Monday, 7 February 2011

Long Time New Blog

I know its been ages since I've posted and I apologise for this, the business is going really well so instead of making new flavours of cupcakes etc for me to blog about every week it's pretty much just fulfilling orders week in/week out, not that I'm complaining I'm loving it.
Anyway I've started a new blog in something that I've become interested in, chocolate reviewing! I'd love for you all to follow it and check it out...the link is
www.lot-o-choc.blogspot.com

Enjoy!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Blondies!

Sorry its been so long since I've been posting, I've been so busy flying about here and there I just haven't had time to post anything up, I've still been baking away though and made these Blondies not too long ago, I've always really wanted to try making these, I've heard them mentioned so many times and wasn't really too sure what they were, brownies without the chocolate? Or just a delicious treat of their own? I decided to add butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips to the blondies I made and mmm so good! The whole batch of them had gone by the next day, my dad loved them he couldn't stop eating them despite him trying to be "good" haha! Definately a hit in the household hehe!

Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup of white chocolate chips

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour an 8X8 pan. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.

2 Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.

3 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together. Add the butterscotch chips or other mix-ins.

4 Pour into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.


Blondies


Mmm look at that white choc chip!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sesame Street Gingerbread Men!

I've been baking quite a lot recently, I've got a lot to post up on my blog but this is gonna be the first thing I'm going to put up :). My cousins and family were up visiting from Birmingham this week so I decided to make them something, they had already ordered 6 Ferrero Rocher cakes for my cousin's birthday but he told me he really had wanted the cookie monster ones but thought it would be too difficult for me to make 6 of them and didn't really want to create too much work for me aw! I wouldnt have minded doing them! Anyway I decided to make some gingerbread men as well, theyre easy, cute and really fun to decorate, so I decided to create a couple of Sesame Street ones for him :). I made a Cookie Monster gingerbread man, dipped in blue coconut, with fondant white eyes and a white chocolate jazzie with chocolate chips for the cookie! mmmm! Then I made an Elmo gingerbread man dipped in red icing with fondant eyes and a cut up Dolly Mixture for the nose! Finally..to fit in with my cupcake theme of course..I made a cupcake..gingerbread...well you can't really call it a man can you hehe! You'll see what I mean with the picture below hehe :).
Enjoy.

Gingerbread Men
125g butter, at room temperature
100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup
1 egg, separated
375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.

  2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

  3. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.

  4. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.






Cookie Monster & Elmo




Cupcake Biscuit