Monday, 17 December 2012

Cupcake Painting

The weather was so ........ perfect .... to paint.....!!!

Had some Chocolate cupcake lying.......!!

Used few of my wilton colours.... to paint...!!


The result was..... just perfect for the weather....!!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

BakefestDXB

I was looking forward for the bake sale @ BakefestDXB ....!!

The day was something the whole of Dubai was waiting.....for a torrential rain.....!!

There were so many talented bakers.... each one was exceptional  good...!!

Hope too  google some of the recipes.... will share with u all.

The bakers had some lovely names tooo.....

"Your Batter Half".....
"When in doubt , eat a cupcake"
"Peace of Cake"
" SugaMonster"
"Sugarama"
"Honey+GingerBaker"













Friday, 9 November 2012

Chocolate Milk Brownies...

Before I forget the recipe or lose it ....I decided to write in my blog.... perfect chocolate Brownies.... tooo good.

Source of the Recipe: Deeba's passionate about baking.

Ingredients I used for this.

  • 250 gms Chocolate chips (I used hersley's)
  • 1/2 cup or 100 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 10 g or 1 tbsp cocoa power.




The way I mixed and baked :


  • Melt the butter gently. Switch of the heat.
  • Add the chocolate chips. 
  • Mix well and let it cool.
  • Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence  and whisk.
  • Add the flour, cocoa  and salt .
  • Mix well with a rubber spatula until well mixed.
  • Pour the mixture and spread evenly into the tin.
  • I used non-stick round tin.
  • Preheat the oven 175C and bake for 15 minutes( Depending upon the oven the time of baking defers)
  • Remove gently from the pan.

Friday, 2 November 2012










Cupcakes That I packed for my daughtie's birthday for her Classmates!!!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cashew Macaroons

Hailing from Mangalore,  It will be mandatory to share a recipe of Cashew Macaroons.

Baking and cooling and then moving them into a airtight box ..... took one hour .... and then back to my routine  to pick my daughtie from school  , quick bite  , a visit and little bit of shopping.... hoping to have some macaroons for the evening and for 3 to 4 days....!!!

In between all this I didn't realized that my hubby was working from home..... The end result was ... my box of macaroons was a clean bowled box..:(




These are not french macaroons.... but are mangalorean macaroons...!!





Recipe Source: One of the classes my mom attended was Shabri Aunty n "  " Aunty 's cooking classes @ Shiva bagh . This recipe is from thier class.

Ingredients:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1- 1/4 cup sugar powder
  • 1 cup cashew chopped
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
  • butter to crease the tray
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (optional)
Method:

  1. Beat egg white to stiff.
  2. Add the cashew, sugar powder and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix well with a spoon.
  4. Place them in a greased tray as small lime size balls.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 175C for 15 minutes.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Chocolate Cake for my daugtie's 10th birthday





Every year its been routine that mama bakes the birthday cake.
For a change I wanted to bake a  layer cake.
As for the cake I used the chocolate cake recipe from one of my books. The cake was too good.
As for the icing I have my favorite butter cream icing...!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 2 extra -large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa , baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix well.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla. 
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry with beater still on.
  4. Add the coffee and stir just to combine.
  5. Scrap the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  6. Preheat the oven to 175C. 
  7. I used 2 8in rounds.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared and bake for 35 -40 minutes.
  9. Cool in the pans for 30 mts.
For Icing:



I used butter cream icing with some of my favorite colours.




Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chocolate Cupcake...from seasalt with food


I keep disappearing now n then.... hopefully will be more regular @ my blogs!!

As for the recipe... was looking on with buttermilk  and tumbled into a lovely blog seasaltwithfood.

Ingredients:

  • 1cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 /2 cup  light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tbsp oil ( or  3oz unsweetened chocolate, melted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour , cocoa and baking soda.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  5. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. (If you are adding  the chocolate, mix until well incorporated).
  8. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with buttermilk and vanilla.
  9. With each addition , beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.
  10. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in a bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
  11. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners , filling them 3/4 .
  12. Bake for 25 minutes. 
  13. Cool the cupcakes in the tin for 15 minutes.
  14. If you need please decorate it with butter cream icing.


