So, it’s the start of a new year and it’s time to try out something different! Here’s some of the stuff I’ve started doing this month:
1. Books – Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.
People have been talking about this book for a little while now and I’ve had to read it as part of my course. Though it’s one of those books I’ve been meaning to read. Actually once you get over the slightly difficult way its written, things begin to make sense. The connecting stories which though at first sight do have you thinking its a collection of short stories, break down into interlocking chapters and really it just leaves you hungry for more, which then makes it so hard to put down! So, yeah I can see why it’s so interesting.
300g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
90g caster sugar
150g bar plain chocolate (chunks)
250g cherries, stoned and halved
2 medium eggs
4tbsp sunflower oil
12-hole muffin tray silicone/paper case or an american muffin tray (I used)
Firstly, set the oven to 200°C. Sift the flour and baking powder. Stir in caster sugar. add plain chocolate and cherries. Then lightly beat together the milk, eggs and oil. Stir them into the dry ingredients. Spoon this mixture into the silicon or paper cases and bake for 15-18 mins, or until they are a light-golden colour and feel firm to the touch . Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cook completely. Serve warm or cold. If there’s any left!