Tiramisu Layered with Chocolate Cake

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Once you hear the word Tiramisu, the first thing that you could imagine is a perfect coffee based dessert. Well literally Tiramisu is an Italian word means “to pick me or lift me up”. Since it’s espresso (some pastry chefs use espresso for stronger flavor and effect) or coffee based Tiramisu can really be in a good help for some nightwalkers or have not enough time to sleep so they can be picked up! J

I reconstruct my recipe of Tiramisu, well the tradition way of making this is it will be layered by Lady Fingers and some uses liquors for their Tiramisu like Baileys (Coffee Based Liquor), Kahlua, Brandy, Marsala Wine, etc. In my recipe I omit the liquors since my family is not a fan of those and since my sister really loves chocolate (like so obsess with chocolate) I layered it with chocolate chiffon cake. This is a hit to everyone the taste is well balanced, no taste of wine, really good for people who don’t enjoy Tiramisu with the taste of Liquors.

Yield: 9 inch Cake Pan

Ingredients

For Chocolate Chiffon Cake

98g         Cake Flour or All Purpose Flour

20g         Cocoa Powder

75g         Granulated White Sugar

1/2tsp     Salt

6g          Baking Powder

53g         Vegetable Oil

70g         Egg Yolks

110ml     Water

1tsp        Vanilla

98g        Egg Whites

45g         Granulated White Sugar

1tsp       Cream of Tartar

For Tiramisu Filling

10pcs         Egg Yolks

60g            Sugar

270g          Cream Cheese / Mascarpone Cheese

4 Sheets     Gelatin, soaked in cold water (Half a cup of Water)

600g           Whipping Cream

80g             Powdered Sugar

For Coffee Syrup

2Tbsp      Plain Coffee (You can use Stronger Coffee, whatever you prefer)

2Tbsp      Granulated White Sugar

2Tbsp     Water

Procedure

Make first the Chocolate Chiffon Cake.

Pre heat Oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Ready your 9 inch Springform Pan.

In a bowl, mix Flour, salt, Baking Powder and the 75g Granulated Sugar.

In a separate bowl mix Oil, egg yolks, water and Vanilla.

Pour wet Ingredients to Dry Ingredients and Mix well with whisk until Lump free.

In other bowl whip your egg whites til you reach the shampoo stage (many small bubbles appears).

then add the other Sugar and Cream of Tartar, whisk until you reach the Stiff Peak Stage of Egg whites.

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When you reach that stage, fold the Egg Foam to the Chocolate mixture using spatula. Important here is to follow the folding technique, using spatula dip to the bottom of the bowl and by the spatula facing horizontally lift up and fold it to the top of the mixture, same process til completely mixed.

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When completely mix. Pour the Batter to the Springform Pan and Bake for 25 minutes at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.

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When done, unmold to springform pan, and let it cool for a minute. Once Cool, cut horizontally to have 2 slabs of Cake.

After making the Chocolate Cake, Prepare the Tiramisu Filling.

Whip the Cream and Powdered Sugar in a bowl until thickens. Store in Chiller until ready.

In a bowl whip eggyolks, Sugar, 1Tbsp Coffee Syrup (just Mix the ingredients for Coffee Syrup) and place on a Bain Marie (to know how to Bain Marie see my instruction in my Oreo Cheesecake Recipe https://justforfats.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/oreo-cheesecake/)

Cook in Bain Marie until  the Egg Mixture thickens and  becomes lighter. Dont put in Bain Marie too long it may cook the eggs.

After that remove from Bain Marie and soak the Gelatin and mix well til the Gelatin melts.

In a mixer bowl, soften the cream cheese by using a mixer, mix til the cheese become smooth. Then add the Egg Mixture to Cream cheese and mix well until Lump free.

Get the Chilled Whipping Cream and do the folding technique. Fold the Cream to the Egg and Cheese mixture.

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When Comletely folded. place a slab of Chocolate Chiffon cake on the 9 inch Pan. get a pastry Brush and brush some Coffee Mixture into the chocolate chiffon cake, and pour some Tiramisu Mixture. then same process to another slab of Chocolate chiffon. Make sure to cover the whole Cake with Tiramisu Filling.

Freezer it overnight or until becomes firm so you can remove it from the Springform Pan.

Then Put Some Cocoa Powder on top of your Tiramisu Cake!

ENJOY! Put some comments for questions!

