A frog in the kitchen

mardi 22 novembre 2011

Almonds & cherry cupcakes

Those cupcakes are more almonds cupcakes with a cherry on top than a cherry & almond cupcake as the only cherry taste comes from the cherries I used on top  of them to decorate. If you want your cupcakes to have a much flavorful taste of cherries maybe you should add some cherry jam in the center or add some fresh cherries to your dough prior to baking.Despite the use of almond meal that usually makes cakes quite "heavy", those cupcakes are really light and soft. I like my frosting to be light (almost like a whipped cream... [Lire la suite]
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jeudi 10 novembre 2011

Homemade pecans, almonds & honey granola

I don't like granolas from supermarket. They are often too sweet, are lacking nuts and sometimes contains weird ingredients like glucose syrup or palm oil. Last year I discovered how easy it was to make granola in one of Jamie Oliver's books. Nothing can't be more simple. It's basically always the same process : you mix some roalled oats with any type of nuts or seeds you like (pecans, alomnds, hazelmuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts...), some sugar, mapple syrup or honey and some vegetable oil. Then you toasted it in the oven... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 17 octobre 2011

Pink lady apple & almond cake

The perfect cake for afternoon tea.   Inredients :- 180g butter, at room temperature- 2/3 cup sugar- 1 tsp vanilla essence- 3 eggs- 1 cup almond meal- 1 cup self-raising flour- 1/3 cup milk- 2 pink lady apples, diced   Preheat oven to 170°C. Brush a cake pan with butter to grease. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the almond meal. Add half the flour and half the milk. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.... [Lire la suite]
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