The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER! oh and double chocolate ones too!

I may have to warn you, these cookies are the greatest ever. The Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are even better!
I made them for my boyfriend and roommate and they loved every bite and begged for more.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 Cup Flower

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt (i added slightly less than this)

1 Cup Butter (room temp)

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Cups of Chocolate Chips

How To Make It:

1) Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

2) In Bowl mix all dry ingredients (sifting if necessary)

3) In mixer beat butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs (one at a time)

4) Add the dry mix to the wet ingredients

5) Bake for 8-10 Min

For the double chocolate chip recipe I used this one at AllRecipes.Com

Hope you enjoy! I sure did!

❤ Ashley

June 23, 2010. Baking. Leave a comment.

Warm Chocolate Volcano Cake

The adventure of baking has taken me to a recipe used in the family on special occasions.

The origins of the original recipe are unknown (This is not mine by any means) but this is the recipe I used.

8 Ounces of fine quality bittersweet chocolate
3 Sticks (12 Ounces) Unsalted Butter
2/3 Cup of sugar
5 Eggs (2 Whole, 3 Separated)
2 Tablespoons grand marnier (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla

finely grated zest of 2 oranges (optional)
3/4 Cup Flour
3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
Whipped Cream for Garnish

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Butter 4 eight 6-ounce soufflé dishes or custard cups. Baking time will vary depending on the volume capacity of the soufflé dishes you use and their depth or shallowness. If you only have 4-ounce capacity dishes, baking time could be as little as 5 minutes. Dishes up to 12 ounces in capacity may take as much as 25 minutes. You can use what you have on hand for this recipe, but keep a watchful eye on the cakes and check them as they bake.

Place chocolate and 2 sticks of butter in top of double boiler placed over (not touching) 1 inch of simmering water. Whisk until chocolate is smooth. Remove from hot water and let mixture cool to lukewarm.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine remaining sticks of butter and sugar. With an electric mixer, beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. One by one add whole eggs and egg yolks (reserve egg whites), beating for a full 30 seconds after each addition. Add lukewarm chocolate mixture, beating until combined. On low speed, stir in Grand Marnier, vanilla, and orange zest until just incorporated.

In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Beat flour mixture into chocolate mixture at low speed until just incorporated. Increase speed to high and beat for 3 minutes, stopping 2 or 3 times to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Place the remaining egg whites in a clean, grease-free mixing bowl. With clean beaters, beat on low speed until frothy. Increase speed to medium and gradually add the remaining sugar. When sugar is incorporated, increase speed to medium-high and beat until whites hold stiff but not dry peaks. With a rubber spatula, fold egg whites into chocolate mixture until well combined.

Divide mixture among prepared soufflé (ramekin) dishes and place on baking sheet. Bake until cakes are firm around edges but a nickel-size area in the centre still moves slightly when shaken, about 9 to 12 minutes (do not overbake). Remove from oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve in the dishes, with any optional garnishes as desired.

I garnished with cinnamon whip cream (as i did  not add the booze or oranges) and I shaved a block of chocolate on top!

Hope you try this recipe as it is FAB! Not too sweet so you can enjoy the whole serving!

Ashley ❤

May 5, 2010. Baking. 1 comment.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Okay Okay! So its not a card or a scrapbook layout BUT i did say this blog was to showcase my creations and how bored I am here in the soo. SO! I attempted to create bakerella.com’s recent post of Swirls.
They were delicious- but the whole recipe took me 3 hours!!! Who has that kind of time?!?!
Hope this post inspires you all to bake something from scratch. This was my first time- believe it or not!


April 21, 2010. Baking. 1 comment.