Sunday, April 26, 2009

Super brownies

dsc02340adsc02336adsc02335aNice brownie from Rusti (My cooking escapades). She generously emailed me her recipe quickly after requesting it from her. It is cakey and fudgy at the same time. Super overdose of chocolate for chocolate craves.

Will post the recipe later..


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Banana Cake


A very nice and easy to do Banana Cake. Adapted from Yochana's website. =)

180g unsalted butter, room temperature
100g fine sugar
50g brown sugar (Orginal yields for 180g sugar, mine is the not so sweet version)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
250g cake flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
220g banana - mashed
50g milk
1tbsp yoghurt
1/2tsp vanilla essence
sliced banana

1. Preheat oven to 175 degree.
2. Cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs gradually and beat till creamy.
4. Add in yoghurt and milk and mix well. (*The mixture will be curdled, this is normal)
5. Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Add into the mixture and beat till just combined.
6. Pour into an 8" lined ckae pan and arrange the sliced banana on top.
7. Bake for about 50-60mins, or till cooked.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chocolatey Cupcakes

Oh this is nice nice nice. Soft, moist, chocolatey and yummy... I adapted this from I love Cupcakes blog. A very simple and easy recipe. You don't need to use mixer, just a mixing bowl and wooden spatula will do. Which means less washing... =P And you don't have to take out your butter out to the room temperature in advance, which is something I don't like to do. As sometimes, I might forget to take out the butter first or put too long and the butter get too soft.

Tips: To quickly bring the eggs to room temperature, you can always soak it in slightly warm water first while preparing the rest of the items.

Makes about 8 cupcakes for the below cupake size.

75g plain flour
30g coca powder
3/4tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
85g of semi-sweet chocolate
160g unsalted butter
130g fine sugar
50g brown sugar
3 eggs
1tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 175 degree.
2. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and butter together. Let cool to room temperature. (You may start preparing the rest of the items while allowing it to cool)
3. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together.
4. Stir in sugars into the melted chocolate mixture till combined.
5. Add in 1 egg at a time and stirring till combined each time.
6. Add in vanilla extract.
7. Fold in the flour mixture gradually. Do not overmixed.
8. Scoop the cupcakes into the prepared liners till 3/4 full (this will give you a nice dome)
9. Bake for 20 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.

(For the above cupcake liner, I filled it with about 80g of batter each.)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coming up

I'll be posting up a few recent bakes: Chocolaty cupcakes, banana cake, butter cake, brownies...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sugarcraft making class

I had attended another sugarcraft (fondant) making class yesterday at BIY. Thank God I manage to do it just before I start work next week. The session was very fun. The class taught us how to make bear and bunny. My bear turn out to be very nice but my bunny doesn't look like a bunny, haha.

I will loading quite a few recipes up soon. Trying to bake as much as I can before I go back to work and my class has started yesterday already...

I love the roses...

You see what I mean...


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

I adapted the recipe from CakeJournal. This is indeed a very simple and easy to make recipe. However, the taste is somewhat lacking, quite bland. It's good to try out this recipe for those who want to do cut-out cookies for the first time, I would say it's quite no fail. The dough is easy to manage and the cookie keeps its shape and doesn't break easily.

200g sugar (I used powered sugar)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g unsalted butter, diced (Slightly softened)
450g plain flour (I sifted the flour)

1. With paddles attachment, mix sugar, eggs and vanilla together
2. Add in flour and and butter and mix till dough form
3. Keep in an airtight container or cling wrap, chilled for at least 2 hours.
4. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.
5. Bake at preheat ove of 170 degree for about 15 mins or till sides turn brown.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simple Chocolate cupcake

After having a basic cupcake recipes, thought to do a simple chocolate cupcake. Results was better than what I expected, it was quite chocolaty, texture is light and bouncy.


Makes 16 cupcakes

125g unsalted butter
30g cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate milk
2 eggs (room temperature)
280g caster sugar

170g cake flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 180 degree.
Melt butter in microwave.
Add the cocoa powder to the melted butter and mix well.
Combine, cocoa mixture, eggs, sugar and milk together using either a whisk or electric beater.
Sift cake flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
Add in the flour mixture in 2-3 portions to the cocoa mixture and mix well.
Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners. (I did weigh them which is about 50g of batter each)
Bake for about 20mins or till the skewer comes out clean.