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CRACK THE EXAM AND CREAM THE CAKE

Have you ever got that feeling, when you want to abandon all your work, get to the kitchen and just bake. Crack open an egg or cream the butter in a bowl and enjoy every action, which will help you create that flawless bite, drawing you away from your pressing workload and responsibilities, letting you experience your true bliss in that particular moment.

For many students, baking; although a passion could get difficult to manage in between deadlines, exams and classes. Hence they could lose the desire and patience to do it.

Baking makes me feel good and here are some tips on how I keep my baking dream alive, while being a student.

5 WAYS TO KEEP THE BAKER IN YOU ALIVE

  • NEED TO KNEAD

Every now and then get back to kneading some dough or preparing some batter. Never lose touch with your skills, no matter how hectic your schedule is, always try getting back to the basics.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE RESCUE

Spend some of your time going through food blogs, instagram pictures of interesting baked goods or even following renowned chefs on twitter and facebook. They act as a great source of inspiration.

  • FRESH BATCH OF STUDENTS

Try applying to short courses in pastry schools or enroll in a baking class in order to keep the momentum going.
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  • THE NEW WAVE

Create or join societies within your college, which enable you to bake with people sharing the same passion for desserts and baking as you.

  • BAKE SOME JOY

Undertake bake sales in order to help people out or volunteer to supply your baked products in places where it could bring joy to people as well as yourself.

Even if baking is not your ultimate passion but a preferred hobby, you could use intrinsic methods and appliances to create something mouthwatering. Just like this particular quick and easy recipe. It requires no oven and consists of nine easily available ingredients. Whether you are craving a midnight snack during your exams or preparing a meal for your guests this dessert is an impeccable choice.

THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
Serves: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients:
• 3 Tablespoon Flour
• 3½ Tablespoon sugar
• ¼ Teaspoon Baking powder
• ¾ Tablespoon Cocoa powder
• 4 Tablespoon Milk
• 2 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
• ¼ Teaspoon vanilla extract
• Pinch of salt

Method:
– Take all the dry ingredients; 3 Tablespoons of flour, ¾ Tablespoons of Cocoa powder, ¼ teaspoon of Baking powder and place these ingredients into a large mug.

*TIP * – iIt is important to pass all the above ingredients through a sieve, in order to make sure the consistency of the batter is smooth

– Now to this add 3½ Tablespoons of sugar

*TIP * – Try using granulated sugar (castor sugar) or Icing sugar in order to enhance the smooth consistency. As they melt faster than normal sugar.

– Now add all the wet ingredients; 4 Tablespoons of milk, 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil and ¼ Teaspoon of vanilla extract.

– Add a pinch of salt to balance the taste out

– Finally put the mug into a microwave for a minute on the highest temperature.

– After you take it out pass a stick or fork through it. If it comes out clear then it is ready to be eaten. Though if it still has cake bits stuck to it then put it back in the microwave for another thirty seconds, to a minute.

– Finally serve this moist and delectable chocolate mug cake with the choice of toppings such as vanilla ice cream, nutella, crushed chocolate pieces or some nuts will pair exceedingly well with the mug cake.

THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

Hope you enjoy this post and recipe and do not let anything stop you from pursuing your dream.
Thank you ☺

THE FANTASTIC 5!

Since many of you enjoyed reading my post on five special blogs that have been inspirational for me, I decided to make it a recurring feature and therefore you can expect to see this kind of post more often. I Hope you find these blogs as exciting and inducing as the previous ones. Enjoy 🙂

1) Eat Play Love : Going through this blog is like flipping through pages of a family scrapbook, thoroughly enjoyable and endearing. I adore the fact that it’s not a generic portrayal of a family who dote on food and its culture but an account of the their lives. Not only is it engaging but also has spectacular pictures of them and their delicious dishes. If you are looking for a pleasant weekend activity with your family, take a recipe out of their blog !
Link – Eat Play Love

