Welcome to my cake blog..enjoy my creations! gracie x x

Welcome to my cake blog..enjoy my creations! gracie x x
Mother's day cakes

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Banana chocolate muffins with Mars Bar topping..

Recipe from http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-banana-muffins-5158, I chopped up a Mars Bar and sprinkled it on top before baking, but I'd recommend pushing them down into the mix to avoid burning.

French fruit tart..

A quick and easy dessert. For this, I just rolled out some pre-bought puff pastry, glazed the edges with a beaten egg and baked on GM 7 for 20 minutes. Whipped up 250ml double cream with 1 tsp vanilla paste and 2 tbsp icing sugar. Spread over cooled pastry. Topped with some mixed berries and glazed with some warm apricot jam..et voila!

Chocolate tarts (with ready made cases!)

Ok, I feel quite bad about using pre-made cases but my pastry skills aren't quite up to standard yet so watch this space! On the plus side, this is a brilliant recipe if you're a bit short of time but don't want something shop bought.

For the filling:

Melt 100g dark chocolate and add 1 tsp vanilla extract (or paste which I prefer)
Whip 200 ml double cream until stiff
Add melted chocolate and fold in until fully incorporated
Fill the tarts (this was more than enough for 8 little cases)
Refrigerate for about 3 hours
Remove from fridge about 30 mins before serving and grate with chocolate 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Chocolate muffins with chocolate sauce..

This is the best chocolate muffin recipe I've come across, it's from http://www.thepinkwhisk.co.uk/2011/03/chocolate-muffins-and-the-perfect-chocolate-cake-recipe.html.  

As recommended in the recipe, I use a Masterclass Flavour Injector which I bought from Lakeland to get the chocolate sauce inside, I've tried other methods but they're quite fiddly so would recommend buying one of these if you intend on making these regularly! See http://www.lakeland.co.uk/13463/Flavour-Injector;jsessionid=F16E0D6AADF0220BE41A131D8E52490A.app1

(The tulip cases were from Sainsbury's, £2.99 for 12. Alternatively, you can use standard muffin cases which will probably fill about 16+)