Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Edition)

Well hello there! Let’s get into baking 😀 You can find the original recipe here. As always, I have halved it.

First, make sure you have all the ingredients you will need.

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

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Mix together cocoa, white sugar and vegetable oil.

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Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

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Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir everything.

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Now you need to cover the dough and chill it in the freezer for around 30-45 minutes. The original recipe said to put in the fridge for 4 hours, but I don’t have time for that. Some commenters talked about using the freezer instead, so I followed their advice.

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Now take it back out.

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At this point, I should have left it to return to room temperature, but I dived right in, which may be why my cookies didn’t come out as all the photos I saw online, like this following one.

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Anyway, put the icing sugar into a bowl. Spoon out some dough and throw it in. Once it mixes with the icing sugar, it’s so much less sticky and easier to roll.

Then place them on the baking trays. I will say that I did notice that the icing sugar seemed to be ‘melting’ into the cookies, as I couldn’t see it after a while. But I didn’t think much of it. I now realize that the moisture from the mixture drank it all up, which may be why my cookies didn’t look quite the same as the online photos.

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They still crinkle, but the icing sugar isn’t there to make that really visual look I was going for
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Lesson learned, next time wait till it goes down to room temperature before rolling in icing sugar

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Anyway, they still tasted good! They taste like fudge brownies 😀

If you guys do this recipe, let me know if my theory is right as to why my cookies didn’t come out quite right. I get impatient when baking as I just want sweets to eat!

Angela.

Let’s Bake! (Banana Crumble Muffins Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Banana Crumble Muffins Edition)

Helloo!! Welcome to another baking post, today is another muffins post!

This time, I tried Banana Crumble Muffins. You guys know I’m a fan of crumble on top of muffins, it just puts it over the top and so much more scrumptious! You can find the recipe here. This recipe was enough for 12 muffins.

First make sure you have everything you need.

For the muffins:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

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Let’s get started!

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Let’s Bake! (Lemonade Cupcakes Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Lemonade Cupcakes Edition)

Another weekend, another batch of baking.

While going through Anni’s blog for my Have You Met series, I came across all her delicious looking cupcakes. So I decided to try her Lemonade Cupcake recipe. Be sure to check out her post as she is the one who originally shared it 😀

Also, I can’t wrap my head around mls and grams, as I go by cups, so I’ve done some conversions.

As always, first make sure you have what you need.

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract/essence
  • 1/4 cup (almost) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (almost) Fanta (or other orangey sodas out there)

For the topping:

  • 1 cup (almost) cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (not quite 3/4 but more than 1/2) sour cream
  • 1 package vanilla pudding powder

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Let’s Bake! (Blueberry Crumble Muffins Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Blueberry Crumble Muffins Edition)

I’m back with another baking post! I didn’t have one last week, as I didn’t have quite enough time last weekend in between the family birthday celebrations, I also was out of cookie ideas. I had played with the idea of macaroons, but that looks out of my skill range. I’ll work up to it. So anyway, I thought why not muffins and cupcakes next! The possibilities are endless when it comes to baking.

For my first muffin edition, I wanted to do blueberries. You can find the original recipe here! I’ve stuck with the original recipe quantities, as it makes 12 muffins which is what I wanted. This was originally going to be a lemon and blueberry muffin but I still don’t have lemon zest so I just scrapped it. I shifted the recipe around a little as I took in comments from previous people who had tried the recipe before. Anyway, let’s get into it.

Make sure you have everything you need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (5 tbsp and 1 tsp)
  • 1 egg

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Let’s Bake! (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition)

Hello all! I did more baking this weekend. I was originally just wanting chocolate chip cookies, like I have previously made. But then Rory suggested adding peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate is an amazing mix! I have halved the recipe as usual. You  can find the original recipe here.

Let’s start baking!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter (55 grams)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (I didn’t have light corn syrup)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

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Let’s Bake! (Meringues Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Meringues Edition)

I did a little baking over the weekend, and I’m happy to say they came out good! I have tried making meringues before, but egg whites are a finnicky ingredient, and don’t usually like me. I used a recipe that had been tried a lot, and had lots of helpful tips. I didn’t double the recipe this time, and I wanted to try it as it called for chocolate chips which I still had lots of! You can find the original recipe here.

Let’s start baking!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
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Not too many ingredients this time round

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Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Edition)

Well hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve done a baking post. I actually made these last week, but I never got around to writing a post about it. Partly, cause I’m kinda disappointed that they didn’t come out quite like I imagined (and also I forgot). But that was my bad, you’ll see why later. They still tasted great though, and isn’t that the best part?

Also, there’s a section here where you need to put your mixture in the freezer for around 30-45 minutes. So clear some space now, unless you want to spend 10 minutes juggling everything and trying not to drop all the frozen things everywhere while you try to find space.

Anyway! Let’s get into baking 😀 You can find the original recipe here. As always, I have halved it.

First, make sure you have all the ingredients you will need.

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

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