Doughnuts – Home-made

What is it that makes sweetened dough deep-fried in very hot fat such a great comfort food? Whose emotional black hole cannot be filled with the sweet angelic light that burst forth out of freshly fried doughnuts? Do you know anyone that does not like doughnuts? I do not. As a kid, every time I…

Momofuku Milkbar Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

The story – Cookies 1.2.3 Momofuku Milk Bar Ingredients: Cornflake Crunch 170 grams Cornflakes 40 grams Milk powder 40 grams Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 130 grams Butter, Melted The Cookies 225 grams Butter, at room temperature 250 grams White sugar 150 grams Light brown sugar 1 Egg 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract 240 grams Bread flour…

Hazelnut and chocolate spread

Ingredients: 200 grams Hazelnuts 200 grams Milk 200 grams Cream 60 grams Skim milk powder 3 tablespoons Hazelnut syrup pinch of salt 310 grams Dark chocolate, chopped Directions: 1. Heat an oven to 180℃. Spread the hazelnuts onto a baking sheet and place in the oven. Roast the nuts for about 10 minutes until the…

Chocolate-Almond Buttercrunch Toffees

Ingredients: 225 grams Toasted Almond, Chopped coarsely 2 tablespoons Water 115 grams Unsalted Butter pinch Salt 200 grams Granulated sugar 50 grams Light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1 cup Chocloate chips Hazelnut or Walnut oil Directions: 1. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Sprinkle half the nuts into a compact…

Chocolate, cranberry and fennel cookies

The story Ingredients: 200 grams Dark chocolate nips 100 grams Dried cranberries 1 heaped teaspoon Fennel seeds 125 grams Unsalted butter 200 grams Golden caster sugar 1 medium sized Egg ½ teaspoon Vanilla powder 100 grams Ground almonds 75 grams Cake Flour, sifted 1 teaspoon Baking powder, sifted  Method: 1.Preheat your oven to 220℃. Line a baking tray or two with silicone paper or ordinary baking paper. Or butter them if you do not have…

Playing with food

The recipe I bet your mom also told you not to play with your food. If not, maybe your grandma or some other adult did. For them, playing with food was disrespectful -toward those who prepared your food, and toward those who did not have enough of it. I was brought up to anything that…

Chocolate salami

The story Ingredients: 225 g Dark chocolate (70%), Finely chopped 100 g Unsalted butter, Room temperature 150 g Caster sugar 3 Eggs, Lightly beaten 30 milliliters Hazelnut syrup 5 milliliters Vanilla extract 15 g Unsweetened cocoa, Sifted 75 g Almonds, Skins removed, toasted, finely chopped 75 g Hazelnuts, Skins removed, toasted, finely chopped 50 g…