Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Super Moist Chocolate Huat Kueh


Had some praying to be done today so decided to make some Huat Kueh for the praying, in addition of preparing for son's school snack for the next day.

Wanted to try something new so went and search my bucket-list and found Victoria Bakes recipe. This is something my son will definitely like 'cos he is a huge fan of anything chocolate. Also the niece and the nephew are around so this is something they will like too.

Did a little modifications to the recipe. Instead of using cocoa powder, I used my dark chocolate drink mix to attempt this recipe. In addition, due to me using the drink mix, I reduce the amount of sugar.


Final product - a super moist and chocolatey Huat Kueh that is oozing with the goodness of chocolate!

Thumbs up by my tasters!

Here's the recipe...


Super Moist Chocolate Huat Kueh (Makes 5 muffin-size kuehs)
Recipe adapted from Victoria Bakes

1 packet of Dark Chocolate Drink mix (35g)
125ml full cream milk
30g raw sugar
70g rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
30g chocolate chips


Directions

In a large mixing bowl, sift in the rice flour, dark chocolate drink mix and the baking powder. Add the sugar. Whisk and ensure that there are no lumps in the mixture.

Add in the milk, and mix until well combined. Add in the chocolate chips.

Lined the muffin tray with liners and transfer the batter to the cups.You should fill the cups until almost to the brim.



Steam in the steamer using high heat for about 15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Off the heat and leave the kuehs in the steamer for about 1 min before transferring to a rack to cool.



I certainly enjoyed the kuehs and it was wonderful seeing the children enjoying them too!


Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Oreo Chiffon Cupcakes


This is another flavour of cakes in my chiffon cupcakes series. My elder son has been pestering me to make another batch ever since I made the Cheddar Cheese Chiffon Cupcakes. He requested for his favourite flavour - Oreo. This round he insisted that he wants to be my assistant. Must be the Junior Masterchef show having an effect on him...haha!

If you have tried my Cheddar Cheese Chiffon Cupcakes, this is a similar recipe except I used oreo this round.

The nice and sweet chocolatey smell of the cupcakes while baking and even now, the smell is still lingering in my kitchen. Ahhh....pure heaven! For those who love cookies and cream, this would be an ideal recipe to attempt and it is simply easy!

Here's the recipe...



Oreo Chiffon Cupcakes (Makes 10 - 12 large cupcakes)

80g cake flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
50g cooking oil
2 egg yolks (from large egg)
25g castor sugar
1/2 packet oreo biscuits (68g), roughly crushed
1/8 tsp salt
75g full cream milk

60g caster sugar
3 egg whites (from large egg)


Directions

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.

In a large mixing bowl, hand whisk the egg yolks and 25g caster sugar until it becomes pale yellow and thick.


Add in cooking oil and salt. Mix to incorporate.

Add in the milk and oreo crumbs and mixed until just combined.


Sift in the baking powder and cake flour and whisk until just combined. Set aside.


Using a clean electric whisk, whisk the egg whites until it turn foamy. Gradually add the remaining caster sugar in 3 batches while continuing to whisk. Whisk until almost stiff peak form.

Add 1/3 of the egg white into the egg yolk mixture and fold in until almost even. Do the same for the remaining egg white in 2 batches.


Scrape down thoroughly and fold in until just combined. Do not over-fold. Bang bowl on tabletop for a couple of times to release big air bubbles in the mixture.


Fill the pre-lined containers with the mixture until about 80% full. Bake the cakes about 20 mins or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Transfer the cakes to wire racks to cool before storing.


These chiffon cakes are soft and fluffy and very easy to make. It is a hit with children and will be ideal for play dates or picnics or even just as an afternoon snack!


I hope you will enjoy the recipe. Happy Baking!



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Mango and Oreo Wafer Muffins


This lazy mummy pretty much depended on ready-mix to make muffins most of the time. But when I came across Kenneth Goh's (Guai Shu Shu) easy peasy basic muffins, I made it one of my to-do list. It just looked so simple!

This morning since I woke early, decided to make the muffins as I had promised a student to bake some as a reward for doing well in his test. My mum bought me some mangoes over the weekend and I had some oreo wafers that my neighbour gave my children so decided to add these into the muffins.


Turn out the muffins were terrific! Sweet, addictive and delicious! On top of it, it was really easy. No more ready-mix muffins from this mummy again!


The only grumble I have would be the mango taste is not quite as outstanding as I wanted. Oh well, practice makes perfect!

Thanks Kenneth Goh! Hope I did justice to your recipe! :)


Here's the recipe...

Mango and Oreo Wafer Muffins (Makes 9 - 10)
Basic muffin recipe from Guai Shu Shu

2 eggs
170g self-raising flour
100g cooking oil or melted butter
100g full-cream milk
80g raw sugar
100g mangoes, mashed
2 sticks oreo wafers, crushed
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


Direction

Pre-heat oven to 175 degree Celcius.

In a big mixing bowl, combine eggs, oil, sugar and milk. Use a hand whisk and whisk until well combined.


Add vanilla essence and sift in flour and baking soda. Whisk until well combined.


Add in the mangoes and crushed oreo wafers. Mix well.


Put mixture into the muffin tray (lined with paper muffin cups) until 90% full and bake for about 20 mins or until inserted skewer comes out clean.



This is a very simple muffin recipe that will yield delicious muffins that children will simply adore! Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did.


Monday, 5 May 2014

Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes



If you have seen my last post, I did a cake with cream cheese frosting for my little one's birthday. Followed the original recipe's measurements and came out with extra cream cheese frosting. So I was having a headache thinking of what I can do with the cream cheese frosting and I made some dark chocolate drink (bought from Value Shop) to help me think when an idea hit me - combine the dark chocolate mix and cream cheese frosting and make cupcakes!


Results - a yummy and rich cupcake that is not too sweet that is soft on the inside. (Pardon me on the ugly looking cupcakes though, did this in a rush before sending little one to school.)

Best thing, my leftover cream cheese frosting gets "recycled" and don't go to waste. :)

Here's the recipe...



Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese Cupcakes (makes 6 cupcakes)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour also ok)
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 packet of dark chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup cream cheese frosting


Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 180 Degree Celcius. Line a 6-pc muffin pan with papper muffin cups.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and dark chocolate mix together.


Make a well in the centre and add egg, oil and milk and mix until well incorporated.


Add in the cream cheese frosting and mix well.


Scoop the mixture into the muffin cups and bake for 15 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.




This is a very simple recipe and I hope you will enjoy it. I am contemplating to try this again using steam method, but that will be another post.

Happy baking!