Saturday, 22 November 2014

Kitkats and M&Ms Cake

 
The retention wall of Kitkats just collapsed, due to heavy rainfalls of M&Ms
 
....no injures reported

 
Ordered by a friend, for her son's birthday. Not one but two cakes!
Moelleux au Chocolat, with ganache and plenty of chocolates.
 
 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate curls. Made this today for a friend's birthday. 


Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Basic Recipe for chiffon cake : Chiffon Cake

*Replace the 180 ltr of pandan juice with cold coffee/water
**Add 25g cocoa powder (to be add into dry ingredients)

Chocolate Ganache:
200 g dark chocolate
20 cl cream

Chopped chocolate and place it in a bowl.

Heat cream, bring it just to a boil. Pour the warm cream over the chopped chocolate and leave it for few minutes. Whisk until smooth. 

Allow it to cool until a bit thick. 

Pour the ganache over the cake. 


Chocolate Curls
Dark chocolate
Baking Sheet
Spatula


Chopped chocolate and place it in a heat proof bowl.

Prepare a sauce pan for double boiler. Place the chocolate bowl on the sauce pan and melt it. 

Stir constantly, remove from heat and stir thoroughly. Allow chocolate to cool slightly.

Pour the chocolate on the baking sheet, spread it evenly and thinly. allow to hardened, or put the chocolate for few minutes in the fridge.

Place the sheet on hardened and non-slip surface. Push the chocolate with spatula away from you, forming curls. Lift the curls with toothpick or skewer.

Place the curls in the fridge until it ready to be use


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mini Lemon and Blueberry Trifle, Apple Crumble

As one of the volunteer in GIC, I was invited to attend the Appreciation BBQ at the new place today. I feel honored as I love being there, So this will be my contribution for the GIC (Geoje Internatinal Center) BBQ today.

Mini Apple Crumble

Lemon and Blueberry Trifle 

Recipes will up soon

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lemon and Cranberry Loaf

When life gives you lemons, DON'T MAKE LEMONADE! (I love this darn quote)

Make something else! I did, and I made lemon loaf instead. And it's much better than those lemonade. Who want to drink lemonade when it's cold outside?? Not me definitely!

Calm down....breath in and out. Here's the recipe for this delicious, tangy and sweet loaf.


Lemon and Cranberry Loaf

Ingredients:
355 g all purpose flour
177.5 g sugar
79 g butter, softened
2 eggs
15 g lemon peel, grated
22 ml lemon juice
5 g baking powder
4 g salt
118 ml low fat milk
237 g dried cranberries

Glaze:
30 g confectionery sugar
20 ml lemon juice


Preheat oven 350*C.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, lemon juice and peel.

Add egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture, alternately zith milk. Stir in cranberries.

Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 45-50 mins or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. 

Cool loaf completely.

Combine sugar and lemon juice for the glaze, combine until sugar is dissolved completely.
Spoon glaze over loaf.

Cool completely before serving



Original Lemon and Cranberry Loaf  from : Betsy's Lemon - Cranberry Bread


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Liege Waffles

Last weekend before the school begin next week. Weather was bad since yesterday, very gloomy and wet that we'd better stayed indoor.

This is when I decided to try my new toy. Other Half bought for me a new toy, few days ago, a cast iron waffle maker. Woohoo! Thanks to Marion (hey, you're getting famous here) for making Liege's waffles few weeks ago for her birthday. Told Other Half about it and he said that he will get it for me..

After searching through Pinterest (again), I found the recipe. Few sites carry the same recipe, so I might as well I give a try.

Liege Waffles

Ingredients:
2/3 cup milk
1 package active dry yeast
6 tbsp butter, room temp and cut to pieces
1/4 cup sugar
1 large 
Pinch of salt
3 cups flour
1/2 cup pearl sugar

Warm milk to 40-45*C, sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk and let it sit until it begins to get foamy.

In a bowl of stand mixer, add butter, sugar, salt, flour and egg. Fit the bowl  with the dough hook. Mix the ingredients on the lowest setting, pour in the milk and yeast mixture. Increase the speed and knead the dough about 5 minutes or until it forms a soft sticky dough (between cake and bread dough).

Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover it loosely and allow to rise double in size (1 - 1.5 hr)

Place the dough back into the mixer, fit with the dough hook, stir in the pearl sugar into the risen batter, let it rest again for at least 15 minutes.

Heat the waffle iron, take 2 tbsp of batter for each, cook the waffle until they are golden and crisp. Transfer the waffles to plates, serve warm



Sunday, 26 October 2014

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramelized Apple Glaze

Oh look what I found on Pinterest! (again!!),  combination of apple, cinnamon and loads of butter!!


Spiral Apple Bread with Caramelized Apple Glaze

Ingredients

Bread dough:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup warm milk
2 tbsps sugar
2 tbsps butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

Place flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast in a stand mixer with the dough hook. Stir to combine.

In a small bowl, add melted butter into your warm milk, pour the mixture to the flour mixture slowly until it forms a soft dough.

Knead the dough on medium speed for few minutes. Then transfer the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover loosely and let it rise in a warm place until it double in size.

Punch dough down, on a lightly floured surface,  roll the dough into a rectangle, cut into strips (not to thin nor too large)

Lightly gread baking sheet or round pan. Starting at the center of pan, coil apple slices with dough strips into spiral, pinching ends securely as strips added.

Cover loosely the bread and let it rise for 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven at 175*C. Bake for 35-30 minutes or until golden brown.



Topping:
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup sugar (or less)

For topping, mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Once the bread is removed from the oven, brush the bread with melted butter then sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Glaze:
1 tbsp butter (yes more butter !!!!)
1/8 cup packed brown sugar 
1/2 tbsp apple juice
1/4 cup confectionery sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, Stir in brown sugar, Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low, boil and stir 2 minutes, until the sugar dissolve. Stir in apple juice. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat and let it cool to lukewarm.

Gradually stir in confectionery sugar into the mixture. Drizzle glaze over the bread.



Original recipe from Inspired by Charm

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Chocolate Coated Marshmallow

I was asked at the very last minutes to prepare this for the charity sale.



And this is the original photo that caught the attention of the person who asked me to do it