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Cloudy Mornings

In recent news Southern California has become famous for its historic drought; however, I feel like we have had more cloudy days in the last month than we have had in the last three years. Growing up in the state known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, rain clouds have always been rare oddities that send teenage girls in to full on scarf weather and Starbucks takes a beating with hot drinks.

I, however, love cloudy days because it means I can turn the oven on without turning the apartment into an inferno! John left this morning for school and I have the day off, so when I looked out the window and saw those dark clouds looming in the distant, I knew that only meant one thing, I can bake something and not want to take an ice bath after just to escape the heat!

Todays in the kitchen

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I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try

Here is what you need

Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional – 1 tbsp coarse sugar – the clear kind that’s used for decorating confections,etc
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Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a whisk so that everything is well combined. Stir in 1 3/4 cups of the chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl combine all the wet ingredients, making sure the eggs are well incorporated as well.

In a separate bowl combine all the wet ingredients, making sure the eggs are well incorporated as well.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. IMPORTANT: If you stir too much the muffins will become too dense and more like a puck. You want the muffins to be fluffy and moist just stir everything until the dry ingredients just combine with everything.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. IMPORTANT: If you stir too much the muffins will become too dense and more like a puck. You want the muffins to be fluffy and moist just stir everything until the dry ingredients just combine with everything.

Scoop out the batter evenly into each section of the muffin pan. Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the remaining chocolate chips and the coarse sugar.

Scoop out the batter evenly into each section of the muffin pan.
Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the remaining chocolate chips and the coarse sugar.

Bake in the oven for 7 minutes at 425°F then reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for 15-20 min. Once the muffins are finished baking cool in the muffin pan for 5-10 minutes.

Bake in the oven for 7 minutes at 425°F then reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for 15-20 min.
Once the muffins are finished baking cool in the muffin pan for 5-10 minutes.

I hope you enjoy these whether its cloudy out or not!

Here is the blog I found these awesome little muffins on

Dishes and Dust Bunnies

xoxo

Paige

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