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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Posted by Angelica on July - 20 - 2011

Chocolate lovers galore

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for cake

  • 3/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Ingredients for chocolate glaze

  • 1 cup dark chocolate bits
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 dices of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons of castor sugar

     

Directions for cake

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch round cake pan, and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out to a cake plate. Slices can also be reheated for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave before serving.

     

Directions for chocolate glaze

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat dark chocolate bits, whipping cream, butter & sugar stirring constantly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in vanilla.

 

Tips:

Use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate as healthier option. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants which are good for your heart. It also stimulates endorphin production, which increases pleasure & contains serotonin which acts as a natural anti-depressant.

 

Cream of Spinach Soup

Posted by Angelica on July - 17 - 2011

*Tips: always cook vegetables in low heat as this would retain the vitamins and goodness which are essential for the body.

 

Cream of Spinach

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl of spinach leafs
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cups of water
  • A pinch of salt & pepper
  • Heavy cream

Directions

  1. In a dry pan, put in the butter and sauté the onion & garlic until fragrant in very low heat. Make sure to not let it burn as it will spoil the color of the soup.
  2. When it turns light golden brown, add in water & ½ cup of milk. Add in the spinach leaves & cover the pan with a lid. Once spinach is added, it should only take about 3-5 mins to start boiling and it’s essential to turn off the heat when the boiling starts.
  3. Let it sit in the pan for another 3 mins before putting it into the blender and grinding it until it becomes smooth in texture.
  4. Put the mixture into the pan again and cook it for another 2 mins with the remaining ½ cup of milk.
  5. Garnish with a little heavy cream and serve hot.

 

Vanilla Pudding

Posted by Angelica on July - 13 - 2011

This is a great snack for those with sensitive stomach or those having a sore throat. Also great as a substitute for the high calorie desserts while still being able to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Vanilla Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

  2. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.

  3. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla.

  4. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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