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Fun with Reese Peanut Butter Chips!

17 Aug

I went through a tough period a few weeks ago. My boss and a colleague had been kind and understanding towards my situation, so I wanted to bake something for them. I wanted to bake orange muffins for them but due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to change the plan to baking Chewy Chocolate Cookies.

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Sorry for the lack of a better photo!

Here’s the recipe, taken from the packaging of Reese Peanut Butter Chips with some modifications. Have fun! 😉

Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Servings: 54 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cups of unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/2 sticks of salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of sugar (can reduce by 10-20% if you think is too much!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups of peanut butter chips

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  2. Stir the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl with mixer until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating well after each batch.
  6. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  7. Line a baking tray with baking sheet. Drop the batter onto the sheet with a teaspoon.
  8. Bake 8-9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft.)
  9. Cool slightly, then remove from sheet to cool on wire rack to cook completely.
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With Love, Marshmallow Muffins

8 Mar

Recently, my friend’s wife just gave birth to a baby girl. Today is their boy’s birthday party and their girl’s first month. So, I decided to make some muffins for these two dear friends of mine.

I came across a marshmallow muffins recipe in Muffins & Bakes that seems so appropriate for a kid’s birthday bash! I tried out the recipe yesterday and ended up with some not so good-looking muffins. Though they do taste good, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Why do I say they are not so good-looking? As you can see from my photos, there are holes (not small ones, mind you) in my muffins! These are due to the melted marshmallow bursting out of the muffins!

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Anyway, here’s the recipe that I’ve followed. In the Reflections section, I’ll give some suggestions and changes to the recipe.

Marshmallow Muffins

Servings: 12 muffins or 28 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 70 g of unsalted butter (melted in a pan)
  • 275 g of plain flour
  • 6 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 85 g of caster sugar
  • 100 g of chocolate chips
  • 55 g of coloured mini marshmallows
  • 1 large egg
  • 300 mL of milk

Directions

  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together into a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the sugar, chocolate chips and marshmallows
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Whisk the egg, milk and melted butter together in a separate bowl.
  5. Stir the liquid mixture into the flour to form a stiff mixture.
  6. Line the cupcake maker and spoon in the mixture.
  7. Bake for 6 minutes. Take out the muffins to cool before storing.

marshmallow steps

Reflections

  • The melted butter curdles when the milk was poured in. Reason being the milk was just taken out of the fridge and is too cold. Lesson learnt is that the milk should be at room temperature.
  • The marshmallows melted and burst out of the muffins. I’ll suggest not to mix the marshmallows into the flour mixture. Instead, add them during the last step when we spoon the mixture into the cupcake maker. We can spoon a bit of the mixture into the tray, put in a piece of marshmallow and top up with the mixture to cover it.
  • The chocolate chips are not obvious. We can sprinkle a few chips on the surface after we spoon the mixture into the tray.