I AM BACK!
Sorry for the short hiatus, just got back from my Sydney/Melbourne trip last week & it was F1 weekends with lots of other stuffs.
Anyway before i flew to Sydney, it was his birthday. So i gathered some friends (i got a lot of talented friends.), Winifred & Yalin to help me out with this cookie monster themed birthday cake. I am not quite a decorator for cakes but would like to be a pro some time soon so at least my cakes can look pretty too 🙂
For this cookiemonster cake, we baked chocolate sponge cake layers with nutella fillings & buttercream frosting.
& boy, it tasted so good!
You guys should know not all pretty cakes comes with a yummy taste right? haha…
The Making of the Cookie Monster Cake.
All thanks to Winifred for her amazing decorating skills! Without her, i don’t think i can bake this cookie monster cake all by myself. If u guys would like to have some yummy customized cakes too, u can order it from Winifred at www.prettyswirls.com 🙂
September, a very busy month for me, is coming to an end. I still got lots of stuffs to share with u guys like the Best Wanton Mee in Singapore & my first travelogue in Sydney & Melbourne for this blog! Shall blog about it real soon 🙂
1 week ago, i posted a photo of this Nutella Fudgy Brownies on instagram & many asked me for the recipe. Since everyone loves Nutella so much, i decided to spread the love of this recipe i found online 🙂
Last week, my boy & his friends flew over to BKK for a Heineken event aka Sensation White. Those party creatures should know what’s that party event all about. Weekends without him was kinda different, no one to irritate me & for me to irritate, so not used to it 🙁 I missed him so much more than i expected i would. Hmm, okay i think i was lovesick. Anyway, back to the point, i was kind of suffering insomnia last friday. It was 2am in the morning, I couldn’t get into sleep on the bed & was browsing nutella recipes on my iPad. By chance, i came across this nutella bake recipe ( i was searching for nutella related bakes for my boy cause he is a huge fan of it ) & there was enough nutella at home so i thought why not bake now since i can’t get into sleep?
So this is how my impromptu led me to a hidden nutella bake gem.
Nutella Fudgy Brownies ( adapted from Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients)
According to the original recipe, it was stated that it could make 12 brownies. But for mine,i only made around 4-5. So i guess it depends so how much of batter u wanna put in ur cups & the size of ur cups.
1/2 cup of Nutella
1 large egg
5 tbsp of all-purpose flour ( but plain flour should be fine)
1/4 cup of nuts ( you can use any nuts u want, but i personally think hazelnut is best with any chocolaty stuff.)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (around 175 degree C) & line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.
Put the Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended.
Then add the flour and whisk until blended.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full or almost to the top as these brownies are dense & don’t rise much).
Sprinkle with the chopped nuts.
Bake until a pick comes out with wet, gooey crumbs, around 11 to 12 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely.
Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.