cake muffins

  • Ravenclaw: I decided to go on a diet.
  • Hufflepuff: Oh yeah? Would you like me to recommend some healthy tasty snacks to you?
  • Ravenclaw: No, it's fine, I gave up on the diet.
  • Hufflepuff: Why?
  • Ravenclaw: Because cake exists.

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Harry Potter House Aesthetics

Gryffindor: fast decisions, impulsivity, temperament. A sparkle in the eyes. The will to fight for everything you want. Ambition. Bonfires and drunk words. Dragons and knights and swords. Loud voices in a hallway. Always saying what they’re thinking. Laying outside with the sun shining on their face. Heavily breathing. Running. Wide grins. Falling in love not easily, but when they do, they’re falling hard and love deeply and fiercely. Making other people laugh so hard their sides hurt. Long car rides and singing along loudly with the windows down. Peace signs for a photo. Fierce eyeliner and red lipstick combined with colourful clothing and golden accessories.

Ravenclaw: overthinking things. Worrying. Not handing in homework because they were to busy working on their latest project. Not finishing something and already starting something new. Ink stained fingertips. Instrumental music. Posting a quote under every picture. Creativity. Self-made birthday gifts. Staring at the rain pouring down the windowpane. Sitting in the car and acting like a movie star when a sad song is playing. Earphones on the table. Holding a hot cup of tea. Art journals. Notebooks with half the words stroked. Messy hair. Bringing books to school. Hugging someone when they’re upset without saying a word. Bucket lists full of things they didn’t do yet. Bronze eyeshadow. Dark lipstick.

Hufflepuff: always trying to smile even though they might not be feeling well. Long hugs when they see their friends. The smell of freshly baked cakes and muffins. Sandcastles. Trusting. Understanding. Running home under an umbrella when it’s raining but still smiling. Holding hands with your best friend in public. Laughs in the middle of the night on a sleepover. Daisy chains in your hair. Always sending a good night message to the people they love. Wool socks. Rubber boots. Making compliments. Decorating notebooks with stickers. Marshmallows. Rosé and orange lipstick.

Slytherin: mysterious, reserved. Competitive. Silent whispers in the hallway. Black coffee. Planning out things. Always afraid they’re not who they’re supposed to be. High expectations for themselves. Clean rooms. Emo lyrics on exercise book papers. City lights. Watching the stars appear with a glass of red wine. Smirks, raising one eyebrow. Being careful not to leave marks in the books they read. Moonlight through a window. Sharp retorts. The smell of cologne and brand new books. Dark chocolate. Black and white photography. Mint leaves in a cup of hot tea. Keeping a diary. Winged eyeliner and silver bracelets and necklaces.


We hear a lot about U.S. companies laying off workers and shipping jobs overseas.

So, amid the global pressures to downsize, how do you hang onto your workforce?

We went looking for answers in Chelsea, Mich., home to a family owned manufacturer that’s managed to thrive over four generations, since the company’s founding in 1907.

The Chelsea Milling Co. is better known as the manufacturer of Jiffy baking mixes. You know the ones. They come in those signature little blue and white boxes: mixes for muffins, cakes, pie crusts, biscuits, brownies and more.

How To Make Boring Sell: In A Jiffy

Photos by Elissa Nadworny

  • Préparation (f) - preparation time
  • Repos (m) - resting time
  • Cuisson (f)- cooking time
  • Refroidissement (m) - cooling time
  • Pour 3…. - serves 3
  • Ingrédients (m) - ingredients
  • Il te faut… - You need….

Ingredients & Measurements

  • une tranche - a slice
  • une cuillère à café/ petite cuillère - a teaspoon
  • une cuillère à soupe/ table - a tablespoon/ desert spoon/ soup spoon
  • un sachet de…. - a packet of…
  • un pincée de sel - a pinch of salt
  • de la farine - flour
  • de la farine de blé - plain flour/ all-purpose flour
  • de la farine à gâteaux - self-raising flour  
  • de la farine complète - wholemeal flour
  • de la farine sans gluten - gluten-free flour
  • de la levure chimique - baking powder
  • de la levure - yeast  
  • des œufs (m) - eggs
  • des blancs/jaunes œufs - egg whites/yellows
  • du sucre en poudre - caster sugar
  • du sucre glace - icing sugar
  • du miel - honey
  • de la crème - double cream
  • de la crème liquide - single cream
  • du chocolat au lait - milk chocolate
  • du chocolat noir/blanc - dark/white chocolate
  • des pépites de chocolat - chocolate chips
  • du beurre mou/fondu - soft/melted butter
  • de l’extrait de vanille (f) - vanilla extract
  • une gousse de vanille - vanilla pod
  • du poudre d’amandes - almond powder
  • du jus de citron - lemon juice
  • du zeste d’orange - orange juice


  • un four - an oven
  • un moule à gâteaux/ cake/ muffins - a cake/muffin tray
  • un plat à tart - tart tin
  • une plaque de four - baking tray
  • un bol - a bowl
  • un congélateur - freezer
  • un frigo/ frigidaire - fridge
  • un mixeur - mixer
  • une cuillère en bois - wooden spoon
  • une caissette à cupcake/ muffins - cupcake/ muffin cases


  • préchauffer - to heat up
  • ajouter - to add
  • couvrer - to cover
  • mélanger - to mix
  • incorporer - to incorporate
  • malaxer - to knead (pastry), mix, beat
  • battre - to beat
  • démouler - to turn out/ to take out of the tin
  • décorer - to decorate
  • garnir - to garnish
  • saupoudre - to sprinkle
  • servir - to serve
  • faire chauffer - to heat up
  • faire fondre - to melt
  • faire bouillir - to boil
  • arrêter la cuisson - to stop the cooking
  • mettre au four - to put in the oven
  • mettre au frais - to store in a cool place, chill
  • casser les œufs  - break the eggs
  • laisser refroidir - to leave cool down
  • remplir le moule à muffins/cupcakes/ gâteaux - to fill a muffin/cupcake/cake tin
  • battre les blancs en neige - to whip the egg whites
  • raper du chocolat - to grate chocolate
  • découper en 6 parts égales - to cut up into 6 equal parts

et bien sûr….Bon appétit!