So yesterday I decided to make some chai tea cupcakes. I was inspired by Lucy doing some chai baking, and ever since I made the Earl Grey cupcakes from my new Hummingbird book I was keen to adapt the recipe with chai teabags instead.
So that is what I did.
I only made 6 this time, as I know there will only be 6 of us at Sunday tea, and I had more success with the icing as I made it in my food processor.
Can you see where I poured in the teabag-infused milk??
Anyway, I had loads of icing left, as per usual, so I again took inspiration from Lucy and made a variation of her chai bites. I used 75g brazils, 75g dates, 30g coconut, a splash of date syrup, some vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom. This was blitzed up in the food processor, and then baked for 8 mins in a small tray.
Then I covered them in the icing, and had 2 for dessert last night- delish. The only thing was that the icing was butter icing (well, pure spread) but I find that too rich. I was planning on making it with cream cheese, but I could not find it in the fridge. Anyway, I think this would be amazing topped with some kind of chocolate/ coconut butter or peanut butter topping (like the one on the chewy rice squares). Love the idea thanks Lucy! 🙂
I managed to resist ordering more teapigs chai, but I did stock up on muesli as it was 3 for 2.
I love the crispy muesli, and decided to try another one- I like raisins but this one sounded nice too!
So that was breakfast this morning:
I love this, so summery! A chopped apple, muesli and milk. After that, exciting news people!!!!!!
We walked up to our allotment today! Yes, that is right! After being on the waiting list for 3 years, we have been offered a plot! It is perfect, about a 5 min walk from home, and the plot (apparently a “small” one) is the size of our current garden! It even has raspberry canes and potatoes growing in it! I am so excited! I was supposed to be meeting up with a friend tomorrow, but she cancelled as she is ill, so guess what- I will be doing some weeding! I am very excited about this as you can tell! So, gardeners- anything I can plant now? Apparently spinach? Although I think we may leave anything until we get back from our holiday so we can actually water it all.
Onto the review:
Monday- a run which I nearly talked myself out of!
Tuesday- nothing- was at work so knew I would miss aerobics.
Wednesday- audiofuel run- again nearly talked myself out of it but felt much better when I got home.
Thursday- good old body pump
Friday- rest day
Saturday- 10 mile run, little walk in the evening
Sunday- Yoga before breakfast, walk up to the allotments 🙂
I kind of eased off a bit this week, as work was busy again, plus I was getting tired. Next week should be better because I am off and so will have more time, plus I can go out in the mornings which I much prefer. Yay!
Right, off for Sunday tea in a bit- I am looking forward to a cupcake 🙂
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend too.
EDIT- Hey- the cupcakes were lovely! And I have updated my Running Calendar pace, in case anyone is interested! I put in links to my race reports, and also the races I have planned. So check it out here if you fancy having a look.