Chocolate Raisin Bars

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Since I’m not yet that confident in mixing my own cake batter, I’ve tried using Maya’s Brownie Fudge Mix to boost my confidence in baking. Luckily, it was a good product to start with. I added a few ingredient which I think made it more healthier (because of the raisins and dark chocolate) and will arouse your cravings more. Try this recipe and it will surely awaken the Pastry Chef in you!

Recipe:

1/2 cup melted Butter

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 medium size eggs

2 bars of Goya Dark Chocolate

1 pack of Raisins ( I was not able take a picture of the exact brand I used, and sadly I forgot the brand 😦 but it looks like this: Raisins

Sprinkles

1 Tbsp canola oil

and Maya Brownie Fudge Mix 500 g

Procedure:

Preheat the oven at 250. Mix Maya Brownie Fudge, Butter, Vanilla extract and 2 eggs to make the batter. Pull out your cake tray (about an inch thick), pour the batter, top it with the raisins and put it inside the oven and cook for 15 mins. While waiting for the batter to cook, melt the Goya Dark Chocolate bars in a bowl by adding 1 tbsp of canola oil inside a microwave for 1 minute (make sure to break the chocolate bars).

To check if the batter is cooked thoroughly, pinch a clean tooth pick on your batter.If there is a minimal batter sticking on the tooth pick, your Brownie fudge cooked perfectly with a little gooey inside. Pull it out of the oven and let it cool down.

Once it has completely cool down. Top it with the melted Chocolate bars shower it with sprinkles ( or you can use nuts if you want).

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It feels good to satisfy your cravings once and awhile. Don’t deprive yourself, just don’t over eat and do a lot of exercise 🙂

Have a fun day everyone!

Teacher’s Day Tokens

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I’ve made this treats by request of my daughter Tanya for her Teachers.

All weekend she was busy writing letters for her Teacher and asking what to give them as tokens of how she appreciate everything they’re doing for her. So today, (though it’s a day late) I decided to make them a special treat.

Chocolate cups with Vanilla Butter Cream frosting and Sprinkles

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Recipe:

Chocolate cups

Cupcake pan/tray

cupcake liners

Maya Brownie fudge mix

1 medium egg

1/4 cup melted butter

2 tbsp water

Procedure;

Combine Maya Brownie fudge mix, egg, butter and water until free from lumps. Put the liners in the pan. Pour in the batter. Preheat the oven to 250 and cook for 15-20 mins. Let it cool down completely before putting the frosting on top. You can put any type of sprinkles you have and to make it extra special make your own cupcake toppers.

Frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp heavy cream

Procedure:

Mix together sugar and butter, add in vanilla extract and heavy cream beat well until you reach the right consistency you want for your frosting.  Set aside

Secret Of Happiness

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People go through different things in life,

But all of us are entitled to our own happiness.

Happiness cannot be limited to a single thing,

But it’s an acceptance of  every single thing as a whole.

Struggles, pains, heartaches and obstacles in life,

Makes us stronger and wiser.

Love, caring, thoughtfulness and an ending support,

Gives us inspiration to continue moving on.

Dreams and Aspirations

Motivate us to reach the Top.

Our children, our loved ones and everything around us

Exalt us to pursue our goals.

Happiness is a state of mind,

It’s how you accept things as they are.

Life is wonderful,

Live it!

Learn from it!

Laugh with it!

 Feel and Give Love.

That’s the Secret of Happiness 🙂

Buttered Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is my first ever attempt to make a cookie. My family loved it. They say it tasted like butter cookies with chocolate chips so, I’m naming it Buttered Chocolate chip Cookies 🙂

Recipe:

1 cup flour

2-3 Tbsp of sugar

0.4 oz of  butter (if you’re going to use unsalted butter add in a  pinch of salt)

1 Tsp of vanilla extract

Chocolate chips

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Procedure:

Combine flour and sugar. Add in the butter and vanilla extract. I think it’s better to use your hand in mixing to blend the mixture well. Just make sure to wash your hands before doing so 🙂 Lastly, add the chocolate chip.

Preheat oven to 250 and cook for 15-20mins.

Let it cool down. You can add powdered sugar on top before serving to add drama 🙂

Instead of Chocolate Chips, you can also add in any type of nut like: walnuts or peanuts to add more crunch.

Go ahead and try this recipe and enjoy eating!

Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting of two or more layers. The main, or thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; the bottom layer is often a crust or base made from crushed cookiesgraham crackerspastry, or sponge cake.[1] It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruitwhipped creamnuts, fruit sauce, and/orchocolate syrup. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as; strawberrypumpkinkey lime, chestnut, or toffee.

Cheesecake is usually served as a dessert.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org

Cheesecakes originated from ancient Greeks evolved in so many ways. Whether baked cheesecake should be classified as a cake, a custard, a torte, or something else is a matter of debate.The early Greeks considered it a cake.Some modern authors point to the presence of many eggs, the sole source of leavening, as proof that it is a torte. Still others claim that the separate crust, the soft filling, and the absence of flour prove that it is a custard pie.

As for me:

Whether it’s a cake, a custard or a torte, cheesecakes are easy to make, delicious and is a very versatile dessert. You can go wild with the berries and make blueberry, raspberry or blackberry cheesecake.  Top it with a whipped cream and go locco! Whether it’s healthy or not, It’s always pleasurable to indulge into something that you crave for once and awhile.

Be happy! Enjoy life! As they say, “You only live once!” So go ahead and indulge but don’t forget to work hard and exercise!

Say Goodbye to September

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September is the ninth month of the year,

 begins on the same day of the week as December every year.

It’s the month where the countdown to Christmas begins.

The month where my loving Ma delivered

 3 beautiful off springs 🙂

The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-notmorning glory and aster.

September’s birthstone is the sapphire.

It’s probably the reason why my favorite color is blue.

As for me:

September is always the start of something wonderful.

It’s the month that brings the cool breeze.

The month that creates an amazing promise.

Though September is about to end,

It leaves a glorious feeling

That Christmas is soon to come.

Looking forward to exploring more possibilities

and making good memories.

Goodbye September,

Hello October!