Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Loaf Cake

This is THE most amazing chocolate cake... Very rich in chocolate and tastes great too. Many of you must have seen Nigella Lawson make this on one of her TV series. I got the recipie from her site, and its quite simple and quite heavy. She asks that you strew the chopped chocolate on top of the cake after the cake has cooled off, but I put it straight fromt the oven. That way when you cut it you get gooey melted chocolate almost like frosting on top of the cake!! The batter also tastes great!!

200gm plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
50gm cocoa
275gm caster sugar
175gm butter
2 eggs
1tbsp vanilla
80ml sour cream
125ml boiling water
175gm dark chocolate chips
1tsp cocoa
125ml water
100gm caster sugarAdd Image

25gm dark chocolate

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Line a loaf tin with greased foil and leave an overhang all around.
  2. Process the flour, bak. powd, cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla & sour cream to get a satiny smooth batter.
  3. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula and process again while adding boiling hot water.
  4. Then add the chocolate chips and stir. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for an hour.
  5. Make the syrup 5 or 10 mins before the cake is done. Place the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and boil for 5 to 10 mins. It should be slightly thick, so boil longer if needed.
  6. Take the cake out and poke holes on the surface. Pour the syrup evenly as possible.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped dark chocolate. Cover the cake with the overhang and let to cool.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Cookies are for everyone...

I'm sure everyone loves Chocolate chip cookies. And my kids are absolutely crazy about them. So how could I not give it a try?? This recipe also uses oatmeal in it and so it becomes a chewy choco chip oatmel cookie.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup whiite sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt.
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Prepare a cookie pan by lining it with parchment.
  2. Beat together sugars and butter untill creamy.
  3. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and beat well.
  4. Add flour, bak.soda, and salt into this mix and stir.
  5. Stir in oats, choco chips and walnuts.
  6. Using an icecream scoop or spoon, drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 mins , or untill the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.

Makes quite a lot of cookies so you might wanna halve the recipe. But these are absolutely amazing.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Just starting out...

It used to be easy to put down my thoughts into words...but now its become almost impossible. The reason is that the only thoughts running about in my mind are about my kids. There really isn't time to think a complete thought without being interrupted by "mummy, mummy, tell me a story, no..." or "mummy, mummy, I'm hungwy (hungry in toddler language), no..." my friends have been trying to get me to blog, and I've decided to do it, never mind that I get free time only by about midnight!!

I guess those women who have kids below the age of 5 will understand my predicament. There just isn't time for anything individual. U gotta be a full time mommy to bond with ur kids.

There!! I've managed to write this much without interruptions. Uh oh...I hear one. Gotta go. Buh bye... Later.