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Chocolate Flower Tutorial Using Plastic Spoon/How To Make Chocolate Flower for cake decoration --Cooking A Dream

Ingredients: white chocolate 80g or as needed depending on  the size of your flower some plastic teaspoons of 2 sizes (medium & small) Method: *melt white chocolate over a double boiler (place the bowl of chocolate over another bowl of boiling hot water covered for 5 mins then stir until completely melted) *coat the back of the spoon with melted chocolate then place in the refrigerator until dry *coat again to make the layer thick and sturdy * let it dry in the refrigerator to dry faster *gently twist the side of the spoon to release the chocolate flower petals *clean the edges with a vegetable peeler if needed *make extra in case some breaks *in a small round bowl place a small piece of parchment paper *deep petals in the melted chocolate then lay in the bowl *place the second petal tilting slightly on the other * 7petals in the first row, 5 on the second row and 3 small in the middle *hold the petals on the place for few minutes until dries a little * refri

Red Velvet Cake

Used Half the food coloring than other recipes and No cocoa powder added in my Red Velvet Cake recipe. I know you will ask why? because cocoa powder makes the red color dark maroon so you end up adding a ton of food color, It also gives brown patches. We eat chocolate cake, we eat vanilla cake, the main point of making Red velvet cake is the beautiful Red color of this cake And I want my red velvet cake to be smooth ruby red without extra food coloring.  So I made the base cake vanilla instead of chocolate cake.  I've tried both and I prefer this way. The color is way more vibrant. My amazing cream cheese frosting recipe is enough to bring out the flavor. If you still want the chocolate flavor then add a little bit of chocolate essence. Try this new recipe for a soft moist great tasting vibrant red velvet cake.              Ingredients 1 3/4   cups (200g)all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp(25g) cornstarch 1 Tsp (5g) baking soda 1/2 Tsp (3g) salt 3/4 cup (180g) sug

The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need/ How To Make The Best Banana Cake --Cooking A Dream

Ultimate banana bread recipe here. soft and moist moderately sweet the best banana bread or you can call it banana cake recipe you'll ever need. I don't know if you can call it chocolate banana nut bread as well cause I added a fair amount of chocolate and nuts to wrap it up.This batter will make beautiful banana muffins and pancakes as well. Ingredients: 4 overripe very soft bananas (480g) 2 ½ cups (250 g) of AP flour 3 large eggs (180g) 3/4 cup (150g) of oil (I used sunflower) ¼ cup (50g) of milk 1/3 cup (70g) of sugar *I find this is enough sugar but if you have a sweet tooth increase it to 100g 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2  teaspoon (5g) baking soda ½ cup (70g) of milk chocolate ½ cup (65 g) of  mixed nuts,(pistachio, almond, Pecans ) 2 tbsp cocoa powder(12g) pan size 10" x 5' Method: Preheat oven to (170C) degrees. use parchment paper or Grease 10” x 5" loaf pan. In a bowl mix and sift dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bo

butter cookies/melt in your mouth cookies/eggless butter cookies-- Cooking A Dream

Really melt in your mouth. crispy thin butter cookies will love this.some may call it the Danish cookie or pastisetas.whatever you call it's delicious and very easy to make. Ingredients: unsalted butter 100g (little less than 1/2 cup) cake flour 100g (little less than 1 cup) cornstarch 10g (2tbsp) powder sugar 60g (1/2 cup) salt 1/4 Tsp vanilla 1tsp bake in preheated oven 170°C(340°F) for 18-20 mins or until brown at the edges. Method:   cream butter and sugar together until fluffy add sifted flour and cornflour and vanilla mix until incorporated with the help of a piping bag and star tip shape the cookies on a parchment paper bake and enjoy notes: 1.let cool down completely after you finish baking. It will be crispy. 2. In the warm weather condition put the tray in the refrigerator for 15-20 mins before baking, after shaping the cookie to prevent melting or being flat. 3. if you can't find cake flour, use 2part of