P.S As  you know on normal day , I don't go in for icing. hopefully soon will build a page on different types of icing.

Recipe source: seasaltfromfood

Monday, 24 September 2012

Chocolate Chocolate cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla



Method:

  1. Mix everything in a bowl until you get a thin batter.
  2. Pour them into muffin tins with cupcake liners. (Use ice cream scoop to pour them)
  3. Preheat the oven @175C for 10minutes.
  4. Bake them until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
If you need you can top it up with Butter cream icing.





Recipe Source: my baking addiction.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Brownie Cookies

Recipe source : smitten kitchen


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup cocoa














Method:


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Whisk dry flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix butter, sugar, egg and cocoa in a mixer.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture  and mix until smooth.
  5. Wrap in a plastic and chill for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll out the cookie dough.
  7. Cut into the required shape.
  8. Bake on cookie tray for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Until the edges are firm and center is puffed.





Monday, 11 June 2012

Sugar Sparkle Cupcakes



Recipe source: "The best ever book of cakes"


Ingredients:

  • 115grams self-raising flour
  • 115 caster sugar
  • 115 unsalted  butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pink food colouring 
Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Put the flour, sugar , butter and eggs in a large bowl with the rose water and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the milk and a few drops of pink colour(optional).
  4. Divide among the paper cases.
  5. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until the cakes are risen and golden, and are just firm to the touch.
  6. Remove them from the tray and put on a wire rack to cool.

  1. To make the topping, sift the icing sugar into  a bowl.
  2. Add the rose water with a few drops of pink colouring  and 5ml/ tsp of cold water or enough to  mix to a spreadable icing.
  3. Spoon  a little icing  over the top o the each cake, then top with sugar sprinkles , flowers or shapes.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Birthday cake

Recipe Adapted from Puddings & Desserts by Bhanu R 
 For the Icing:  I am baker  blog's work was  inspired



Ingredients:
  • 150 gms flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs, separated
Ingredients for the Butter Cream Icing:
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2  tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Wilton Meringue Powder
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven 350F, 180C. 
  2. Grease and flour the round pan.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder twice.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  5. Add egg yolks and vanilla essence and beat until thick.
  6. Sift the flour on to the egg mixture and mix carefully.
  7. Whisk the egg whites  lightly stiff. Gently  fold in the remaining  egg whites into the mixture.
  8. Pour this batter and smooth the surface.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes, until light brown or  a skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then on on a wire.

Method For Icing:
  • Cream shortening with vanilla essence and water.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been mixed together.
  • Blend an additional  minute until Creamy.
Icing the Cake:

  •  Cut the cake into 2 horizontally layers.
  • Cover the with a good crumb coat.
  • Using wilton Tip 16  or star tip with medium consistency of icing  decorate.

Hope u enjoy making...it as much as I enjoyed..!!



Monday, 20 February 2012

Heart cakes....

 
As for the cake I used the recipe of chocolate cake in one bowl. Here's the link Recipe.









For the icing :



  • 150 ml whipping cream pack
  • 100 grams of chocolate chips.    
Method:
  1. Just boil the cream. Do not over boil it.
  2. Pour over the chocolate chips.
  3. Mix well until all the chips are melted and mixed.
Pour over the cake , when the cake is warm.



Monday, 23 January 2012

This one specially for my daughter's friends...!!




I know... its been some time now..  shopping ...packing ...bangalore...coimbatore.....back from a vacation.... and Just couldn't  believe .......my daughter's friends already waiting for my cupcakes....:)

A happy new year to all of you.... hope ' all iz well '

This chocolate cupcake is simple recipe.... hope u all enjoy doing it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup warm milk or water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Method:

  1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time until light and fluffy.
  3. Sieve all the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix cocoa with milk or water.
  5. Add the flour mixture and milk mixture alternately and beat well.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 20minutes using cupcake pan with cases.

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