For those who've been reading her blog,the book would look like an extension.The same tidbits about her personal life,notes about the recipe and useful tips to make the recipe come out perfect.With shiny pages,delicious pictures looking at you from every page,this book is any bakers dream,more so if you love pink:)
I have bookmarked almost all,okay at least 10 recipes to try immediately.Amongst those who might actually get made if I get past drooling off the book are Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Sour cream glaze,Cream Cheese pound cake,Honey mustard roasted cashews,Peach cobbler muffins,the perfect cup of hot chocolate,almost burnt caramel sauce..the list is endless.
The first section consists of Kitchen tips and is particularly useful when it comes to substituting ingredients in a recipe.Very useful for us in India where fancy ingredients are hard to come by.Recipes to make brown sugar,cake flour and buttermilk at home gets a thumbs up from me!Also tips to get that Bundt cake out of the tin free and clear every time.
After contemplating for a long time,I decided to try out this oh-so-tempting Single Girl melty chocolate cake for this review.I am a big fan of Lava cakes and this one takes the cake,literally.Single girl you say and gets done in less than 15 minutes flat,come again?
Recipe published with permission from Joy the Baker Cookbook
Butter - 1 tbsp (approximately 14.5 gms)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1 large
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Flour - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Preheat oven to 375F/190C.Butter and flour a 1 cup ramekin.
In a microproof bowl,melt together butter and chocolate till smooth and shiny.You could also do it using the double boiler method.
Beat together egg and sugar till frothy.
Mix in the melted butter-chocolate and tip in the flour and salt.
Pour into the prepared ramekin and bake anywhere from 7-10 minutes,shorter for gooey center.
I baked it for 10 minutes since I didn't want it too runny and it turned out perfect.Fudgy and chocolaty,just the way I like it:)
- You can serve the cake in the ramekin itself or upturn into a serving platter,only downside being the gorgeous crust will go unseen:)
- Though the recipe says single girl,it makes more than a single girl version I think,we shared it between the two of us and were satisfied.More so if served with ice-cream it would be a mini-dessert for two people.Only,it cannot be named single-girl-cake anymore:)