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Showing posts with label Chocolate. Show all posts

Chocolate Snowballs

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
Confectioners' sugar

PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.

2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes.

3. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. If desired, reroll cookies in confectioners' sugar.
Yield: about 4 dozen.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white baking chips

PREPARATION
1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chips.

2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Yield: 2 dozen. 

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

FILLING:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
26 milk chocolate kisses

PREPARATION
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until or until easy to handle.

2. In a small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.

3. For filling, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spoon or pipe 1/4 teaspoon into each warm cookie; gently press a chocolate kiss in the center. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.

Chocolate profiteroles


INGREDIENTS
1 cup of flour
1 glass of water
100g of butter
3 eggs
300g of dark chocolate
1/2 glass of milk
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
A dash of salt

PREPARATION
1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the butter and salt, and turn the heat down to low.

2. Carefully stir in the flour, and simmer the batter until you get a smooth paste. Continue stirring.

3. Put the batter in a bowl, and mix in the eggs one by one.

4. Grease a baking sheet with the butter, and sprinkle it with the flour. Heat the oven to 200°С.

5. Make walnut-sized balls out of the pastry, and lay them on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 200°С. Then adjust the temperature to 220°С, and bake for 15 minutes more.

6. Prick your profiteroles with a thin knife to let the steam out.

7. While the profiteroles are cooling down, finely grate 3/4 of the chocolate. Combine the milk and cream, and bring them to a boil. Add the chocolate, and mix thoroughly until it melts completely.

8. Cut each profiterole slightly, and fill it with the cream.

9. To make the icing, melt the rest of the chocolate and garnish each profiterole with 1/2 teaspoon of it. Serve when they cool down completely.

10 Mug Cakes You Have to Make

Sometimes we crave cake but just don't have the time or want to make a full cake so what do we do? Simple, we make a mug cake, not too big, not too small and all delicious. Here are some amazing mug cakes that you just have to try the next time you're craving a little bit of cake.

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake
Chocolate chip and cookie dough? What's not to love?

2. Banana Nutella Molten Lava Mug Cake
Be prepared to wow your taste buds with this molten lava mug cake.

3. Fudge S'mores Mug Cake
This delicious mug cake takes just 5 minutes!

4. Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
If you're a midnight cake craver, this is just what you're looking for.

5. Nutella Mug Cake
Love Nutella? Then you're going to love this.

6. Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake
For a little bit of fruity goodness, this strawberries and cream recipe will meet all your tastebud needs.

7. Gingerbread Mug Cake
For the gingebread lover, this mug cake is for you.

8. Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mug Cake
If you have 2 minutes spare, you absolutely have to make this mug cake.

9. Italian Cream Mug Cake
This creamy cake is topped with walnuts and a sweet glaze.

10. Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake
Everyone's favorite Fall beverage baked into a cake!

10 gorgeous breakfasts that take just 15 minutes to cook

Our usual morning rush means that we can only dream about having the time to make and eat a delicious and nicely served breakfast — it simply takes too much time to cook. No doubt all of us prefer an extra hour of sleep to breakfast.

1. Banana and blueberry pancakes

INGREDIENTS
1 cup of wheat flour
1 glass of milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of sugar
Salt
Berries and fruit for garnishing
Honey or syrup

PREPARATION
1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

2. Whisk the egg. Pour in the milk and stir the batter. Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix carefully.

3. Melt the butter and stir it into the batter.

4. Scoop the batter onto a frying pan and cook each side for two to three minutes. If the pancakes don’t stick to the pan, you don’t need to use oil.

5. Garnish the pancakes with the berries and fruit and pour the honey over them.

2. Frittata with vegetables

INGREDIENTS
6 eggs
3 bell peppers
1 onion
200 g of broccoli
200 g of asparagus beans
1/4 lemon
50 ml of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
50 g of butter
Salt, ground black pepper and spices

PREPARATION
1. Whisk the eggs together with the salt and spices.

