My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

Now it’s time to bake my first cheesecake!!! Super excited πŸ˜€ Recipe adapted from here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/lonestar-state-cheesecake-recipe.html Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs 6 to 8 tablespoons butter, melted 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sour cream Directions… Continue reading My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

My baking experiment #6 – clementine bundt cake

Wow, the holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is in a couple days!Β Everyone is getting ready to party & indulge in yummy foods & desserts, including me πŸ˜‰Β I’m invited to 2 thanksgiving parties this week and i’m planning to make 2 desserts. First party is today, i’ll be making an easy 3-ingredient clementine bundt cake.Β For… Continue reading My baking experiment #6 – clementine bundt cake

My baking experiment #5 – triple chocolate ganache cake

Today i’m baking something special. It’s much more ambitiousΒ and involves more steps than anything i’ve baked before – Triple chocolate mousse cake: Layers of chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling covered in a shiny chocolate ganache. It’s gonna be super decadent! Hope it turns out well πŸ™‚ Since i can’t find one single recipe that… Continue reading My baking experiment #5 – triple chocolate ganache cake

My baking experiment #4 – french breakfast puffs

I’ve decided to take a break from chocolate this time and try baked donuts: http://www.hungrycouplenyc.com/2012/12/baked-jelly-doughnuts-sufganiyot.html There’s way too much desserts at home so I’m gonna cut the recipe by half. Ingredients Donuts: 3/4 Cup all purpose flour 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Stick unsalted butter, melted 1/4 Cup sugar 1/2 Egg 1/2… Continue reading My baking experiment #4 – french breakfast puffs

My baking experiment #3 – yellow cake with chocolate frosting

I’ve graduated from cookies & muffins and am ready to bake an actual cake! I’m gonna start with a very simple, basic cake: http://laughingspatula.com/old-fashioned-yellow-cake-with-easy-chocolate-frosting/ Ingredients For Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Β½ cup butter, softened 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs For… Continue reading My baking experiment #3 – yellow cake with chocolate frosting

My baking experiment #2 – double chocolate chip muffins

Continuing with the chocolate-chip theme, i’m baking muffins this time: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/muffinsquickbreads/r/Chocolate-Chocolate-Muffins.htm Since this makes a big batch, i’m halving the recipe as usual: INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour (130 grams) 3/8 cup cocoa powder 3/8 cup granulated sugar 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 5/8 cup milk 1 large egg, beaten 1 Tbsp butter,… Continue reading My baking experiment #2 – double chocolate chip muffins

My baking experiment #1 – chocolate chip cookies

Today is baking day! After my mini baking experiment, i’m ready to bake for real! I decided to start with something easy & basic: chocolate chip cookies. I followed this recipe but since it made a big batch, i halved everything: http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18476/original-nestle-toll-house-chocolate-chip-cookies PREP TIME:Β 15 MINUTES COOKING TIME:Β 9 MINUTES SKILL LEVEL:Β EASY MAKES: 30Β COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 1/8… Continue reading My baking experiment #1 – chocolate chip cookies

mini baking experiment: chocolate mug cake

Before i delve into actual baking, i wanted to try out baking in a microwave. I’ve always wondered how a microwave cake would turn out. So i followed this recipe (minus the chocolate chips): http://iamafoodblog.com/2-minute-chocolate-mug-cake-recipe/ 1 EGG 3 TABLESPOONS MILK 3 TABLESPOONS OIL 3 TABLESPOONS FLOUR 4 TABLESPOONS SUGAR 2 TABLESPOONS COCOA POWDER SPLASH VANILLA… Continue reading mini baking experiment: chocolate mug cake