Sunday, 22 September 2013

Recipe: Raspberry & Chocolate Muffins

I was inspired to do a little baking this afternoon and whipped up a tasty batch of raspberry and chocolate muffins.

My creations are a twist on this Moist Chocolate Muffin recipe that is one of the best I've tasted - very rich, tasty and, of course, moist.


2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup plain yogurt (flavoured is nice too)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup canned or frozen raspberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease muffin tray or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, and baking soda in a large bowl. 
  3. Whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil in another bowl until smooth then add raspberries.
  4. Pour wet mix into dry mixture and stir until batter is just blended. 
  5. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Two Weeks Until My Bosnian Adventure

Sitting here with a slight case of the sniffles in grey London after three nights of roadworks right outside our house I have to tell myself it's only two weeks until I head out on my Bosnian Adventure.

On Saturday October 5, I hit the road with the guys at Balkan Road Trip for a week long tour of one of the most beautiful, and so often overlooked and misunderstood, countries on earth.

I've actually visited Bosnia and Herzegovina twice before, but both these times were flying visits. First, there was my trip to Sarajevo and Mostar in 2008, and this June I revisit Mostar on a day trip from Dubrovnik, but once you've experienced the beautiful countryside, the warm people and the delicious food you'll be hooked. 

Starting in Split, the Bosnian Adventure travels takes in Kravica Waterfall, Mostar, Konjic, Sarajevo, Srebrenica, and the Bosnian Mountains (Bjelasnica and Igman) before finishing in Dubrovnik.

I can't wait to get out there and meet the rest of my trip buddies.