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Easy Homemade Cupcake Recipe

Semester break has influenced me to have a knack on cooking since I have no idea what to do besides managing two events, reading novels, listening to fifty shades music, and feeding rabbits. Boring? Not really but half of me said yes it really is.

It’s one week away to college and I decided to spend my last Monday afternoon of semester break in the kitchen making cupcakes with Mom! I found this easy recipe and I believe you can do this at home by preparing these super easy ingredients,

2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of sugar

Step 1. Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl in high speed except the melted butter for 5 minutes. Then add the melted butter, stir it in slow speed.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 375f or 190c. Prepare the cupcake papers (oily in the inside is highly suggested to avoid sticky result) and put them in the cupcake moulds.

Step 3. Bake the cupcakes and get ready with the icing. Make sure you have these,

2 cups of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of condensed milk
Crushed oreo
1 egg (set aside the yolk)

For the icing, you only need to stir it until soft and looks white. However for the icing, it’s up on your creativity. You may add M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.

And this is how my cupcakes look like,

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These sweet treats are such a good companion for reading. After seeing these, are you interested to make your own cupcakes? Let me know what you think on the comment box below and you may share the result on Instagram by tagging me 🙂

Hope it can inspire you, have a great cooking day!


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Simple Candy Cake Bar Recipe

Hello! Glad to be back on blogging after the myriad days of war in achieving my bachelor degree. I’m basically having my third semester break right now. However, it’s enough for the highlight of author’s diary because I got something new for you, guys ❤

Do you like to watch cooking tutorial on Instagram? Do you like to follow the steps and do it in your own kitchen? If you do, we are probably twins!

Actually I just followed a one minute cooking tutorial on Instagram, “Candy Cake Bar”. The ingredients are not really specific since they only say ‘a cup of something’ rather than saying it in grams or spoons and the video tutorial is too fast until I had to watch it over and over again. But if you are a cook master, then it won’t be trouble for you. So, I was just predicting the measure but I surely will tell you the specific ingredients to make your cooking experience easier. Before you get started, you better prepare these ingredients below.

1 pack of M&M’s (may be substituted)
1 pack of KitKat (may be substituted)
200 grams of crystal sugar
200 grams of brown sugar
300 grams of flour
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
225 grams of melted butter

If those things above are ready, you may start with the first step!

Step 1. Pour 1 cup of crystal sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar into a large bowl. Stir it then add 1 cup of melted butter. Don’t pour it when the butter is still hot, let it chill for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 2. Add 2 eggs into the mixed bowl. You better don’t use refrigerated eggs. Stir it until the dough looks brightly yellow. I recommend you to use mixer or you will get tired of stirring it to death.

Step 3. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the mixed bowl. Keep stirring it then add 2 cups of bowl. Don’t get tired, keep stirring it until the texture looks a bit solid.

Step 4. This is my favorite part. Before everything else but it is up to you whether you want to chop the KitKats later or in the last part, chop the KitKats and spread the candies over the dough. Stir it.

Step 5. Heat the microwave until 350°F / 175°C and bake it for 45 – 50 minutes.

Step 6. Let it chill because if you try to chop it when it’s hot, it is really sticky which could ruin your artsy cake bar. And this is the result,

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My kitchen was completely a mess and my hand was full of dough so I couldn’t take a picture of the steps but I am an open-book, if you have questions regarding this recipe, you may comment or email me and I’ll reply right away. This cake bar tastes like caramelized cake because it contains sugar and candies hence the dough becomes sticky. I like to eat it with a hot cup of tea or pure milk as a friend for my reading time in the balcony. Interested to cook it too? It is really easy and it is highly recommended to fill your lovely weekend with your loved ones. Have a great day! ❤


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How to Make M&M’s Cookies

“It’s Friday! Friday! Gonna sleep a lot on Friday!”

You can sleep a lot on Friday, but you have to wake up earlier on Saturday because I have m&m’s cookies recipe. I woke up at 7, went to the kitchen and successfully made an explosion of awesomeness. This cookie is really popular on tumblr page because who doesn’t like m&m’s? Let’s get started!

Ingredients :
240 gr wheat flour
20 gr/1 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
170 gr unsalted butter
100 gr sugar (I only used brown sugar because I don’t want it get too sweet, so it’s up to you)
120 gr brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 egg yolk, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (you either can add it up or not, it’s not really significant)

Directions (not One Direction) :
– Preheat oven to 170C degrees or around 325F degrees
– Mix wheat flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside
– Stir unsalted butter until it’s delicate. While stirring it, add sugar and keep stirring it until it looks pale. After that, add vanilla extract, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk then stir it
-Add the mixed wheat flour which you have set aside to the mixed unsalted butter
-Stir… Stir… It’s done until it looks dense
-Take one tbsp of the dough and put it on the brass neatly because you’re a chef wanna-be
-Don’t forget to add some space around 1 inch on each cookies
-This is gonna be your favorite part, stick some m&m’s candies on the dough you have put on the brass
-Bake cookies for about 15-17 minutes. But seriously, sometimes cookies will cook faster than we suspect. Because mine got burned when I used stopwatch, what a bad luck. Just keep watching
-When it’s cooked, put it out carefully and you’re done!

Your cookies will look like this or maybe even better. Send your m&m’s cookies picture to stylebychia@yahoo.com to get featured on this page. Good luck my friends 🙂

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