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Simple Cocoa Brownie

Original recipe:


Butter 120g

Sugar 110g ( I reduced sugar, because I used Starbucks cocoa, which contains sugar)

Starbucks cocoa powder 55g

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Flour 70 g

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Almond ( optional)

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

1. Melt butter in a bowl simmering in hot water.

2. Remove butter from heat. Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and eggs alternatively. Add new ingredient after blend well.

3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix till just combine.

4. Pour batter into baking pan. Spread almond on surface.

5. Bake for 20 mins. Check with a toothpick.

Cool down and cut into small pieces.


Crispy Almond Twist

It’s a super easy snack.


Puff pastry


Chopped almond or grate almond

1. Brush puff pastry with egg.

2. Sprinkle sugar and grate almond over it evenly.

3. Use a rolling pin roll the pastry to press almond and sugar into it. Or you can just use your palm.

4. Flip the pastry over and repeat step 1,2 & 3.

5. Cut pastry into strips. And twist them slightly.

6. Preheat oven to 200 degree C. At the same time, let the pastry rest for around 10 mins.

6. Bake for 15-20 mins. Till they turn golden brown.

Pear Tart

Crust: butter 50g

Salt 1 pinch

Sugar 50g

Yolk 1

Water 10ml

Flour 100g

1. Mix flour with salt and sugar well.

2. Cut in butter. Use finger to mix butter with flour.

3. Mix yolk with water. Then add the mixture into flour butter mixture.

4. Roll dough into thin batter. Put into fridge after warped with plastic for at least 1 hour.


Butter 20g

Sugar 20g

Egg 25 g

Ground almond 20 g

Pear 1 (peeled, cited and cut into thin slices)

1. Cream butter with sugar till light and fluffy.

2. Add in egg. Mix well.

3. Add in almond ground. Mix well.

For tart:

1. Press batter into baking pan. Make small holes with folk.

2. Spread filling in.

3. Spread pear slices evenly on the surface. And sprinkle some extra almond ground.

Preheat oven to 180 degree C and bake for 40 mins.