How to do a Mirror Glaze

The latest trend is the mirror glaze in the cake world. A well shiny and a mirror like glaze gives any cake an elegant look and a glossy effect.Its so simple and easy to make too. Its just pouring a simple gelatinized mixture over a frozen cake.

If you want a cake with a smooth surface Ithink the mirror gaze is the best. The cake needs to be frozen. So when the gelatin hits the frozen cake it sets in no time. gelatin is the most important ingredient in a mirror glaze. Glucose syrup helps the mixture from crystallizing. Condensed milk helps the mixture to flow. White chocolate used for colouring and you can use milk or dark chocolate for brown colour.

Therecipe is below the pictures……………………..

 

How to do a Mirror Glaze
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Ingredients

  • 5 g gelatine
  • 25 g water
  • 25 g water
  • 60 g sugar
  • 60 g glucose syrup
  • 70 g white chocolate
  • 50 g condensed milk
  • A frozen cake
  1. Leave a cake to freeze in a freezer.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin water 25 ml water and leave to absorb.
  3. Put in microwave for 30 seconds or until it melts.
  4. Add water glucose syrup and water to a pot or a microwaveable jug and bring to boil.
  5. Add Add white chocolate and condensed milk to it with the gelatin and mix well.
  6. leave it to come to 30 c and pour it over the frozen cake.
  7. leave set in fridge.
  8. Serve once thawed.
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Creamy Sago/ Tapioca Pearls with Jelly

Sago/ or Tapioca pearl is a common and a famous dessert in Asian Countries. It comes in two forms, Larger pearls and smaller pearls. Smaller pearls are very easy to cook and it needs no soaking at all. But when you cook larger pearls make sure to soak it few hours . When you soak it puffs up well. if not you will see an uncooked middle.

Cooking sago is simple and easy. You can use fresh milk or coconut milk for this. They both gives a creamier and a rich  taste to it. Adding Jelly makes it look elegant and colorful. Select the flavours as you wish. I used raspberry jelly for this recipe.

You can make these jelly and sago the day before you serve. Can  be done is a larger tray too. But don’t forget that it can go messy too.

 

The recipe is below the pictures……………………………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Sago/ Tapioca Pearls with Jelly
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Ingredients

  • 1 packet jelly
  • 125 g sago (soaked)
  • 250 g condensed milk.
  • Few drops of Vanilla
  • 500ml milk
  1. Soak the sago.
  2. Measure the condensed milk and add milk in to it.
  3. Add sago and the flavour and cook until it thickens.
  4. Pour in to bowls and leave to cool. Put in fridge.
  5. Make the jelly according to packet instructions.
  6. Pour on to to the sago and leave to set.
  7. Serve with whipped cram or pouring cream.
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Simple Rainbow Bundt Cake

Kids birthdays and colourful cakes , something I used to do all the time when my kids were little. I use the do this rainbow cake in different ways and I thought I should share the recipe. You can do this in different styles of cake pans too. The cake look very elegant and kids will love it for sure.

I did  this recipe for years and years . Recently when I was looking for another recipe I found it hidden between two pages. I thought I should do it once for you all.

You can decorate this cake with butter cream . Cut the cake in to several layers and sandwich with butter cream too. It will give a higher  cake too. If you want to do a larger cake try multiply it to suit your needs.

Click on the link to get the recipe for …..How to do Cake flour

Click here to get information on how to line a baking tray 

The recipe is below the video and the pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Bundt Cake
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Ingredients

  • 80 g Cake Flour
  • 40 g Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 20 ml or 1 Tblsp Milk
  • Few drops of Vanilla
  • Clouring for the cake
  • 20 g Butter
  1. Add butter and sugar in to a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  2. Add the egg after and whisk well again.
  3. Add the flour and milk and mix well.
  4. Divide the batter to four parts and add colouring.
  5. Lay as directed in the video.
  6. Bake on 18-0c about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
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Creamy mango Pudding

This creamy mango pudding is a simple dessert that you can try during summer time. Its so simple to make and will not cost a lot at all too. This is a very popular dessert in Asia. When the mangoes are in season try this this recipe with fresh mangoes. You can use frozen or canned mangoes for this too.

If you are a vegetarian try making them with agar agar powder with out gelatin powder. Instead of milk or cream you can add coconut milk too. So it becomes vegan too.

