Monday, October 29, 2012

Swiss Roll Bomb

Yesterday morning I woke up and it was snowing! Everything was covered with the white, cold, wet thing….argh. I hate snow. I just don't like the cold, crisp winter mornings. So basically I wanted to crawl under my blanket and fall back asleep. But I'm a responsible adult and chose to go into the kitchen and prepare some dessert.
This dessert is perfect for those of you who like frozen treats and chocolate. It's a perfect combo with chocolate ice cream and swiss rolls. In the form of a giant bomb.

2 Swiss Rolls (I used chocolate flavored)
1 Chocolate ice cream
3 table spoons rum

First prepare a medium sized bowl – wrap the inside of the bowl in plastic and set aside. Cut the swiss roll in 1 centimeter thick pieces and place them all over the bowl, one next to another. When you're done and the bowl is covered in swiss rolls, brush them with rum. Put the ice cream in the middle of the bomb and press it gently with a spoon so you don't have any lumps (it's good to let the ice cream sit at room temperature for a few minutes before that). Now cover the bomb with remaining swiss rolls so you have a 'lid' and the bomb is closed. Cover with plastic wrap on top and put in the freezer for 2 hours. Let the bomb sit for a minute or two at room temperature or simply warm it with your hands a bit. Now carefully put it on a plate; remove the foil from the top and place a plate upside down on it. Turn around and try to get it out gently, it should pop out. Don't force the bomb out, or you'll get a messy thing! That's it. Just cut it in pieces and enjoy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Here's another cookie post. I don't know why, but these days I crave cookies. Like crazy! I wanted some oatmeal cookies and found this beautiful recipe. These cookies are so good it's not humanly possible to eat just one. Seriously, they're crazy good. And contain oats, which happen to be my favorite ingredient for desserts these days.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut

Cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Spoon onto greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grandma's Easy Bars

This recipe is a family classic. No scale is required, you just take a coffee mug (mine holds about 1,5 deciliter) and put every single thing in a bowl. It's an easy, no fuss dessert when you have little time to please your guests. I like to bake these bars because they're so quickly done - just mix everything up and put in the oven, forget about it for a few minutes and slice them up.
They disappear really quick too! The softness and the delicious smell of these will make your mouth water. I wish I could show you how amazing they smell fresh from the oven. Unfortunately, you'll have to bake them and see for yourself how great they are.

2 coffee mugs flour, combined with 2 table spoons baking powder
1 cup yogurt of choice (I used a peach flavored one)
2 coffee mugs sugar
2 coffee mugs walnuts, finely grind
2 coffee mugs milk
1 coffee mug oil or margarine or butter
4 eggs
1 coffee mug dark chocolate, grated

Put everything, one by one, in a big bowl, mix carefully and slow, but make sure there are no lumps. The batter should be smooth and silky. Pour the batter in a greased pan and bake for 30 minutes on 180°C. When baked let cool and slice into bars. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nutella Cookies

The thing is I absolutely love Nutella. It's my all time favorite spread; back when I was a kid I ate straight from the jar with a spoon. Mmmmmmmmm
Then I discovered I could use Nutella in various dessert recipes, too. Nowadays I bake a lot with this deliciousness. These cookies are so easy to do and so so yummy, you have to make them! I found the recipe on Pinterest.

And here they are; straight from the oven.

1 cup Nutella
1 cup flour
1 whole egg

Just put all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix all up. I started mixing with my hand mixer and then kneading the dough with my hands. Shape the dough into little balls and put on parchment paper, flatten with a glass a bit. Bake for 8 minutes on 190°C.