2. Divide the broccoli into florets. Peel the bell peppers and cut into thin strips. Slice the onion into half-moons.

3. Chop the garlic and mix it with the lemon juice and olive oil.

4. Fry the onion with the butter until it gets soft. Add the broccoli and fry for one minute more. Add the bell pepper and beans and fry everything together for a minute. Then add the garlic and, 30 seconds later, the eggs.

5. When the eggs harden a bit, put the frittata in the preheated oven. Bake for seven to ten minutes at 180°C. Before serving, salt and pepper the dish and garnish with chopped greens.

3. Yogurt with granola and fruit

INGREDIENTS
2 cups of natural yogurt
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of shredded almonds
1 cup of granola
1 cup of fresh berries and fruit

PREPARATION
1. Combine the yogurt, powdered sugar and almonds in a bowl.

2. In an ice-cream bowl, make layers using 2 tbsp of the yogurt, 2 tbsp of the granola and 2 tbsp of of the fruit and berries.

3. Make the same layers out of the yogurt, granola and fruit three more times.

4. Garnish each serving with almonds and fresh mint. Add honey if desired.

5. Cool the breakfast in the fridge and serve.

4. Cheese and chicken muffins

INGREDIENTS
2 chicken breasts
1 cup of grated cheese
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of milk
2 eggs
4 tablespoons of sour cream
Spices and greens

PREPARATION
1. Mix together the cheese, milk, eggs, sour cream and spices.

2. Boil the chicken breasts until they’re done, and cut the meat into cubes.

3. Add the chicken and chopped greens to the batter. Mix thoroughly.

4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Fill cake molds with the mixture. Bake the muffins for 15 minutes.

5. Cottage cheese pancakes with banana and honey

INGREDIENTS
200 g of cottage cheese
1 egg
1 banana
3 tablespoons of flour
Vanilla
3 tablespoons of seed oil
2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt
Honey

PREPARATION
1. Blend the cottage cheese, banana, egg, vanilla and sugar in a blender until you get a smooth paste.

2. Add 1 tbsp of flour and mix. Then stir in the rest of the flour to make the batter a little bit stiff.

3. Heat up the seed oil in a skillet. Scoop the batter with a tablespoon to make small pancakes.

4. Fry each side for two to three minutes.

5. Serve the pancakes hot. Garnish them with slices of honey and banana.

6. Chicken and vegetable pita

INGREDIENTS
4 thin pita breads
1 medium-sized carrot
2 small cucumbers
Chicken fillets
Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon of ground paprika
1 medium-sized bell pepper
100 g of lettuce
Sour cream or any sauce you like

PREPARATION
1. Grate the carrot or slice it into strips. Slice the cucumber into strips too.

2. Cut the chicken fillets into cubes.

3. Heat up one tbsp of seed oil in a frying pan. Fry each side of the chicken for five to seven minutes. Put them in a bowl and cover to keep warm.

4. Place the bell pepper into the same pan, add salt and pepper to it. Stir-fry it until it turns soft but crunchy.

5. Grease the pita with the sauce and lay all the ingredients, leaving one edge two cm empty. Wrap this edge over the filling.

6. Make a roll and serve immediately.

7. Sweet blueberry pizza

INGREDIENTS
1 sheet of pizza pastry
120 g of cream cheese
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 cup of blueberry jam
1 cup of fresh blueberries

PREPARATION
1.Preheat the oven to 210 °C.

2. Mix the cheese and cinnamon in a bowl until you get a smooth paste. Spread the cheese over the sheet of pastry and add the blueberry jam. Sprinkle the blueberries on top.

4. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes — the cheese should melt and the blueberries release their juice.

5. Let the pizza cool down for a couple of minutes and enjoy your meal!

8. Ham and cheese panini

INGREDIENTS
2 slices of bread
2 slices of ham
2 slices of cheese
4 basil leaves
Paprika

PREPARATION
1. Place the ham and two basil leaves on a slice of bread. Sprinkle it with the paprika. Place a slice of cheese and the rest of the basil on top, and cover the sandwich with the other slice of bread.

