Finally settled on a recipe after much contemplation and several modifications. Inspired by Jaycynth's recipe for Blueberry Crumb Muffins taken from the allrecipes.com. the recipe produced moist muffins with a sweet brown sugar crumb, perfect for a late night snack coupled with a towering glass of cold milk before settling in for the night. tear the muffin apart with your fingers and enjoy the explosion of purple juices within the moist cake as the blueberries burst spreading its exburant shades of purple all around.
makes 12 servings
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius. grease of line muffin pans
- In a large bowl, mix flour, white and brown sugars, salt and baking powder. Stir in oil, eggs, milk and vanilla essence until well blended and very few lumps remain. Batter will look very watery but don't worry!
- Gently fold in Blueberries being careful not to mash them. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full or slightly more for a larger muffin top.
- For the crumb topping, mix together flour, softened butter, cinammon and brown sugar. place a small amount on top of each muffin.
- Bake muffins in oven for 20-30 mins (i used 25mins), or until skewer comes out clean and dry.
- Tuck in!!!
Also, I have just returned from watching the movie' The Leap Years'... i must admit tt i'm very impressed. one of the better local productions i've seen in a long time. Catherine Lim has outdone herself with a simple yet heartfelt storyline with a convincing cast to boot. All in all, the movie is a wonderful film to indulge in with loved ones and close frens. beware.. bring some tissue paper alone for the teary eyed!
Movie rating: 4/5
and whats on the other side...
those are the lyrics to one of my all time favourite song.. sang by Kermit the Frog.. SERIOUS.. its the rainbow song. well.. legend has it tt if u can find the end of the rainbow, you will suceed in finding the pot of gold tt lies at the end of it as well. hehe. knowing tt, i HAD to had to sign up for the rainbow falls trip organised by odac. and who else who i pull along besides babe? *sniggers*
so lets see, the trip came off to a good start with a late night bus ride from Larkin Johor to the Kuantan bus terminal. a 4 hours drive up, pretty fast if u ask me for a 500+ km distance. the uncle was probably travelling at a whopping 120km per hour.. gosh.. i fear for my life sometimes. But still, sleep was ample on the bus.
By the time we reached Kuantan and travelled by another bus to the town of Lembing.. it was still 5 o clock in the morning. I was greeted to the sights of a ghosttown with deserted streets and randomly lit street lamps. Scary if u ask me but thankfully the air was fresh due to completely wildnerness in the surroundings. the rest of the group were more or less hyped up and prepared for the climb to start.
Next we loaded up onto the lorries and 4WD to carry the group of us to the foot of the climb. Little did i expect this drive to roughly over an hour long. gosh.. by the end of it, my butt was aching from the frequent bumps on the paths and my face itched from having passing branches whip your face as u travelled across the uneven roads. it was a thrilling experience through as the chilly winds and the night skies heightened the experience and created a sense of misguided adventure.
By the time we had arrived at the start of the climbing trail, dawn had broken. everyone was rather weary from the long rides tt required a substantial amount of energy to sit still and resist the defying motions of the swaying vehicles as they made its way thru the undergrowth.
Cakes from Secret Recipe...
now.. its back to reality.. back to work.. *sulks*
Embraer's Legacy 600
Me in the cockpit.. be very afraid...
yep.. and i'm afraid tts all folks.. hehe. silly me didnt bother with taking too many photographs. now i'm kind of regretting it. haha. Alright. to end off the post, here are lost and found photo from the back part of the Msia trip during the cny holidays. tts all for now!
IA guys.. stick it in!
next updates: Rainbow Falls Trip with ODAC
If you just realize what I just realized,
Then we'd be perfect for each other
and will never find another
Just realized what I just realized
we'd never have to wonder if we missed out on each other now.
kiosk selling caramelised almond nuts!
and finally, i shall end off this post with a lovely picture of our buffet dinner served up at the resturant. oh gosh.. the spread was gorgeous with the meatballs in tomato sauce stealing the show. hehe. one of the best dinners we had in Spain.
and if you've lost me somehow.. we'll meet at the desserts table! haha.