Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chocolate crinkles

Chocolate crinkles

about 50 cookies

440g granulated sugar
170-180 ml vegetable oil
70g cocoa
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
320g flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees °C (350 degrees °F). Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Beat together granulated sugar, oil and cocoa in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
In another bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add the flour mix to the cocoa mixture. Beat until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Minimum 3 hours.

Scoop a half tablespoon of dough and roll into 1-inch (2,5 cm) balls, roll them in powdered sugar and place on the lined baking pan, use a distance of 2-inches (5 cm) apart.
Bake the cookies about 11-13 minutes. 

Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Salted caramel cheesecake bars

Salted caramel cheesecake bars

16 digestive biscuits or other graham biscuits
110g unsalted butter
67g granulated sugar

450g cream cheese
1 egg
50g granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
50g white chocolate
3 tbsp flour

Salted caramel
200g granulated sugar
83g unsalted butter
125 ml cream
1/2 tbsp salt (flaky salt, maldon salt)

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees °C (350 degrees °F), line a 20x26cm (8"x10") baking pan with parchment paper. Enough to let it overhang on the sides, this will make it easier to remove the cheesecake later. Set aside.

Make the crust: Use a food processor and pulverize the biscuits. Melt the butter, pour the crumbs into a bowl and mix with the melted butter and sugar. Press the crumbs into the pan and make a compact bottom. Bake for 5 minutes and let it cool while you prepare the filling.

Make the filling: Melt the white chocolate and let cool of a little.
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla extract, white chocolate and flour together with a handmixer until smooth. Pour the filling into the pan with the crust.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cheesecake has set and the edges are lightly brown.
Let the cheesecake cool of in room temperature and then for another three hours in the fridge.
Lift the parchment paper and cheesecake out of the pan and cut it into square bars. And pour the cooled caramel over the cheesecake bars.

Make the salted caramel: Heat the sugar in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. (Use a bigger saucepan than you think you will need, it can get quite messy.) When the sugar starts to melt, start whisking. As soon as the sugar reaches a deep amber color (around 175 degrees °C/ 350 degrees °F) remove it from the heat and add the butter in parts, keep whisking continuously.

Return the saucepan to the heat and add the cream and keep whisking until the cream has been incorporated and the sauce have become smooth. Add the salt and whisk until dissolved.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies

Chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies

about 20 cookies

1/2 cup smooth unsalted peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup light brown mucovado sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup oat flour (oats minced in a food processor)

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate or ready to use chocolate lenses.
 Flaky salt/ fleur de sel/ maldon salt, for sprinkle

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees °C (350 degrees °F). Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Whisk together the first 6 ingredients until smooth and creamy. Stir in the oat flour. Scoop a tablespoon of dough onto the baking pan, use a distance of 5 cm (2 inches) apart. Bake the cookies about 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let the cookies cool of on a wire rack.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and sprinkle som flaky salt on the cookie, and leave to set.

Monday, January 14, 2013

December, oh what a month!

December is always a busy month, however, no excuse for my late post but this year has been extra busy. Here are some photos from my december month. Including a London trip, the construction of this year's gingerbread house, Christmas baking, New Year dessert, etc.

December är alltid en hektisk månad, dock ingen ursäkt för mitt sena inlägg men i år har den varit extra hektisk. Nedan följer lite bilder ifrån min december månad. Med bland annat en London resa, bygget av årets pepparkakshus, julbak, nyårsdesserten m.m.