• Cakes,  Chocolate,  Desserts,  General Food Yadas

    It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Right: Same Batter, Two Cupcakes ~ Chocolate and Ube

    So, I got this recipe for a chiffon cake from my weekend basic cake and cake decoration class and I used that to make cupcakes. I was hoping I could make a real cake today with icing and all the works but my plan didn’t push through. There’s always a next time for that though. Meantime, I made gorgeous cupcakes today using, as I said, the chiffon cake recipe I recently learned. The cupcakes were moist, soft and really flavorful. I am so excited to try out the other variations and there are tons of them! So, using the same basic cake batter and egg white mixture, I created two…

  • Chocolate

    Tsokolate De Batirol

    Who doesn’t love chocolates? We love it in whatever form it comes from. We’ve seen how versatile chocolates are because we use them not only for desserts but for any type of dish actually. In fact, if you haven’t heard about chocolates with bacon, well, welcome to earth! Some people have  even gotten so creative that they conceptualized and put up restaurants that serve all types of dishes using chocolates (Chocolate Fire for instance, which I shall write about in a future post). However, at this age where we’ve become so advanced and creativity on chocolates has been raised to a higher level, wouldn’t it be nice to re-visit tradition…

  • Baked Goodies,  Desserts

    Dulce De Leche Brownies

    I made several cans of dulce de leche without having a definite plan on what to use them for. I just wanted to. By the way, is there a local store that sells them in Metro Manila? I don’t think there’s one. Then again, maybe I’m looking at the wrong places. I know for a fact though that there’s a small market stall in Nasugbu, Batangas (a 2-hour drive from Manila) that sells cans and cans of dulce de leche. Just a side story on how they make it… They build fire using charcoal and they literally throw the cans into it. Others come up with a really huge pot…

  • Baked Goodies,  Cakes,  Desserts

    Champagne Cupcakes with Choco-Dipped Strawberries

    They look so rugged. So messy. But the more I look at them, the more they grow pretty to my eyes. My personal mantra is:  LOVE YOUR OWN 🙂 Just so you know… Seriously, I will have a re-match with the styling part of the cupcakes. Promise. I got the original recipe from Annie’s Eats. Lovely, lovely site. There are really lots of wonderful recipes there. You can actually compare our photos. The normal scheme of things would be that if you compare “before” and “after” photos, the “after” should be a huge improvement of the “before.” Unfortunately here, that’s not the case. My “after” looks terribad compared to Annie’s…

  • Baked Goodies

    Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Tangy Cream Cheese Calamansi Sauce

    I baked again tonight for no apparent reason. I just happened to crave for Cookbook Kitchen‘s decadent chocolate cake with warm caramel sauce. With nothing to do but wait for hubby from work, I grabbed my apron and raided our pantry. Nice, I still have the ingredients for a chocolate cupcake recipe! My only problem was that I didn’t have anything for a caramel sauce. I thought I’d go a little adventurous then and pair chocolate with something citrus… Hmm, not a lemon… Not a lime either.. But Calamansi (also called Calamondin) 🙂

  • Baked Goodies

    Cranberry Pecan Choco Chunk Muffin

    I originally posted this on May 16, 2010 in YadaYadaYada. i frakkin’ DID it! i saw. i came. i BAKED it’s my very first time to bake and i got this recipe from a book that i got when i was in the US. i chose the easiest recipe i could find. my first issue was i didn’t know the kitchen appliances and utensils that i have to use aside from, of course, the oven. good thing i have this handy dandy How To Cook Everything application in iTouch. it tells the basic baking equipment every kitchen should have. next issue was where to get the freshest ingredients. the only…

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