Friday, 11 June 2010

Easy Chocolate Brownies

In order to compete with other baking bloggers new easy recipe i decided to make a simple recipe once again without the use of the oven, these are my easy chocolate brownies.
For these most splendiferous brownies cooked thouroughly unlike how cakeuccino's baker would have them done. You will be able to do these in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Go to your local supermarket (in my case Nisa) and purchess the Brownies they most likely will sell. I got mine for the remarkable price of £1 sterling.
Step 2: Open the packet and neatly place the brownies onto a plate.
Step 3: give the brownies a little sprinkle of icing sugar and then serve to guests
it's as easy as A-B-C and will leave many happy faces. (as seen below)

Friday, 4 June 2010

BBQ Cookies

Following on the idea from the previous thread i went fulll steam, or should i say bbq, ahead.

first mixing in 200g of non self-raising flour, 150g of sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder then mixing by hand with butter. i achieved a breadcrumb like substance. In a separate containment unit, I did maliciously beat a tablespoon of milk with one egg then proceeded to add 100g of chocolate. then miking both concocotions together to create the batter for my cookies.

Following this i then put dollops onto a sheet of aluminated foil and then placed on the BBQ to cook away. halfway through i put another sheet of foil on top sealed the cookies so to then flip then ensuring even cooking.

after 20-30 mins of cooking, the cookies were ready to be opened and had turned out B-E-A-utiful. Then were then enjoyed by friends i had invited over and critics from other baking blogs, who i think now will have a more open mind when it comes to different forms of baking.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The sacrifices that we make

Good day blogosphere,

Further spreading the brilliant idea of harnessing the power of steam theis brave baker/explorer unfortunatlly came to harm. While making food for my friend (previously photographed) i was scalded by water, that was at least 212 degrees fahrenheit. Thus a new system to bake my fantasmagorical baked goods, and the idea for BBQ cakes was born. Keep watching this space........

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Best of the best

When it comes to baking the vast majority of people would say that a key componant to the whole process is a working oven, I do not follow this idea. Due to the oven breaking and a need for baked goods when my friends come over for our 'Movie Mondays' i had to devise a way to provide the necessary baked goods.

My system revolves around harnessing the power of steam where by i will basically boil a cake. Some rival bakers will scrutinise this system and if face with a similar problem will try and find easy solutions like grilling cakes.
I decided that to start off i would make simple cakes that would be a good example to my friends that this was a system of baking worth investing in.

Following the recipe and adding sugar, 2 eggs and butter into a bowl before mixing thouroughly. Then adding flour to the mixture and a dash of vanilla, then mixing together to make the perfect mixture for the cakes.

I then proceeded to give out equal quantaties to each cake.

The next part would be the most complicated and trickiest that only experienced bakers like myself would preform, it was time to boil the cakes.
I added heated water to a pan and the placed the cake in a sieve then placed it in the pan and carefully put the lid over the sieve so that the steam wouldn't escape so eaisily and the cake wou;ld cook in a faster time. the whole process took about 15 to 20 minuites, and at the end of it we had 7 loverly cakes, more would have been made but only 3 people were attending our movies nightt this week out of usually 6+ guests.
After the cakes were done and left for a little while to cool i decided that instead of icing the top as was common practice by our preivious baker i would go in a different direction and instead top my cakes off with loverly ice cream.

Below is the finished outcome of my work and one of my friends enjoying his steamed treat. helping to prove the supieriority of steaming over traditional baking.