Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cinnamon Swirls

These treats are yummy and super easy to make !

Makes about 30

  • 1 box of store-bought frozen puff pastry (two 10 inch x 10 inch sheets), thawed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F
  2. In a bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon
  3. Brush pastry sheets with egg and sprinkle with sugar mixture
  4. Cut each sheet into 5 inch x 1 inch rectangular strips
  5. Twist each strip and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 1 inch apart
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden
  7. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes then transfer to racks to cool completely

You can adjust the ratio of cinnamon to sugar according to your taste, I use a 1:4 ratio.

Triple Chocolate Cookies

I am a chocoholic,  but even if you are not, I am sure you will enjoy this recipe.

Makes about 2 dozens

  • 75 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder together, set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy
  4. Reduce speed to low, add eggs and vanilla extract
  5. Mix in flour mixture in 2-3 portions until blended, scrape sides and bottom of bowl   
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart
  8. Bake for about 13-15 minutes
  9. Let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer them on wire racks to cool completely

 

Easy Sponge Cake

Makes about 12

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F
  2. Sift flour, set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and sugar at medium speed until pale and slightly creamy
  4. Add vegetable oil and vanilla extract
  5. Fold in flour gently in 2-3 portions.  Batter is slightly runny.
  6. Brush paper muffin cups with vegetable oil and pour in mixture
  7. Bake in muffin tins for about 16-18 minutes