Chocolate Cupcakes | Queques de Chocolate

1.

I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day and a happy Carnival!

I can’t believe that we are almost in March; time really flies in a blink of an eye. We are always so busy with work and other things that sometimes this kind of festivities escapes us, although I’m not very fond of the Carnival. Mostly because I’m still traumatized.

When I was a kid I’ve entered in water balloons battles with older kids and most of the times ended with me running away – wet and defeated. But worse than that, were the little stinky bombs. How awful!

It was every day in the bus, twice a day – in the morning going to school and in the evening, going back home -, someone smashed a stink bomb on the floor and the smell… Oh the smell! It was disgusting!

One year a boy from my class had the great idea to smash one in our English class, hoping that the teacher would let us go home earlier because of the smell. Well, of course that didn’t happen; the teacher gone mad with all of us, we get stuck in the class room until the end and go home with an extra homework to do.

2.

This year I stayed home and baked some cupcakes. It’s not festive, it’s not related to this time of the year, but it was everything that I needed.

I guarantee you that these cupcakes are the right recipe for you to have a nice, quiet and relaxed day, in the Carnival or on any other time. You’ll need:

55 g of butter | manteiga
55 g of sugar | açúcar
1 Egg | ovo
85 g of self-raising flour | farinha com fermento
55 g of dark chocolate or plain chocolate | chocolate negro
Icing sugar | açúcar em pó

Mix the butter, the sugar, the egg, the flour and the chocolate melted in a big bowl.
Misturar a manteiga, o açúcar, o ovo, a farinha e o chocolate derretido.

Set the dough into cupcakes pan and then take them to the oven for about 20 minutes.
Colocar a massa em forminhas de queques e lever ao forno durante 20 minutos.

When they’ve cooled down, dust with icing sugar.
Quando frios, decorar com açúcar em pó.

3.

So, this was what I’ve made for my Carnival. What did you do?

Please, feel free to share everything. Even if this is “not my thing”, I really enjoy to see the customs and the masquerades!


Espero que tenham tido um bom dia de São Valentim e Carnaval! Não posso crer que já estejamos quase em Março; o tempo realmente voa e passa num piscar de olhos. Estamos tão ocupados com o trabalho e outras coisas que por vezes, este tipo de festividades passam-nos ao lado, embora também não seja grande apreciadora do Carnaval. Principalmente porque ainda estou traumatizada.

Quando era criança, entrei muitas vezes em guerras de balões de água com miúdos mais velhos e grande parte das vezes acabava comigo a correr e a fugir – completamente encharcada e derrotada. Mas pior que isso eram mesmo as bombinhas de mau cheiro. Que horror! Todo o santo dia no autocarro – duas vezes por dia, pela manhã e ao fim da tarde -, alguém esmagava uma bombinha e o cheiro… oh o cheiro! Era nojento!

Uma vez um rapaz da minha turma teve a brilhante ideia de esmagar uma durante uma aula de Inglês, na esperança que a professora nos deixasse sair mais cedo por causa do cheiro nauseabundo. Bem, não aconteceu: a professora ficou furiosa connosco, e obrigou-nos a ficar até ao fim e ainda por cima com TPC extra.

Portanto, este ano decidi ficar por casa e fazer alguns queques. Não festivos, nem têm nada a ver com a época, mas era tudo o que eu precisava. Posso garantir que estes queques são a receita ideal para vocês terem um relaxante e calmo dia, seja no Carnaval ou outro dia qualquer. E portanto foi isto que fiz e vocês?

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Author: M.

I’m M., the baker. Mid 20’s, tourist guide by day, chocoholic and foodie by night. I love food and everything related to it. I decided to create this blog after discovering that I love being in the kitchen, get my hands dirty and create delicious meals and desserts. Once in a while and randomly I will post other things that I enjoy in life and makes me happy, but in the end, everything will lead us to food! :)

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