Chewy Gooey Brownie Delux

Saturday, December 27, 2008

this is my favorite kind of brownies...its chewy and gooey great with vanilla ice cream...mmmm yummmmmmmmmmmmmm~^_^ been craving for brownies lately so i bake this excellent brownies to satisfy my cravings and it hits right on the spot. my family simply loves this, the brownies didn't had chance, it didn't even last for a day...if you're not a brownie lover, you should try this one this might get you hooked and addicted =p and if you ARE a brownie lover, what the hell are you waiting for TRY it!!! but gotta warn ya, its definately not suitable for those on diet *lol*

you'll need...
1c flour
3/4c unsweetend cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
2sticks / 1/2pounds unsalted butter @ room temperature
2c sugar
1tsp light corn syrup
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence

  1. Preheat oven at 180c. butter & flour a 9x9" baking pan; set a side
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour,cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well combined. set a side.
  3. in a larger bowl, cream butter and sugar at med speed until pale and creamy and thick...i'd say about 5mins or so. beat in 1 egg at a time, making sure its entirely incorporated before you add in the next egg. after beating the last egg for about a minute, stir in vanilla.
  4. then with a wooden spoon fold in the flour mixture until just combine - the batter will be quite thick but thats ok. then just spread in the batter in the prepared baking pan and level it.
  5. bake for about 20minutes or until done. let it cooled for 1 hr before cutting then ready to serve with ice cream vanilla ...
- This brownie can be kept frozen up to 2months; allow them to thaw in a room temperature before serving.
- To freeze the brownie tightly wrap it in wax paper and seal it in a freezer bag or zip lock bag.. other wise it'll stay fresh for 3 days.
- And ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use quality chocolate when baking such decadent desserts with chocolate ingredients otherwise you might end up MISREPRESENTED

p/s: today is my 28th birthday heheeheh waaaaaaaaaaaaa i'm officially 1 year older....

Ginger Bread Pear Cake

Monday, December 22, 2008

the other day i was watching afc and 'sugar' was on. Anna was making this fantastic looking dessert called ginger bread pear cake. Honestly i never really liked pears but she made it so edible for me =p that i thought i should give the recipe a try. Hubby was surprised that i even considering buying pears as i hated i bought them anyway and started baking it yesterday and to my surprise it was as good as it looks...I'm pretty lazy on retyping the recipe but you can see the recipe at the afc website

500 cupCAKES

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I've been slaving myself to the hot hot oven baking decadent little vanilla cuppies, been baking 500 of them and it took me 2 days to finish making it - 1 st day baking and do some gum paste decor , 2nd day continue making gum paste decor and start packing. And I'm telling you my back aches like nobody's business I now no longer have a maid to help me do stuff so its basically a one man mom took the order and i though that it was OK but i forgot i no longer have a HELPER! so i seek help from my sister in law, lucky for me she's available so she help me speed up the process. She is a very fast learner i thought her how to knead the gum paste and roll it to the desired thickness only once and she got it right! *oh i feel blessed right now*

so I thank Aina for helping me, without her i still could finish it but i'll be REALLY behind time which i don't like to be in that situation coz its very thank you again for helping me... here's the cuppies that we made...

its a fish design as it was for the opening of a Koi breading Company....(i think..)
here's all the little fish cuppies all packed up...

and here's the cupcakes that i've made extra for Ismail's bufday...

Devil's Food Cake Recipe

This recipe was requested by Zana. I'm sorry I have no picture for this recipe as i didn't bake this cake as i was busy baking & decorating vanilla cuppies...anyway...

DeVil Fo0d Cake:
340g self rising flour
340g brown sugar
340g unsalted butter
11/2tsp baking powder
3 seperated eggs
150g plain chocolate - melted
2tsp vanilla essence
170ml milk

  1. Pre heat oven 175c. prepare baking pan greased and line a parchment paper, set a side.
  2. Sieve flour and baking powder - set a side
  3. in a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter
  4. add egg yolks and beat well. add the melted chocolate and vanilla, mix well.
  5. add the flour and milk alternately, beating well with each addition.
  6. Beat the egg whites in a different bowl until soft peaks form, then gently fold it in the butter mixture.
  7. then pour in prepared 9" round pan. bake for 45mins-an hour or until the cake is done when tested.
to ms Zana, HapPy BaKing!!