Baked lemon donuts

Hi everyone! Have you ever heard of baked donuts? Yes, baked and not fried. Well yes, they exist and I have not gone crazy. It is one of the new recipes and booms that arise in the pastry to forget all the oil that a donut absorbs when frying.

Baked donuts are much more fluffy, keep more flavor and are super easy to make. In this case, I used a Wilton mold to bake it but you can’t even look at my homemade chocolate donuts where I teach you a trick to make them without a mold and make them perfect.

Ingredients for 12 donuts:

  • 1 cup coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • lemon zest
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 cups normal flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 180º. Grease your mold with butter or release spray.

In a bowl, beat the oil, sugar and eggs. Gradually add the flour along with the yeast and the pinch of salt.

Mix until a homogeneous mass is obtained and add the milk little by little until all the liquid has been integrated and no lump is found.

When you have a soft dough add the lemon zest and the toppings you want as split fruit or chocolate.

Fill the molds with a spoon or a pastry bag to half its capacity and bake for 20 minutes or until when you prick with a stick, it comes out clean without any liquid crumbs.

Let cool and enjoy them with a simple glaze or coffee.

I hope you liked it since this recipe was very successful at home and if you want some more flavor you tell me through my social networks.

Many kisses, Soco.

Rainbow bagels

Hello everyone!! How are you?

A few years ago tried for the first time the recipe of bagels, which for those who do not know, are a kind of salty donuts with bread dough super known in England and the United States. They are usually taken with ham, jam or salmon and cheese but you drink them as you take them are very good.I never anaged to post this recipe in english so here it is!

The other day, I decided to try the recipe for the “rainbow bagels” or rainbow bagels because they seemed very funny and somewhat different for a breakfast, party or just having a good time in the kitchen. I must admit that it is a laborious recipe and it takes time but in summer … what better opportunity than cooking and using a good time?

The ingredients are very simple and although I did not prepare a filling, the typical one usually has Philadelphia-style cream cheese and many sprinkles !!!

Here you have a picture of my favorite bagels!


Ingredients:

2 and 1/4 teaspoons baker’s yeast
375 mL of warm water
2 tablespoons sugar + 1 teaspoon extra
390 grams of bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
boiling water
1 beaten egg

Method:

We begin by preheating the oven to 180º. In the bowl of a blender (I used a kitchen aid) mix the flour with the two tablespoons of sugar and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix the water with the extra teaspoon of sugar and the yeast. Let stand until fermented about 5 minutes. We pass this mixture to the flour and beat at medium speed for 10 minutes to obtain a homogeneous mixture that is not sticky.

We pass the mixture on the sidewalk with a little flour and divide it into as many portions as we want to make colors. I made five and used yellow, blue, pink, green and orange.

Mix each serving with paste dye and pass the dough into small bowls to rest for 1 hour.

Meanwhile we prepare a pot with water and let it boil. Once the dough has grown we stretch it with a rolling pin, superimposing each dough on top of each other.

We cut strips of approximately 2 cm and roll it on themselves as if they were candy sticks. We join both ends and get the shape of the bagel or donut.
We boil the bagels for 1 minute in the water simply to cook the outside. This step is very important because it makes the bales have that special and soft texture inside.

Once boiled, we bake the bagels at 180º for 15-20 minutes until they are golden and firm to the touch.

Let cool and serve with the frosting of cheese, salmon or olive oil. They are delightful and super rewarding when you see them coming out of the oven with all the colors so bright.
Perfect for a different summer breakfast or snack!

Many kisses, Soco.

The best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone! Today I´m going to show you how to prepare some cookies with chocolate chips that are amazing. This is such a classic yet one of my favourite recipes!! Many of you will be thinking that is an old-fashion recipe but its grace is found in the golden butter or “Brown butter” that makes the flavor of the cookie much more intense and chocolate.
The recipe is based on a TASTY recipe but is adapted so that it is simpler since the only difficulty is to brown the butter and that it does not burn. Otherwise, it is a very simple cookie recipe but with an exceptional flavor. All the steps are worth it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (120 g) bread flour
  • ¾ cup (95 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water, room temperature
  • 1 cup (220 g) dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ cup (85 g) chocolate chips

