Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes …

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This is going to be one of those love or hate recipes as not everyone likes the combination of chocolate and orange (shocking I know!) … it’s a win-win situation for me though as not only do they taste good but I love the colour orange as it gives away so much warmth and energy .. and most of us could use that to beat the Monday blues! The frosting is completely optional though as I thought they tasted great plain as well! So do give it a go and let me know how you get on 🙂 …

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How many candles on the cake?

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Just finished baking a rosette cake for a friends birthday! Wish I cld’ve done pink rosettes but my friend insisted lilac so had to respect her wish! … chocolate fudge cake inside! Off to celebrate the completion of another Bakealogue project now .. woohoo .. have you put in your request to The Bakealogue yet?;)

 

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Did someone say coconut cookies?

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It’s around that time of the day when you’re craving that one cup of tea with something sweet to munch on. And hopefully everytime you think that, your phone goes ‘Dinngggg’ (mine whistles!)with a new post from The Bakealogue. :D. So ‘Dinnngggg’ here I am again to share another simple but delightful recipe with you … Coconut Cookies! As with all cookies, there are two important things to remember … First of all,when the edges of your cookies turn light golden brown, then your cookies are done .. yes, they will appear to be soft in the middle, but will harden as they cool off. Secondly, transfer your cookies to a wire rack as soon as they are out of the oven .. leaving them on your baking tray will only make them soggy. So go on, put your baking gloves on and surprise your friends/colleagues with a batch tomorrow 🙂 … Click Here to view the recipe …

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Mothers Day Cupcakes

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At last! Just finished baking 50 Mothers Day Cupcakes for a friend! Decided to go for Lemon Cupcakes topped with butterflies and flowers. Also chose a transparent cupcake box which made the overall impression a good one! Here are a few pics to share with you… hope you guys are doing something special for your Mum’s today .. you can always write to me for more ideas at thebakealogue@gmail.com. Enjoy!

Chicken Patties served with Chutney

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Are you ready for your afternoon tea yet? I certainly hope so coz today I have baked a savoury item which would make an excellent tea-time snack … chicken patties! I’m actually going to write no further as these patties smell so good and are screaming ‘eat me, eat me’ as I type away … So don’t deprive yourself either and bake yourself a batch too 🙂 … Click Here to view the recipe

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Eating doughnuts … with a lot less guilt!

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Choosing what to bake can sometimes be quite tricky as it may well put you off your favourite dessert once you know what really goes on behind the scenes …. and that’s exactly what happened with me and doughnuts! I decided to make some a few months ago which I ended up regretting big time.. I was shocked to be honest, after discovering how much of oil is involved (not to mention the sugar!). And that was that … i stopped eating doughnuts (and began having nightmares of all those Krispe Kreme’s consumed during my London days!). However, all this baking I’ve been doing got me thinking again and I wondered if it was possible to have a healthier version of doughnuts …. and the answer is yes there is – they’re called baked doughnuts! So that’s the recipe I’m going to be sharing with you today.. the flavours I used are cinnamon,icing sugar,chocolate sprinkles, as well as plain doughnuts! But I will admit, the taste is perhaps not exactly the same as the usual deep fried doughnut, but they still taste good. Besides, i’d much rather have this healthier option as my theory is simple … if it’s baked, then it has to be healthy! 🙂 Click Here to view the recipe

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