How to make pizza/quick & easy pizza recipe -- Cooking A Dream

you don't have to wait for 2 hours to have pizza.This is how to make a pizza real quick. Ingredients for a 10" pizza: Pizza sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2tbsp garlic 2 large tomato puree(skin peeled) 1/2 tsp black pepper 1tbsp dry Italian herbs( oregano, parsley, thyme) 1tsp chili flacks 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar (Instant sauce: you can mix tomato ketchup+Italian herbs+olive oil+chili flakes for an instant sauce if you don't want to make pizza sauce and don't mind a little sweeter taste.) pizza dough 2 cups flour 1tsp yeast 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 2tbsp olive oil 100-120ml water(1/2 -3/4 cup)depending on the type of flour and weather. make a stiff dough. bake for 20 mins 250°C(480°F) for a crispy base bake 10 mins on the lower rack and 10 mins on the middle if you have a table top oven. Method: To make pizza sauce saute onion and garlic until translucent then add tomato puree and other herbs cook the sau

Doughnuts/Donuts recipe/How to Make Doughnuts -- Cooking A Dream

These doughnuts are crispy, fluffy, soft, buttery, sweet, fresh, what else !!!! fresh doughnuts are delicious. Ingredients for 8-10 doughnuts: plain flour 300g (2cups-pressed) Lukewarm milk 110g (120ml)(½ cup +2tbsp)   Instant yeast 1+ ¼ tsp  sugar 37g (3tbsp) salt 5g (¾ tsp) egg 49g (1) butter 30g (2tbsp) Method: make a dough by mixing all the ingredients together knead dough well brush some oil on top and rest the dough covered until rise to double the size take out the dough and roll it 1/4 " thin with the help of 2 round cookie cutter cut ring shape donuts cover and let them rise fry them in low heat until brown roll in sugar or glaze Notes: 1.If you over-proof it could deflate when you try to lift it for frying. 2.If you under proof doughnuts will not be fluffy enough. 3. temperature of the oil should be 170°C or medium. 4. high heat will burn the outside before inside cooked properly. 5. undercooked doughnut will have a strong yeas

Chicken Nuggets/Unique chicken nuggets recipe--Cooking A Dream

 This chicken nuggets taste exactly like McNuggets. Crispy outside and juicy inside.chicken nuggets recipe that you will fall in love with. Products I use in my videos: Ingredients: For meat chicken breast 700g chicken skin little bit garlic  1 clove celery 2 inch salt 1tsp white pepper 1/2 -1 Tsp water 3tbsp oil 3 tbsp bread crumbs or flour to coat( I used fresh breadcrumbs) For the Batter corn flour 1 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup salt 1 Tsp white pepper 1/2 tsp oil to fry Method: roughly grind meat and all the seasonings in the food processor shape it then roll in breadcrumbs at this point, you can freeze the nuggets for 1/2 -1 hour if you like add water slowly into the flour mixture to make a thick batter  dip nuggets in the batter then drop into the hot oil fry on medium-high heat until golden brown(around 5-7 mins) Enjoy NOTES: you can freeze after rolling into the breadcrumbs. It will

How To Make Cake Pops From Leftover Cakes--Cooking A Dream

I was making too many cakes as my routine experiments and had some leftover I couldn't think of anything else but these. There is no exact measurement for this recipe. because I don't know how much cake you are going to work with. just listen to your heart. Ingredients: any kind of butter cake(not oil based cake) cream cheese or whipping cream chocolate and milk for coating( 1-2 tsp of milk per 100g of chocolate) Method: mash your cake in a bowl add cream cheese or whipping cream little at a time until you can shape the mixture in small balls. make all the balls  melt chocolate in microwave, keep checking every 15 sec to avoid burning. It will take around 1 Min's depending on your chocolate size dip cake pop stick in the chocolate then insert in the cake balls refrigerate for 2 -3 hours warm up your chocolate again then dip cold cake pops in the melted chocolate to coat decorate however you like refrigerate until you serve.                  

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting/Low Sugar--Cooking A Dream

you can use this delicious chocolate cream cheese frosting on any cake. this icing is not so sweet. Good for  a 2 layered 7" cake Ingredients: cream cheese 250g(1 cup) butter 80g(1/3 cup) semisweet chocolate  100g(2/3 cup)+1tsp milk+1tsp vanilla icing sugar 80g(3/4 cup) nutella 15g(2 tbsp) optional Method: beat room temperature cream cheese and butter together until smooth melt 100g chocolate with 1 tsp of milk in the microwave let it cool down then add in the cream cheese add powder sugar and nutella beat very well until fluffy and smooth if you see the mixture is too runny due to hot weather put in the refrigerator for some times. then beat again. ready to frost your cake.                                            -------------------------------------------------------