ELABORATION:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift the flours, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a medium or large saucepan, add the butter and melt over medium heat. The larger the tray you use, the faster the process will be!
  3. Boil the butter, stirring frequently. As the water begins to boil from the butter, the solids of the milk in the butter will separate, sink into the bottom and begin to toast and brown. When this begins to happen, be sure to stir constantly so that the butter browns evenly. It can become quite foamy, splash a little and be difficult to see, so watch it closely, remove it from the heat and continue stirring if it starts to foam.
  4. Once the butter has a brown color, remove from heat and pour into a large liquid measuring cup to stop cooking.
    Let it cool for one or two minutes, stir and carefully add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the butter so that it rises again up to 1 cup (240 ml) of liquid.
  5. Let cool to room temperature. To help speed up this process, you can place it in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes. You should make sure that the butter is still liquid when you add it to the dough later, so be sure to remove it after 15 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, add sugars, vanilla, espresso powder and cold brown butter. Cream together with an electric hand mixer until it is soft and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add egg and yolk and beat until incorporated.
    Add the dry ingredients, about ⅓ of the mixture at a time, and beat between the additions until incorporated. It’s fine that there is some unmixed flour on the edge of the bowl, this will be incorporated in the next step.
  8. Using a wooden spoon, fold the chocolate chips and the pieces in the dough
  9. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined in parchment paper in 3 tablespoon heaps.
  10. For optimal flavor, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or, even better, overnight.
  11. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Distribute the dough evenly 3 inches (8 cm) from each other on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
    I hope you love this recipe and enjoy it! It´s such a good recipe that every time i make it dissapears in hours.

LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

SOCO

White Chocolate & Strawberries Cookies

Hey guys!! How are you doing? As I told you last week, this month has been pretty busy but still, I didn´t want to stop posting new recipes. For this reason, I decided that when I don´t have time to show you new recipes (like today) I´ll show you old recipes but in English for of you who wish to have them in english. These cookies, let me tell you… they are amazing, super chewy and super delicious so I hope you love as much as I do.
Let me know if you try them sometime this Easter. They are the perfect treat for these upcoming holidays!!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1- 1/2 cups of flour for all use
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 orange zest

ELABORATION:

Preheat your oven to 180º. Combine the first 3 ingredients and reserve.

In a mixing cup equipped with a paddle attachment, spread the butter and both sugars. Add the eggs, the orange zest and the vanilla and mix until they are creamy and combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is well mixed.

Add the dry ingredients and mix only to combine. Add chocolate chips and strawberries and mix only to distribute them through the mixture.

Using a small scoop of ice cream, place the cookie dough at a distance of 2 inches on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until it is lightly browned around the edges.

 Chill for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove it on the grill and allow it to cool completely.

 I hope you like it a lot!!
Love you to the moon and back,
Soco

Buttermilk pancakes

Hey Guys! It´s been foverer since I´ve written in English but I feel like most of the people that read my blog are Spanish speaking people. Nonthless I still want to make this blog available to as many people as possible and therefore, today I´m showing you one of my favourite recipes in the world!

Seriously, this recipe is to die for, super simple and let´s be serious… who doesn´t love pancakes??

The other day, I was talking with this friend of mine and she asked me about my recipes in English and If I had any in my blog. Indeed, I´ve got a few but not that many so I decided to show you one of the blog most popular pancakes recipe ( the photos are the same haha) but it´s super delicious. And that way, the weeks that I don´t have time to create new recipes (like this one… exams)I´ll be posting older recipes in English for all of you who wish to join the community!!
Let´s do it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup or 110 grams of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder (I use Royal brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 240 ml of buttermilk (see substitution here)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 2 tablespoons of soft olive oil or melted butter

Method:

In a bowl, we sift the flour, the baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar and reserve. In another bowl or jug, mix the homemade buttermilk with the egg and vanilla.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and beat until incorporated, once you do not see more traces of flour, add the oil and beat until you do not get a single lump. We reserve the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes.

