Saturday, 28 May 2016

Recipe Post N0.18- Bluest Blueberries and vanilla muffins!

Hiya!

I apologize for posting this week's post at a late time. However, I have been occupied with organising baking posts for next week and the week after as well as completing homework for the half term.

Moving on, this muffin recipe makes the maximum of 18 muffins. On the other hand, I had made around 12-15. It is definitely the perfect way to end a brillant month filled with warm weather besides my obsession for fruity muffins.

In order to make these craving muffins, you'll need:
• 125g/4 1/2oz of self-raising flour

• 1/2tsp of baking powder
• 70g of caster sugar
• 85g/3oz of blueberries
• 2tsp of vanilla extract
• 1egg
• 125ml/4fl oz of buttermilk(this simply can be made using lemon and milk)
•2tbsp of vegetable oil
• vanilla sugar, for dusting
Equipment:
• Baking/Greaseproof paper.
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Medium sized mixing bowl
• Sieve
• Dessertspoon


Method:

Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 190°c/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Using a pair of scissors (ask for adult's help if under the age of 10), cut out  28 × 9-cm/ 3 1/2in squares
from baking paper. Push the squares firmly into 2×12 section mini muffin tons,creating squares to fit in order to form paper cases. Do not worry if your handmade "paper cases" lift out of their sections- the weight of the mixture will keep them in place.

In addition to this, sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing
bowl. Afterwards, strir in the sugar and blueberries. Separately in another mixing bowl (be EXTRA-prepared), beat together the vanilla extract, egg, buttermilk;set of instructions shall be included in a link at the very end) and oil with a fork until evenly combined.




Tip the buttermilk mixture into the flour. With the dessertspoon, fold in the unmixed ingredients until only just mixed; do not over-blend the ingredients otherwise, the muffins shalln't be as light).

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are levelled with the tin. Sprinkle with a pinch of vanilla sugar,wish them luck and bake them inside the oven for around 15 minutes or when they
 have risen and are firm to touch. Once they're baked, leave in the tin for 2 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack. Personally, I prefer to eat them warm as the taste absolutely delicious and "heartwarming". But, you can serve cold with a further sprinkle of vanilla sugar.





This recipe shall always be a favorite of mine for as long as I bake muffins! I hope you enjoy this recipe too. 

A few notices...

💗 I am definitely loving new blog posts from Zoella, One Girl Blogger,Lailbee and The Sunday Mode. You should definitely check out their blogs.

 ðŸ’— Who's looking forward to the  newest Harry Potter book?


 ðŸ’— Any of you a fan of BGT?

💗 Link to Buttermilk recipe, click here!  

💗 My song of the week is... Ariana Grande Into You. I just love the sound of the song and it's so catchy so I can't get it out of my head!

💗 Have an amazing half term and weekend. See ya!

#sweetreats xx



Saturday, 21 May 2016

Baking Post No.17- Recipes I've liked throughout May!

Hiya everyone!

I'm back this week with a variety of recipes and pictures that I have spotted via Pinterest and online. I hope you devour these sweet, tasty recipes as well as enjoy them too!

The first recipe I've decided to feature within this post is my own shared recipe- Yummy Chocolate Cookies. Ever since I mad them two weeks ago, I haven't stop raving about how chocolaty and delectably they actually are. For those who haven't checked out this recipe, I'll leave a link at the end if you would like to take a quick peek.
 

I also wanted to reveal a recipe I had detected from a magazine site (link shall be at the end). The name of the recipe is GORP
which stands for "Good Ol' raisins and peanuts". Although I cannot eat this as I have braces and people with braces simply cannot eat an whole peanut of a slice peanut, it sounds and looks glorious as I yearn not to have metal stuck to my crooked teeth!   

Another recipe I'd recommend for you is super-healthy, super easy and to try and taste. Oh yes!
Moroccan Orange and Cardamon Cake. I suppose it's one of those cakes that you maybe seen on TV once or twice but have never tried it unless you know a pastry chef who specializes  in those specific cakes. If any of you are willing to give it a go,  a link shall be left below.


My final two recipes that have caught my eye this May is from the same site and blogger who I have definitely mentioned in
one of my previous baking posts. One of them are Snicker Cupcakes. Snickers are not one of my absolutely fave chocolate bars. In fact, I largely dislike them. However, it's cool how they can be transported into one cupcake. My second  showstopper recipe is Chocolate Cookies. I did attempt to make these at some point when I were TERRIBLE at baking and  they failed massively.








