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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Chocolate Cupcakes

I was craving for cupcakes so decided to make one! :)







1/2  cup Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
1  cup boiling water
1 1/3  cups All-purpose flour
2  teaspoons baking powder
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/2  cup butter
1  cup white sugar
2  large eggs
2  teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly butter, or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a small bowl, stir until smooth the boiling water and the cocoa powder.  Let cool.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Then in a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract and the flour mixture.  Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.

Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full and bake about 16-20 minutes.


Courtesy of JoyofBaking

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chicken and Mojos

I like Chicken and Mojos of Shakey's so we tried to make one at home.  You just need Chicken, Potatoes,Crispy Fry, Egg and other spices and Voila! :)




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Minatamis na Saging (Banana Plantain in Syrup)

It is one of my favorite dessert called Minatamis na Saging or Sweetened Banana wherein Plantains are cooked in sugar with water..Try it!:)








8  pieces Saba (plantains), sliced
1 1/2  cups brown sugar
3  cups water
1-2  teaspoons vanilla
1/2  teaspoon salt

1.  Heat cooking pot and pour in water then let it boil.
2.  Add brown sugar and stir until diluted.
3. Add salt and vanilla extract and mix well.
4. Put-in the Plaintains  and adjust the heat to medium.  
5. Cover the cooking pot and simmer 8 to 12 minutes or until liquid thickens.
6.  Turn-off heat and allow the plantains to cool.



Courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hotdog Waffles






This was my second time to try to make Hotdog Waffles.... I just used Hotcake recipe for the batter.  It turned out well but still need to practice more.  You can try it too! Enjoy! :) 




2  cups flour
4  teaspoons baking powder
1/2  cup sugar
1 - 3/4  cups evaporated milk
2 eggs
Hotdogs, sliced in half

Mix all the ingredients except the hotdogs.  Then pour batter in hotdog waffle maker.  Add the sliced hotdogs then pour bit of batter on top of it. Then cook for 6-8 minutes or until brown. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blueberry Muffins... Again :)

I haven't posted any recipes and pictures here in my blog for such a long time because I have been busy with lots of things here at home.  Anyway, I was able to made some Blueberry Muffins this afternoon for our merienda and really loved it! :) 







Sunday, May 25, 2014

My First Pan de Sal :)

Pan de Sal is the most popular bread in the Philippines. In Spanish, Pan de Sal means "salted bread".  It is the favorite breakfast food of most Filipinos and you can eat it with different kinds of spreads like Peanut Butter, Liver Spread, Cheese Whiz, etc. You can eat it as it is or dip it in hot coffee or Milo! :)

So, I decided to make one at home.... and this would be my first time to make Pan de Sal and the result is okay but need to practice more.... as what the saying says "Practice Makes Perfect".   This is just a simple recipe and for sure will try it again next time!









PAN DE SAL

1  tablespoon active dry yeast
1  tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4  cups lukewarm water
1 1/2  teaspoons fine salt
3  tablespoons lard or corn oil
4  cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3  cup sifted all-purpose flour for dusting
1  cup breadcrumbs for rolling

1.  In a large bowl, combine the yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and lukewarm water.  Mix well and cover with a damp towel.  Set aside for 10 minutes.

2.  After 10 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients except the 1/3 cup flour and breadcrumbs.  Beat with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.  Transfer the dough to floured surface and knead until smooth.  Transfer the dough to a greased mixing bowl.  Cover once again with a damp towel.  Allow to rise for 1 hour.

3.  Punch down the dough and form it into a log.  Slice it to smaller portions and roll in breadcrumbs. Arrange in greased cookie sheets.  Cover with a towel and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.

4.  Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

5.  Serve hot.


Courtesy of Dorothy's Cooking School Cookbook

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Munchkins

 I have found this recipe on the internet and decided to try it at home.  It's just so simple because you don't need to bake it .... just mix all the ingredients and Voila!! :)







1 pack 200 grams Honey Crushed Graham
1 can Condensed milk
powdered sugar

Put the crushed grahams in a bowl.  Add the condensed milk a little at a time until they reach the stickiness you like.  If too dry just add more milk and if it's too sticky just add more crushed grahams.  Now form the mixture into small balls then roll in powdered sugar.  Chill for several hours before eating! :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tikoy Cheese Stick

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

I made it for Chinese New Year! Just used Tikoy or Nian Gao ( Chinese sticky rice), Cheese and Lumpia Wrapper.... its so easy to prepare so try it! :)


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chocolate Sugar Cookies










2  3/4  cups All purpose flour
3/4  cup Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
1/2  teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon baking powder
1  cup unsalted butter
1  3/4  cup granulated sugar
2  large eggs
2  teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In a large  bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.

In a bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes).  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.  Add the flour mixture and beat until you have smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm enough to roll.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place rack in the center of the oven.  Line two baking sheets and parchment paper.

Remove one half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.  (Keep turning the dough as you roll, making sure the dough does not stick to the counter.)  Cut out desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheets.  Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to chill the dough which prevents the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking.

Bake cookies for about 10 - 12 minutes (depending on size) or until they are firm around the edges.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes about 36 - 4 inch cookies.


Courtesy of  Joyof Baking

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sugar Cookies




3  cups  all-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon baking soda
1  cup unsalted butter
1  cup white sugar
2  large eggs
2  teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.  In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.  Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.  Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm enough to roll.

Preheat oven to 350F and place rack in center of oven.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Remove one half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (keep turning the dough as you roll, making sure the dough does not stick to the counter).  Cut out desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to baking sheets.  Place baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to chill the dough which prevents the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking.  

Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes (depending on size) or until the edges are just starting to brown.  Remove from oven, and let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.  

Makes about 36 cookies.


Courtesy of Joy of Baking