Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Devil's Food Cupcake


During my college days,  the only cooking class I attended ....was Aunty Vimala's . The only reason I attended was my mom wanted me to learn cooking...:) 
I used to admire the way she used to  prepare and never thought I will be able too. This recipe was originally baked as a cake ,I wanted to try in cupcakes. Devil Food cake is  from her collection....!!



Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cup white flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 11/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp soda -bicarbonate
Method:
  1. Sieve  together flour, cocoa, soda-bi carbonate
  2. Beat the butter, add sugar.
  3. Drop in the eggs one at a time and beat.
  4. Add milk and flour .
  5. Bake it preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Banana & Date muffins



For a change, I wanted to try some healthy muffins...!!!
This recipe is adapted from "muffins & bakes " book.

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil or cooking oil for spraying
  • 225 plain grams
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 large egg white
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 55 grams no-soak dired dates, pitted and chopped
  • 4 tbsp skimmed milk
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
Method:
  1. Its important to spray with vegetable spray or cooking spray since there is no oil or butter used in the recipe.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and all spice into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the caster sugar and mix together.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites together. 
  5. Mash the sliced bananas in a separate bowl, then add them to the egg whites.
  6. Add the dates, then pour in the milk and maple syrup and stir together gently to mix.
  7. Add the banana and date mixture to the just combined.
  8. Do not overstir the mixture -it is fine for it to be a little lumpy.
  9. Divide the muffin mixture evenly between the cups in the muffin pan.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven 200C/400F for 25 minutes or until risen and golden.
  11. Remove the muffins from the oven and serve warm.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Chocolate Cake Pops or .... Balls

This is something...I would say never happened to me while baking  forget to add sugar...:(


I was planning to bake mini cupcakes with icing ..... for a  class party...!!! but it turned out to be pops...















Ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp soft margarine
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 150 grams self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
Method:
  1. Put the margarine, sugar (the one I forget to add) , eggs, and cocoa in  a large bowl.
  2. Beat together until just smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, filling three-quarters full.
  4. Bake the cupcakes in a preheated oven 180C/350F for 15 minutes.
I mixed those cupcakes and caster sugar. 



And then added the frosting cream into it.
Add frosting until the cake is rollable and holds together.
Roll a small amount of it into a ball, like a truffle. Place on a baking sheet. 
When the pops has been rolled , place them into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

For the coating all I had was icing sugar and some colours. So prepared the royal icing with 3 different colours.
After coating with the colours. Let it dry.





Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Chocolate cake

The chocolate cake  was too.... good and my daughtie wanted me to prepare it again....!!!
This time used the Prestige pan instead of my Tefal non stick pan...... and I noticed some differences.....
  • The time taken to bake was more.
  • The cake looked quite different.
And I liked the taste of the cake ........ with the icing..:(






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