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy mango Pudding
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Ingredients

  • 1 large Mango about 680 g
  • 1/2 cup (150 g) Sugar
  • 140 ml( 5/8 cup) Milk
  • 80 ml (1/4 cup) Cream
  • 10 g (1 TSp)gelatin powder
  1. Add gelatin on to the milk to soak.
  2. Chop the mangoes and leave some aside to decorate.
  3. Puree the rest with whipping cream and sugar.
  4. Add the gelatine to the pureed mix and pour in to the prepared bowls and leave in fridge to set.
  5. Serve with the left over mangoes on top and ice cream or cream.
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Bakery Style Sponge Cake

Sponge cakes are always popular for birthday cakes. You will see so many recipes but will not see the secret ingredient they use. Always looks awesome. But when you try , you will not get the same. So I am trying to unveil the commercial way of doing a good sponge wich will be same look the taste and also the texture just as from the bakery or a cake store.

Cake emulsifiers are the secret in a sponge cake. You will be able to buy them online. I always buy my ingredients online. That’s the most convenient way for saving time. How ever once you mix the emulsifier to a sponge cake it comes the same way as you get in a shop. So easy to layer. You can do cupcakes too this way too.

When you do this recipe first preheat oven to 180 and reduce to 160c later before adding the cake. I have asked you to use a 6×6 inch pan as I find that is the best.

How to do  self raising flour

 

 

Bakery Style Sponge Cake
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Ingredients

  • 80 g self raising flour
  • 40 g melted butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • vanilla or any other flavour
  • 80 g sugar
  • 30 ml milk
  • 1/2 table spoon cake emulsifier
  1. Preheat oven to 180 c. Grease 8x8 inch cake pan.
  2. Add eggs , sugar and emulsifier in to the mixing bowl and mix until fluffy and add flour and milk.
  3. Whisk on high about 3 minutes.
  4. Take out and add the melted butter (20 c)
  5. Mix well.
  6. Bake on 160c about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
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Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallow is  the best when you compare with the shop bought ones. You can make fifty pieces from less than 5 dollars. Its so simple and easy to make too. Gelatin , sugar and the glucose syrup are the main ingredients for making marshmallows. Glucose syrup is called as corn syrup in countries.

Making  these gives much fun as well as self satisfaction. You can use marshmallows on hot chocolate, smores and also when camping. Kids will love to burn the marshmallows over the camp fire.

You can make them with egg whites too. But these are the best as I suggest.  Making candy is really simple when you have a candy thermometer. Its worth having one if you are someone who like to make candies or fudges.

When you coat the marshmallows make sure to coat them with half corn flour and half confectioners sugar, also called as icing sugar.I have missed that clip when I did the video. make sure to coat on the corn flour and icing sugar mix well before sifting the excess sugar out.

I did this recipe with lots of adjustment and with my previous experience. So this recipe is guaranteed 100% to get good quality marshmallows as the same as from shops.

The recipe for the Marshmallows are below………

These are some of the closer looks you can experience.

Homemade Marshmallows

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 30 g (3 Tsp) gelatin powder
  • 250 ml (1 Cup) cold Water
  • For the syrup............
  • 125 ml (1 Cup) cold water
  • 460 g (21/2 cups )Sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 230 g (3/4 cup) corn syrup
  • Food colouring to your choice
  • Vanilla or any other flavour
  • 1/2 cup of icing / confectionery sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn flour.
  1. Mix 1/2 cup of corn flour with 1/2 cup of icing sugar.
  2. Prepare a tray with baking paper on and sprinkle icing sugar mix.
  3. Add water directly to the mixing bowl that you are going to use.
  4. Sprinkle the gelatin powder. And leave it to soak in the water.
  5. next add other ingredients in to saucepan and bring to boil.
  6. Bring the sugar, corn syrup and water to the boil with out stirring and put the thermometer.
  7. When the the temperature is closer start whisking the gelatin.
  8. When the temperature of the sugar syrup reaches the point 120 c or 350 f start adding the hot sugar syrup in to the mixing bowl. make sure to keep on whisking while pouring. (Do not put the speed to high at once as it can splash on to you)
  9. When the mixture reaches the right consistency as shown in the video take out and pour on to the tray with a baking paper.
  10. Sprinkle icing sugar on top too.
  11. Leave to rest about 12 overs.
  12. After take out and cut as you wish.
  13. Dip in the corn flour and icing sugar mix.
  14. Use a strainer to take the excess sugar out. Store in an air tight container or leave in fridge.
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Banana Upside Down cake

To please a crowd is not that easy. We have to look at the budget and also the quality. This banana up side down cake  cake cost less and gives a nice flavour plus an elegant look. I did this cake to serve 10 people. So if you doing for few try doing half of the recipe.

