YET ANOTHER BAKING POST
because this summer (June-September) i have literally just spend it reading books and baking and it has been fantastic.
so here goes…hope you enjoy it and let me know if you decide to bake any of these things! =)
Chocolate Brownie Bites
i used the SORTED Brownie recipe which is super easy:
Maple and Pecan Loaf Cake (I found the recipe online but now i can’t find it again sorry!)
Baked Vanilla Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze
Chocolate Swiss Roll with Strawberries and Cream Filling (mum’s recipe)
I’ve never made a swiss roll before…
Chocolate Chip Cookies
my problem is that i either leave them in for too little or too long so they’re either undercooked or overcooked. i love my cookies soft and chewy yet slightly crisp so it’s hard to get the perfect balance. but everyone else seemed to enjoy these so yay!
i have yet to find the perfect recipe
Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
these are beautiful and if you love Nutella and peanut butter then YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE.
this is how much chocolate i used…
these are glorious
i also put these cookies in a cute jar for my friend’s birthday!
seriously…the perfect gift. I will defo be doing this again!
they’re so cute
a lovely little gift of snickerdoodles!
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
i just halved the recipe for the carrot cake in the Hummingbird Bakery Book
these are delicious
Banana Honey Almond Muffins
my friend wanted me to make something healthy so i did. they’re actually really good and easy to make.
healthy and tasty!
Banana and Brazil Nut Loaf (Hummingbird Bakery recipe)
bananas and brazil nuts- perfect combo since the bananas add sweetness
Spinach and Cheddar Muffins (recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Book)
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
360g plain flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
250g cheddar cheese, grated
220ml whole milk
130g baby spinach leaves
Preheat oven to 170C.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then fry the onion until cooked.
Put the flour, baking powder, cayenne and cheese in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the milk and egg together, then slowly pour into the flour mixture and beat with a handheld whisk until all the ingredients are well mixed. (I used a spatula)
Stir in the onion and spinach with a wooden spoon until evenly dispersed.
Spoon the mixture into muffin cases until 2/3 full and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until deep golden and the sponge bounces back when touched.
Leave to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
and the result should be:
really easy to make and freeze well
South African Indian Naan
this is not Pakistani Naan but South African Indian Naan. it’s perfect with soup or Haleem (broth) but i like it toasted with butter.
I used my aunty’s recipe but I’m sure there is a recipe in the Indian Delights (every South African Indian has this book)
Alhamdulilah it turned out perfect!
Strawberries and Cream Cake (i honestly cannot remember which recipe i used)
but google is your best friend. i think i searched for a 3 layered cake. It was a vanilla sponge cake and I whipped some cream and yeah.
i’m really proud of this
French Strawberry Tart/Tarte aux fraises
i used this recipe for the sweet pastry crust (pate sucree)
this recipe for the pastry cream
and this recipe for decoration
I made this for Eid and i am so proud of this…
OOH LA LA
Almond and Coconut Bars (recipe from Indian Delights)
lovely and crunchy
Pecan Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing
Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars
i didn’t get the cool design right BUT THEY TASTED REALLY NICE COZ NUTELLA CHEESECAKE yes
i couldn’t get the swirl right but they tasted good
and this is what we put them on:
Red Velvet Cupcakes
I made these for my friend’s birthday party. she had a Frozen Bouncy Castle. yes she turned 20 in August and had a bouncy castle. coz we’re cool like that ya know?!
For my friend’s 21st Birthday i made her a Red velvet Cake- you just double the cupcake recipe. although for the icing i used double the quantity plus a quarter more.
Triple Layered Red Velvet Cake
the recipe actually says to use the mixer but i couldn’t find the dough hook so i had to make it by hand…
thanks to youtube i followed this method and Alhamdulilah it turned out perfect!
I MADE BRIOCHE LIKE ACATUAL FRENCH BREAD BY HAND
a family friend who is French came to our house and tried it and said it was perfect and not like the sweet ones you get in British Supermarkets. so this isn’t that sweet but it’s genuine french brioche.
