There’s no better time to be baking

Although the circuit breaker period continues to be a bummer and sees the closure of more F&B outlets like bakeries and bubble tea shops, you can always turn to your kitchen and baking skills to satisfy your sweet tooth. Below, check out four simple yet delicious dessert recipes that your loved ones will definitely thank you for.

Blueberry muffins

You won’t have to turn to boxed cake mixes any longer thanks to this quick and easy blueberry muffin recipe. To start, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl. Next, add oil, an egg, milk and vanilla extract to the mixture and blend well. Finally, after combining the blueberries, divide the batter between several muffin cups then bake.

Chocolate brownies

Utilising only six ingredients, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s delightful chocolate brownie recipe is truly rich, chocolatey goodness. Just place 250 grams of dark chocolate, diced butter and a pinch of salt into a heatproof bowl and melt it over fire. While you leave the chocolate to cool, work on combining the eggs and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder, then continue to whisk the mixture before folding in the melted chocolate. Spoon the mixture evenly onto a lined tin and bake for about 30 minutes or so. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel popcorn for a decadent treat.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you don’t have what it takes to make Chrissy Teigen’s famed banana bread (who has a bundt pan just lying around the house?), fret not. This chocolate chip banana bread recipe gets a resounding yes from us thanks to the divine combination of chocolate and fruit. After preheating your oven to 350 degrees celsius, mix your dry and wet ingredients separately. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and fold in a cup of chocolate chips and walnuts before transferring it all into a loaf pan. Bake for about an hour, then let it cool for another and you’re all done.

Lemon bars

Look no further than lemon bars for a tart and refreshing citrusy dessert. After preheating your oven to 170 degrees celsius, blend together softened butter, two cups of flour and half a cup of sugar. Press the dough into the bottom of an ungreased pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and lemon juice. Pour this mixture over the baked crust and leave it in the oven for another 20 minutes. And don’t forget to allow the lemon bars to cool completely before dusting it with powdered sugar and cutting it into squares.