2. If you have a waffle-iron, put the sandwich in it and press well to toast the sandwich until it turns a golden color. If you don’t have this device, place the sandwich on a preheated skillet and press with a spatula. Roast both sides until a golden crust appears.

9. Chocolate cake baked in the microwave

INGREDIENTS
4 tablespoons of flour
4 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
A dash of salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of butter
2 or 3 soft toffees

PREPARATION
1. Mix all the ingredients in a 300 ml bowl. Place the batter in two heatproof cups or molds.

2. Bake in the microwave for one minute at 700W. Then take the cakes out and top them with pieces of toffee.

3. Bake for one minute more. Let the cakes cool down a bit before serving.

10. Pizza Margherita on a tortilla

INGREDIENTS
1 wheat tortilla
Mozzarella
1 tomato, sliced as thin as possible
Basil leaves
3 cloves of garlic
1,5 tablespoons of olive oil
1,5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

PREPARATION
1. Press the garlic and mix it with the olive oil. Grease the tortilla with one half of the mixture. Bake it in the preheated oven for five minutes at 180 ºC.

2. Slice the Mozzarella.

3. Place the tomato and Mozzarella slices on the tortilla, salt and pepper it.

4. Bake for seven minutes. Watch it carefully to make sure that it doesn’t burn.

5. Combine the rest of the oil with the balsamic vinegar. Chop the basil. Sprinkle the pizza with the basil and the sauce.

Six refreshing coffee drinks for the first days of summer


There’s no coffee lover who can do without a cup of their favorite drink — even on the hottest summer days. But you don’t have to make your usual coffee; you can make a cold coffee drink instead! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a mixer or shaker because a common fork will perfectly accomplish this task. Professionals recommend to put at least one third of a cup of ice in your drink.

1. Classic Iced Frappe

INGREDIENTS
double espresso
1/3 cup of ice
100 ml (3.3 fl.oz.) of milk
sugar or chocolate syrup
chocolate sprinkles, coffee beans

PREPARATION
1. Crush the ice cubes using a blender, or you can wrap the ice in a towel and use a rolling pin to crush it.

2. Pour the crushed ice in a glass.

3. Take a separate bowl and use a shaker or a fork to mix the espresso with sugar, syrup and milk.

4. Pour the frappe in a glass with crushed ice.

5. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and coffee beans.

2. Chocolate & Peppermint Pleasure

INGREDIENTS
50 ml (5 fl.oz.) of freshly brewed coffee
100 g (3.5 oz) of dark chocolate
mint syrup or liquor
ice cream

PREPARATION
1. Dissolve chocolate in filtered coffee on low heat.

2. Cool the mixture a bit and add syrup.

3. Blend it.

4. Crush the ice and put it in a glass.

5. Pour the drink in the glass with the crushed ice.

6. Put some ice cream in the glass.

7. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles

3. Banana Coffee For Sweet Teeth

INGREDIENTS
350 ml (11.6 fl.oz.) of strong coffee
100 g (3.5 oz) of ice cream
1 banana
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of grated chocolate

PREPARATION
1. Make coffee, filter it and cool it, then add the ice cream.

2. Mash up the banana, then add it to the coffee with ice cream and blend.

3. Put crushed ice in the glass and pour it into the drink.

4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chocolate.

4. Orange Explosion

INGREDIENTS
200 ml (6.6 fl.oz.)of freshly brewed coffee
2 oranges
powdered sugar
whipped cream, cookie crumbs, nuts

PREPARATION
1. Zest the oranges and squeeze the juice.

2. Put the zest in a saucepan, and pour in a glass of water and the powdered sugar. Boil it on low for 5 minutes. Filter and cool the resulting syrup.

3. Make coffee, cool it and mix with the orange juice and syrup. Stir using a fork.

4. Pour your drink in a glass with crushed ice. Add whipped cream, and decorate with cookie crumbs and nuts.

5. Summertime Coffee Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
200 ml (6.6 fl.oz) of espresso
1 banana
150 ml (5 fl.oz.) of yogurt
A pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
A handful of fresh berries
whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sliced almonds

PREPARATION
1. Make coffee and let it cool.

