Monday, August 1, 2011

Lemon Chocolate Muffin with Strawberry Chocolate Chips

It is quite unbelievable that I have been missing from blogsphere for more than 3 months, time flies. My blog is fulled of dust and spider web, I am feeling bad for neglecting it. Even though I have been keep telling myself that I have to "pull" myself up to do some "spring cleaning" but the tiredness just always overrule everything :P.

I am getting tire easily, everyday back to home from work, I will just want to lie on the bed to rest and do nothing, I have stopped baking for nearly 6 months. I will even feel sleepy in the mid of working during the past 2 month, sometimes as early as 11am that I will need a nap for 20 - 60 mins. Luckily my boss and colleagues are very understanding, they are so receptive on my napping that no one will come and disturb me :P.

I am feeling especially guilty towards dear daughter, I have been neglected her during this period. Although she understands due to my tiredness, I cannot provide her my full attention and she is very welcome and look forward for the new member that is joining our family on October. But no matter what, she is still just a 7 year old kid, it is not easy for her to adapt to the changes. She started to behave like a baby, talk like a baby, even her tuiton teacher noticed her changes. She always forgot to do home works and recently, I even received a call from her form teacher that she didn't bring her work book to school for almost a week :(. Had a good talk with her and I will also trying to pay more attention on her, hope things will be back to track soon.

I still have some baking backlogs done before CNY that I will be updating in the blog when I am available. I am definitely still be inactive for the next few months but I will try my best to keep this blog "alive" :P.

Recipe adapted from '爱'生活 My Life with modifications since I want to get rid of the lemon chocolate and strawberry chocolate chips.

Ingredients : Makes 6 big muffins
120g unsalted butter
125g lemon chocolate
10g castor sugar
120g milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
200g self raising flour
60g strawberry chocolate chips

Method :1. Cream butter and sugar with electric beater till light and fluffy.
2. Melt the lemon chocolate and add into (1) and mix well.
3. Add in milk, eggs and vanilla extract, mix well in high speed.
4. Fold in the Sifted flour and mix well. Lastly stir in the strawberry chocolate chips.
5. Scoop the batter in to the muffin paper liners to about 3/4 full.
6. Bake in the preheated oven 180C for 25 minutes or till the tester comes out clean.

The muffin is soft, moist and fluffy, taste more like a cake. It is full of the lemon chocolate fragrant and not too sweet. The pink chocolate chips complement the muffin so well, although a bit sweet when you bite into it. Definitely a keeper.


  1. Hi Jess, no wonder you've been MIA for quite sometime. So happy to hear that a new member is coming, Congratulations!
    Take care :))

  2. Congratulation! And welcome back!

  3. 好好休息吧,毕竟健康才是做重要的^^

  4. The cat is finally out of the bag, kekeke.
    I hope I am the first to congratulate you on your blog!

    I was like you during my 3rd pregnancy. I don't want to bake anything at all and being tired all the time. But I'm sure with all your back logs, you can still keep this blog going. How many more do you have? LOL.

  5. Welcome back Jess. I am glad I got to catch your 'come back' post :) The baking fairy is still there. Muffin's looking good.

  6. Thatz one yummy muffin!! looks soo fluffy the flavors..

  7. Congrats Jess ^_^

    My 4-year-old elder son also behaving like that and his teacher also had a good talk with me. Am still trying my best to balance. Pls take good care ya...

  8. Welcome back! These muffins are great!

  9. Jess - Miss reading your blog and bakes. Congrats and hope to see you more often. Take care.

  10. Congrats Jess! Such a happy news! This is the stage your body has to adapt to the changes, take things slow and go with the flow. Take care! Hugs

  11. THOSE muffins look amazing! Your blog is so bright and beautiful!

  12. These look really yummy!

    I want to invite you to join in our blog hop. This week's theme is Citrus and this would be a perfect recipe to link up. Please stop by and feel free to link up as many citrus recipes as you would like - both sweet and savory.


  13. Jess, am I reading right that you are pregnant now? Congrats.

  14. Thanks everyone, I am so happy to know there are still so many "supporters" of my blog.

    Wendy, I left only 10 or less backlog, not a lot to last long heeheehee...

    Edith, yes I am pregnant at my 3rd trimester, due early Oct :).

  15. No wonder haven't see you post for so long. Congrats! :)

  16. Haha...Hope I didn't trigger this post from you! :p Anyway, hope to see your "occasional" posts! Take care Jess. And congrats again! :)

  17. oh, congratulations to you, jess! You take care!

  18. Congratulations on the nice muffins, are exquisite and very beautiful, hugs.

  19. Congrats Jess! Most imp
    Is to rest well now. Take care :)

  20. I haven't seem strawberry chips, in the stores, but I would love to have them.

    These muffins are a delight. Would you link them to Bake with Bizzy?


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