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CRACK THE EXAM AND CREAM THE CAKE

Have you ever got that feeling, when you want to abandon all your work, get to the kitchen and just bake. Crack open an egg or cream the butter in a bowl and enjoy every action, which will help you create that flawless bite, drawing you away from your pressing workload and responsibilities, letting you experience your true bliss in that particular moment.

For many students, baking; although a passion could get difficult to manage in between deadlines, exams and classes. Hence they could lose the desire and patience to do it.

Baking makes me feel good and here are some tips on how I keep my baking dream alive, while being a student.

5 WAYS TO KEEP THE BAKER IN YOU ALIVE

  • NEED TO KNEAD

Every now and then get back to kneading some dough or preparing some batter. Never lose touch with your skills, no matter how hectic your schedule is, always try getting back to the basics.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE RESCUE

Spend some of your time going through food blogs, instagram pictures of interesting baked goods or even following renowned chefs on twitter and facebook. They act as a great source of inspiration.

  • FRESH BATCH OF STUDENTS

Try applying to short courses in pastry schools or enroll in a baking class in order to keep the momentum going.
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  • THE NEW WAVE

Create or join societies within your college, which enable you to bake with people sharing the same passion for desserts and baking as you.

  • BAKE SOME JOY

Undertake bake sales in order to help people out or volunteer to supply your baked products in places where it could bring joy to people as well as yourself.

Even if baking is not your ultimate passion but a preferred hobby, you could use intrinsic methods and appliances to create something mouthwatering. Just like this particular quick and easy recipe. It requires no oven and consists of nine easily available ingredients. Whether you are craving a midnight snack during your exams or preparing a meal for your guests this dessert is an impeccable choice.

THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
Serves: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients:
• 3 Tablespoon Flour
• 3½ Tablespoon sugar
• ¼ Teaspoon Baking powder
• ¾ Tablespoon Cocoa powder
• 4 Tablespoon Milk
• 2 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
• ¼ Teaspoon vanilla extract
• Pinch of salt

Method:
– Take all the dry ingredients; 3 Tablespoons of flour, ¾ Tablespoons of Cocoa powder, ¼ teaspoon of Baking powder and place these ingredients into a large mug.

*TIP * – iIt is important to pass all the above ingredients through a sieve, in order to make sure the consistency of the batter is smooth

– Now to this add 3½ Tablespoons of sugar

*TIP * – Try using granulated sugar (castor sugar) or Icing sugar in order to enhance the smooth consistency. As they melt faster than normal sugar.

– Now add all the wet ingredients; 4 Tablespoons of milk, 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil and ¼ Teaspoon of vanilla extract.

– Add a pinch of salt to balance the taste out

– Finally put the mug into a microwave for a minute on the highest temperature.

– After you take it out pass a stick or fork through it. If it comes out clear then it is ready to be eaten. Though if it still has cake bits stuck to it then put it back in the microwave for another thirty seconds, to a minute.

– Finally serve this moist and delectable chocolate mug cake with the choice of toppings such as vanilla ice cream, nutella, crushed chocolate pieces or some nuts will pair exceedingly well with the mug cake.

THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
THE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

Hope you enjoy this post and recipe and do not let anything stop you from pursuing your dream.
Thank you ☺

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BUTTER CUPS WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE ICING

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Every dessert today comes with an umpteen number of choices of flavours and forms. Somehow I love every form and flavour of cupcakes, they are definitely my weakness. Large, mini, chocolate, red velvet I love them all ! So here is my all time favourite cupcake recipe. Hope you enjoy the moist buttery cup of heaven covered with a thick and decadent chocolate fudge icing.

BUTTER CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE ICING

SERVES – 15-20 People

Ingredients-: Butter Cupcakes
* 1½ cups of Butter
* 2½ cups of Castor Sugar
* 5 eggs
* 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* ¾ Teaspoon No colour Almond Extract
* 3 cups of flour
* ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Powder
* ¼ Teaspoon Salt
* 1 cup of Milk

Ingredients-: Chocolate Fudge Icing
* 2/3 Cups of Butter
* 1 1/3 Cups of Cocoa Powder
* 6 Cups of Icing Sugar
* 2/3 Cup of Milk
* 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

Method: Butter Cupcakes
– Prepare before hand and pre heat your oven at 180°C.

– In a large bowl cream (mix) 1½ cups of Butter and 2½ cups of Castor Sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

– To this mixture add the eggs

* TIP * Add the eggs one at a time and ensure that you keep mixing it well to prevent the cupcake from being undercooked.

