Sunday, 19 May 2013

Nutella Mug Cake

This is a ridiculously simple recipe. It makes one mug of cake, almost instantly, and requires only a microwave. Tastes like a normal cake! It is really apt for people who like instant gratification, and makes me wonder why we even bake cakes.... Anyway, here goes!

  1. 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
  2. 4 tablespoons sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  4. 3 tablespoons Nutella
  5. 3 tablespoons milk
  6. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  7. 1 egg (Added last!)
  1. Add everything together in a mug, and whisk till smooth. 
  2. Cook in a microwave at full power for 1.5 to 3 minutes  (cooking time depends on the power of your microwave). You can also have fun watching it rise and cook!
  3. Ready to eat!! (I also lightly microwaved some marshmallows on the side to eat)
Like I wrote above, it is soft, and tastes just like a normally-baked cake (a bit more crumbly though), and pretty yummy for a late-night snack!

Bon appetit! 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Saturday @ Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz

We have been working really hard during the week, so we decided to take a day trip out on Saturday! We first went to Asilomar Beach at Pacific Grove, our favorite beach in the area. It was too cold to hang out, but we saw a deer grazing just less than 2 meters from us! Enjoy the photos~
We drove to Santa Cruz after that to hang out at the boardwalk and beach area. It was quite nice; a little windy at times but not too cold or warm. The boardwalk was crowded though, but we managed to find a good spot to lay down our picnic mat and read on our Kindles.
Dinner was at The Crepe Place, a surprising find, that served delicious food. The free bread was a single cute softgrain loaf, very soft and fresh! Our appetizer of hot buffalo wings was yummy but a bit spicy for me. Next came the crepes -- he had the spinach supreme, complete with ham, cheese and egg (his favorite ingredient), while I had the crab crepe, with gyuyere cheese and white wine alfredo sauce on top. Everything was very good, and we were so stuffed! Also the patio area was very quaint, almost romantic (we were almost fooled and worried by the bar front). We wouldn't mind returning to this creperie again on our next trip to Santa Cruz!

Hello there!

I'm going to eat more grass near the beach

The cute loaf of softgrain bread that really impressed my boyfriend

Crab crepe with white wine alfredo sauce

The Crepe Place
1134 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 429-6994