Now it's on to my favorite baking images. There are a couple on my Pinterest which I will leave a link to. Though, I have discovered numerous images via Google Images...
   
 
                                                                                                   







These are all my favorites of May 2016! What are yours? Let me know in the comments below.

Before it ends for this week...

 ðŸ’—  Mr Kipling are launching limited edition fancies which consist of the flavors " Strawberry  and Cream" and "Cocktail".

💗 Who watches Royal Crush on Awesomeness TV?


💗 Favorite ART piece of this week is above.


💗 Has anyone listened to "No Money" by Galantis?


💗 Next week, I shall be posting a recipe! Yay!


💗 Currently, I've been loving Muller's new flavoured yoghurt" Greek Style Lemon". 


                   

💗 I also have been having "NutriBix" as. "healthy,energized breakfast" which is gluten-free and
suitable for vegetarians followed by Twinnings "Awake" Herbal Tea.



💗Website for GORP click here!

💗 For my Pinterest account click here

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


#sweetreats xx 

     

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Baking Post 2016 No.16- Baking Trends

Hello everyone!

This week's post is most obviously evolved around baking. Baking is a very advanced skill, especially if you are planning to take it up as a livelihood and career choice. It has been verified into many different terms and perceptions that bakers nowadays are still learning and progressing.  But did
have you ever though baking as a member of the economical industry? Of course! When you walk down a popular street in London,for example, it is most likely you'll notice a bakery or cafe' that provide well known bakes such as pastries, bread, cakes and all sweet sugary things. Therefore, I have themed this post around this site called "Baking Infor" (link will be left at the end of this post) which base themselves around the baking industry and offer the latest news about baking.

I had found this site around a week ago and when I had, I were searching through national and international baking events and realized this week still is National Doughnut Day. Personally, I'm not a massive fan of doughnuts and I wouldn't crave to eat one at this very second because it's not the healthiest option. In fact, it's one of the unhealthiest sweet treat to be invented. This might be a completely different story for any of you who would die for a soft, sweet, oily doughnut. For those who would, I had made a collage that I had wanted to share on this blogpost but I wasn't able to as Blogger do not allow me to add features such as documents onto blogs. If however, you know how to add comments, PLEASE let me know!




Besides National Doughnut Day, I have very recently discovered there is a such thing as "Baking Industry Awards". Unfortunately, this award isn't invited to everyone. I find this quite unfair as it seems like a very interesting competition and award to enter for. Furthermore, here's what's Baking Infor has to say: 

"The Baking Industry Awards offers the perfect opportunity for you to gain industry-wide recognition for your business and your employees. Bakery professionals from across the UK enter year on year in the hope of winning one of the industry's most prestigious accolades."

This competition has 10 categories. These are:

-Baker of the year
-Baker Manufacturer of the year
-Celebration Cake Business of the year
-Free-from bakery product of the year
-In-store bakery retailer of the year
-Specialty Bread product of the year
-The craft business award
-The customer focus award
-Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry
-The Rising Star Award

I don't know whether you can tell or not but these awards and honors are very adulty. Due to this, I changed up the awards a little for teen bakers my age and upwards...


-Best baker of 2016
-Baker's greatest cake award
-Most hard-working baker
-Most dedicated baker
-The greatest quantity of mature baking
- The most popular recipe
-Very diligent baker
- The most improved baker
-The most enthusiastic
- The Rising Star
And finally the most creative baker!

What do you guys think? Would you change anything about y variation? Let me know in the comments below!

That's all for this week! 

Before this post ends....



  • Who likes Zoe's new vid? 










  • This time, my favorite song that I'm constantly listening to is "Prince-Purple Rain". Prince had made a huge impact to  music and today's society with his soul music. R.I.P Prince!


  • My fellow blogging friend, BeautyBe Blogger has published a new post which is a quiz!  Please go and check it out-she's put in ALOT of effort 

  • My friend at school mentioned to me about adding labels to my blogs. Therefore, I will start to add labels from next week's post.

  • Question of the week: What awards or titles would you hand out at the Baking Industry Awards?

Links to websites:






  • Hope you've had a great week and have an awesome weekend- see ya!

#sweetreats xxx 








Saturday, 7 May 2016

Recipe Post 2016 No.15- Yummy chocolate cookies!

Hey everyone!

How has the weather been wherever you live? Here in England, the weather is absolutely fabulous! For most of this week, my friends and I hang out outside and eat Lunch on benches in school - kind of like one massive picnic. Today, my family are hosting a BBQ and I offered to make these cookies because they're a pleasurable on a warm,sunshiny day in our back garden BBQ and are great to freeze for another occasion!

