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Chocolate cake

This recipe is not invented by me, but I have no clue where it originated… I’ve had it in my collection on a handwritten paper since I was around 14 or so.

Anyways, here’s the recipe:

Chocolate cake

  • 100 grams of butter
  • 2 ½ deciliters of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1½ deciliter flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar

How to:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients except sugar.
  2. Melt the butter, take of from heat, stir in the sugar in the pot. sugar should sort of melt in with the butter add the eggs and the dry mix. Stir well.
  3. Put into a buttered form, if its a “spring form”, even better (the edge is removable) about 25 centimeters in diameter, preferably with a little bit higher edge then the normal pie form, but a pie form works.

Put in oven at 175 degrees Celsius for 22-25 minutes. Its supposed to be a bit sticky in the center.
Serve with whipped cream or sift icing sugar over it.

Baking bread the “simple” way

The dough ready to make buns

The dough ready to make buns

For all of you that think baking your own bread is hard, this is the crash course on how to make it easy. It will still require some time though, mainly for the dough to rise.

I’m gonna tell you about the base recipe for bread. The dough I use for pictures is purely a wheat dough, that was left to rise slowly for about 3 hours. I then made three variations, just by splitting the ready dough up and adding seeds to one part (buns). One part were made into flat bread cakes, that came out very nice with a great “tough” bite to it. The last portion of dough were made into buns with sesame seeds as decoration, apart from that they are natural. The dough in the picture was made with 1.5 liter of water and 50 grams of yeast. Read the rest of this entry »

Chocolate cookies

Cocolate cookies

Cocolate cookies

This is a very nice recipe for chocolate cookies, they are just perfectly chocolaty. I got the recipe from my mother.

They are probably not good at all for your waistline though, however they do contain fibres (rolled oats, or possibly porridge oats, both came up in search for translation) 🙂 Sugar content is rather high though, and you put in 350 grams of dark chocolate. But they do say dark chocolates are healthier then milk chocolate. I guess that the better chocolate the better cookie, but the kind selled as baking chocolate works just fine. Read the rest of this entry »

Chili and garlic bread

Chili and garlic breadA nice bread that perhaps is more suitable for a picnic sandwich then it is for breakfast.

The chili and garlic gives it a nice flavor.

I made one big bread 🙂 but you can of course make smaller, recipe is suitable for making 4 breads in portion size sort of…

This is what you need:
10 grams of yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3 deciliters of water, around 37 degree celsius
1-3 clefts of garlic, depending on how much you like garlic, with one cleft you only get a vague flavor.
1-2 red chili peppers, it does not get “hot” if you use two, just more flavored.
wheat flour (didn’t measure this part, add in until dough feels right)
1 tablespoon olive oil + a little for finishing touch Read the rest of this entry »