2. Crush ice and put it in a glass.

3. Blend yogurt, banana, berries, coffee, cocoa, and cinnamon until smooth.

4. Pour the mixture into a glass.

5. Decorate with whipped cream, syrup and sliced almonds.

6. Quick cheesecake

INGREDIENTS
2 cups of espresso
2 teaspoons of raspberry syrup
2 teaspoons of chocolate syrup
strawberries
whipped cream
2 scoops of ice cream
cocoa powder
coffee beans

PREPARATION
1. Make coffee and let it cool.

2. Put crushed ice in the glass.

3. Cut berries into quarters and put on top of the ice.

4. Pour in syrups and coffee.

5. Decorate with whipped cream.

6. Put ice cream on top.

7. Decorate with cocoa powder and coffee beans.

Six super-delicious desserts in a mug

Some small servings of desserts always go perfectly with a warm, friendly company of friends. And these ones are so simple that you can easily make them in a mug.

1. Chocolate cake in a mug

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of butter
A drop of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of milk chocolate

PREPARATION
1. Grab a ceramic mug (about 250 ml).

2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk, butter, and vanilla extract in the mug and mix thoroughly.

3. Grate the chocolate with a large hole grater and sprinkle it over the batter.

4. Microwave for about 45 seconds (until it’s done).

5. Let the cake cool down for 5 minutes.

6. Enjoy your yummy cake!

2. Pear cake

INGREDIENTS
1 small pear (it should fit the mug you’re going to use)
Seed oil
1/2 cup of berry mixture
1 small oatmeal cookie
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
3 teaspoons of almond or wheat flour
1 teaspoon of almond flakes
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

PREPARATION
1. Coat the berries in 1 teaspoon of wheat or almond flour.

2. Put them in the mug, then place the pear on top, pressing it into the berries. They should take up about 1/3 of it.

3. Grease the pear with seed oil, then put the almond flakes and crumbled cookie on top.

4. Sprinkle everything with the sugar and cinnamon.

5. Microwave for 2 or 3 minutes at the highest temperature. The berries should give off moisture, and the pear should become soft.

3. Chocolate and banana cake

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of milk
2 tablespoons of seed oil
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 egg
Vanilla sugar to taste
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

PREPARATION
1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mug.

2. Add the milk, egg, and seed oil, and mix well.

3. Cut the banana into small pieces and add to the batter.

4. Microwave for 7 to 10 minutes at 800W.

5. Let the cake cool down a bit before serving.

4. Cottage cheese fluffy dessert

INGREDIENTS
200 g of cottage cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons of sour cream
2 tablespoons of semolina
1 teaspoon of baking soda
A dash of salt
Sugar to taste

PREPARATION
1. Mash the cottage cheese well with a fork. Add the sour cream and egg and mix thoroughly. Then add the semolina, baking soda, and salt and mix everything again.

2. Put the mixture in a mug and cover.

3. Microwave for 8 minutes at 800W.

4. Enjoy your delicious and healthy dessert!

5. An amazing cookie in a mug

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon of butter
2 teaspoons of coconut sugar (you can use common sugar instead)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup of wheat or almond flour
Chocolate chips to taste

PREPARATION
1. Melt the butter in a mug, then add the egg yolk and sugar. Mix everything until you get a smooth paste.

2. Add the flour.

3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter.

4. Microwave for 1.5 minutes.

5. Before serving, let the cookie cool down a little bit.

6. Quick cheesecake

INGREDIENTS
50 g of cream cheese
2 tablespoons of sour cream
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of sugar
Berries for garnishing if desired

PREPARATION
1. Mix all the ingredients together.

2. Place the batter in a mug greased with oil.

3. Microwave the cheesecake for 90 second at the highest temperature. Stir the batter every 30 seconds.

4. Let the cake cool down.

5. Adding fresh berries, whipped cream, or ground nuts will make a nice addition to your cheesecake.

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