Lemon Curd (แยมมะนาว)

This is adapted from one of Delia’s recipe Because they’re so easy to make, I make them in small quantities (as much as I need them) so there isn’t a lot of leftovers just sitting in the fridge. What you need: 1 Lemon, zest grated, then juiced 1 Egg 80 g Caster sugar 50 g Unsalted…

Easy, Moist, Rich, Amazing Chocolate Cake

Please just make this cake – it’s easy to make and lip-smackingly delicious. See original recipe here I’ve made very minor tweaks to the recipe, mainly to avoid wastage (e.g. 2 eggs instead of 2.5 eggs). I also reduced the salt, as I have an on-going issue with my salt – for some reason it’s…

Brownie Cheesecake

What you need Brownie ingredients 120 g Unsalted butter, diced 100 g Chocolate chips 4 Tbsp Cocoa 2 Eggs 225 g Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp Vanilla extract 90 g Plain flour Cheesecake ingredients 300 g Cream cheese, full fat 6 Tbsp Sugar 1 Egg 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract How to put this together Preheat oven…

Granola Bar

Original recipe by Ina Garten : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/homemade-granola-bars-recipe Makes: 8 bars What you need 1 cup Oatmeal 1/2 cup Sliced almonds 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut 1/2 cup Wheat germ 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil 5 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Brown sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1/4 cup Dates, chopped into small pieces 1/4 cup Dried apricot, chopped into…

Nutella Rugelach

These tiny treats are kind of a cross between pastry and cookie – they’re so cute and so morish! Makes: 48 cookies What you need 300g plain flour 250g butter, at room temperature 250g cream cheese (full fat) 4 Tbsp caster sugar 1/2 tsp salt 6 Tbsp nutella 1 egg yolk How to put this…

White Bread Loaf

What you need 250g bread flour 2 Tbsp white sugar 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 c water 1 Tbsp oil How to put this together Put flour in mixing bowl. Add sugar + yeast to one side of the bowl. Add salt to the other side of the bowl. Give the mixture…

Baguette

Adapted from Paul Hollywood’s “How to bake” book Makes : 2 small baguettes What you need 200 g bread flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast 150 ml cool water oilve oil How to put this together Lightly oil a glass tray Put flour in mixing bowl. Add salt to one side of the…

Green Tea Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Makes: 20 macarons (40-42 shells) What you need Egg whites from 2 large eggs (80-90g) Same amount caster sugar Same amount icing sugar Same amount ground almonds 4 tsp green tea powder Chocolate ganache – see recipe here How to put this together Beat together egg whites + caster sugar + food colouring, using balloon whisk,…

Easy Chocolate Ganache (no cream)

I don’t usually have double cream in the fridge, which means I can’t just make “normal” ganache recipes whenever I feel like it. This recipe does NOT require cream. Instead it uses butter, which I always have in the fridge. It’s also super easy to make. Note: if you’re making this as ganache filling for…

Operation Macaron – attempt #one-too-many (SUCCESS!!!)

This was obviously a very happy moment – if you’ve made/attempted macarons before you’ll know what I mean. Recipe based on: SCOOK by Anne-Sophie Pic The original recipe asks for 100g of each ingredient. My large egg normally gets me about 40-45g of egg white, so I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit so I…

Blueberry Mini Muffins (No Butter)

My hubby has been asking for me to make him blueberry muffins for a few months now. I’ve had a few recipes up my sleeves, but all of them call for butter being at room temperature. Honestly, room temp butter is such a baking mood killer. When I want to bake, I want to bake…

Operation Macaron – attempt #2 (fail)

Result: disaster (see photo) Mistakes: left it for too long, piped then forgot about it for 2 hours (oh dear) Next time: don’t leave it for too long. See if you can help the drying process along by fanning the top. Try lower oven temperature? (140?) Recipe: Martha Stewart 6 Tbsp almond powder 1/2 cup icing sugar 1…

Operation Macaron – attempt #1 (fail)

Result: cracked top, inside is undercooked, very little feet Mistakes: oven on wrong setting (grill, lol) Next time: check if it has formed a dry skin before baking it, maybe leaving it for longer (1 hr?). Try lower oven temperature (say 160?) Recipe: Martha Stewart 6 Tbsp almond powder 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 large egg…

Pita Bread

We’re going through a bread phase. Here’s another recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book. What you need: 250 g bread flour (strong white flour) 2 tsp kosher salt (or 1 tsp table salt) 7 g instant yeast 120 ml water + 40 ml water 2 tsp olive oil How to put this together: In a clean mixing…