2) The Domestic Man : If a woman cooks somehow it does not seem unnatural but when a man cooks it just creates a temporary stir in people’s mind. That being the reason I could not resist viewing Russ Crandall’s blog. Insightful and a true account of the history of American food is the best way to sum up his website. His healthy yet flavoursome dishes will leave you with the urge to switch your lunch or dinner with his! Do go visit his blog for some delectable and nutritious recipes.
Link – The Domestic Man

3) @ Down Under : Personally when I visit blogs I feel as though a visual specimen can just add a whole different aspect to your recipe and going through this blog is just a visual treat. Each picture gives you the feeling as though you’re looking at a beautifully crafted painting. The different colours and platings make the food come alive. Recommended as the blog to read by Saveur, the mixture of her personal recipes and photographs equals to a visual feast you cannot miss out on.
Link – @ Down Under

4) Local Kitchen : A “virtual Kitchen Notebook” sounds interesting right ? but once you get on the website it’s a lot more than just recipes, through Kaela’s tips on how to grow your own produce your hesitation towards this kind of a lifestyle will  be terminated. Some interesting facts, Scrumptious dishes and a lifestyle to follow suit. To learn these tips and more visit the site!
link – Local Kitchen

5) Sweet And Crumbly : Simple and Witty is the best way to describe Geni and describing her blog well nothing would do it justice. A simple layout should not have you fooled, her food has a soul of its own and you cannot resist staring at her desserts, right from her irish soda bread to the cinnamon spiced cupcakes you will want to try it all. So get cracking !
Link – Sweet And Crumbly

Hope you visit these blogs and enjoyed this post.
PS: REMEMBER TO SWEETEN IT UP !
Thank you 🙂

THE FANTASTIC 5!

Ever since I started blogging, I have been inspired by numerous Blogs and narrowing them down to a list seems unjust. Though I want to share with you some of the blogs that I love following and have been aspirational for me personally. You should definitely have a look at them. Here they are in no particular order.

1)  17 and Baking : I stumbled upon Elissa’s ‘Breaking Bad Cake’ recipe, inspired by the hit television show Breaking Bad. The simple recipe, out of the box elements and her honest reasons behind baking draw you in. She was 17 when she started blogging and even though she does not aim to be a professional chef or be part of the culinary world. Her blog is a medium, which allows her to showcase her knack for food. Do check her blog out, you will be wowed.
Link- 17 and baking

2) Fresh & Foodie : An associate creative director of an advertising company in the day and a blogger by night, Bobbi is a true ‘foodie.’ Her blog is refreshing, it’s easy to navigate through and most of her posts contain her personal experiences with food and each picture  depicts a story of its own. If you want a refreshing perspective on food and the culture, that comes with it visit this blog.
Link- fresh and foodie

3) Joy The Baker: A blog which is simple yet so effective, it could make you fall in love with your screen ! That is the aftermath of viewing Joy’s blog. A professional baker and blogger, she has her own cookbook and is the cofounder of Homfires.com a site for podcasts on food and wine. If you want to learn about food and further develop your passion for it, this is the best opportunity to do so. Seize it!
Link- joy the baker

4) Mikey’s In My Kitchen: More than the Smore’s Cupcakes, which you must have a look at. It’s the story behind her blog that touches your heart. Inspired by her husband, she makes delectable dishes and loves to share her personal views on the same. This blog is heartfelt, genuine and has some amazing food. Please do have a look.
Link- mikey’s in my kitchen

5) The Fetching Foodie: Ever heard ‘That’s so Fetch,’ in the movie Mean Girls, well that is what got me to view this blog and I am glad I did. Using Unique ingredients used to concoct something unheard of, is what the ‘fetching foodie’ does. Exciting reviews, experiences and recipes await you. This is food with a twist literally! Check it out as soon as possible.
Link- The fetching foodie

Hope you visit these blogs and enjoy this post !
Thank you 🙂