Tiramisu Cupcakes (Hummingbird Bakery)
non-alcoholic of course. this took AGES because i didn’t have a cupcake corer thing (so i had to use a knife) and soaking the sponge in the coffee mixture took some time. but luckily i had my friend to help me coz she wanted to bake these. anyways she said it’s perfect.
cocoa dusting adds the perfect finishing touch
Buttery Shortbread Biscuits
really easy to make but the dough is so soft. also i went a bit overboard on the sugar…
these are addictive
Double Chocolate Oreo Cookies
these are my new favourite brownies. these brownies are not cakey but are just the perfect consistency and it is so easy you don’t need a mixer or anything.
I used the same recipe but added Reese’s PB Cups instead!
Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies
a dusting of icing sugar gives a nice finish to double chocolate cookies
i put a rolo in the middle
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie with Ganache
i have made these quite a few times now. easy and also really chocolatey
i had fun decorating these but i couldn’t get the consistency of the icing right…
i kinda went overboard with the sprinkles…
Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries
i had leftover cream and strawberries so instead of making strawberries and cream so i decided to make some choc mousse
added some flake for decoration…we didn’t even have guests i just made this for fun lol
Doughnuts (Home Sweet Home Recipe Book)
since it was summer i had time to fry doughnuts and they’re actually not that hard to make.
sugar coated doughnuts
cinnamon sugar coated doughnuts
this is a South African dessert and i made this for Eid. my mum’s friend’s husband is an Afrikaner and he said it is perfect.
simple yet delicious
Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Cake
Since i saw the video i wanted to make this but it’s too decadent for just an ordinary weekend so i made it for Eid and it was fun to make. also it is so rich because of the dark chocolate but it’s just lovely with the pralines, the strawberries and the mousse.
this was fun to make
gold leaf decoration
actually so proud of these. =)
Alhamdulilah everything turned out nice
Chocolate Cupcakes- this is actually a chocolate swiss roll recipe (secret recipe soz) which is why the cake is so soft and ganache for the icing
with ganache and flake
it took me ages to cut them into squares and then my grandma told me you can make a log and then refrigerate it till firm then cut it.
they look so cute
i’ve made this before but LOOK HOW AWESOME THIS LOOKS…because now i have a turntable and icing scraper and i know to crumb coat it.
Note: i didn’t add the JUICE of the lemon only the lemon zest. and after folding in the flour i added about 2-3 T of milk
i didn’t like it because i don’t like lemon but everyone else did so yay
my grandad loves plain cakes so i made him a very plain cake.
I AM MOST PROUD OF THE FRENCH STRAWBERRY TART AND THE BRIOCHE and improving on my decorating skills.
so there you have it…
ALSO: EDIBLE GLITTER MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. i just love sparkly things.
my summer baking adventures with Peeta’s help of course. ;)
Evidently i am no photographer just use the iphone camera.
but also DO NOT FORGET TO FOLLOW MY BAKING ACCOUNT: @juwibakes on Instagram!!!
in other news:
my friends keep asking me to go on The Great British Bake Off (so happy Nancy won but Richard’s bakes were amazing and MARTHA IS ONLY 17 AND WOW) but i am such an amateur like idek how to make my own jam so i doubt i’d get very far. i still have to practice so maybe in a few years!
this is Nancy who won GBBO. but this happens to me all the time COZ I COULDN’T FIND THE LID for the kenwood (my dream is a kitchen aid obv) ICING SUGAR GETS EVERYWHERE
also…TAYLOR SWIFT loves baking and did a bake it off sketch with Jamie Oliver for Stand Up To Cancer AND in her 1989SecretSessions she baked cookies for her fans. like she is just incredible. my dream is to one day bake with Taylor Swift.
HOW CUTE IS SHE????!!!!
There's something really calming and soothing to me about having everything measured out and stirring it and pre-heating the oven and getting it all worked out. I really like baking and I really like cooking."
PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D