– Add 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract and ¾ Teaspoon of Almond Extract

– Now in another bowl add 3 cups of flour, ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Powder and ¼ Teaspoon Salt.

* TIP * Make sure to pass the dry ingredients through a sieve to prevent lumps.

– Now add the dry ingredients mixture and the cup of milk simultaneously.

– Once nice ad fluffy pour the mix into your moulds

– Bake them for 20-25 minutes

* TIP * Test if the cupcakes are ready by poking them with a skewer or toothpick, Make sure the skewer comes out clean. That means it’s cooked.

– Once baked remove it and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Method: Chocolate Fudge Icing

– In a pan add 2/3 Cups of Butter over a medium heat and let it melt.

– Once melted add 1 1/3 Cups of Cocoa Powder and let it start boiling but make sure to always stir it to get a smooth consistency.

– In a big bowl pour the mixture in and allow it to cool until it reaches room temperature.

– Once cool add 6 Cups of Icing Sugar and 2/3 Cup of Milk and keep mixing it well

– Finally add 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract and mix it again voila your icing is ready.

– Now comes the time to decorate !!!

– Cover your buttery cupcakes with fudgey icing.Yum!! and for a garnish add some sprinkles or roasted nuts.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and post !

Thank you 🙂

PANCAKES HERE! THERE! EVERYWHERE!

PANCAKES COLLAGEHAPPY PANCAKE DAY !

Since It’s pancake day ! I am going to give you not one but three recipes. This amazing dish can be eaten as a wholesome breakfast or a mid-night dessert and they are absolutely delicious. So here are my favourite pancake recipes for you all today. Celebrate this day by eating as many pancakes as you can and have a blast !

THE CLASSIC PANCAKE

SERVES-8 People
Ingredients
* 1½ Cups of flour
* 3½ Teaspoons of baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1¼ Cups of whole milk
* 1 egg
* 3 tablespoons of melted butter

METHOD
– In a large bowl take the dry ingredients 1½ cups of flour, 3½ teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
* TIP * Make sure the dry indgredients are passed through a sieve to prevent any lumps.

– Create a circular well in the centre of the bowl, in that add the 1¼ cups of milk, egg and 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Now mix the batter well to a thick and smooth consistency.

– Over a medium heat, add some butter to a pan and pour ¼ of a cup of the mixture on it.

– let the bubbles form on the top surface, before flipping it on the other side, cook it till it is a beautiful golden brown colour on both sides.

– serve it with maple syrup, honey, butter and whipped cream the classics never get old!

THE EGGLESS PANCAKE

SERVES-6 People
Ingredients
* 1 cup of flour
* 1 teaspoon of sugar
* 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
* 2 teaspoons of baking powder
* 1 cup of whole milk
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon of water
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons of butter

METHOD
– In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 2 teaspoons of baking powder.

– In the centre of the bowl create a circular well, in that add the wet ingredients.1 Cup of whole milk, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil/olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

– Mix it all together.
* TIP * Do not over mix it as we want the thick consistency for nice luscious pancakes.

– Once mixed, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and add it to the mix.

– Over a medium heat add a big spoon of the batter to a pan and let it cook. Make sure the pancake is a nice golden brown colour on both sides.

– Serve it up with some nutella, icing sugar and fresh fruits. YUMMY!

THE RED VELVET PANCAKE

SERVES-12 People
Ingredients
* 150 grams of flour
* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
* ½ teaspoon baking powder
* ½ teaspoon of baking soda
* 3 tablespoons of castor sugar
* ½ teaspoon of salt
* 150 ml of buttermilk
* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
* ½ teaspoon of red food colouring

METHOD
– In a large bowl add the dry ingredients 150 grams of flour, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of castor sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt and mix them.

– In a jug or glass, whisk 150ml of buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of vegetable/olive oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon of red food colouring.
* TIP * If you cannot readily find buttermilk just mix water and full fat yogurt together.

– Now whisk the wet ingredients with the dry ones to create a nice thick batter

– mix it well, make it smooth but do not over do it

– Now heat the pan, add some butter once it melts add the a large spoon of batter onto it.

– Once bubbles start form flip it and cook well on both sides. Make sure to keep a close eye on it and let both sides turn glossy red.

– Enjoy your red velvet pancakes with a dollop of cream and grated chocolate!! It is like a match made in heaven.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY
EAT LOADS OF PANCAKES!

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THANK YOU 😀

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