Thursday, 12 August 2010

Double chocolate mint cookies

I've been wanting to try out this recipe for so long, double chocolate mint cookies shared by Gina of Kitchen Capers. Here's the source of the recipe: mycakedecoclub forum.

I've pasted the recipe shared by Gina, as follows:

115 g salted butter
180 g self raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
80 g castor sugar
50 g light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tube of Polo Mints
1 cup of chocolate chips

1. Crush Polo mints in a bag, set aside
2. Cream butter, sugar in a mixer till creamy.
3. Add egg to beat till well mixed.
4. Turn off mixer and fold in flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and crushed mint.
5. Lined a baking tray with baking paper.
6. Use a piped bag to squeeze out tiny spots on the paper.
7. Bake in preheated oven 180 for 15 mins.
8. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

I've taken some pictures of the cookies, but it doesn't look as nice as the one baked by Gina.

But the kids loved them anyway (since the get to "help-out" in making the cookies).

Thanks Gina for sharing the recipe. The cookies were yummy, but found it to be slightly on the sweet side, maybe because of the type of chocolate chips that I used. Next time, will reduce the sugar, add a little bit more butter and double the amount of Polo mints.


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Birthday Amirul Part 1

Waktu birthday Amirul hari tu, dia minta mama dia masak kek coklat, sekejap nak yang ada gambar ben 10, sekejap nak yang macam treasure chest, sekejap lagi nak yang ada smarties. Tapi mama dia tak bake pon kek tu, sebab barang2 basic, eg tepung kek, coklat, whipping cream etc semua dah takde. Kalau nak bake jugak kena gi beli dulu kat kedai.

So, sebab tak bake birthday cake untuk Amirul, we have decided to just buy one for him first. Amirul pilih sendiri kek dia, sebab waktu birthday Faiz hari tu, Faiz dapat pilih kek sendiri.

Ni gambar2 waktu Birthday Amirul.

Disebabkan selalunya bila celebrate birthday anak2, mesti buat birthday party, Amirul dah tanya dah, "bila semua orang nak datang tengok abang tiup lilin ni?" Nanti mama buat birthday party untuk Amirul ek.

Happy birthday Amirul!!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Birthday Faiz

Lama dah tak update blog nih, kek pon dah lama sangat tak bake. Amirul dan Faiz selalu tanya bila mama dia nak buat kek.

Untuk birthday Faiz hari tu, beli jer kek sebab tak larat nak bake.

The first cake beli kat KLCC, beli yang kecik jer sebab kitorang berempat jer yang makan. Faiz pilih sendiri birthday cake nih, disebabkan Faiz suka sangat strawberry and chocolate, kek yang dia pilih kena ada both strawberry and chocolate. 

For his birthday party, beli cheesecake kat secret recipe.

Happy birthday Faiz!!