Food, Love, life & everything's else in between, personal

Upside down Oreo muffins

My sister and I would always try out new recipes. She was the baker and I was the cook. When she moved onto her own , we rarely got time to do these things together and now that she’s in China, there’s no way lol.

None the less, of late I’ve recently taken some time out to try out new baking recipes and well it’s going good, if I may say so myself! 

Can I just say, that the recipes I try and will share are for ameteur, normal folk like myself, who have the basic of basic equiptment. So if you’re more of an advanced baker, truth is you’ll definitely come across prettier, and more complex recipes on other sites and I doubt my take on things would intrigue you 🙈

I came across this amazing upside down Oreo muffin recipe on Facebook however, I tweaked mine abit…because I mean, who doesn’t like less work 🙂

If you know me, you’d know that I am a sucker for anything Oreo and so this recipe was a “must try” for me. The original recipe can be found by clicking Here

Here’s a list of ingredients you will need:

  • 1 pack of Oreos – R20.00
  • 1 500g chocolate muffin mix – R15.00 ( I used the golden cloud one, but you can use any brand you’d like) – yes, this was my shortcut 🙈. You will need eggs, water and oil to add to the mix, the exact measurements can be found on the packaging.
  • 1 slab of Cadbury dairy milk chocolate- R11.00. The original recipe says white chocolate, so if that’s your preference, go for it.
  • Butter for greasing the muffin tray 

Things you will need: 

  • Muffin tray (12s)
  • Mixing bowl ( to mix your muffin mix and the wet ingredients)
  • Ice cream scoop 
  • Platter or plate 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven @ 180 degrees. 
  2. Grease your muffin tray with butter, be generous because the last thing you want is for your dedacadent muffins to stick.
  3. Place an Oreo in each muffin cup.
  4. Open your muffin mix, add it to your mixing bowl and create a well in the centre. Add your wet ingredients to the well and mix until all the ingredients come together to form a nice batter. Do not over mix. 
  5. Add just an ice cream scoop of muffin batter to each muffin cup.
  6. Break a piece of chocolate and add it to each muffin cup. Make sure to press this down against the Oreo biscuit.
  7. Take another scoop of batter and add it over the chocolate piece, covering it completely. You don’t want to fill your muffin cups to the brim, as you’re going to serve your muffins upside down. 
  8. Make sure your mixture is even by lightly tapping your muffin tray to the counter.
  9. Bake for 15-20minutes (mine were done in 15)
  10. Once your muffins are done, transfer them to a plate or platter and let them rest. This is essential so that the chocolate in the centre melts.

Sit with a cup of milk and enjjjoooyy


My mother is not an Oreo fan, but she loved these boys… so much so, she packed in for work the next day (:

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Easy recipes, from just an ordinary girl.

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Love, life & everything's else in between, motivation and inspiration, personal

#QOTD #31

There is one element of  any relationship, that’s importance is often overlooked: That element being Communication.

Many of us don’t see the importance or relevance of communication; stating our intention, saying what we feel, checking in with a loved one or giving a heads up to our significant other when we can’t make that normal routine dinner, chat, movie etc.

A little bit of communication goes such a long way. 

Today’s quote is based on this concept:

Tony Gaskin beautifully said:

Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Don’t suffocate your relationship by not communicating.

See how important it is? 

To those of you who really feel like: 

“if I don’t call or Text or make time to see you, I have a very good reason and I expect you to understand.”

Here’s what I have to say to you:

We, are not. mind readers!

Don’t have such great expectations because I can guarantee that half of the time you’re going to be disappointed.

I am a very literal person, I don’t like to assume and so sometimes those around me get bugged because I will ask THE most literal of questions just to ensure that I have all the facts before I comment or say what or how I feel. I learnt to be this way because in my previous relationships, communication was blatantly overlooked. It was selective and conditional. It was for this reason that through my self reflection journey,  I made a promise to myself that any relationship that may come after, be it a friendship, courtship or marriage, communication will not be conditional or inconsistent and that I will ensure that I hold up to my end. All in the name of growing and learning from past mistakes.

I see all kinds relationships fail daily because of a lack of communication. Because one feels “oh why bother” 

Dearest one, never have that attitude! If you’re in a any relationship you have a right to be heard, for your feelings to be respected, and for your views to be considered. If you don’t, I can almost guarantee you will fester feelings of resentment and negativity. But who would you possibly blame for that? If you are not telling somebody how you feel about certain things, how are they going to know it makes you feel a certain way? 

What I’ve learnt though, is the ones who feel “why bother” often say that because they don’t want to be wrong or to take accountability for their part. Yes, I said it. I’ve witnessed it. It becomes too much for them to bare that there are things they can improve on and they almost feel like they have so much going on, how are they supposed to fix this as well. Often they’re going through other things in their lives and it all becomes too much.

All I can say is that it is a beautiful thing when you overcome an issue through communicating. It’s so fulfilling.

I think it is the peak of respect for a relationship and a person when you two have a safe space created with each other, by each other and for each other where you can state your inner most feelings towards certain things and work towards it. 

Is it always easy? Hell no! Nothing that’s ever good for you comes easy. If anything, it’s easier to just say “forget about it” well let me just say, I’m not about that forgetting life. It’s damn hard work. You sometimes end up sounding like a scratched record, and feel like you’re fighting a losing battle but trust me, with the good intention of your relationship, it will soon pay off. Especially if both persons are that much dedicated to making that friendship, relationship, marriage or family tie last. 

Communication is a fundamental building block in the foundation of any relationship. Do not take its essence for granted. 

May we all strive to communicate better ❤️

Some insight, from just an ordinary girl