Hot chocolate mix

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I wouldn’t ¬†have tried it ever if I didn’t run out of ready to mix chocolate powder. Not a big deal, I know, but the thought was so intense. This is the time! Instead of nostalgia, this time though, curiosity kicked in ūüôā

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When the scarcity and curiosity were on the scene, my instinct had to work hand in hand with them. As luck would’ve it, the trio had done a fantastic job.

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The whole scenario made me to dig deeper, to get a good sense of it. All I had to do was maintaining the consistency, and balance the taste. Vanilla and salt are two unlikely ingredients. But I took the chance anyway. Yep, although I’ve added vanilla and salt – it didn’t distract or disturb the course at all. Still it’s purely optional! It’s not that difficult as I thought it would be. Anyway, curiosity didn’t kill this cat ūüôā Oh, some people love to add marshmallows to their hot chocolate – well, maybe I should try one! You know, for us, in Atlantic Canada, it’s still Winter in the middle of Spring. Snow for some reason hesitates to leave the stage. It’s so heavenly and peaceful, indeed!¬†

1 cup fine sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups of powdered milk
1 drop of vanilla
Hint of salt – just a hint!!!

Blend everything well. Store it in an airtight container. Refrigerate it. Enjoy!

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Moist Chocolate Muffins!

Just like an abstract art finally forms into something beautiful, the clueless raw additions in the bowl finally forms into delicious muffins ¬†even though its baffling in the beginning.¬† That’s the first thought that came into my mind. Obviously I enjoyed baking these muffins.

Simple chocolate cake and muffins are sort of evergreen items that match with any snacks or any cuisine, a quintessential when children are around, or for a quick chocolate fix for anyone who adore chocolate!

The preparation is sort of simple and effortless and a must have in your repertoire.

Ingredients

All purpose flour  1 1/4 cups
Cocoa powder
Butter¬† 1 ¬ľ stick, softened
White sugar  3/4 cup
Eggs 2
Milk  2-3 tablespoon
Honey  1 tablespoon
Vanilla  1 teaspoon
Baking soda  1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon

Grease the muffin pan with cooking spray and place the cupcake liners in the pan.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine well

Then add the butter, honey, eggs and the vanilla extract. Combine well with a spatula.

Beat the mixture until its well combined. Add milk to it for a smooth consistency.

Fill 3/4th cups full. Bake in 350¬įoven for about 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the centre comes out clean.