I calculate the cost and its about 10 dollars to please 10 people. So you have to ask your self  whether I make one or buy out side. To buy something like this you have to pay at least 30 dollars. All my recopies are guaranteed try this for an occasion and let me know the results too.

If you would like more sweetness you can always add extra sugar in this recipe. If you want to more syrup to go through the cake add another 50 g butter to it.  When fruits are in season try doing something like this. bananas re so nice when you bake.

 

Cross cut of the cake.

This is how it will look on the serving plate

When you take a slice out it will look like this.

Recipe for the cake

Banana Upside Down cake

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • For the caramel topping
  • 100 g butter
  • 160 g Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • 4-5 Bananas
  • For the Cake
  • 250 g Self Raising flour
  • 300 g Sugar
  • 125 g Buter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 125 g sour cream
  • vanilla.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 c .
  2. Line a 23 inch cake pan with baking paper.
  3. Melt butter and add sugar and stir until it dissolves the sugar.
  4. Pour in to the prepared pan.
  5. Cut across the bananas in half and lay on the sauce and set aside.
  6. To do the batter mix sugar and butter and whisk until creamy.
  7. Add the eggs one by one and whisk again. add sour cream and flour and mix well.
  8. Pour the prepared batter on top of the Banana.
  9. Bake on 180 c about 40 minutes to 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the tray.
  11. Cut as you wish and serve with cream, custard or ice cream.
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Creamy Chocolate Cups

The special taste and texture of chocolate attract everyone. The texture varies from brand to brand. So when you do this recipe try to get a good brand always. Most of the cooking chocolate get hard when melting.

This recipe is for the Valentines day. I got a request from one of my you tube fan to make some thing easy for this valentines day.  So I thought of doing this elegant and decadent chocolates cups for you all.

making this is really simple and easy and it takes only few minutes. But the look of it gives a feeling of hours work. if you want to do this for a kids birthday party try with different kinds of sprinkle  on it. They will love the colours. Also you can add colour to the cream mix too.

The other thing is you can always make the cups ahead and leave in fridge to use anytime. You can make a lot from a little amount of chocolate.

The recipe is below the pictures…………….

 

 

Chocolate Cream Cups
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Ingredients

  • 200 g melting chocolate
  • Silicone heart moulds
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 100 ml whipping cream
  • 2 table spoons sugar
  • Strawberry topping
  • fruits to serve
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave about 1 minute. Then mix and put back again. for 30 seconds. Mix well. The chocolates are different from brand to brand. So read the packet instructions.
  2. Pour the chocolate in to cups and spread evenly as directed in the video. Leave in fridge to set.
  3. Whisk cream cheese sugar and whipping cream together. Fill a piping bag and leave in fridge to set.
  4. When the chocolate is set remove the moulds and fill with the cream cheese mix.
  5. Pour the strawberry topping on top.
  6. Leave in fridge until ready to serve.
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Do Nothing Cake (So Simple to make)

If you don’t like to worry about making cakes try this moist and delicate simple cake. Its so simple to make and the topping is really simple too. The taste is awesome and I am sure that you are not going to stop eating.

After making this cake on a Sunday I took several pieces to work on Monday.All my friends were asking how I made that. I promised to to give the recipe but to tell you the truth I am posting the recipe may be after 4 months. 🙂 Hope they will grab it. Shh………

This cake goes well with a cup of coffee but I really prefer to serve this as a dessert because of the moistness and the richness. The nuts and the condensed milk on top of this cake makes this such a rich but simple cake. The nutty flavours coming out from the pistachio gives a unique taste to this.

If you like you can always add any kind of a nut to this cake with out a problem. I like to serve this cake with hot custard or cold to make it melt in mouth after a meal.

The video…….. Recipe is below………..

 

 

Yields 8 serves

Do Nothing Cake (So Simple to make)

5 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • For the cake.......
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • For the Topping
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1/4 can condensed milk
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 50 g shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  1. Method........
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 c .
  3. Break Eggs and whisk well.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  5. Bake on 180 c about 20-30 minutes.
  6. make the topping when the cake is nearly ready.
  7. Add condensed milk and butter in to a pot. Melt on a low heat.
  8. Add the shredded coconut and nuts.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Take cake out. While it is hot poke the cake and pour the hot mix on top.
  11. Leave to cool down.
  12. Serve with custard, or cream.
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