Sunday, 22 May 2016

Pin Wheel Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter soft at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
Method:
  1. Beat butter until cream on a medium speed.
  2. Add sugar little by little and continue beating.
  3. Add egg yolk, vanilla essence, baking powder and pinch of salt.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add milk and mix well.
  6. Sift the flour into the mixture.
  7. Mix it until it forms a dough.
    1. In a small bowl place butter and milk and microwave it for 20 minutes.
    2. Add the cocoa powder and mix well.
    3. Add the cocoa mixture and mix it with 1/2 of vanilla mixture.
    4. Mix with stand mixture until you end up having a small chocolate dough.
      1. Now we have two types of dough.
      2. Place 2 sheets of baking paper.
      3. Place the vanilla dough on one sheet and the chocolate on the other.
      4. Roll the dough separately into a square, not very thin
      5. Place the chocolate square on top of the vanilla square.
      6. Remove the wax paper on top(that we used to roll the chocolate dough).
      7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to flatten it a bit.
      8. Gently roll the dough, starting of the edge closet to you, as if you were rolling a carpet.
      9. Cover the dough tube with baking paper and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes  before we cut into cookies.
        1. Preheat the oven @ 175C for 10 minutes
        2. Take the dough ,using a knife cut into 1/4 inch slices of cookies.
        3. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, until a golden brown color.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Another One bowl Brownie

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams chocolate chips
  • 100 grams of salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs +1 yolk
  • 1 cup flour
Method:
  • In a steel deep pan melt butter and chocolate chip in a very slow heat ( 1 for electric) until it melts.
  • Remove from heat and then add sugar and mix well.
  • Then add eggs and yolk.
  • Add mix well.
  • Finally and the flour and mix until it is all combined.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Preheat the oven @ 175C for 10 minutes
  • Pour the batter into a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool. 
  • Then cut into squares
Regards
S
Recipe Source :

http://bakerbynature.com/

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Double Chocolate Coconut Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
Ganche:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoon spoon butter
Instructions:
  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  3. Add the flour and coconut powder. 
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the coconut flakes , mix with a spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Preheat the oven at 175C for 10 minutes.
  8. Bake until the toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let it cool.
  10. To make the ganache, melt the chocolate chips with the butter.
  11. Pour over the dessert . Let it set.
  12. Cut into squares.
Enjoy baking 
S

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