Once in a while, I start looking for new ‘chocolate’ cake recipes, despite many in my recipe archive. Depending on the degree of my “chocolate crave”, recipes which catch my eye tend to drastically differ from brownies to gateaux cakes to soft ganache types. This recipe is taken from one of my favorite blog site – Londonbakes.com It’s a gluten free recipe site but recipes covered to my own needs. It works for me! I made the cupcake base for my lovely neices to decorate during Christmas. PETITE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS Recipe in courtesy of : Londonbakes.com For the cakes: 135g (1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, at room temperature plus extra for greasing the muffin tins 60g brown sugar 80g all purpose flour 25g ground almonds 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 40ml (1/4 cup) hot water 75g (3 oz) dark chocolate 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional) 40ml yoghurt INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 180C/350F (fan) …
Banana muffins being one of my favorites, the bananas come in handy but seemingly with a glimpse….they start go ripe and not quite scrumptious for fresh consumption, that’s when they go into the muffin at a perfect match and timing. With the banana muffin, chocolate chips tend to be one of my regular ingredients (which you can never go wrong) but today feeling slightly creative, explored to find a different partner…hum! maybe…carrots. I grated (shredded) the carrots and tried mixing it into the banana muffin.
I just love ‘apple + cake’ so I keep looking for different recipes to improve my various apple cake recipes.
This is a nice ‘soft dough milk bread’ which is nice to have in your bread making recipe files. The dough is the all time favorite, a soft white bread which essentially can be made into a loaf or shaped into these little table buns which you can break it with your finger at your dinner table. It’s simple to make and the best think with home made breads are….guaranteed no added preservatives.
Soba, buckwheat noodles is one amongst many of my favorite foods. Soba is an extremely popular food to the Japanese. Different type of soba drawn from local soba flour is so diverse, that I must say non-definable.
Merry Christmas! to my blog readers, still some areas enjoying Christmas day or whatever is left of it. We, here in Tokyo are finishing up Christmas Day
えっ？イギリスのパン？ イギリスのパンで特徴的なパンはあまり思い浮かばないけれど、、何故か、このパンはとても美味しそうに見えて機会があったら「試すファイル」に入っていました。 まぁ〜もっともイギリスはクリスマスケーキ本場の国。レーズンも多種類。フルーツをたっぷりといれて作るクリスマスケーキ。TESCOで買うフルーツパンも意外に美味しかったわ！グレート・ブリティッシュ・シェフのサイトからのレシピなので失敗なしだと願いながら、、クリスマスケーキ風フルーツパンの記憶を思い出しながら「イギリスの葡萄パン」を作ってみました。
It’s Mother’s Day today. Mom often mumbles to reminisce the times in lives once lived in Cork, Ireland for a long period of time. One of her favorite breads being ‘the Irish Barmbrack’,
‘Cheese Curry Bread’, a recipe trial from one of my favorite bakery chef. His shop is located in a residential area of Takanawa (near Shinagawa Station) which his link to fb site – BOULANGERIE SEIJI ASAKURA. He seems to be French Bread baker studied in France and opened up his own shop in the posh residential area of Tokyo.