All posts tagged: baking

Choccy Cake

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
YUM. Even typing this up now is making my mouth water just thinking about this cake! Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing! Ingredients For the cake 3 Eggs 55g Cocoa powder 115g Self raising flour 170g Caster sugar 170g unsalted butter Icing 300g Icing sugar 90g Milk chocolate 90g Butter Lets Start! Firstly mix the cocoa powder and the sugar together into a bowl and including the butter and mixing this together to form a smooth paste. Then add 1 egg and a third of the flour and mix together. Once this is mixed add another egg and another third and then repeat with the third amount also. You will know this is all mixed together when the cake mix is smooth and leaves a small peak when removing the spoon. Then place half of the mixture into a 20cm cake tin making sure this is greasy to the cake once cooked removes easily. If you have 2 tins you can do both at the same time but I…

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dressing

Originally posted on Hello Honey Blog:
It’s December – the best time of the year – and officially summer holiday in South Africa. Without college, my day-to-day has been left with an almost empty schedule and a lot of  unproductive free time. I’ve had to physically pull myself away from the allure of binge watching series (I’m talking  The Mindy Project all day, errryday) or watching Hotline Bling remakes over and over (so, so good). As  fulfilling as both of those things might sound, after a day or two of doing them (okay fine a week) I needed to take a step away from technology. It’s always the right time to start doing things that make your soul happy and I really want to cherish the free time I have while on holiday.  So here I am, experimenting every damn day in the kitchen because my heart either belongs there or on a beach somewhere in Ibiza – and I just can’t seem to have both this time. My kitchen days have given me this beauty of a recipe to share.…

vegan fall cookies || cranberry almond chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
i totally had these vegan cookies for lunch. no shame. paired with a glass of cold almond milk these fresh from the oven cookies were packed with flavor, were chewy, delicious, + pretty healthy, too. they reminded me of cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies i used to eat in connecticut at my family’s bakery. here’s the recipe- it’s a MUST try. i’m pretty proud of myself for putting it together using healthy ingredients such as cranberry, almond, oatmeal, pepitas, + spices. i used whole wheat flour rather than all purpose + coconut sugar rather than white refined sugars. they are also easily adapted to gluten free by swapping the oats + flour to gluten free varieties. //autumn inspired vegan oatmeal cookies// 1 cup organic rolled oats – used bob’s red mill 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp vanilla extract (also can substitute almond to bring out a more almond flavor) 1…

Making Scones

Originally posted on auberginereverie:
So the latest baking escapade in our house has been scones, I love a good scone they’re the perfect little Sunday treat. They feel indulgent and rich but aren’t too heavy that you have to feel that guilty. These babies are easy and quick to make but when they’re fresh out of the oven with some jam they aways hit the spot. We mixed this recipe up a little bit, I try not to consume much dairy, so instead of buttermilk, we made our own buttermilk from almond milk which was super easy and it cut down the dairy content a lot. These still aren’t vegan as we did use butter, we wanted to make our own vegan butter but we couldn’t get our hands on the ingredients that day. That is something were going to do soon though, and if you wanted to make these vegan you could easily swap out the butter for your own choice of vegan butters. We doubled the recipe as we wanted to share some…

Earl Grey Biscotti

Originally posted on m o ( e ):
While I have wifi, I’ll update fast. These photos are a bit different, as I took them fast during my only 4 days in Toronto when I just got back from Taiwan.  I’m in Quebec right now for a French Immersion program, and I practically never have wifi (I mooch off the school library’s wifi). You guys have not left my minds though! I’ve been editing photos and thinking of updating for the past 2 weeks. Thank you for all your patience. These cookies take only a handful of ingredients to make, but always deliver. I brought them with me on the train to, uh, make some friends. I thought the food would make up for my lack of French at the time. Well, let’s just say I’ve made a lot of friends here 😉 Anyhow, they’re crunchy, fragrant and delightful served with a cup of black coffee. INGREDIENTS GROUP A 2 eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons Earl Grey tea leaves (from 1 tea bag) GROUP B 2 cups…

I made cinnamon rolls, twice… sort of

Originally posted on Just my humble life:
Because I had three days of from work, I thought I’d bake something, because that’s hat I like to do when I’ve got some spare time on my hands. It actually took me so long to figure out what I wanted to make, but I decided on cinnamon rolls. The first thing I had to do was make the dough. Everything seemed fine, the dough was nice and elastic and I put it in a warm spot to rise. Two hours later… it hadn’t risen far enough by a long shot. I made the decision to start the dough again and I bought some new yeast. However, I didn’t want to throw away this dough, because it had risen a little bit, so I decided I’d just shape them into bread rolls and bake them. They ended up tasting pretty good, a bit dry, a bit like a scone. The second dough was perfect, it had risen loads and the cinnamon rolls are delicious! I got this recipe from…

Homemade brownie goodness

Originally posted on Vogue & Dreams:
Anyone who knows me knows that brownies are the absolute death of me. There was one time during the school year where I woke up in the middle of the night with such bad cravings for brownies that I cried because I couldn’t go out to get any, as all of the stores were closed. The love is intense, my friends. I’m a follower of Martha Stewart and one of my best friends is a baking goddess (Check out her Instagram to see her baking!), so naturally that has been inspiring me to take a stab at baking from scratch rather than a package. After making these brownies, I am legit never going to buy store bought brownies ever again. The brownies were just so light and the texture was so moist. They weren’t too rich or heavy, so the sweetness didn’t make you feel sick to your stomach. If you all love brownies and baking as much as I do, I have included my brownie recipe below. If you…

Churro Cupcakes

Originally posted on amanda.a la carte:
Like most people, I am a self-taught baker. I began with baking cupcakes with custom fondant décor and moved up the ladder to doing multi-tiered cakes. It even turned into a small side business with family and friends keeping me busy with orders. Unfortunately, school began taking most of my focus and I had to prioritize. I enjoy finding unique, easy cupcake recipes online and then combining bits, from each, to make one recipe. I love trying new things and doing the most with everything I do. Anyway, enough with the story and let’s fast forward to the present! A few team members, at work, arranged a “Mexican Fiesta” themed potluck for a fellow employee-of-the-month-er. Of course, I put myself down to bring cupcakes! Everyone loves the cupcakes I bring! I dive into Google and Pinterest to find recipes that I would openly accept to make. You know…nothing too hard or time consuming on a work-night. *don’t judge me* I usually stray away from recipes that are from scratch…