My butter was too soft as I left it in the open for too long. Next time, I must remember to start using it when it is slightly soft to the touch.
  • I overbeat the eggs when I used the mixer/blender (wanted to cut down on time :P) and the mixture starts to cuddle! Luckily, I stopped the mixer/blender in time and quickily moved on to add the dry ingredients.