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Crispy muffins with red berries

Hi everyone!
we are now in the middle of the summer, and I think  when we make homemade desserts, it´s a good idea to use seasonal fruits.
Today a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional cupcakes. I hope you enjoy and you can get some good ideas to try at home 😉
Let´s start!
225gr self raising flour
85 gr polenta
75 gr brown sugar
150 gr butter
Lemon zest
1 egg
The juice of half a lemon
Mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries,…)
First, we mix the flour with polenta, sugar and butter in a food processor until we get a ´lumpy´dough
Then we add to the dough the lemon zest, the egg and the lemon juice; mix well until all the ingredients are integrated and we get a soft dough.
Next step, we add the fruits that we have chosen (I used in this case, cranberies and blue berries). Mix well with a spoon.
Now, fill the cupcakes molds generously with the dough and place in the oven 200ºC during 20 minutes.
and…there you are!!!…crispy in the outside and soft in the inside!!, as I said before this is a healthier alternative to the traditional cupcakes: red fruits have many antioxidant properties and polenta is highly nutritious cereal, low fat, contains potassium, manganese and some vitamins like B1 and B2.
I hope you try this simple recipe at home,
enjoy your weekend!!

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Chocolate Cupcakes

For my first official post I have chosen something with extra chocolate! Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing. They are delicious and also something good to start the weekend 😉

In this case I wanted to give something especial to somebody, I think they are perfect as a little present.

The preparation is quite simple and easy, sure you can get better with practice 🙂 The ingredients are


85 gr butter

*  75 gr brown sugar
*  100gr white sugar
*  185 gr flour
*  2 eggs
*  20 gr cocoa powder
1´5 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
* 250 ml milk
* 1 pinch vanilla essence
120 gr melting chocolate


First we start melting the chocolate, stirring constantly until it melts completely.
In a bowl, we mix the cocoa powder, the flour, salt and the baking powder until all ingredients are well mixed.
In another bowl mix the butter (by hand or with electric mixer) then, we add both types of sugar and keep mixing until we get a soft mixture


We add the two eggs to this last mixture, separately, then we add the chocolate with the vanilla and continue mixing.
Now we add the cocoa powder and flour within three times and alternating with the milk.
Almost ready!!! now we fill the cupcake cups 2/3 and we put it in the oven preheated to 170º, let it bake 25-30 min.
Chocolate icing
50 gr butter
250 ml liquid cream
300 gr melting chocolate
Melt the chocolate and reserve it. 
Cook the liquid cream until is boiling, then add the chocolate (within several times) and mix well.
Finally we add the butter mixing well.
We let it cool down at room temperature several hours (leave overnight is the best). 
After this we mix it well until we get a smooth mixture.
Now we can decorate our cupcakes!!!
I hope you try this at home, the perfect cupcakes to enjoy with friends!!