Friday, 10 June 2011

Chocolate Flower Cookies


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method:
  1. Sift the flour and  cocoa powder, keep it aside.
  2. Beat the butter and powdered sugar until light.
  3. Add the egg and beat it well.
  4. Add the vanilla essence, flour and cocoa and mix it well.
  5. Place in a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe on a baking trays, slightly spaced apart to allow for spreading.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 15 minutes.
  7. Leave it cool.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Chocolate Cupcake with ......White chocolate icing

"Both kids and and grown ups will love these sumptuous little cakes"
(recipe source: 'what's cooking chocolate book')
Ingredients:
  • 100 grams butter, softened
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 50 grams chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp milk( I used water)
  • 150 grams self - raising flour
  • 25 grams cocoa powder
Icing:
  • 225 grams white chocolate
  • 150 grams low-fat cheese
Method:

  1. Line an 18 muffin tray with paper cup cases.
  2. Sift together the flour and the coco powder, keep it aside.
  3. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the milk then fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Add the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon or spatula.
  7. Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 20 minutes or until well risen.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
(I  did not make the icing since wanted to pack these cupcakes for my daughtie's snack time. Anyways here the recipe for icing..!)

To make the Icing :
  • Melt the chocolate and leave it cool slighty.
  • Beat the cream cheese until softened, then beat int he melted chocolate.
  • Spread  a little  of the icing over each cake and chill for 1 hour.
If  you r having the cupcake without the icing you need not chill. 


 

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