In a small skillet or griddle, heat over medium heat with a nut of butter. Once the mixture is at rest, place a good spoonful of dough and let brown about 3 minutes until bubbles appear at the edges. We turn the pancake and let brown about 3 minutes more. We take it out and continue cooking the rest.
I hope you all love this recipe and let me know if you want more English recipes!! Pair them with maple syrup, honey, fruits or even chocolate!!

They are so versatile that it creates the PERFECT recipe for a Sunday morning!
Love you to the moon and back,
Soco

Green smoothie

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Hi everyone! How´s everything going?

Today I have decided to write in english a quite a trend recipe that I have seen all over the Internet and I find super nutritious, healthy and delicious!

This green smoothie is packed with antioxidante, good fats and is very feeling when it comes to summer breakfast and something very easy to prepare.

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Ingredients:

  • splash of water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 peach
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 handful of baby spinach

Method:

In a blender add in the water, lemon juice, handful of spinach, chopped and peeled cucumber, avocado and peach.

Blend for a couple of minutes until is nice an smooth. you can string it but I like the texture.

Pour in a glass or dar and enjoy as a perfect breakfast tweet.

Make sure to try it and send me photos of it. It is 100% easy and full prove so don´t forget to try it as soon as possible and let me know if you want some new variations of it.

Lots of love, Soco

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Decadent Hot Chocolate

 

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Hi everyone!! Want to learn how to make a decadent and delicious hot chocolate topped with marshmallows? Just continue reading and you won´t believe how easy is to prepare.

This recipe is so easy and requieres just a few ingredients and  you won´t believe how quick it is plus is perfect for any ocassion.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk or any combination of milk, half-and-half, or cream
  • a hand-full of chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinammon

 

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Method:

In a médium size sauce-pan put all the ingredientes: the milk, cocoa, sugar and salt. Heat until all the mixture is combined and thickened.

This will take around 5- 8 minutes. After that, pour the mixture through a sift to get reed of any lumps of cocoa and serv with whipped cream or a personal favourite, marshamallows.

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I hope you really enjoy this recipe and you give it a try. For more recipes like this in english comment and like this post.

Lots of kisses, Soco.

 

 

Fudgy-est brownies in the world!!

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This is it! The best recipe for the fudgy-est brownies in the word, super chocolaty and soft and chewy in the middle, and the best thing you will only have to clean one bowl. Let´s do it!

Ingredients for a square baking pan:

  • 250 gr dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 160 gr white granulated  lugar
  • 140 gr brown sugar
  • 120 gr all-porpuse flour
  • pinch of salt
  • a hand-full of chocolate chips, nuts or m&m´s

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Method:

As I have mentioned before, this is a really easy recipe because it only requires one bowl and it takes no time to put together.

Start by preheating your oven to 180º c or 350 ºF and line a square baking pan with some parchement paper or foil so that the brownies do not stick to the pan.

In a large mixing bol, add the chocolate and the butter and melt in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring in bewteen so that it does not burn or in a double boiler.

Once the chocolate mixture is all melted, add both kids of lugar and stir, add the eggs one at the time and beat well. Finally add the flour, salt and chocolate chips or nuts or any kind of chocolate you want. Stir and pour the mixture into the pan and bake it for 4o to 45 minutes until insert a knife and it comes out clean.

Let it cool for at least 1 hour and cut into squares. Serv with vanilla ice-crean or whipped cream and enjoy!!

Brownie-BowlsYou will fall in love with this recibe, it is so good and easy you´ll die for it.

Try it and tell what you think in the comments.

Soco.

 

 

 

Chocolate brownkies

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Hello everyone!!

Today I´m bringing you a really easy recipe for all of you out there chocolate lovers. This cookies are simply amazing and with lots of chocolate and the best thing about it, is that you can easily refrigerate them for almost two weeks an bake them when you want.

Ingredients for 18 to 20 cookies (depending of the size)

  • 120 gr of flour
  • 1 tse of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 395 gr of dark chopped chocolate
  • 50 gr of unsalted butter
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 270 gr of light brown sugar

Method:

The first step is to preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350º F and line two baking traes with parchement paper.

Melt your chocolate along with the butter in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals or in a ban mary until everything is completely smooth and combine. Let the chocolate cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a bowl and a hand mixer) beat together the sugar and eggs until well combine, nice fluffy and almost triple in volume. Without stopping the mixer, add little by little the chocolate mixture and the dry ingredients, so the flour, baking poder and salt.

