It has been a while since I had the time to post something. I haven’t really cooked or baked anything worth posting about. Today finally, I got to bake a cake for my friends’ birthday party. I hope, she won’t read this before tomorrow..otherwise, the surprise is gone. But I think she suspects me bringing a cake (as I usually did in the past).
This time I made a lemon-rosemary-tarte with meringue. Visually, it turned out quite well.
I hope, it tastes good as well!
Last time my sister was in town, we visited my granny and my cousin. Of course, he wanted to bake again. This time, he made waffles with his new animal shape waffle-maker. He did a very good job.
The recipe we used was very simple and doesn’t need too many ingredients. My cousin could follow the recipe well – except for whisking the egg whites. That was my job.
Here is the recipe:
250 ml milk
40 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
180 g all-purpose-flour
1 tsp baking powder
optional: vanilla extract or lemon zest
Seperate eggs and whisk the egg white stiff. Mix milk, egg yolk, sugar, salt together together well. Sift flour and baking powder and add to the mixture bit by bit. Lastly, fold in egg white and bake!
For her birthday, my friend wanted to bring a cake to work but she never really baked a cake before and she doesn’t have an oven to bake one at her home. So, she came over and I helped her a bit. We baked Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ brillant brownies. The recipe is simple and perfect for beginners.
250 g butter
200 g dark chocolate, broken up
80 g cocoa powder, sifted
65 g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
270 g caster sugar (I like it less sweet than Jamie)
4 large free-range eggs
50 g chopped nuts, optional
Firstly, melt butter and chocolate together in a bowl over simmering water; meanwhile mix cocoa powder, flour and baking powder in another bowl. When the chocolate-butter is smooth, add the flour-mix and eggs bit by bit. Stir well unitl you have a silky consistency. Lastly, add the chopped nuts (I always roasted them beforehand) and pour the batter in a baking tray and bake for 30 mins at 180° Celsius.
Since my friend brought the whole tray to work, I couldn’t try them. But a week later, my friend surprised me with brownies she baked for me at another friend’s house. She used the same recipe and they turned out great.
Good job, Ploy!