Amazing Cake Without Oven--Cooking A Dream

Ingredients: butter 150g (2/3 cup) sugar 160g ( 3/4 cup) eggs 3 salt 1/2 tsp milk 160g (3/4 cup) cake flour 200g (1 2/3 cup) Cocoa powder 30g (1/3 cup) baking powder 2 1/2 tsp pan size: 2 pans 18cm / 7" Method:   sift flour baking and cocoa powder together In a mixing bowl beat room temperature butter and sugar together add one egg at a time and mix well then add the milk and flour and mix  next pour the batter into pans in equal portions prepare your steamer and steam the cakes on medium heat for 40 Min's do the toothpick test, if the cake is done take it out and remove from the pan. cool down completely then cover with frosting of your choice.                                                 ------------------------------------------------

how to make PERFECT CARAMEL POPCORN--Cooking A Dream

Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1/2 cup pop corn 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt Method: add oil and popcorn in a hot pot cover the pot when the popcorn starts to pop keep cooking on medium heat until the popping sound starts to slow down like 1 pop per second or so. remove from heat next make caramel by adding sugar in a hot pan   carefully not to burn the sugar  when the colour turns brown pour on top of popcorn and mix quickly keep string until it cools down a bit.

Cheesecake Recipe- No Bake--Cooking A Dream

Ingredients for cheesecake base: digestive biscuit crumbs 1 to 1 1/2cup sugar 1/4 cup(55g) butter 1/3 cup(60g) 1 lemons zest Ingredients for cake: cream cheese 2 cups (450g) sugar 1/3 cup(75g) lemon juice 1 tbsp heavy cream 1 1/4 cup (250g) milk chocolate 1 cup (100g) 3 tbsp cream removable bottom or springform pan size 7" to 9" Method: melt sugar and butter in a bowl then add biscuit crumbs and lemon zest, mix together spread in the pan then press with a glass bottom to make the flat base in another bowl beat room temperature cream cheese until smooth add whipping cream then beat just until stiff peak forms pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit crumb base   tap  the pan on the surface to even the batter  melt milk chocolate and 3 tbsp cream together in the microwave pour the melted chocolate on top of cream cheese then spread carefully refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight  if you have a removable bottom pan, put the pan o

2 Easy Breakfast Recipes--Cooking A Dream

Ingredients: nutella rolls: bread nutella butter method: cut the edges of the bread, spread Nutella on top, roll the bread then fry in a teaspoon of butter until toasted eggroll: 2 eggs carrot shredded celery chopped pepper salt a tiny square pan  method: mix all the ingredients together, pour in the pan little at a time and keep rolling from one corner then add some more to join the edges then roll again until done. press with spatula to give a square shape.                                                                 -----------------------------------

Thin & Crisp Short Bread Cookies -Cooking A Dream

very easy and delicious cookies.You can store the dough in the freezer for months and shape it your way, use cookie cutter or pipe as you like. Ingredients: butter 110g all-purpose flour 130g salt 1/4 tsp powdered sugar 50g vanilla 1tsp bake time: preheat oven 180°C/356°F bake for 15 mins or until edges brown Notes: 1.refrigerate 15 mins after shaping to hold the shape. 2. you can store this cookie dough in the freezer for months.take out whenever you need slice and bake. 3. If you like soft cookie bake around 10 mins.

Heart Shaped Box Cookies-Cooking A Dream

Ingredients for the cookie dough: butter 110g all-purpose flour 130g salt 1/4 tsp powdered sugar 50g vanilla 1tsp bake time: preheat oven 180°C/356°F bake for 15 mins or until edges brown video recipe here: Notes: 1.refrigerate 15 mins after shaping to hold the shape. 2. you can store this cookie dough in the freezer for months.take out whenever you need slice and bake. 3. If you like soft cookie bake around 10 mins.

