Homemade Hostess Cupcakes - What Megan's Making Cupcakes 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs, lightly beaten Filling 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla exrtact 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 cup marshmallow creme Ganache 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Icing 1 stick unsalted butter 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350. Cupcakes Place sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat the eggs into the chocolate with a mixer, then stir in the dry ingredients. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.
Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe in lemon sauce (Lahanodolmades) A Greek winter classic! These Lahanodolmades / Lahanodolmathes recipe will amaze you. Cabbage leaves stuffed with juicy mince, rice and herby filling, topped with a delicious thick lemony flavoured sauce… Serve with lots of freshly ground black pepper! (In Northern Greece (Kozani), stuffed cabbage rolls are called yiaprakia and are a traditional Christmas dish, that is never missing from the Christmas table. Yiaprakia are made with ground pork and brined cabbage (toursi).) For the cabbage rolls 2 kg cabbage (70 ounces)1kg ground beef – mince (35 ounces)2 medium-sized red onions, finely chopped2 egg whites1 tbsp chopped parsley1 tbsp chopped dill90 ml rice (1/3 of a cup and 1 tbsp)1/3 of a cup olive oilsalt and freshly ground pepper For the lemon sauce 2 tbsps butter1/2 tbsp flourjuice of 1 lemon (or more, if you like)3/4 of a cup milksalt and freshly ground pepper Instructions To make these delicious stuffed cabbage rolls, start by preparing the cabbage. Recipe image gallery: February 6, 2014
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe : Alton Brown Directions Watch how to make this recipe. Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan. In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Place the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 by 1, for 30 seconds. Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007
My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie. The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine! chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. type of chocolate: bittersweet --- I like using Valrhona 61% extra bitter nuts or other add-ins: NONE!! With the above criteria in mind, this recipe is the closest I've come to experiencing CCC perfection. - Don't substitute the pastry and bread flours w. - Hand chopped chocolate chunks, NOT premade chips - I will purchase a hunk of the best bittersweet chocolate that I can afford and hand cut them into chunks. - Chill the cookie dough at least 24 hours (I let my dough sit anywhere from 2-3 days) before baking.
How Sweet It Is Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting 8640 minutes, 144 hours, 25 loads of dishes, 7 recipes, 8 pounds of butter, a few tears, a couple of happy children, and 1 relieved husband later, I have finally found it: a new favourite classic vanilla cake recipe! The perfect fluffy vanilla cake and creamy vanilla frosting–sounds simple, right? Well, yes and no. Or no and yes. Or not at all. After I baked, frosted, and then ate some (it’s been known to happen) of each cake, I thought I’d succeeded in finding a really light and fluffy cake, but, then upon second taste, I was a bit disappointed with them and I wasn’t inspired to share them with you for that reason. The thing is, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a recipe out there that yields a fluffy vanilla cake, you know, one that is as close as can be to the boxed white cake we all love so much (yep, I said it!). This method is found in many of the cakes in Rose Levy Beranbaum’s book entitled The Cake Bible , and it really does yield an incredibly fluffy cake. 1. . 2. 2. 3.
Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft and chewy Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies. Loaded with dark chocolate chips and creamy Nutella. These cookies will melt in your mouth! Warning: If you are a chocolate lover this could be dangerous. These Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with creamy Nutella and dark chocolate chips. I love Nutella. Dense and wonderfully thick. The cookies are slightly under baked to give them the soft texture inside. This is my standard cookie recipe. This recipe makes a little over a dozen cookies. You will be eating these cookies in less than 30 minutes including baking time! Enjoy & Happy Baking! Craving more chocolate? Peanut Butter Reese’s and Chocolate Chip Cookies Triple Chocolate Brownie For Two Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft and chewy Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ingredients 4 tablespoon butter, softened ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar ⅓ cup Nutella 1 whole egg ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup all purpose flour ½ cup dark chocolate chips Notes
Idées de petits fours simples et pas chers pour le réveillon Pondu par Sophie-Pierre Pernaut le 31 décembre 2012 Voici 4 idées de petits fours simples et pas chers pour un réveillon bon et peu onéreux (et un peu gras aussi, mais eh). Tu es invitée pour le réveillon OU tu as décidé de l’organiser chez toi OU tu t’y prends simplement au dernier moment ? Tu ne sais pas quoi faire à manger, tu n’as pas trop d’argent parce que c’est la fin du mois et que l’augmentation de 6 centimes du SMIC ne soulagera que très peu ton compte en banque ? Pas de panique : en bonnes amatrices de gras, Myriam H, Annelise et moi-même sommes là pour t’aider avec des recettes aussi simples que rapides et peu onéreuses. Le guacamole de cousine Myriam H C’est obscène. Il te faudra : Deux avocats bien mûrsUne petite tomateUn petit oignon (« Pas un petit blanc, hein, un normal, mais petit », tient-elle à préciser)Du jus de citronDu TabascoSel & poivreUn mixeur OU une bonne fourchette (et éventuellement une casserole ou une bouilloire) Comment procéder selon la spécialiste :
Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe There are a few things that make my basic chocolate cake recipe different from others, but before I get into the details, I should write a bit about the type of chocolate cake we are dealing with. This is not one of those, multi-layered, fancy-pants chocolate cakes. I'm not much good with those. You will want to refrigerate any leftover cake that has been frosted. I've been trying to develop more recipes like this one. I typically make this frosting just before serving. 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup non-alkaline/non-Dutched cocoa powder (I use Dagoba) 1 tablespoon baking powder (look for non-aluminum type) 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1/2 cup barely melted unsalted butter (or coconut oil) 1 cup real maple syrup, room temperature 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup coconut milk, room temp 8 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, shaved or finely chopped Preheat oven to 350F degrees with a rack in the middle. Makes one 8x8 or 9x9 cake.
Twix Caramel Brownies Twix Caramel Brownies Last week we hosted a barbeque for our good family friends. I couldn’t decide what dessert to make, so I made three:) I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy, plus, you all know I love an excuse to bake:) I decided to make brownies, because brownies are always a hit at parties. I didn’t want to make plain chocolate brownies so I jazzed them up with Twix candy bars and caramel. I think that was the best decision I have made in a long time! Josh and I both love Twix candy bars. I stirred the Twix candy bar chunks into the rich, chocolaty brownie batter. I poured the batter into the pan and drizzled caramel ice cream topping evenly over the brownies. After I impatiently let the brownies cool, I cut them into squares and placed them on a platter for the barbeque. If you are looking for a simple and fun way to jazz up the traditional brownie, try this Twix Caramel Brownie recipe. If you like these Twix Caramel Brownies, you might also like: