KEY LIME PIE – VIDEO RECIPE

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Ingredients:

200g wheatmeal or Granita biscuits
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 tbs caster sugar
100g butter, melted
4 eggs, lightly beaten
395g can condensed milk
2/3 cup (160ml) cream
Finely grated rind and juice of 4 limes

ENJOY!

~ Nicko

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Banana muffins with chocolate chips – college recipe

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Semi-sweet chocolate chips

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For those of you who spend hours bent over books, here’s the college recipes! To regulate mood and anxiety, and improve concentration, here are the banana muffins with chocolate chips!

 

I’m so stressed about the forthcoming exams! I need something to cheer me up… I can prepare the banana muffins with chocolate chips… and I’ll name them “the good mood muffins“! We’ll need:
• 3 ripe bananas, about 9 (250 g) oz of flesh
• 2 cups (250 g) of flour
• just over ½ cup (125 g) of butter
• 2/3 cup (125 g) of sugar
• 5,3 oz (150 g) of chocolate chips
• just under ½ cup (100 ml) of milk • 2 eggs
• 2 ½ tsp (12 g) of baking powder
• ½ tsp of baking soda
• a few drops of lemon juice
• 1 sachet (1/8 tsp) of vanilla powder
• 1 pinch of salt
In a bowl, combine the softened butter at room temperature with the sugar, and beat until you have a pale and creamy mixture.
Now add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat.
Mix in the mashed banana puree, that has been sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning. Now add the milk in a thin stream, always beating.
Now fold in the sifted flour, vanilla powder, baking powder and salt… then add the baking soda, too. What’s the chemical formula for baking soda? oh yeah, I’ve just learnt it: NaHCO3!
Now add the chocolate chips to the mixture, and remember to reserve 2 tablespoons.
Line a 12-piece muffin pan with paper cups, divide the batter evenly and sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips. Now you can bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
In the meantime…
Did you know that…
Chocolate and bananas are rich in tryptophan, a substance that regulates mood and anxiety, and improves your ability to concentrate.
This muffin cheers me up just looking at it… not to mention eating it!

 

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