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OREO CHEESECAKE

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Oreo Cheesecake is one of the most popular Cheesecake in the world, almost everybody loves the cheesecake however cheesecakes are quite expensive compare to other ordinary cakes that are available in the bakeries. Maybe because of it’s ingredients are really quite expensive especially the cream cheese well it depends what brand of the product because  there are cream cheese that are flavorful and the price are really high and the wisest cream cheese are the average price but with perfect taste for the cheesecake. What I usually use is PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, this is really good and the taste is really perfect for making Cheesecake! My advice is when you finish reading this recipe don’t buy in those stores anymore sometimes they over price, you can make your own Cheesecakes with different varieties.

This recipe of Oreo Cheesecake is a baked cheesecake, if you’re gonna browse my old posts you can notice that I already posted an Oreo Cheesecake recipe but its unbaked, but this one is we’re gonna bake this cheesecake, way more tastier and way more Cheesecake than Unbaked one! So grab your whisks and spatulas and were going to start BAKING!

Ingredients

100g       Oreo Cookies Crushed

60g         Butter, Melted

450g       Cream Cheese, at Room Temperature

90g         Sour Cream

155g       Sugar

8g           All Purpose Flour

3pcs       Eggs

3pcs       Egg Yolks

4ml         Vanilla Extract

14pcs     Oreo Cookies for toppings

Procedure

In a 9-inch Springform pan cover below with Aluminum Foil

To make the crust, combine the Crushed Oreo Cookies to Melted Butter, combine well and press the mixture to the pan

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and then put in freezer until ready to use.

Softened the Cream Cheese by passing it to mixer until smooth.

Add in Sugar and mix for a while. Add Sour Cream, flour, then the eggs (drop per piece, beat well) follow the yolks, slowly apply on the batter mixture. Add Vanilla

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Keep on mixing till smooth and combined well.

Get the crust and pour the batter over crust.

Bake 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 minutes using Bain Marie (How to do it: Get a baking pan (I used pyrex Pan) that can hold your 9inch cheesecake springform pan, then place it there and on that extra pan of yours on where the 9inch was placed fill it with BOILING water in it, you don’t worry about the cheesecake batter to be wet inside, remember you have put the aluminum foil outside the 9inch springform pan, that is to protect the inside batter to be wet by the boiling water outside it)

To check for the Doneness, use a cake tester or just a tooth pick, pierce the cake and when the stick comes out clean no sticky batter then it is already done!

Unmold to pan, and sprinkle some Crushed Oreos on top and fill the top with whole oreos, design by your desire!

Enjoy your Oreo Cheesecake!!

Chilis Philippines Grill Bar

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When me and my girl was just roaming around the the Greenbelt 5 Makati City, Philippines we found this intriguing Grill Bar. There are a lot of people eating here and it seems their menu is really good as I checked it. So as a Food Explorer we tried this awesome Grill Bar, since it’s a Grill Bar we really expect that there will be a lot of Burgers and Fries in which we preferred on that special day. The crew was awesome very approachable and definitely will look upon your needs during your time with them. As I’ve learned about the Grill Bar it was originated from Dallas, Texas so it was really very Southwestern flair. We can’t wait to order so we grabbed the menu right away.Image

I ordered for Cajun Club Sandwich because it really looks promising and I love Club Sandwiches, my partner ordered for OldTimer Big Mouth Burgers with an additional of Cheese, coz she definitely love cheese with well done grill for the burger. Since we are not a small sized person we ordered for another dish which is the Chicken Crispers, for our drinks we just ordered for a Bottomless Soda for me and Bottomless Lemonade for her. Since we have the word Dessert! We can’t leave the place without trying their best seller Sweet Ending Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie!

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Cajun Club Sandwich a traditional club sandwich with a kick, stacked high with grilled chicken, topped with crispy bacon cheddar and Swiss Cheese, chopped Jalapeno, lettuce and tomato! It’s the perfect Club Sandwich I’ve ever tasted and the thick and crispy fries was awesome!

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This is the Oldtimer Big Mouth Burgers it’s Beef was really 100% pure beef! with Mustard, shredded lettuce, pickle, onions and tomato. She added Cheese on it so it was awesome!Image

The Chicken Crispers this is hand battered chicken, served with corn on the cob, the awesome fries and Honey Mustard deep!

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Now this is timeless for me, the sweet ending Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie! The Bar under is warmed chewy layered with chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and drizzled with Chocolate and Caramel! it was really a perfect DESSERT!

It was really a big sized meal, even though we have big stomachs we still can’t finish everything so we packed the leftovers and took it out and ate it when we watched The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones! 

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We can say that this is one of the best Lunch we ever had! The prices are so reasonable and so worth it!

