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Monday, May 26, 2014

Nutella Brownies II

This is my second attempt and i am using a different recipe. The first recipe i used was good but i find that the nutella taste was rather subtle and the texture was more cake like. With a new tub of nutella in the kitchen, i searched for other recipes to try it again.This recipe uses same ingredients but much more nutella and a little more flour. Oh,I added a pinch of salt on my side.

Result?The brownies turned out more nutella-ty,moist and chewy! I am definitely going to use this recipe in future!

  • 8" by 5.5" tin
You will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 375g nutella
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Nuts (optional)

The Preparation:

  1. Mix every together with hand whisk.
  2. Pour into greased/lined square tin.(i greased the whole tin and lined the base.)
  3. Sprinkle your desired topping.
The Baking:
  1. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 28 minutes. 
  2. Cool before cutting to prevent cracks.

Original Recipe from:Easy Nutella Brownies by Giena Edrie

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Homemade Sanding Sugar

Came across this when i was searching for vanilla sugar recipe. I felt that i am so lucky to come across it. I love sprinkles but i just can't buy every colour off the shelf,right? And normally they come in rather big packaging(storage problem!).

Okay,anyway,this is so easy to make. I can have any coloured sugar as and when i need.I just did 2 colours this morning and i loved the results! More colours to come!! I need more small jars! Yippie!

  • 10 teaspoons (i am using this amount,you can add or lessen amount according to your needs.)

You will need:
  • 10 teaspoons sugar (i use coarse sugar.)
  • 1 drop of gel colouring (add more or less according to your preference.)
  • 1 clean and dry jar

The Preparation:
  1. Pour sugar into a zip lock bag.
  2. Add gel colouring.
  3. Rub the bag to mix well.
  4. Pour coloured sugar (they will appear a little damp) onto a lined baking tray.
  5. Level it with a spatula.

The Baking:
  1. Bake in a preheated oven for about 5 minutes at 180°C. *
  2. Remove from oven,break the crust. **
  3. Sieve sugar onto another parchment paper.
  4. Cool and store in jar.
*Keep a lookout,you just want to remove moisture from the sugar,not melt.
**The sugar will crust a little,just break them with a spatula.

Original recipe:Make Your Own Sanding Sugar by Malia.

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Homemade Vanilla Sugar

I was shopping for baking ingredients when i came across a bottle of vanilla sugar. It was at a whopping price of $20+ for a bottle!! I googled on the spot if there is anyway one can diy it at home. It was a breeze looking up for the recipe! I proceeded to buy a packet of caster sugar and a packet of vanilla pods (3 pods for $5).

The very next morning,i started preparing my very own vanilla sugar and now i can't wait to try them in 2 weeks! Oh,i think this can be a very good gift to friends who loves baking! Just tie a nice ribbon around the jar and walah!

  • 2 cups of vanilla sugar

You will need:
  • 2 cups sugar (i am using caster sugar.)
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 clean and dry jar

The Preparation:
  1. Cut bean pod into half.
  2. Slit and scrap the seeds.
  3. Add the seeds to the sugar,mix well.
  4. Pour sugar into jar.
  5. Add the scarped pod into the jar.
  6. Store in a dry and cool place.
  7. Toss jar occasionally.
  8. Ready to use in 2 weeks.(the longer you keep,the more infused the sugar is.)

Original recipe:DIY Vanilla Sugar by SanneLaurenssen

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