Friday, March 18, 2011

Chocolate cupcakes (or cake)

Well this was an easy treat for my aunt's birthday!! everyone loved these!

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot water

1 cup of dark chocolate (in thin pieces)
1 cup of heavy cream

In a small bowl mix flour + cocoa powder + baking soda

 In a large bowl mix melted butter with brown sugar, then mix in the 2 eggs and vanilla extract.
When it is combined (looking like this) mix in the flour mix (little at a time). After combined mix in the hot water. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

bake for 30 / 40 mins (if you are not sure take a toothpick and "poke the cake" if it comes out clean it is done!

For the ganache just bring the heavy cream to boil and pour over the chopped chocolate. give it a quick stir and pour a spoon into each cupcake ~(or everything it it's a cake!!)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Cookies

My brother  asked me to do something for our cousin and I think I’ll be giving these to my friends!!

For the cookies:
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of confectionar’s sugar
1 lemon (juice)
colouring (optional)

You can substitute lemon with milk but I think lemon is so much better! The cookie is not too sweet and like this it's sweet 'n sour at the same time!

Mix the flour and baking powder, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix butter, vanilla and sugar togather until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time.
Add the flour mixture a little at a time.

Divide it in three pieces and wrap them in pelicule. Let them rest in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight (I put them in the freezer for 30 mins)
Roll and cut to whatever you feel like. Oven them for 8 /10 mins (until golden)
For the frosting just combine the ingredients. If i tis to liquid add sugar, if it’s too pasty add lemon juice or milk. (Frosting the cookies can be very messy and time consuming but I think they were worth it :D )

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ginger Chicken With Veggies

Ok!! let's make some Chineeeese FoooooD!!!
We need:
Chicken (cut into pieces)
courgette (sliced)
Onions (chopped)
Brocoli (into pieces)
Mushrooms (sliced)
soy sauce
and any other vegetable you like..

Put the chicken in a bowl and add crushed ginger and soya sauce let it rest for an hour or two.

Heat a pan with to tablespoons of olive oil/oil mix mix (there is no secret to this) add a bit of water and soy sauce as desired... It's ok If they are kind of raw, chinese eat it kind of raws anyways...
Heat other sauce pan over medium heat with plenty of oil and dip the chicken in...  when they are golden in one side turn them over until the other side is golden...
 and it's done...

 uuuuh it's finished!

Polish approved!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


So whatzzz up??
So I made these and they were a big hit and they were really easy!!
You can use your favourite cake recipe or just buy instant-cake mix!

When the mixture is ready just divide it into two bowls and add colouring to one of the bowls.

Then you add by layers... two tablespoons white , two red and then finish it with 2 tblspoon of white again..

My friends said they didn't want a sugary topping so I just melted white chocolate with2 tablespoons of butter (in a bowl over boiling water in a pan)  and turn off the heat and add cream until desired consistency... but BEWARE it will get firmer.
Just pour topping over the cupcakes and voilá!

This is an easy treat or an easy way to please your guests!

*inspired but very far away from Bakingdom's Mint Cupcakes