If you wan’t to check the other Branches see below:

MAKATI 2nd Level Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center Makati City 
   Tel no.: 729-3022 / 729-2862
GREENHILLS 26 Missouri St. cor. Nevada St., Northeast Greenhills San Juan 
   
Tel no.: 727-2959 / 727-3008
TOMAS MORATO 199 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Fernandez Quezon City
   
Tel no.: 372-5017 / 372-5007
ROCKWELL P1 Unit 36 Power Plant Mall Rockwell Center 
   Tel no.: 659-6527
ALABANG TOWN CENTER LGF, Corte de Las Palmas Expansion, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City 
   Tel no.: 846-2647
MEGAMALL  2/L Mega Atrium, SM Megamall Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City 
   Tel no.: 631-0380

Chocolate Chips with Walnuts and Oatmeal Cookies

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My first post on my Blog was Chocolate Chip Cookies and I noticed that many people really loved this awesome cookies. Who would never love a bite of a Chocolate Chip Cookies right? Do you guys know that cookie means a “small cake”, yeah a small cake that’s why everybody really loved this small cake. Well since many people loved cookies I made another recipe for this awesome cookie. I added some Walnuts and Oatmeal to add some fiber on my cookie and not just sugars, because you know people will tell that this is bad pure sugar and fat, and also this will help my cookies to make a CHEWY texture on it, so it’s gonna be like a REPRISE recipe for my Chocolate Chip Cookies! This will be a different procedure from my old cookie so better watch for the procedure, I tell you no one did regret in tasting these awesome cookies!

Ingredients

113g       Unsalted Butter (Room Temp)

75g         Granulated Sugar

83g         Brown Sugar

1pc         Egg

½ Tsp     Vanilla

115g       All Purpose Flour

89g         Oatmeal

1g           Salt

2g           Baking Powder

4g           Baking Soda

50g         Walnuts Chopped

80g         Chocolate Chips

Procedure

Pre heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit

Using mixer or a hand Mixer, Cream the Butter first then add the two sugars slowly while mixing, make sure that the mixtures becomes light in texture.

Add the Vanilla to egg and put it in the Mixture then mix it a little bit just to make sure that the eggs have covered the batter already. Don’t over mix it.

Mix the Dry ingredients, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, salt, and the oatmeal; mix with whisk so it will be evenly distributed.

Put the dry ingredients to the Creamed Mixture and use fold method, don’t whisk it or mix, just get the bottom part of the mixture and press slightly o top of it, do it until the flour mixture has already been hydrated by the creamed mixture. Then add Walnuts and Chocolate Chips then slightly mix.

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Line with parchment paper the pan, using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough and place it on the pan, work all the way to the pan and when done slightly press the dough, just SLIGHTLY don’t overpress it make sure every single dough is on the same size

Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies is Brown

After baking let it cool for a couple of minutes before removing on pan because its still soft when just out on the oven. when cooled already use a spatula to transfer it on a plate of yours, then serve it!

I assure whoever reads this, you will receive an unexpected praise from a person, will be more better if they will ask you to sell this awesome cookie!

Enjoy your cookie, just ask on the comments below and SHARE this awesome COOKIES: SMALL CAKE!

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Banana Bread

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Banana Bread is one of the best quick bread recipes of all time, the taste is very delicious and the aroma is fantastic that’s why everyone loves this bread. Banana Bread is made with mashed fully riped bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread. Obviously it’s made from banana, everybody loves banana so why everybody wouldn’t love this. This awesome bread recipe is easy to make, in like less than 30 minutes you can have this already, and well that’s why it’s been categories as quick breads. People asking for what kind of banana would be best for this, Cavendish Banana will be a good banana to use for its sweetness adds flavor to the bread and the aroma is the best.  One of the secret in making this is to make sure that our banana is fully riped, on where the starches turns to sugar already, you can see on the banana that it almost turns brown.

Ingredients

2 cups Allpurposeflour

½ cup of Brown Sugar

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup unsaltedbutter, melted and cooled

1 cup of smashed riped Bananas

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

30g of Chocolate Chips

Procedure

Preheat oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit

In one bowl combine Allpurpose Flour, Cinnamon,  Salt, and Baking Soda mix and set aside.

In Separate Bowl combine the wet ingredients, Butter, Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Extract and the smashed bananas. You can use fork in smashing the Bananas, see on how i did it unto my Bananas.

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Once You have already mix the wet ingredients combine this into the dry ingredients, and mix it with your spatula or spool, dont over mix it so the bread will not be tough. We want soft bread here. Another if you have Nuts, peanuts you can just combine it into the batter.

Then oil the loaf trays you have and put the batter on your trays. I used some Tart Pan for styles.

