Fudge Brownies! (Easy Recipe)

Hey Humans!
Recently I’ve been really into cooking and baking because I just purchased a toaster oven. Which is basically an electric oven but small enough to fit into my cramped dorm room. I made a fudge brownie and everyone trying it gave great compliments about it. So I am going to share how I made it!

The recipe was from “The Hungry Student Cookbook” by Charlotte Pike. I think she’s amazing, she has 3 book series of The Hungry Student and these books suite me well. Even if you’re not a hungry student, this is still amazing because these are really easy yummy quick recipes.

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TOOLS

  1. Spatula
  2. Whisk (fork also works well)
  3. Sieve
  4. Scale or Measurement Cup
  5. Mixing Bowl
  6. Microwave proof bowl
  7. Cake Tin (covered with butter or baking paper) (any size, preferably 20 cm square tin)

INGREDIENTS

  1. 100g Dark Chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa solids)
  2. 120g (1/2 cup) Butter
  3. 150g (1/2 + 1/3 cup) Dark Brown Sugar
  4. 150g (1 1/2 cup) Caster Sugar
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  6. 2 Large Eggs, Beaten
  7. 150g (1 1/4 cup) Plain Flour
  8. Pinch of Salt
  9. 100g Chocolate Chunks

STEPS

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°c and prepare your cake tin.
  2. Melt your Dark Chocolate and Butter together in the microwave with a microwave proof bowl. Check every 1-2 minutes to prevent burning. When melted, mix evenly and let it cool down for ±10 minutes.
  3. Stir the Dark Brown Sugar and Caster Sugar together in the mixing bowl. I sifted the sugar so it would be nice and even when mixing with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add Vanilla Extract and Beaten Eggs into the mixing bowl, and give it a nice stir with your spatula.
  5. Pour in your cooled down melted chocolate and butter into the mixing bowl, and stir to combine well.
  6. Sift the Flour and salt into the mixing bowl. Gently stir it all together, and then add in your Chocolate Chunks while giving it a nice last stir.
  7. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for 20-25 minutes. Or, test it out by sticking a toothpick/fork and it comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool down before you cut.

Step by Step Fudge Brownie

This fudge brownies are amazing! As you see I wrote the alternatives of scales into measurement cups because I don’t have a scale. I’m just a student, I use cups which are cheaper to measure my ingredients. I had absolute fun making this, and I hope you do too.

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Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Chicken Legs With Lemon and Honey

Hey Humans!

I’ve been cooking more recently. Resulting in saving more money and eating healthier food. Which to me is a great deal for a student. This time I want to share my experience in cooking chicken legs with soy sauce, lemon, and honey.

What do you need?

  1. 3-4 Chicken legs (however you want really!)
  2. 3tbsp Soy Sauce
  3. 1/2 Lemon (Less or more depending on preference)
  4. 3 tbsp Honey (Less or more depending on preference)
  5. Pinch of Salt
  6. 1 garlic clove
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Pan

What do you do?

  1. Heat your pan on medium heat. When it’s hot enough add your olive oil (just enough to cover the base of your pan) and add you garlic clove all chopped up. Leave it for a 1-2 minutes until you smell the garlic.
  2. Place your chicken legs on the pan and leave it for around 3 minutes until chicken adds a bit of color
  3. Add your soy sauce, lemon, honey, and salt! Leave it in while checking your chicken and flipping em around. If the sauce is too thick, slowly add water.
  4. Cook chicken for 20 minutes and it should be cooked. Check the inside by cutting the middle.

I’m not a great cook, I’m still learning. But this was sure fun to make! I’ve tried making this twice. My first try the chicken wasn’t cooked all the way to the middle, but the taste was really great! It was sour but I didn’t really get much of the honey taste. My second try the chicken cooked all the way, but it didn’t taste as great as the first try. So this is really a trial and error process, this is why I tell you to experiment on your own preference! If you’re really going to try this out, good luck!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Egg in Hole Sandwich

Hey Humans!

I’ve been interested in cooking lately.. Although it’s hard because I live in a dorm. I tried making ‘Egg in Hole’ Toast Sandwich with chicken, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. It was great! I’ll tell you how..

  1. First I cut my bread in a circle. You can do it in any shape, maybe a square or a heart.
  2. Then I simply toast the bread on a skillet pan (I used a Green Pan). Add olive oil before you put your bread on the pan. Toast the uncut bread first, top and bottom. After that’s done, toast the cut bread. Toast one side first, when done flip it.IMG_6182.
  3. Now this is the time to break your egg and pour it in that hole. But before you do, add a bit more olive oil in that hole, just for that egg. Okay, now break your egg and leave it for a while. Make sure the egg really sticks on the sides of the bread, don’t hesitate to move around your egg to stick on the sides with a spatula.
  4. You may cover your pan with a lid, this is optional. If you use a lid then you can have the top part of the egg faster to cook not having the bottom part of the bread over cooked or burned. But if you don’t want to use a lid, I usually flip my toast so that the egg on top cooks fast without having to over cook the bottom part of the bread.

When you think it’s done then put your egg on toast on a plate! Add your chosen toppings for your sandwich. I added mine with chicken, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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I absolutely love this meal! It wasn’t so hard to make, very simple. I actually got full eating this, and I love how crunchy the bread turned out. Yummy! I cannot lie. I hope you like this little cooking experience.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Lazy Yummy Breaky

Good Morning Humans!

Time to prepare your breakfast. Oh I know I know… It’s so early, you had a long day yesterday and you need more sleep. But trust me, you will never get enough sleep! Better get your butt off your bed, wash your face, and have a refreshing breakfast. But what? Breakfasts are a waste of time??? True. But remember this, not having breakfast is also a waste of your whole day! Which one do you prefer?

I can totally connect to those who wakes up every morning, get ready for school of university, and you have to live on your own. You’re just lazy for breakfast, but hey! I’m here to help you, and also myself. Here’s a very easy breakfast  you can make.

JpegPrepare fruits, just anything really. Apples, strawberries, banana, orange, you name it! Cut them out.. My trick is I cut mine the night before and I store them in a tight lock container and put it in the fridge. You’ll have nice cold cut fruits in the morning. I know some may say ‘the nutrients’ thin out when cut and stored, but I believe storing it in a tight lock container straight away in the fridge for a night wouldn’t lose that much nutrients. You can even add in vegetables! There’s nothing wrong with that. I put in some extra cherry tomatoes, yummy!

Pour yogurt in your bowl! Any yogurt is possible. I used the liquid drinking type, simply because I had no other yogurts. Adding greek yogurt would be amazing! I would definitely go for plain yogurts, nothing is better than that.

This next step is totally however you want it. But I put in a bit of cereal. You can add oat meal, almonds, anything you want! Boost your energy with extra carbohydrates and proteins, nothing can go wring with that. And for extra kick of taste, I sprinkled honey around. And voila! Lazy Yummy Breaky.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