Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Classic Victoria Sponge by Jamie

I love this recipe. Sedap!! Aku suka the crusty trims and love the softness of the cake.
Victoria Sponge
By Jamie http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/recipe.php?title=classic-victoria-sponge-with-all-the-trimmings
for the sponge
225g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing• 225g self-raising flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting
225g caster sugar
4 large eggs, preferably free-range or organic
1 lemon
for the filling•
250g fresh strawberries
1 vanilla pod
150g good-quality strawberry jam• 150ml double cream
1 tablespoon caster sugar
icing sugar, for dusting
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
2. Beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon, until very light and fluffy (i use mixer). Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one in well before you add the next.
3. Sift in the flour. Finely grate over the lemon zest then fold it into the mixture (halve the lemon and save it for later)
4. Divide the cake mix into the prepared tins and spread it out using a spatula. Bake in the hot oven for around 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and risen.
For the filing
1. Slice your strawberries . Carefully score the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out all of the seeds.Gently warm the jam in a pan over a low heat
2. Remove from the heat and stir in your sliced strawberries. Add the cream to a bowl with the sugar and vanilla seeds, and squeeze in the juice from your zested lemon. Whip until you have nice soft peak.
3. Smear over the jam and strawberries on the first cake, then spread the sweetened cream over the top. Place the second cake, with the pretty side facing up, on top and dust it with icing sugar
( instead of using jamie's recipe for filing, i whipped 100gm butter, 50gm icing sugar and spread it on top of strawberry jam that i have spread on the first cake)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Brown Butter Madeleine

Those yg nak bake madeleine should try out this recipe. So far, this is the best for me. Yes, madeleine tak sepatutnya letak any rising agent sebab dia patut naik naturally. But the baking powder does make the madeleine lagi gebu. I love it!
Adapted from foodnetwork
Recipe by Melissa d'Arabian
1/2 cup salted butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbs honey
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 orange, zested
Special equipment: madeleine mold*
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. To brown the butter, melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, allowing to bubble and foam, stirring frequently. Once the foaming subsides, allow the butter to brown along the bottom and then remove the pan from the heat. Browning will take about 5 minutes total; do not burn.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, and honey with electric mixer until thick and pale. Add the browned butter and mix.
4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and mix into liquid ingredients, along with zest, fold just until blended.Fill the greased madeleine baking molds and bake until golden, 9 to 11 minutes.
*Cook's Note: you may substitute a mini-muffin pan for madeleine molds.Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/brown-butter-madeleines-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

I know.. rupa muffin ni sangat tak lawa kan? Iman brought some to school, kawan2 dia cakap nampak langsung tak sedap but bila makan, sungguh sedap. Bangga makcik tu sebab orang cakap muffin mak dia sedap :)
Adapted from allrecipes.com
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
3. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Grandma Ople Apple Pie

I love this apple pie. I've altered the recipe according to the reviews. K.zarine ordered this apple pie for makan2.

Monday, February 11, 2013


I am in love with Blondie. It's really yummy!!

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

250gm of butter, melted
11/2 cup brown sugar
2 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
2 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour

Butter an 10x10pan
Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in any additions (below).
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle. I always err on the side of caution with baking times — nobody ever complained about a gooey-middled cookie. Cool on rack before cutting them.

Further additions, use one or a combination of:

1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, toasting them first for even better flavor
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon mint extract in addition to or in place of the vanilla
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup bourbon, scotch or other whiskey; increase the flour by one tablespoon
2 tablespoons of espresso powder with the vanilla
Stir 1/2 cup dried fruit, especially dried cherries, into the prepared batter
Top with a vanilla butter cream or chocolate peanut butter cream frosting