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My colleagues won't let a birthday pass by without a demand for sweets, so I spent this evening baking alarming quantities of muffins ~.~

But! For the first time I made up a muffin recipe almost from scratch, and had it come out right :D

Dry ingredients:
2.5 cups of flour
0.5 cup of dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
0.5 teaspoon baking powder
0.5 teaspoon salt
Generous amount of gingerbread spice mix

Wet ingredients:
3 eggs
0.5 cup of milk
0.5 cup of Greek yoghurt
0.75 cup of oil (should be sunflower, but I only had rice oil...)
0.5 cup of strong instant coffee
0.25 cup of dark rum
1 tablespoon dark honey

Mix dry, mix wet, mix together, add a cup / 200g / 2 tablet-fulls of dark chocolate chips and half a cup of golden/sultana raisins. Fill small muffin/cupcake tins, into the oven for 20 minutes. Repeat until out of batter.

Break up another tablet of dark bitter chocolate into a microwaveable bowl, add a splash of milk, microwave until the chocolate is soft and can be mixed with the milk into a ganache. Frost.

Feed to sugar-starved coworkers and rest assured they won't have the mind to ask which birthday this is.

Now to sleep, and wake up a year older...

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Date: 2011-07-06 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hippo birdies, chef! :D

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Date: 2011-07-06 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy birthday!

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Date: 2011-07-07 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a sensible way to celebrate))))

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Date: 2011-07-07 01:45 am (UTC)
ext_51796: (let's eat!)
From: [identity profile]
And now I'm hungry... ;-D

EDIT: Oh! Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a great one for you!
Edited Date: 2011-07-07 01:46 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-07-07 04:50 am (UTC)
alice_montrose: by me (Gothic Love Birds)
From: [personal profile] alice_montrose
Sounds extra-yummy! I shall have to try these at some point!

Happy birthday! <3

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Date: 2011-07-07 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy birthday, with wishes of happiness, wisdom, strength, endurance and a better year than previous years. And many other years better than ever before. :3

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Date: 2011-07-07 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for having me added back. :)

And you're welcome. : 3

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Date: 2011-07-07 07:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy Birthday, and those muffins sound yummy. Be sure to keep a couple back for yourself. :)

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Date: 2011-07-07 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, sounds awesome! And... Happy Birthday to you!!! :o)

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Date: 2011-07-07 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day.
And your coworkers are so lucky, those muffins sound delicious. :)

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Date: 2011-07-07 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy Birthday!

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Also, suddenly, these random birthday kittens!


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