A sweet treat

Yesterday, my son keeps telling me that he wants to eat chocolate cake apparently I ran out of milk. Then I remember brownies doesn’t need milk and  so  for being good in play school I made him this sweet treat.

moist brownies

moist brownies

MOIST BROWNIES

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter, cubed
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
2 pieces eggs
1 teaspoon vanila extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line an 8×8 inch square pan.

 Place butter and bittersweet chocolate in a medium bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water. Gradually melt the butter and chocolate. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat once completely melted. Set aside.

3  In another mixing bowl, place sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix gradually until sugar is melted.Add the chocolate mixture and stir with a wire whisk.

4  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt.Gradually add the flour mixture in the egg mixture. Whisk just until combined. Do not over beat—stop mixing as soon as ingredients look well combined and no lumps are visible.

 5.Pour batter onto prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

6. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

moist brownies

moist brownies

Recipe from Gourmet Goodies

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black & white cupcakes

These cupcakes have chocolate and cream cheese. These are two things I can’t resist. The cupcakes are very moist and yummy (:

 

black & white cupcakes

black & white cupcakes

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Beat cream cheese, egg, and 1/3 cup sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Stir in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour,  sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center, and add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix just until blended.

Fill each muffin cup one-third full with the chocolate batter. Top with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture, until cups are about two-thirds full. Bake 22 to 28 minutes, until the tops spring back lightly when touched.

For the video you can find it here YouTube

 

food for the Gods?(dates&walnuts bars)

Yes! you heard it right. Honestly, I don’t know why it’s called food for the Gods but I’ve read that maybe because of the main ingredients which is dates & walnuts which are very costly in Philippines.  Anyway, I admit that this was my first attempt to bake it. And according to my tasters it is indeed a delicious treat. So why don’t you try it:).

My recipe came from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

dates and walnuts bar

dates and walnuts bar

dates &walnuts bar

Ingredients:
For Toppings: (optional) – I just want my Food for the Gods to be really chunky.
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.
3. Combine the first 4 ingredients. Take ½ cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
4. Cream butter and sugar.
5. Add eggs, one a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Add the molasses, honey and vanilla extract. Mix well.
6. Fold in dates and nuts into the mixture until well combined.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
8. Sprinkle toppings. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out
9. Cool for about 30 minutes and cut into bars of not more than 2×2 inches in size.