Hello to another week of Curiosity to the Oven! This week, I’m featuring pancakes.
So I know that pancakes are breakfast food, but (I guess I’m just odd) I’m calling these midnight pancakes. I like to have breakfast food in the middle of the night, anything from scrambled eggs to cereal. My brother and I have breakfast for dinner at least once a year. If breakfast is so good first thing in the morning, nothing says it cant be equally as good at night.
Feel free to change the amount of sugar in the recipe. I prefer things less sweet, so if it’s not sweet enough for your sweet tooth then add more.
Cappuccino Cupcakes This recipe was given to me by a friend, the original recipe was her mother’s. I took the recipe and scaled down some of the ingredients and played with it till I was happy. I love the smell of cappuccino, sadly I happen to be allergic to coffee so I cant taste it. That means that, yes, I am missing out on a “wonderful” aspect of life. Oh well, I will just have to make do with my tea.
This is actually the first time I’m trying out this recipe. It’s a fairly simple recipe though so I figured it cant fail as badly.
My friend’s birthday is actually a week after mine and I have promised to make her a birthday cake. The criteria, however, was to make a chocolate lasagna. What the hell is chocolate lasagna? So I spent a week trying out ways to make a cake look like a lasagna. One of the things I decided was instead of pasta, I would put in a chocolate layer instead. So voila, I needed to make a chocolate filling.
As I said before, this chocolate ganache is actually really easy. It takes almost no time to put together.
I have a confession to make, I am actually unable to bake cookies. For some odd reason, my cookies never come out right. I remember making my first batch of oatmeal cookies from scratch. Not only did they taste funny, but they were possibly burnt; I was 15. The first time I made premade cookies (they kind you just put into the oven and bake it for however long and you’ll have perfect cookies), I under baked them then I burnt them. Recently I tried to make Pillsbury Easter cookies, and I put the oven on broil instead of bake and, well, you can guess the results. So, to me, it is a miracle the biscotti turned out fine.
I actually decided to try and make biscotti because my piano teacher requested them. Thanks to this recipe, my piano teacher thinks that I would make a wonderful girlfriend. She is basing this purely on the fact that I make basically whatever dessert she wants to eat. It’s not really girlfriend material, I’m just REALLY bored
Sorry for the late update everyone! Anyways, onwards to the recipe!
This was a recipe that my friend IT gave me after my birthday one year. I received champagne/ sparkling wine for my birthday and there was some leftover. I had no idea what to do with it, until IT brought over a new recipe she really wanted to try out. So she came over in the middle of the night and I baked as she sat at my kitchen table exclaiming and giving opinions of how things should be done. At the end of the night, champagne cupcakes came to be.
It is important to make sure you whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Also, you have to be very Gentle when you fold the egg whites into the batter, or else the cupcakes will not come out light and fluffy