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The recipe is here, but I modify it to the best or closest to the best http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/easy_chocolate_cake_31070 ,Original recipe calls for 350 grams sugar, I lower it to 250 grams sugar and change it to muscovado sugar, 2 tablespoons coffee is my second alteration, Also the chocolate for the icing I increase it to 50% more chocolate so the icing will be firmer and not easy to melt. I tried 1:1 for icing and decide it is better to get have 50% more...
I am not sure if I can recommend in time for you to make a birthday cake for your grandson depending when is his birthday, but I certainly can recommend you good recipes for chocolate cake and good suggestions. I am good at making chocolate cake and certainly can recommend you few good chocolate cake recipes and some tips on how to make a good chocolate cake.
Original recipe 315 grams flour blend 400 grams water 400/315=44% more water than flour 1 tablespoon of flour blend is 8 grams Therefore two tablespoons is 16 grams 16 grams water is 1.0666 tablespoons Since first time doing water is 44% more. 1.0666 X 1.4444= 1.5405 tablespoon, closer to 1 and a half tablespoons of water. 1 tablespoon of bread flour = 7.94 grams 1 tablespoon of wholewheat flour is 8.10 grams 1 tablespoon of water is 15 grams 1 tablespoon of...
The original tartine starter is so wasteful, so after doing some tedious calculations, here is the scaled down version.   To Start making Starter from Day 1 Flour blend (50% whole wheat, 50% white bread flour)   Step 1:  2 tablespoons  flour blend and mix  1.54 tablespoons water(1 and half tablespoons water + 1/8 teaspoons water), mix the flour and water together,leave it in a container and loosely cover the cap for a day or two(depends on the temperature of your...
I am planning to either bake nigella's lawson devil's food cake recipe or nigella's lawson chocolate fudge cake but most likely will be baking the chocolate fudge cake but still may bake the devil's food cake but will most likely bake the chocolate fudge cake, I will only mostly follow the fillings for recipe(the part that requires flour meaning filling), the middle part of the fudge cake that splits the cake in two and the frosting I usually make my own meaning not...
I think they say milk makes the cake taste better, what do you think? What I have in mind is chocolate cake, I am planning to bake choclate cake, it does asks for boiling water, i was wondering if i could use hot milk instead, the specific recipe did not ask for milk.thanks for the answers in advance.
Thanks so much cami, I am from Malaysia and I am using the Nielson Massey vanilla extract as i used both before in different recipes and if I ran out of either one I thought if it can substitute one for the other. Great answer. Thanks :-)
My question is as per topic and if i want to substitute vanilla extract with vanilla bean powder, how much to substitute?
This was the first time I made cheesecake, as in the picture, at this point of typing, this is my third attempt and best so far, more improvements can be made, technique is important. I am learning as i make more cheesecake, I spend hours researching on cheesecake before making it :-)
Nah, they say pasteurized eggs is not good for baking, if my recipe fails, then I do some changes in it :-) I never did like to try anything until it is done and my cooking has been decent( Ice cream and baking). My cooking is limited to waffle, ice cream and baking :-)
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