Assalamualaikum and hello everyone! I have been away from this blog for a long time, well that's how I felt. But, that is how life is these days. I have been busy is an understatement! At the office I have very tight datelines to complete a few projects....Alhamdulillah, there are only two projects left that I have to work on, whilst I finalise the rest.
At home or rather in my kitchen, the orders are sorted out till end of this year, alhamdulillah....but I am taking a break in January 2013, to just do leisurely baking, ...and thinking of a quiet weekend in Singapore once the kids have settled down in their schools.
...in the mean time, here's the recipe of what I call Everyday Chocolate Cake. I got the recipe from Izzah Muffin Lover, instead of steaming the cake, I oven baked it but put water in several small containers in the oven! Voila! The reason why I call this Everyday Chocolate Cake is because one can just whip this any time, due to the simplicity of the recipe and the ingredients are readily available in everyone's kitchen!
1 cup APF
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs size B
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (I used 125g)
3 tsbp condensed milk...you know when a recipe calls for susu pekat, you gotta try the recipe!
1/4 cup oil, I used my usual corn oil
2 tsp vanilla instead of 1...because my middle name is vanilla hihi
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add eggs one by one, add sifted flour cocoa powder, baking powder, salt (I added). Once incorporated add milk, susu pekat and oil.
Bake or steam in a preheated oven or steamer. I baked in 170C oven with small containers of water (I used those small tart tins to put the water), using an 8 inch pan, for about 50 minutes.
Using double boil method I melted 200g dark chocolate, I used Callebaut and a few Valrhona buttons, added 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp condensed milk
...after that I enjoy, enjoy, enjoy -ed the cake almost all by myself, as hubs is not a chocolate cake person!
...Okey! What does Maal Hijrah mean to me....I am definitely a year older....I mean yup older...old me! I'm still thinking of what I really want to do, I'm not going to kid myself and you about this.....bye!
xoxo Yani thekitchenguardian