A frog in the kitchen

mercredi 30 novembre 2011

Salted caramel popcorn cupcakes

My boyfriend works in the movie industry so I decided to make this cupcakes for his coworkers. They are easy to make (even easier if you go for the version with ready to use caramel spread) and looks like real popcorn bags. Not to mention that they taste good! A perfect treat for a movie night! If you want to make the caramel spread yourself you can follow the recipe here.   Ingredients :- 200g unsalted butter, softened- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract- 1 cup caster sugar- 3 eggs- 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour- 1/2 cup milk- 1... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Afrog à 05:23 - Permalien [#]
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vendredi 25 novembre 2011

Thanksgiving granola

You will find in this granola all the warm flavours of Thanksgiving (except the Turkey!;) A wonderful mix of Pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, ginger, cranberries & mapple syrup.     Ingredients:- 1 1/2 cup oats- 1/2 pumpkin seeds- 1 cup dried cranberries- 1/4 mapple syrup- 1/8 brown sugar- 1/8 vegetable oil- 2 tsp cinnamon- 1/2 tsp ginger   Preheat the oven at 200C. Mix all the ingredients together except the cranberries.Spred the mix on a cooking sheet and toast it in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Afrog à 03:37 - Permalien [#]
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jeudi 24 novembre 2011

Gnocchi with roasted pumpkin, rosemary & garlic brown butter sauce

Altough I'm in Sydney right now, I still wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving. What I enjoy the most in holidays is the cooking part so I couldn't miss it. So what's specific to Thanksgiving? Pumpkins? Cranberries? Turkey? I didn't want to bake a whole Turkey. First of all because, of course, nobody celebrates Thanksgiving in Australia as it's specific to American history so I had nobody to share the turkey with, except my boyfriend. But it's also beacause I like to make delicious vegetarian dishes for holidays.I'm not a huge fan of all... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 22 novembre 2011

Almonds & cherry cupcakes

Those cupcakes are more almonds cupcakes with a cherry on top than a cherry & almond cupcake as the only cherry taste comes from the cherries I used on top  of them to decorate. If you want your cupcakes to have a much flavorful taste of cherries maybe you should add some cherry jam in the center or add some fresh cherries to your dough prior to baking.Despite the use of almond meal that usually makes cakes quite "heavy", those cupcakes are really light and soft. I like my frosting to be light (almost like a whipped cream... [Lire la suite]
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mercredi 16 novembre 2011

Golden butter cookies

Those cookies, called "galettes bretonnes" are typically french. It's a speciality from Bretagne, a North-west region of France. You can't make them more french : they are full of salted butter.  All you need are very basic ingredients but make sure to get a really good butter with Guerande sea salt crystals. That's what make all the difference with basic bland cookies and gives this distinctive nutty, buttery sweet-salty flavor. Don't even consider baking them with margarine.... that would kill any french.   Ingredients... [Lire la suite]
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jeudi 10 novembre 2011

Homemade pecans, almonds & honey granola

I don't like granolas from supermarket. They are often too sweet, are lacking nuts and sometimes contains weird ingredients like glucose syrup or palm oil. Last year I discovered how easy it was to make granola in one of Jamie Oliver's books. Nothing can't be more simple. It's basically always the same process : you mix some roalled oats with any type of nuts or seeds you like (pecans, alomnds, hazelmuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts...), some sugar, mapple syrup or honey and some vegetable oil. Then you toasted it in the oven... [Lire la suite]
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