Chicken fried Rice--Cooking A Dream

Ingredients: leftover jasmine rice 2-3 cup chicken cube 1 cup eggs 1-2 cornstarch 1tsp light soy sauce 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 1tsp green onion 1/2 cup onion 1/2 cup carrot 1/3 cup white pepper 1/2 tsp sesame oil a few drops canola oil hot oil Method: cut chicken breast in small cubes then marinade with 1tbsp of soy sauce and cornstarch for 30 mins heat up 2 tbsp of oil in a pan fry an egg. push in the side of the pan or take out  then saute the chicken for a mins add carrot onion and garlic cook for 3-4 mins then add green onion add leftover rice, soy sauce, white pepper, salt and sesame oil fry for a mins then serve with chopped green onion and hot oil                                                       ----------------------------------------

Fluffy Pancake Recipe/Souffle Pancake-Cooking A Dream

for 1-2 person Ingredients : milk 30g 2 large eggs. yolk white separated sugar 40g salt 1/4 tsp all purpose flour 40g cornstarch 20g baking powder 1tsp butter 30g vanilla 2tsp caramel syrup: 1/4 cup sugar 1tsp cornstarch Method: separate egg whites from yolk carefully so that no yolk goes into the white  mix egg yolk, milk, salt and vanilla together sift in flour cornstarch and baking powder and mix beat egg white and sugar using an electric beater until stiff peak forms add 1/4 of foam into the yolk batter and mix to make it little thin add rest of the foam then fold in carefully in a well-seasoned pan pour some batter then cover for 5 mins on very low heat when the top dries up, add some more batter on top flip the pancake, cover for 5 more minutes or until done. for caramel syrup:  take 1/3 cup of sugar in a pan on medium heat cook until the edges browns then add some hot water mix and boil until sugar melts completely dilute 1 tsp of c

Carrot Cake Recipe/soft & moist -- Cooking A Dream

  You like carrots or not you will like this carrot cake. It's soft and moist, you don't really taste carrot in it. The orange flavour goes very well with it, This is my own recipe and this is how I like my carrot cake. but if you want to use vanilla, cinnamon, almond you certainly can. Although I strongly recommend that you try the way it is.  Ingredients: 250g all purpose flour (1¾ cups-pressed into the cup) 350g finely grated carrot(2 cups -pressed into the cup) 200g sugar(1 cup) 4 eggs 1½ tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda ½  tsp salt 180ml oil(¾ cup) 1tbsp orange juice  3tbsp orange zest 2tbsp raisin pan size: 20cm x 6cm (8" x 2") baking time: 170°C(340°F)  for 90mins(10mins more or less) Method: coarsely grate carrot in a food possessor  sift flour baking powder and baking soda together in a big bowl beat egg, sugar, salt, orange juice, and zest until pale add oil slowly and beat gently fold in flour add  mix carrot pour the batte

Heavenly Brownie Recipe -- Cooking A dream

What to expect: the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, moist chocolaty taste. Ingredients: butter 130g ( 1/2 cup+ 4Tbsp) large eggs 3 sugar 200g (1cup) salt 1/4 Tsp vanilla 2 Tsp All-purpose flour 80g (3/4 cup) cocoa powder 30g ( 1/3 cup) (15g if you like less bitter) semi-sweet dark chocolate 150g (1 cup) Method: Mix melted butter, sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla in a big bowl sift flour and cocoa powder on top  fold the flour in ten add chopped chocolate mix gently line an 11" x 9" pan with parchment paper pour the butter in then bake for 25 - 30 mins on a 170°C preheated oven. let it cool down then cut into square pieces Notes: if your pan size is smaller than this it may take longer to bake stop baking when a few crumbs stick to the toothpick when inserted. if you like less bitter use half the cocoa powder                                                             ----------------------------------------

cinnamon rolls recipe--Cooking A Dream

soft sweet cinnamon rolls recipe Ingredients for dough: 350g flour( 2 &1/2 cups) 120g milk (3/4 of a cup) 95g egg (2eggs) 60g butter( 1/4 cup) 5g yeast(1&1/4 tsp) 25g sugar(2tbsp) 5g salt (1tsp) Ingredients for cinnamon sugar: 60g brown sugar( 1/3 of a cup) 6g cinnamon powder(1tbsp) 3g vanilla (1tsp) 25g butter (2tbsp) Ingredients for glaze: 50g powder sugar(1/2 cup) 1tbsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla cream cheese if you like Method: make the dough using all the ingredients for dough above use luke warm milk and melted butter for this let the dough rise covered in a warm place meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar  when the dough rises to double take out and roll flat on a work serface spread cinnamon sugar on it evenly roll inwards keeping the sugar side in seal the outer edge with water cut in 8-9 pieces like pinwheel shape put on your baking tray, cover and let proof double brush egg yolk on top and bake 180°C for 20 mins meanwhile, make the