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Once you have panned it Bake it for like 40-60 minutes until golden brown or try using a toothpick once you try to insert it inside there should be no any sign of the batter in the pick once you pulled it out.

Enjoy your sweet cakelike Banana Bread!

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NO BAKE Cheesecake

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Everybody loves Cheesecake, like every people that I know loves cheesecake. Whenever we are in a café shop if they have some cheesecake most of the time we would rather go for it for desserts. Even during special events whenever your friend gave you a Cheesecake it’s like a diamond gift because you can partner this with some of your favorite flavorings, like fruits, jellies, chocolates, etc. Everybody loves it but do you know that this awesome recipe is already been living in our world since the ancient Greece and Roamns,  the earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. Most probably you know what the main ingredient here is, obviously it’s the cheese. Nowadays its more prevalent to use Cream Cheese in making Cheesecake but some countries like Germany use Ricotta cheese.

So obviously everybody really likes this sweet dish so I will show you the SUPER EASIEST way in making this Classic Cake, I said SUPER EASIEST because you don’t need the oven in making this, you just mix and mix and layer it and it’s done. I made this Super simple NO BAKE Cheesecake for everyone so everyone can do this.

Ingredients

For Cheesecake Filling

226g (2) of Cream Cheese, softened

¼ cup of White Sugar

240ml of Heavy Cream, or you can use all purpose cream (chill it out and beat for consistency)

1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice

For Crust

1 cup of Crushed Graham Crackers

2 tablespoon White Sugar or Brown Sugar

90g of melted Unsalted Butter

Procedure

Let’s make the Crust first, Combine the Butter, Sugar and the Graham Crackers in one bowl, make sure to cover all Graham Crackers with Butter to make sure that it will not break apart.

Once its completely incorporated press down the crumbs on a 9 inch Tart pan, Pie Pan, or a Cake Ring (whatever you have at home, well mine i used pie pan). Then put it on the freezer to make sure the crust will hold.

While freezing the crust we will now make the filling. put the Cream Cheese in a bowl and beat the Cheese until softened, you can use hand mixers to make it faster. After that place the lemon juice and the sugar. Beat until well incorporated, apply your Cream and beat the Batter until you have soft peaks, you can see on the picture the sample of soft peaksImage

Whenever you have this consistency, means that its already well foamed. So grab the crust on the fridge and start placing it on the crust, make sure that the crust is already form

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Once you already place it, put the cake on the fridge or chiller for about an hour or until the cream has already been form Most advisable is overnight. What I did to my Cheesecake is the simplest way, if you like you can put berries, strawberries, cherries toppings on your cake, it’s up to you.

Enjoy your very own NO BAKE CHEESECAKE!

MEATBALL AND SPAGHETTI

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Meatball and Spaghetti or Meatball Spaghetti is also one of the most favorite dish to make, everyone love this especially the kids. This brilliant recipe is full of richness of nutrients and vitamins; in just easy steps you can already have this all time favorite meal. I don’t know if anyone can resist eating this brilliant recipe, if it’s in the table everybody would grab a plate and fork. I think everyone should know that this Italian American Recipe has been living since 1920, it was firstly made when the Italian immigrants land in America, and they introduced this to Americans.

And by then, everyone is still hooked up with this awesome recipe, the juiciness of the meatballs, the tastiness of the sauce combines to make a healthy awesomely good meal!! I think everyone agrees on me!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 500 g quality minced beef, higher-welfare pork, or a mixture of the two
  • 1 large egg
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh basil chopped
  • 1 medium onion and 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole tomatoes chopped or 1kg Spaghetti Sauce
  • 500 g dried spaghetti
  • 2 small chilis
  • 1 bunch of finely chopped parsley

Procedure

Firstly prepare the Dried Spaghetti Pasta as per manufacturers instructions.

Meatballs: Combine in the bowl the Beef, salt, pepper, eggs, and some parsley (some are also applying some touch of Worcestershire sauce to taste) mix it well with your hands and after that you can apply the bread crumbs. Mix it well, when done get half a handful of meat mixture roll it with your hands and while cuffing the hands try to puff to form a formal circle.

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after that, heat the frying pan when the pan is already hot apply the olive oil and fry the meatballs.

In the other Pan try in making the sauce, saute onion, garlic, chili and if you have the Spaghetti Sauce it is much easier, apply it and put some salt pepper to taste, allow it to simmer for 3-5 minutes or until you can see the bubbles in it, then apply the chopped basil leaves and parsley

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When the Pasta is already Aldente put it in a colander and let it dry for a minute. When the meatballs is already done (there should be no pink sign on the meat) apply it together with the sauce in the Pasta Bowl and serve it!

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