Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Birthday cake ... my daughtie's idea..!!


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This was my daughtie 's idea   from the cake to the the icing , she was excited to choose the colours.... all of us enjoyed the cake...!!

The cake is a chocolate cake with buttercream icing.

I follow the wilton way of icing. That's 1/2cup :1/2cup  i.e butter: shortening. 
with 4 cups of icing sugar and a 2 tbsp of water.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Chocolate Moist Cupcake


Why do I end up making chocolate cupcake .... I still don't understand...!!! here's another recipe which I wanted to try since u don't have to take the egg beater out... !! this recipe is from one of the food network channel.



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup water

Method:

  1. In a pan melt butter and allow it cool.
  2. Add sugar to it and mix well.
  3. Add the eggs (slightly beaten) and vanilla essence mix till it is combined.
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients and do not over beat them.
  5. Pour in the hot water and mix it well until all blends.
  6. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  7. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners. 
  8. Bake them for 15-20 minutes.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Eggless Chocolate cupcakes





Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa 
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Method:

  1. Combine all ingredinets until moist and well blended.
  2. Preheat the oven to 175C/370F.
  3. Use ice-cream scoop to pour the batter into the cupcake liners. (fill  only 3/4)
  4. Bake for 20- 25 minutes.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Viennese Chocolate Cookies


These biscuits have a fabulously  light, melting texture. You can leave them plain as I did or you can dip in chocolate to decorate. This recipe is from my first chocolate book 'what's  cooking chocolate'. I did a bit of change...


Ingredinets

  • 100 grams butter
  • 6 tbsp icing sugar
  • 75 grams self-raising flour , sieved
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 175 grams chocolate chips ( dark chocolate)



























Method:

  1. Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in the flour and cornflour.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and beat into the biscuit dough
  4. Place in a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe on a baking trays, slightly spaced apart to allow for spreading.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven, 175C for 15 minutes.
  6. Leave it cool slightly on the baking trays.
Tip: I found the dough too thick to pipe so added around 4 tbsp of milk  and beat it along.



For decoration : Dip the cookies in melted chocolate and leave to set. 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Coffe-chips Brownie......what ever u want to name it


I wanted to bake brownie which is not a heavy chocolate and has a tint of coffee taste...  So tried my new combination....!!!

                                                            
                                                               Ingredients:

  • 100 grams butter
  • 100 grams self-raising flour
  • 100 grams almonds and cashewnuts ground
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 50 grams chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1 tsp coffee









Method : 

  1. Melt butter , add sugar and chips and stir in the pan over a flame .
  2. Remove from the flame.(do not keep it too long in the flame)
  3. Add coffee powder and mix.
  4. Once cool, add the eggs and beat it well.
  5.  Finally add the flour, powdered almonds and cashew and mix it until just moistened.
  6. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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