Sunday 30 October 2011

Almond London Cookies

My favourite last I made was the most tedious cookie ive made so far but well worth the try...especially when it turned out really well..

Ingredients :

250 gm butter
125 gm fine sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
50 gm almond powder
200 gm corn flour
300 gm cake flour
1 tsp emplex (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
200 gm whole almonds (roasted in oven over 200 degrees for abt 10 mins or till almonds are crunchy
50 gm almonds nibs (roasted)
700 gm dark compound chocolate

Method :

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy
Add in egg, vanilla and beat.
Add in almond powder and mix.
Sift corn flour, cake flour, baking powder and emplex.
Add flour to the mixture and mix till it forms a dough.

Cover each almond with dough to an oval shape and arrange on a baking tray. Bake at 200 degrees celcius for 15-20 mins.

Melt chocolate using double-boiling method. Put each cookie on a paper cup and spoon choc mixture over the top. Sprinkle roasted almond nips for deco...

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie

Hi everyone...this is a rich, delicious, satisfying dose of chocolate brownie...everyone loved's slightly gooey, moist and has a cheesy top..worth the try.....

You will need a rectangular or square pan (20cm base measurement)

Ingredients :
150 gm butter
200 gm dark compound chocolate
3 eggs
200 gm castor sugar
225 gm cake flour
65 gm sour cream
375 gm cream cheese

Method :

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Brush pan with butter and set aside.
Combine butter and chocolate in a double boiling method till all choc and butter melts (be careful not to overheat it).Remove and set aside to cool (5 mins).
Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Add whisked egg and 140 gm sugar to choc mixture. Stir. Add in flour and sour cream till well combined.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar using electric mixer. Add the remaining egg and beat till combined.

Pour a layer of choc mixture at the base of baking pan and smoothen. Spoon over cream cheese and balance choc mixture over the choc surface and swirl to create a marble effect using a butter knife.

Bake for 30 mins or until skewer inserted in the middle comes our clean. Cool for about an hour, cut into squares and serve.It goes well with vanilla ice cream, too...

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Friday 28 October 2011

haPPy DiWali

Happy Diwali was the celebration?I made 5 types of cookies and a cheesecake brownie ;)....will be uploading the recipes and pictures soon....