Thursday, September 13, 2012

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes

Another goodies for my daughter to bring to school last week. It was for her Science subject and everyone loves this so much, even the teacher asked whether she can bring this again to school for the Children's Day next month...^^

It's a simple but very very delicious cupcakes that I found from a book, "Beautiful Cupcakes" by chef Kevin Chai. I love his books, all the recipes turn out beautifully!! Anyway there were some changes in this recipe because I was lacked of some ingredients stated in the book....:p

225g butter
200g sugar
225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
120g peanut butter
120g dark chocolate (finely chopped)

Topping (which I didn't apply):
60g peanut butter
50g butter
2 tbsps fresh milk

~ Preheat overn at 175'C, place some cupcakes paper casing on tray. It calles about 20-22 small cupcakes.
~ Combine butter and sugar and beat till light and fluffy.
~ Add in eggs one after another then fold flour and beat until smooth.
~ Stir in peanut butter and chopped chocolate until well combined.
~ Spoon batter into prepared cases and bake for 20 minutes.
~ Remove and cool on rack.
~ For the topping, combine peanut butter and butter, beat until light and fluffy.
~ Add the fresh milk and beat until well combined.
~ Make decoration on top of each cupcakes as you desire.

Soft and fluffy and so yummy! Love this so much!!
While the cupcakes were baking in the oven, my whole kitchen was filled with the smell of peanut butter and chocolate. If you are a peanut butter and chocolate lover, you cannot miss this!!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Coffee & Rum Chiffon

My baking mood has come back...hehe! Anyway instead of baking I still have some new interest too. I've started to paint and even started my dancing lesson which I wanted to learn long long time ago! Sounds busy huh?!!...I love all of these!!

Here, a chiffon cake..a small one actually. It's for just for a tea time snack last 2days ago. Well, I did share 2 pieces with my dear friend, only 2 small pieces...LOL!!

The texture was so good, soft and fluffy just like cotton. Love it!!

1 tbsp coffee powder
1 tsp rum
30ml fresh milk
2 egg yolks
20g sugar
20ml cornoil
40g self-raising flour

3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
40g caster sugar

~ Combine coffee powder, rum and milk together.
~ Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl until bubble form and add in the oil and milk mixture. Mix well and leave aside.
~ Beat egg withes with cream of tartar until mixture forms a soft peak.
~ Gradually add in sugar, beating at high speed until frothy and stiff peaks form.
~ Gently fold in beaten egg whites into the egg yolk batter.
~ Blend well and pour into a 6" tube pan.
~ Bake at preheated oven at 170'C for 30 minutes.
~ Remove from oven and invert cake immediately until completely cool.

Double the portion if you want to make a bigger one.
I've used a 7" tube pan and that's why my cake looks a little short...:p
If you are a coffee and rum lover, I'm sure you'll like this.

Not very well cut while removing from the pan, I think I need a better and sharp knife for chiffon cake. The one I'm using is too blunt..:(

Hope you'll like this!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cookies

Hi all, I've been missing for quite a long time...hehe! I'm back!! I've been quite busy with other stuffs but I'm back into my baking world now...^^
Since the mooncake festival is coming soon, I'll be very busy with those mooncakes!!
Well, today I'll like to post this special cookies made by my daughter and me few weeks back. She wanted to bake this so much for her friends in her school for the English subject. So I came up with this simple and yet really delicious cookies for her.

Well, it looks not so attractive, but it really taste good!

200g unsalted butter
180g sugar
1 egg
300g plain flour
60g cocoa powder
few marshmallow - cut into small pieces (just enough for the cookies)
some melted white chocolate ( for the top decoration)

~ Preheat oven at 190'C.
~ Prepare a tray with non-stick baking paper.
~ Cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.
~ Add in egg and beat well.
~ Sift flour and cocoa powder over mixture.
~ Stir  with a wooden spoon, then clean with hands, pressing the mixture together to make a fairly soft dough.
~ Roll out about half the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm.
~ Using a 5cm biscuit cutter (any shape you prefer) cut out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheets.
~ Place the marshmallow onto the cut dough (like above).
~ Roll out the remaining dough and cut out as before and place on top of each of the marshmallow.
~ Press the dough edges to seal.
~ Bake for 10-12 mins until the cookies have risen well.
~ Cool completely and drizzle with some melted white chocolate onto the cookies.

If the dough is too sticky to roll, chill it for about 30 minutes, then try again.

The cookies was so crispy and when you bite it, the marshmallow will be sticky like eating a pizza!! Interesting right?!!
My daughter told me her friends love it so much and wanted to make this again. You have to try this!!



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