To make these "intense chocolate cookies", you'll need:

125g/4oz of good quality dark chocolate
150g/ 5 1/4oz of plain flour
30g/1oz of cocoa,sifted.                  

1/2tsp of salt
125g /4oz of unsalted butter,softened
75g/40z of light brown sugar
50g/2oz of caster sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract (I didn't add any because I couldn't find any in my nearest store-this may be different for you)
1 free-range egg, preferably cold from the fridge
350g/ 12 1/4 oz of dark chocolate chips (easy to find in most supermarket nad baking stores).

Method:

Begin by pre-heating the oven to 170C/325F,Gas Mark 3.

In a heatproof bowl, break the dark chocolate into pieces. Set
this over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally,until melted.

Pour into a large bowl: flour,cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix well.
Separately, cream and both sugars together until light and
fluffy. Add in the melted chocolate and stir well.

Beat in the vanilla extract and crack in the egg and then
mix in the dry ingredients. Once just combined, stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop out 12 equal portions of the mixture-
according to Nigella Lawson, an ice-cream scoop and a palette knife are the best tools for the job- and place onto a lined baking sheet about 6cm/2 1/2in apart. Do not flatten them as they will rise themselves in the oven. I attempted her technique but failed instantly. Therefore I just used a teaspoon to blobb the mixture onto the baking tray.

Place into the oven and bake for 18minutes (you do not need to check over these cookies every 10 minutes) then test with a skewer. The result should be semi-clean and not with wet mix. If you accidently pierce a chocolate chip,try again.

Leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then transfer them onto a cooling rack to harden as they cool.



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And Voilà! I had decorated my cookies with chopped chocolate. I cannot wait to try them out- I'll let you know what I thought of them in next week's post.

A few pointers before this posts ends...


  • I remember in one of my blog posts, I had said I sent my Cranberry Muffin Recipe to this author called Cathy Cassidy and I'd promised to let you know if I found out anything. Well... I did and she accepted my recipe post and published it onto her blog. As soon as I saw it there, I was dancing to "Smile" by Avril Lavigne because I was SOOO pleased to see that she liked my recipe! Click here to see my showcased recipe!
  • One day, my mum had given my this drink called "Vitness Tonics" and it is AMAZING! It's bascialy a drink that
     helps with your skin's completion and it's a great drink. I definitely recommend it.
  • If there are any baking or recipe posts that you'll like my to publish in the nearby future, suggest them to me at: chocolatecupcakes08@gmail.com!
  • This week I wanted to share with you my fave quote which I've added to a collage that still is in the process of being crafted...
  


  • And finally... have a great weekend! I hope you enjoy the sunshine and I'll publish a post hopefully next week!








#sweetreats xxx







Sunday, 1 May 2016

Post No.14- It's time for a change....

Hiya!
How's your week been so far? I apologize for not publishing a post yesterday even though I said on my Google+ account I would. Unfortunately, my tablet died before I published my post,deleting all of my blog post. I'm sure you can imagine how irritating that was for me.

As it's claims in this week's post's title, it is time for a change. It's been around 7-8 months since I've started up BakingBoutique and now it's time to do something new and different. Below are a few changes I plan to process on BakingBoutique...

1. Instead of posting recipes EVERY week, I've decided to post recipe post every two weeks and publish baking-related posts every other week. That way my mum simply cannot moan at me for using up all the ingredients!

2.At the end of each post will be a subtitle of "A few things before this post ends" or " As this post ends". This shall contain any additional information I'd like to add.

3. Near the nd of posts, I also will be stating my favorite quote of the week,fave pic,fave recipe or even a fave song. I feel this just adds a bit more personality to my blog posts and gives my posts something new and different. This is only an occasional change.

4. Whenever I can, I'll try to upload videos of me completing steps from more advanced recipes such as my Berry Crumble Traybake.

5. From now on, I really want to try an include a theme for my post for the entire. There are a couple posts that are related to a certain theme but then there are some that aren't and it's all mixed up together.

6. From time to time, I may find new baking tips and add them onto my previous blog post titled "Baking Tips"( I'll add a link at the end).

7. There may be possibility that I will change the format of BakingBoutique and try something different. I doubt I will as many people have complimented this blog,saying how pretty it looks.

I guess that's all for now. Before this post ends...  
-Hope you all have had a fab weekend
-Who loves Tanya Burr's new video? I sure do- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxfmqAPaCYI

- Click on Baking Tips!

-I'll be posting a RECIPE next week.

See ya!

#sweetreats xxx