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Once ypu have this thick dough you have differents options, you can refrigerate for one hour, take it out take spoon of each and bake for ten minutes or either refrigerate all night or for a few days and bake it whenever you want and haver freshly naced cookies.

Once the have been baked, they look really thick but when they get cold they thinner out and become cracked on top.

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This cookies are delicous and I hope you like them and you try them.

PD: Sorry for not writting in such a long time but I didn´t have time.

Lots of kisses, Soco.

PD2: In one month is my birthday and in afee weeks Christmas so be prepared for a lot of holidays season recipes.

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Fairy bread, australian treats!!

Hey there everyone!

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It has been such a long time without posting in the blog but this past weeks have been crazy.

Today I´m bringing you a really short recipe that comes from Australia and it´s amazing. I think the best words to describe this amazing recibe are: colourful, shiny, delicious in fact they are small sweety australian treats full of sprinkles.

The best thing about the recipe is that is really easy and you just need three ingredients super easy to find.

This beautiful sweets are presented in triangles and are such a cute thing to eat.

Ingredients:

  • around 10 or 15 slices of any bread (try to use loaf bread)
  • 100 gr of soften butter/margarine (salted or unsalted)
  • sprinkles, lots of them in any colours and shapes

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Method:

This is really is easy. You just have to spread the butter in the bread slices (how much or less you want) and add spinkles. Try to spread a good amount of butter otherwise the sprinkles won´t stick.

And for the final touch, you just need to cut them in triangles and serve them to your guests.

I hope you´ve enjoy this recipe and I want to give special thanks to Juliette for showing me this amazing Australian recibe and for being an amazing roommate.

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She also has a blog so make sure you check it.
juliettesjournal.wordpress.com

Thank you so much for reading me,make sure you comment what recibes you want me to make, I promese to write a little bit more in this next weeks.
Lots of kisses, Soco.

Lemon cake and one year with the blog!

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Good morning everyone! Today is my blog´s brithday, one year ago I started this project and at has been amazing.

Today I´m bringing you my first baking recibe from the blog but in English so that those who don´t understand english can also make it.

The recibe that I´m showing you today is the first one theta I learned to bake when I was really small because is súper easy to put together.

I called this lemon cake ” Tata´s cake” because my tata (sorry I don´t know how to transalate this word) showed it to me how to prepared and it´s my favourite cake.

Ingredients:

· 1 lemon yoghurt
· 1 mensure yoghurt os any vegetable oil
· 3 free-range médium size eggs
· 3 measures yoghurt of white granulated sudar
· 3 measures yoghurt of all-porpuse flour (with no raising agent)
· 1 package of baking powder Royal tupe (16 grams)
· lemon/orange test (lemon/orange extract if you wish but is opcional)

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Method:

We start by grasing our 23 cm (9 inches) round pan with butter and flour or either a non-stick cooking spray (available in baking shops) and some parchement paper at the bottom.

For this recipe you don´t need to preheat your oven but we will bake the cake a 180º or 350 ºF.

In a mixing bowl (I always do this recibe by hand) we mix together the oil and th sugar. Next we add the eggs yolks keeping the whites in an other bowl because we will need them later.

The next step is to add gradually the flour and baking powder (you don´t have to sift them) until well combained. Make sure you don´t overmix otherwise you´ll get a tough cake.

Once we have this well combained is time to add the flavouring so the lemon zest and if you want a few drops of lemon extract.

Then we need to whipp the whites until soft pics form. You can do this with a normal whisk (it will take around 5-7 good minutes) or use an electric mixer.

Then we need to incorporare the whites into the cake mix being very careful with an spatula or a metal spoon.

Finally we pass our mixture into our pan and we need to bake it at 180º C/ 350 ºF for around 40-45 minutes, until is golden brown an when you insert a tooth pic into the center this comes out clean.

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And that it is, I hope you´ve like it, any dought that you have you just have to live me a comment or send me a comment an I will be pleased to answer.

Happy Birthday to my blog, thank you for 3.841 views since the first day and I hope you will contiu to read it.

Lots of kisses, Soco.