Friday, 18 April 2014

Chunky Chocolate, Banana and PB Muffins

This was bit of an experiment that I hoped would turn out fluffy little cupcakes - but the ripe banana, thick peanut butter, plus a generous helping of chocolate pieces weighed down the cake-mix, and they ended up being gorgeously chunky little muffins. 

Because of their moist muffin-osity, packed with all the 'good-for-you' deliciousness of banana and peanut butter, I think you could just about get away (as I did!) with serving these up for brunch on a lazy weekend.

I couldn't resist topping a few of mine with peanut butter and chocolate frosting and banana chips - possibly a bit too rich for breakfast, but they were (as Mary Berry might say) absolutely scrummy! 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spiced Chocolate Brownies

I was craving something pretty specific yesterday - I needed to reward myself with something sweet and naughty to break up the monotony of revision, but it really had to be something rich and with a bit of bite, rather than the usual light, spongy goodness I tend to go for. And of course, because of my impending deadlines and impatient nature, it had to be relatively quick and easy to make... Brownies were the obvious solution!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Coconut Cupcakes

I've just started exam revision properly, and all I can think about is cooking lovely things! Food is such a distraction for me! I recently made some pretty good gluten- and dairy-free coconut cupcakes, so I thought I'd post the recipe on here, as a little break from my hard work...

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Clinique Foundation Review

Following my earlier post about the Clinique 5-day foundation trial, I have given my 3 sample pots of foundation a whirl, and written a little review on them! 

I tried each foundation for 3 consecutive days, no powder, using the same skin-care products - Clinique's foaming cleanser, no. 4 Clarifying Lotion and an oil-free moisturiser - on each day, for an unbiased result (well, you can take a girl out of Biosciences...) These are my thoughts on them: