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Cocoa Brownie

One day, my husband chose a pack of Starbucks cocoa when we bought groceries in a supermarket. He was super excited because he kept thinking about a warm and yummy cup of cocoa. He immediately made himself a cup of hot cocoa when we reached home. Yet….he found it’s not as yummy as he thought. He always does things like that. At first he’s very excited and can’t wait to buy something but finds it’s not as good as he thought. =_=||

My principle is no wasting food in my kitchen. So I decided to make cocoa into brownies. And my husband is happy because he will feel less guilty in buying something he doesn’t like.

Oh. I found the recipe here:

best cocoa brownies


Ingredients:

Butter 140g

Sugar 250g ( if you want it to be less sweet, you can reduce the sugar)

Cocoa powder 65g

Salt 1/4 tsp

Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Eggs 2

Flour 65g
Preheat oven to 160 degree C.

1. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder & salt in a bowl. Place the bowl in simmering water. Stir till smooth.

2. Set aside to cool down.

3. Add in vanilla and beat in eggs. Mix them well.

4. Add in flour and mix till just combined.

5. Pour batter into baking pan.

6. Bake for 20-25 mins. ( because I used my round shaped baking pan and it’s smaller than the size in original recipe. So it took me longer to get done, about 30-35 mins.)


Very moist and yummy. I love it.

Buttermilk Waffle

Original recipe:

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/classic-buttermilk-waffles-with-cheese/

I followed the recipe without making any change.
Ingredients:

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup buttermilk

4 tbs melted butter

2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour

2 tbs sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt
1. Mix egg, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla in a big bowl.

2. Mix all dry ingredients in another bowl.

3. Add dry ingredients into wet mixture and stir them till just combine.

4. Heat waffle maker, and scoop batter into it.

5. Serve with maple syrup or butter.

Vanilla Cupcake

Original recipe:

In a large bowl mix flour (90g), baking soda (1 tsp), salt (1/8tsp, but if you use salted butter, you can delete salt).

Cream 60g butter till creamy and smooth. Add 70g sugar, mix them till light and fluffy. Then add in 2 small eggs (one at a time) and 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Add flour mixture into butter mixture. First, 1/3 flour mixture, 15g milk. Then 1/3 flour mixture, another 15 g milk. And last add in all the rest flour mixture.

Beat till flour all mix in.

Preheat oven to 180 degree C and bake for 17-20 mins.


These cupcakes are very moist.


I also made buttery frosting according to the video. Very creamy.

Apple Cake

This is the first time I tried apple cake and it turn out to be very good.

I made changes based on original recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-apple-cake-16883
Ingredients:

1 egg

90 ml canola oil

150g icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

120g flour

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 Apple ( chopped into small pieces)

1. Put egg and oil in a bowl and stir smoothly.

2. Add sugar, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir well before adding another.

3. Add in Apple pieces. Mix well.

4. Pour batter into pan.

5. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( because the cake I baked is a small one, so 30 mins is enough. If your cake is bigger, it will take longer time). You can check whether it’s done by a toothpick.


Because I used less sugar, so it’s not that sweet but to me it’s perfect.


I also used homemade caramel sauce as topping. Very tasty.