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Sunday, September 19, 2010

CHOCO MUFFIN RECIPE

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Here's the second part of baking with Tonet. This time we've tried creating choco muffins - a treat for temporary boost of serotonin, a happiness body chemical. This just adds to the fun

Be sure to sift dry ingredients twice or thrice for a more luscious taste..


Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 egg beaten
1 cup milk(evap)
1/2 cup cocoa powder(Ricoa)
2 cups choco chips
2 tbsp butter

Procedure:
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Sift together flour,cocoa and baking powder.
3. Cream butter, sugar and salt together. Add the egg and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the milk.
4. Pour liquid mixture all at once into the dry ingredients. Then, add the choco chips.
5. Stir lightly so dry ingredients are moistened (25-30 strokes).
Note: Be careful not to overmix the batter to avoid uneven texture of your product.
6. Grease the muffin cups (or use paper liners). Spoon batter into the cups filling them about 3/4 full (or any amount desired).
7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or til golden brown.
Note:put 2 to 3 tbsps of water in empty muffin cups, you don't want your muffin pans to warp. Muffins also burn faster when baked in pans with empty cups.

We ran short of butter so we weren't able to make the frosting. In case you like to add frosting here's a recipe. I got this from cupcake-creations.com

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients

8 oz confectioners sugar
5 oz softened butter
2 tsp hot water
2 tbls any brand of cocoa powder

Method
1. Melt cocoa powder in water.
2. Cream butter and sugar using electric mixer.
3. When combined well, add the cocoa mixture then beat until it achieves creamy, smooth texture.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

BROWNIE RECIPE FOR GIRL BONDING (WITH ILLUSTRATIONS)

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Baking is one of the gratifying activities for girl bonding. On the 26th of August, 2010, I invited the best of my best buddies, Tonet, over our house to bake delectable brownies. Weee! We made this unwind time hilarious and pleasurable as it should be. My youngest brother Kenneth also joined the fun.

This is a modified recipe from pinoyrecipe.net but I guess I was mistaken on revising the frosting, ahaha. It turned out to be too thick and so much sweet - a disgusting taste .. so I'm writing here the original recipe for the frosting..

Please research about the baking terms used before starting..It shall be a great help ^.^

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa (you can use other brands)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped peanuts

FROSTING:
3 tbsp butter/margarine, softened
3 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk















* Preheat oven 350zF or 325zF.

* Cream butter and sugar.

* Add eggs one at a time while beating well with spoon. Add vanilla.


* Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl.


* Gradually add the batter to egg mixture, beating well until blended(50 strokes)

* Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly into greased pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies pull away from the pan's sides

For the Creamy Brownie Frosting:

* Beat cocoa, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in a bowl until blended.
* Add milk and powdered sugar; Beat to sreading consistency.
* Pour and spread over baked brownie.
* Cut into squares.Here's the final product
And THE BAKERS

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

THE ESSENCE OF GIRLFRIENDS

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Love shared in Friendships is apparently different to a Lover's love..Lovers may come and go while friends are always there to stay. Essential parts of friendly love are girlfriends..


"Every Teen Girl's Little Pink Book on Girlfriends", a Christian book on girlfriends by Cathy Bartel, made me realize how valuable girlfriends are. It's a teen book but the contents of book apply to girls and women of all ages. Ladies may have their husband, boyfriend(only some of us. I'm one of those who lack this HAHA.. .), guy friends and crushes but its typically an extraordinary, heart-warming thing when we jam and deal issues with girlfriends. The book implies that girlfriends become more important as we grow with age. We may have commitments or get tied up in marital relationships but we still need girlfriends whom we refer to as sisters. As a lady, you may find guys to be generally caring, understanding, and protective. You may enjoy their company but still it's not an excuse to forget girl friends. You may have families and children but we need not lose contact with girl friends. No matter how you are far apart there isn't an excuse from keepin in touch. Making phone calls, sending text messages or e-mails, or writing letters(old-fashioned but still effective hehe) is possible.



Our girlfriends make a great impact on our lives not only during gales of laughter but also on times of unbearable pains. Any of your friends are your lovers but not all lovers can treat you as a friend. A love of a girlfriend is truly a distinctive thing.


Hmm..anyway, you can purchase the book here "Little Pink Book on Girlfriends".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

JUST DARN ADDICTED TO HAYLEY

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Hey guys.!addicted to Hayley?rock men!.Wanna be updated about Hayley Williams?visit this site.. HAYLEYFASHION.INFO
The webpage features everything about the pretty hot paramore vocalist.
Know everything about her. You can consult the site if ever you want to imitate her fashion-piercing, tattoos, make-up, hair color- just click on the links on the site.There you go! enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

LOVELORN

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This poem portrays unrequited love. I thought of using the term "paramour,"which is the origin of the band name "Paramore", but its meaning is illicit love. Dissimilarly, "lovelorn" signifies one whose love is never reciprocated. Ouch! :( bitter.. Hmmm..lol.



Lovelorn

Did you notice my sidelong glances?
Thou amidst us are unbreakable fences?
This concealed emotions
Got myself incisions.

I tried dumping false thoughts
With feelings that i fought
A broken heart is a cliche
For those thrown with dry bouquets.

Daydreaming soothes me
In days of mystery
Cause only then I see
Your eyes are only for me.

I am a lovelorn
Desirous yet forlorn
Hoping you'll perceive what I feel
Behind my cloak of tears.

Can't you see my radiant eyes
In every moment we collide?
Do you see how surreal
The happiness I can't conceal?

It's inevitable to blame
Unanswered love of a bumbling dame
Trapped in a field of fancies,
A world of broken fantasies.

I am a lovelorn
Admired you for quite long
When shall they sound clear?
The pleasing words I long to hear.

Though you fail to notice
Thoughts of you shall be cherished
Image of you shall last
While I watch you beyond tinted glass.



Well That's it..You can suggest some revisions ..Thanks :)

Photo credits:www.metal-archives.com

Monday, May 17, 2010

PINEAPPLE CHIFFON CAKE RECIPE

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Here's the recipe of the chiffon cake I and my sister made for my maternal grandma a day before her birthday, May 13.

Originally the recipe is for Orange Chiffon Cake but we used pineapple juice instead of orange cause we found it more appetizing.

Ingredients:
3 cups cake flour
1. tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. Iodized salt
1 cup white sugar
10 egg yolks
3/4 cup Pineapple Juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Meringue:
10 egg whites
1/4 tsp. Cream of tartar
1 cup white sugar

Procedure:

1. Sift dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl(except 1 cup sugar and cream of tartar for meringue).


2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add in proper addition egg yolk, juice, oil and vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon for 300 strokes.


3. Combine egg white and cream of tartar in a large bowl free from grease. Beat until foamy.




4. Add sugar gradually while beating until stiff but not dry peaks are formed.


5. Pour the batter into the streams over the entire surface of the meringue. Fold gently while turning the bowl around for sufficient blending.


6. Pour into an ungreased pan lined with wax paper.

7. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 45-60 minutes until done or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean or shrinks slightly from the sides of pan.
8. Invert immediately on the rack, use a spatula to loosen the cake then cool it completely.

Heres the final product. I failed to take a nicer picture. Lol.




Need help?..Here's how to
Fold and how to Separate egg yolk from egg white.

Anyway we weren't able to create a perfect chiffon cake coz we are newbie bakers.. ^.^ . But promise we created a delicious one..

 
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