I searched everywhere for a chocolate ganache recipe using Andes mints and really never found a good one. So, I made my own. It set up to a very nice consistency for me and hopefully it will for anyone else who tries it. I figured I’d go ahead and posted it so I won’t forget it and to help out anyone else looking for a mint ganache recipe :). Ingredients: 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate (I used Bakers brand); chopped 12 oz Andes Mints (the candy, not the chips is what I used); c...
Since my husband and I are now eating a vegan diet at home I have started to try out some vegan cakes for family gatherings. This pumpkin spice cake was a big hit and no one could tell the difference. A nice alternative to chocolate or vanilla. Pumpkin Spice Cakerecipe by: Meredyth Hite Ingredients: 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 1/3 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar ¼ cup non-dairy milk (any will do) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon...
CAKE 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 3 large eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup hot coffee FILLING AND FROSTING 1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon s...
It was wonderful having Sydney baking and decorating with me this past week, however I admit saying goodbye has become harder as she visits more often. I began realizing our relationship will be a series of visits and goodbyes. She loves living in D.C. and will probably go to graduate school at George Washington University. I am happy to see her become a self assured adult able to live on her own, but I would be lying to myself if I didn’t also… Royal Icing Recip egg whites 907 g...
This cake is super moist and has golden syrup to really add depth to the flavour. For best results, use the best quality ingredients you can find. I have had this recipe hand written into my cookbook after copying it out of one of mums books, its been around a loooong time, so dont know who gets original credit…but its super yummy! 8oz Self Raising Flour4 Tablespoons Cocoa4 oz sugar (1 cup)2 tablespoons golden syrup1 1/2 cups hot water1 teaspoon bicarb soda3oz butter (3 tablespoons)v...
Caymancake’s Pink Velvet Cake Ingredients: 2 1/4 C all purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (about 3/4 C) 1 1/2 C white sugar 4 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/4 C milk 8 oz white chocolate, melted Pink gel food colouring Directions: Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar to the creamed butter and beat...
Ingredients: 4 1/2 C sifted all purpose flour 3 C white sugar 1 C good quality unsweetened cocoa powder 1 C vegetable oil 3 C water (or you can substitute 1 C of water for 1 C of almond or soy milk for a denser/richer cake) 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 C vanilla flavoring or 2 Tbsp of pure vanilla extract Directions: Sift dry ingredients together and whisk well. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for one...
Marshmallow icing fondant Make day before going to use 3 tablespoon measure waterPastry scrapperSifterRubber spatula1/2 cup Trex2lb icing sugar16oz marshmallow Put marshmallows in bowl and add 3 tablespoons of water. Put in microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Add softened Trex to mixer along with 2lb sifted icing sugar. Stir melted marshmallows and add into mixer. Using dough hook begin mixing and colour or flavour now as well. Once mixed scrap onto icing sugared side making sure to g...
Dear Sugar Diary, Yes…we CAN! We CAN BAKE it! Cakes….cupcakes….pies….anything! I have often looked at a recipe and instantly categorized it as “too hard” or “too many steps”.....and then file it away for another day….then almost always kick myself for not trying it when I had the time and ingredients. Today I wanted to bake two things….I wanted to try a Blueberry Meringue Roulade … I didn’t have any blueberriesR...
BOURBON CHOCOLATE CAKE a good friend from NY sent me a scan from a weekly magazine. and this cake is just AMAZINGLY delicious! and it also works out if you prepare it with glutenfree/lactosefree products! here we go: this mousse-like cake really does melt in your mouth. it can be baked up to a day in advance but stays moist and delicious for about 3 days!! 11oz semisweet chocolate, chopped (310 gram) 6oz (12tbs) unsalted butter (170 gram) 6 large eggs, seperated, at room tem...
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