Mittwoch, 3. September 2014

Happy Birthday Tulip and Lily (plus Giveaway!)

Hello everybody,

I almost can't believe it but today it's this little blog's first birthday! :)
What started out as a little "I wanna try that"-sort of thing in the meantime became one of my most favourite pastimes and most important outlet for little creative projects and culinary experiments. Katja aka Lily found out, that instead of writing, she prefers to work behind the camera and now makes most of the outfit pictures in which I try to pose... ;)

GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate the day we need cake of course, which is why I'm going to share a recipe for heavenly chocolate-espresso-muffins today! In addition - because what would be a birthday without presents - I decided to put together three little, birthday-themed surprise packages for you, lovely readers, each including three recipes and ideas for a colour-themed birthday dinner and a little DIY. If you want to win, just leave a comment under this post until October 3rd (open for EU-citizens only. Sorry everybody else!). Winners will then be announced October 4th. :) 

But first things first - let's start with the muffins!

What you'll need
  • 1 egg
  • 90g sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 150ml butter milk
  • 130ml espresso (cold)
  • 100g dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 240g spelt flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 package chocolate blancmange powder
  • 100g dark chocolate with pistachios 

How it works

Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare some muffin paper liners.

In a bowl cream together the egg and the sugar. Stir in the butter, the buttermilk and the espresso, then add the chopped chocolate. In another bowl whisk together the spelt flour, the baking powder and the chocolate blancmange powder. Then slowly incorporate the dry mixture into the creamy mixture.

Fill the paper liners, each 2/3 full with batter and bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes.

For the final touch melt the dark pistachios chocolate over a pot with boiling water and coat the muffins' top sides with it.

Blow the candle and enjoy! 

Have a great day!


All images by Steffi Reichl

11 Kommentare:

  1. Happy Blogbirthday!
    The muffins look delicious and I'm really curious about the surprise giveaway packages;)
    Love, Betty

  2. Feliz cumpleaños, Bon anniversaire and Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag! Stay the way you are, have a perfect (birth)day and let me win one of the giveaway packages! Just because I´m so curios about what´s inside ;-)
    Kisses, Julia

  3. Finally! Great muffins, btw. Count me in for the giveaway. XOXO, David (nur.david[at]

  4. Happy birthday, blog! I like your muffins - give one away to MEEEEE! Yummyyyyuliane

  5. Tanti auguri di buon compleanno!!!!!! <3 ich steh auf euren blog - wobei ich meistens über pinterest und instagram am laufenden über eure actions bleibe! good job, girlies - i will truly miss you in the irrenhaus ;) bussls roni <3

  6. Happy Birthday! Ihr könnt wirklich stolz sein auf euren tollen Blog! Nicht nur weil ihr selber Spaß dabei habt, sondern weil ihr auch vielen anderen Menschen damit Freude bereitet und viele schöne Dinge anbietet. Wirklich super und ich freu mich sehr, dass ich so kreative Freunde habe!!!!! Und natürlich würde ich auch gerne gewinnen ;) Bussis, Schagi

  7. Alles Gute zum 1-jährigen Bestehen. Die Muffins -die ich ja schon verkosten durfte- sind wirklich ein Traum! lG und Bussis, Ella :)

  8. einen fröhlichen blog-geburtstag! the muffins taste heavenly! :) alles liebe veronika

  9. erstmal herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Bloggeburstag. Meiner ist auch im August 1 Jahr alt geworden. Die Muffins sehen lecker aus.

    LG, MilaLanusa

  10. Hallo und herzliche Glückwünsche zum Bloggeburtstag! Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin viel Erfolg und Freude mit Deinem Blog! Gerne versuche ich bei der Verlosung mein Glück.

    Viele liebe Grüße


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