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Eat now, Gym later! :)

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We all deserve a break sometimes, and if it has been a long and tiring day like today (I still have to cook :'() then it has to be topped up with a real chocolatey dessert such as the Mississippi Mud Pie …. Why it’s called that is beyond me but it did remind me of that episode from Friends where good ol’ Ross has a terrible fake tan experience while counting 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi!! Hahaha remember that episode? Coming back to the dessert, it has a short crust pastry base, followed by a baked cocoa sponge filling in the centre … and as if that wasn’t chocolatey enough I went a step further and added chocolate ganache on top (will deal with the guilt later at the gym!). Time to get energised now, so will leave you with the recipe hoping you’re going to join my guilt club too … lol!

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

 

Ingredients for the Short Pastry Crust:
All Purpose Flour: 1 and 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter (cold and cut in small cubes): 100 grams
Caster Sugar: 4 tbsp
Egg Yolk: 1
Chilled Water: 1- 2 tbsps

Ingredients for the Filling:
Unsalted Butter (at room temperature): 100 grams
Caster Sugar: 150 grams or 3/4 cups
All Purpose Flour: 4 tbsp
Egg Yolks: 3
Cocoa Powder: 4 tbsp
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp Read the rest of this entry

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5-A-Day Everyday! :)

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Ask me if I’ve had my ‘5-A-Day’ and I’ll normally be guilty of saying no … but serve me fruit like this and the answer will be hell yea! 🙂 … Today’s recipe of Fruit Pizza has a cookie crust dough as the base, topped with cold whipped cream and fruit of your choice on the top. This would make a great dessert item for your next party and something different as well! Baking this today reminded me of my London days and 2 colleagues in particular as they were quite fond of fruit during lunch hour while I used to happily munch away some Doritos! So Sally and Rachel, if you’re reading this, then look, i’m having my ‘5-A-Day’ too now … haha!

On another happy note, it was a proud moment for The Bakealogue over the weekend as it reached the 500 Likes milestone on Facebook! Thank you, thank you, and thank you everyone for your support as this blog wouldn’t have been possible without your constant feedback and encouragement! 🙂 … if you haven’t joined The Bakealogue on Facebook yet, then it’s never too late .. the link is www.facebook.com/bakealogue …. hope to see you there too! 🙂

Right, that’s enough of my Oscar speech for today, time to head over to the recipe now ….

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

 

 

Ingredients for the Cookie Crust Dough:
All Purpose Flour: 1 and 1/2 cups
Unsalted butter (at room temperature): 1/2 cup or 113 grams
Caster Sugar: 3/4 cups
Egg (large): 1
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Bicarbonate Soda: 1/2 tsp
Corn Flour/Corn Starch: 1 tsp Read the rest of this entry