Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mouthwatering Delights



The smell of bread, the sight of icings on cakes, the mere mention of chocolates, strawberries, nuts....all of this excite me! I am here to share with you a collection of my favorite recipes, some of them i've already tried baking and eating of course (!), the rest took my palate's interest. I will bake them for sure too. I will be sharing photos when available. Bear with me as I start to construct this blog. Expect a whole lot of new things and changes as I see fit, depending on my moods and cravings ;-D Feel free to share your thoughts and recipes....And as I love to say....ENJOY!

The most perfect way to start our encounter is with this "oh so heavenly desert"....



SLICE OF HEAVEN
Base:
250g (1cup) unsalted butter, melted
150g dark cooking chocolate
4 x 60g eggs
2 1/2 cups (500g) brown sugar
1 1/4 cups (150g) all purpose flour
Topping:
250g (1cup) unsalted butter
2cups(360g) powdered sugar
100g dark cooking chocolate
100g marshmallow
100g choco dots
100g macadamia nuts
Procedure:
Base
1. Cream butter and chocolate
2. Whisk the eggs
3. Sift sugar and flour
4. Combine 2 & 3
5. Combine all, place on 9" round pan
6. Bake at 325F (preheated) for 45 minutes
7. Put toppings while warm
8. Refrigerate.
Toppings
1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Add chocolate
3. Mix with marshmallow, choco dots and nuts

And for the main event....





DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE
Ingredients:
1 cup cocoa
2 cups brewed coffee
2 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tbsp. vegeable oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanillin
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking power
1/2 tsp. iodized salt
3 cups all purpose flour
Steps:
1. Mix all except flour.
2. Add in flour.
3. Prepare 9"x3" baking pan, line with bake paper.
4. Preheat oven at 350F, bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
5. Let cool for 4 to 5 hours.
6. Icing - 1 can condensed milk pressurized for 15 minutes.
7. Top with melted chocolate using greaseless paper. You can feather design.



Not enough? Here is one for the road....



THE FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
Ingredients:
130g butter
200g chocolate
7 eggyolk
Ganache:
250g chocolate
7 eggwhite
Steps:
1. Melt butter and chocolate.
2. Beat the eggs whites, then fold to the mixture.
3. Grease mold. Pour mixture.
4. Baine marie.

Baking is fun. Don't be scared to try. You will be surprised at what you can do. It is total amazement for me when I saw my first dough rising, the first foam I made from eggwhites and sugar, the first icings tasting real good, the little arts you put on cakes....it is pure excitement. I did it! You can do it too. Yes, there are many trials and errors, but baking is like life, you will never know until you try, and you go through different experiences until you are able to perfect it, well let's go near-perfect ;-). And you can be pretty innovative too. You put your personality to your baking. The true secret to good cooking actually is in what one puts into it. If you have your heart and soul on it, if you are passionate about what you are doing, if you aim to share that gastronomical high with the people you love or simply want to share your love for cooking....everything comes easy (and manageable!).















Photos from Flickr.com

1 comment:

Hotels in Manila said...

I will be sharing photos when available. Bear with me as I start to construct this blog.

Le Bonhuer....

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I got a confession to make. I am food addict, over-indulgent! I crave for anything especially sweets, chocolates, cakes, ice cream, strawberries, halo-halo, leche flan, banana Q, breads, pasta, Nasi Goreng....tell me what you got in your fridge ;-D. Thank heavens for I got my mum's genes, I can gain and lose pounds that easy and quick. I am here to share with you my food recipe collection (almost forgotten in a corner of my room) and search for new, exciting recipes, meet good people, and discover more about the world of baking. I am no professional baker or chef (just a wanna-be for now) but we'll get there in time. In sha Allah. Afterall, DREAMS just got to start somewhere, and it starts right here, right now! Meantime enjoy this food journey with me among other stuff....amigos to the kitchen! [Thank you for visiting my blog,you're always welcome to come by! Feel free to dig deep into the posts, much treasures there. And leave your comments, I'd appreciate your words....] [P.S. Borrowed articles/photos can be deleted anytime, please advise.Thank you.]

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