I make yummy things

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired making chocolate chip cookies. (Recipe in last post: http://mangiferin.tumblr.com/post/95424407479/the-bestest-soft-chocolate-chip-cookie-after)

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired making chocolate chip cookies. (Recipe in last post: http://mangiferin.tumblr.com/post/95424407479/the-bestest-soft-chocolate-chip-cookie-after)

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3 weeks ago
The Bestest Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie
After reading the Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies, I sought to make a batch of the usual Toll House cookies with some minor alterations,  and came out with the best batch of cookies I’ve made yet.
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces and softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 large eggs at room temperature
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Methodology
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Beat softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla essence in mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Gradually mix in liquid mixture until about half mixed. Stir in morsels but avoid overmixing; there should be trace amounts of flour visible. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Leftover batter should be kept in the fridge between batches to help shaping for future baking sheets going into the oven.
Bake on middle rack of oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes until firm enough to move to wire racks and let cool completely.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

The Bestest Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie

After reading the Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies, I sought to make a batch of the usual Toll House cookies with some minor alterations,  and came out with the best batch of cookies I’ve made yet.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Methodology

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Beat softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla essence in mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Gradually mix in liquid mixture until about half mixed. Stir in morsels but avoid overmixing; there should be trace amounts of flour visible. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Leftover batter should be kept in the fridge between batches to help shaping for future baking sheets going into the oven.
  4. Bake on middle rack of oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes until firm enough to move to wire racks and let cool completely.
  5. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
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3 weeks ago

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

Toll House recipe

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1 month ago
Perfect accompaniment for biryani. Thinly sliced red onion soaked in hot salt water before adding to yogurt along with a chopped green chilli, yellow bell pepper, and plum tomato. Chilled and topped with coriander leaves.

Perfect accompaniment for biryani. Thinly sliced red onion soaked in hot salt water before adding to yogurt along with a chopped green chilli, yellow bell pepper, and plum tomato. Chilled and topped with coriander leaves.

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3 months ago
I made more tandoori chicken-flavoured biscuits and they’re so FLUFFY! And orange! And spicyyyy! :)
4 cups all-purpose flour 
2 tablespoon baking powder 
2 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons white sugar 
2/3 cup seasoned solidified animal fat/flavoured butter
2 cups cold milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the fat until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually, pour in milk and  mix dough until it pulls away from the side of the bowl. It will be sticky, don’t worry!
Use a floured ice scream scoop and dollop those babies onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use floured fingertips to pull them out if they seem reluctant to leave the spoon. Sprinkle with a little flour if you want them to look more “rustic” lol
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.
Adapted from this recipe.

I made more tandoori chicken-flavoured biscuits and they’re so FLUFFY! And orange! And spicyyyy! :)

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2/3 cup seasoned solidified animal fat/flavoured butter
  • 2 cups cold milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the fat until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually, pour in milk and  mix dough until it pulls away from the side of the bowl. It will be sticky, don’t worry!

Use a floured ice scream scoop and dollop those babies onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use floured fingertips to pull them out if they seem reluctant to leave the spoon. Sprinkle with a little flour if you want them to look more “rustic” lol

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

Adapted from this recipe.

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3 months ago
Coconut Strawberry Pancakes 
Your fav pancakes layered with sliced strawberries and coconut frosting (melted coconut oil with enough powdered sugar to your taste), topped with more strawberries, maple syrup, and whipped cream

Coconut Strawberry Pancakes 

Your fav pancakes layered with sliced strawberries and coconut frosting (melted coconut oil with enough powdered sugar to your taste), topped with more strawberries, maple syrup, and whipped cream

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4 months ago
My usual brownies drizzled with lavender, vanilla-flavoured candy melts

My usual brownies drizzled with lavender, vanilla-flavoured candy melts

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4 months ago
Tandoori biscuit sandwiches: minced turkey & mixed vegetables
(where I used solidified tandoori chicken drippings as the shortening in the biscuits)

Tandoori biscuit sandwiches: minced turkey & mixed vegetables

(where I used solidified tandoori chicken drippings as the shortening in the biscuits)

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4 months ago

Double-Chocolate Dream Cookies


Prep:10 mins Cooking: 8 mins Cooling: 2 mins Yields: 54 cookies (4 1/2 dozen)

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. *** Sprinkle on whatever  nonpareils and things on the very centre of the dough balls***BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  

Double-Chocolate Dream Cookies

Prep:10 mins Cooking: 8 mins Cooling: 2 mins Yields: 54 cookies (4 1/2 dozen)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. *** Sprinkle on whatever  nonpareils and things on the very centre of the dough balls***

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  

(Source: verybestbaking.com)

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7 months ago
Red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting for my birthday :) 
I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe that does not have cocoa in it.

Red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting for my birthday :)
I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe that does not have cocoa in it.

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7 months ago