Month: March 2016

Rustic Dark Chocolate Cake.

Ever had one of those days where you feel like Ratatouille and decide to do an experimental recipe of your own?

My craving for Dark Chocolate was due to the immense sweetness of the chocolates I had eaten for the past few days, I needed a very deliciously, dark, chunky chocolate cake.

And this is what happens when you have complete faith in your Ratatouille instinct.

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Perfect with a mug of cold milk.

Here is the recipe:

  • 10 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup expresso
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 2 tbs butter
  • how many ever dark chocolate chips you like.
  • a few cubes of dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180 degreees.

The method is very simple, melt the butter, expresso and dark chocolate in a pan, once completely melted and combined, set aside to cool. In another bowl, add all your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the egg in dark chocolate, expresso and butter mixture. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients, mix with a spoon, fold in the chocolate chips and cubes of dark chocolate, and spread in a round tin. Keep it in the oven for about 15 minutes, check with a skewer or a knife if the cake is baked.

Leave the cake for about 10 minutes to cool, then cut a large slice, the cake will crumble apart in chunks, serve with a mug of cold milk.

Enjoy.

Please let me know if you baked a cake inspired from this post.

Thankyou

-Jalatamelon

 

 

 

The Essence of Concentration.

Our minds are deeply consumed in thoughts that swoon us or drown us into long lasting thinking. What I’ve noticed, about myself, and my friends, is that to concentrate may be undeniably easy, but terribly hard as well. That kept me wondering, what is the true essence of Concentration?

Commitment, that is the true essence of Concentration. To commit oneself into a deep thought, to allow yourself to think about something, you begin to concentrate. You concentrate on that which your mind and soul favor, which your heart desires. Concentration is not only important for studying, it’s important and dangerous. To concentrate too much on a negative thought or act, may consume your soul into addiction and arrogance. To concentrate on a normal daily act, will allow you to realize what you indeed prioritize more, you realize what you truly commit to and what your mind is attracted towards.

Sometimes, to commit oneself in order to concentrate may not be very easy, which is why, concentration requires your mind to be focused. What may be the difference between commitment and focus? Commitment is dedication, and focus is a clear view. You need both commitment and focus, but you need to commit in order to focus. It may be hard, but it is the only solution out of the dreaded curse of Procrastination that we teens face on an hourly basis.

All the best for all the success you aim to achieve.

-JalataMelon.