It has been a really hectic day yesterday. I tagged along Ah Girl's school excursion to the Underwater World in the morning. This shouldn't really be in my busy schedule and I was really contemplating to go to work instead. I had to work on weekends and public holiday as well. This is how tight and close the deadlines are. But I thought I really need a breather and since I have already paid for it, I might as well go. It is an opportunity for me to spend some quality time with Ah Girl too.
It was a right and wrong decision. The right decision because; I was able to see how Ah Girl interacted with her peers and teachers. At her age, it's 'monkey see monkey do'. I arrested some of the bad habits which she picked up at school and had a long talk about it before bedtime. Wrong decision because; while I was away, something cropped up at the production site yet and again. That really dampened my mood. The teachers must be wondering why I looked so sulky. When we returned, I rushed back to the office after a quick lunch. It must be punishment of some form that I 'abandoned' my work for a couple of hours. I was running around like a lunatic and the work doesn't seem to end. Yeah~ this Saturday and Sunday burnt again. I stole some time to blog this in the office.
So much for my ranting. I was home rather late and after my long 'lecture' to Ah Girl, I didn't have time to bake. I promised her not to work this Saturday and Sunday and that I would bake her a chocolate chiffon cake for breakfast. Haiya~~ I broke my promise. This morning, I only had time for this quick fix. I hope she doesn't mind. The original recipe is found here. I made some adjustment as I didn't have molasses.
Double chocolate muffins (yield 9 pcs, depending on size of cups used)
220g Self Raising Flour
250ml UHT milk
140g Fine Sugar
100g Melted Butter
1 Egg (beaten)
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (I used Valrhona)
80g Chocolate Chips
Extra chocolate chips for sprinkling (There is no such thing as chocolate overdose )
1) In a mixing bowl, add butter and cream with sugar with a whisk.
2) Add beaten egg and mix well.
3) Add flour and milk, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Do not over-mix.
4) Spoon mixture into aluminium cups to about 80% full.
5) Drop some chocolate chips on top.
6) Baked at 170 deg.C for 25 mins or till skewer comes clean.
*Note to self : If I were to make this again, I'd probably drop in some cut Mars bars Snickers bars or Maltesers to add some 'surprise' in the muffins for Ah Girl.