Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
210g self-raising flour
1tsp baking soda
45g cocoa powder
5g instant coffee powder
180g caster sugar
70g demerara sugar
2 egg (lightly beaten)
1tsp vanilla paste
60g unsalted butter (melted and cool)
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Well greased a fluted ring with oil and set aside.
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking soda and salt into the mixer bowl.
4. Add in sugar and mix well.
5. Mix buttermilk, milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla paste together and pour into flour mixture.
6. Beat the mixture at low speed until well mix, about 2-3mins.
7. Increase speed to high and beat for another 5mins until free of lumps and increased in volume.
8. Pour batter into greased fluted ring.
9. Bake in a preheated oven for 35mins or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.
10.Leave cake in tin for 10mins before turning onto wire rack to cool.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This is my family all time favourite cookies. Recipe is from here. I brushed the surface of the cookies dough with egg white and sprinkle it with colourful X'mas sprinklers.
I am submitting this cookies to Aspiring Bakers #2: Christmas! (Dec 2010) hosted by Passionate About Baking.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
This year my elder boy requested a simple chocolate birthday cake without any character on it. He claimed that those cartoon characters on the cake are 'lame' for kids. :o Hahaha... he may talk and act like a young teenager but to me he is always my little boy. :)
Although this cake may look simple but it is a very special to me and my boy as he played a part in the cake decoration. I must say he did a great job. :)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
3 egg yolk
15g caster sugar
35g veg. oil
60g cake flour
20g ground hazelnut
3 egg white
60g caster sugar
1/4tsp cream of tartar
50g chopped nuts
adequate cinnamon chips
1. Preheat oven to 175C.
2. Sift flour and ground halzelnut together, set aside.
3. Use a hand whisk mix egg yolk, salt and sugar together.
4. Add in the oils, milk and flour together.
5. Whisk until well combined.
6. Use a cake mixer and whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar till frothy.
7. Gradually add in the sugar and whisk till stiff peaks form.
8. Fold in 1/4 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture until combined.
9. Then fold in the rest of the meringue lightly until well combined.
10.Pour batter into a 20cm tube pan.
11.Smooth the surface and sprinkle chopped nuts and cinnamon chips on it.
12.Put into a preheated oven and bake for 35-40mins.
13.Remove from oven, invert cake onto table until completely cool.
14.Remove from pan and serve.