All posts filed under: From the bakery

Recipe: Mango, strawberry, banana and chocolate chip bread

This maybe a simple banana bread but the added fruits and choco chips give it that added dimension of flavor and texture. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda A pinch of  salt 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 medium bananas, mashed 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, minced 1/2 canned ripe mangoes, drained and minced 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a large loaf pan. 2) In a large bowl, stir the melted butter and sugar. 3) Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. 4) Add the flour, baking soda and salt, stir until smooth. 5)  Lastly, gently fold in the yogurt, bananas, chocolate chips, strawberries, and mangoes . Spread evenly into the loaf pan. 6) Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for an hour, or until a knife/toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 7) Cool loaf in the pan for 15 …

Recipe: Lemon and Monterey Jack Muffin Cake

I originally planned to bake a lemon cream cheese muffins but was faced with a sudden dilemna once I finished the batter, that 1) I threw away my rusty muffin tin and 2) I only had Monterey Jack cheese. Note to self: Follow the rule of cooking thumb;always prepare the ingredients first! Fingers crossed that it’ll come out edible. Weird but edible. Lemon and Monterey Jack Muffin Cake Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest Juice from 2 medium-sized lemons 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup thick/heavy cream 1/2 cup of cubed Monterey Jack cheese Directions 1) Preheat oven to 175C. 2) Grease and line a square or loaf pan with greased baking paper.* 3) In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy using a stand or hand mixer. 4) Add the egg, lemon juice, zest and vanilla and whisk until fully mixed. 5) Add the flour, baking powder, and cream. Mix until …

Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts

My daughter is now here in Qatar, hurrah! And because of that, my niece is now a regular weekend visitor at our place. With kids around, it means that we must have an endless food supply otherwise they will start wrecking havoc.  Sweet stuff are must and as I’m minimizing their junk food intake, I decided to bake chocolate donuts for them  which is a (ahem) “healthier” option than their fried (but oh so yummy) variety. I got the recipe from this website http://www.annieschamorrokitchen.com/baked-yeast-donuts/. The recipe provided different types of glazes but it was too much for my tired being to make so I only opted for the choco glaze.  The result? very light and delicious donuts! It’s as good as fried donuts with less oil. I convinced myself that since it’s healthier, I can eat as much as I want. However,  the kids and my husband beat me to it. I haven’t even finished glazing all the donuts when they started eating. I made about 2 dozens but they just gobbled it all up. …

Cheap Eats: BreadTalk – 01 Mall Abu Hamour

Short Overall Review Located just beside the cinema area of the mall, this bakery and café is gives you a nice break from all those noisy and overcrowded coffeshops in the city. It offer both sweet and savory breads and cakes for a cheaper price than the usual. Although this is the 2nd BreadTalk (?) store here in Qatar, its interior is much better than it’s Salwa Rd. counterpart and more inviting for a sit-down eating.     Their breads and cakes variety may be small but what they lack in quantity, thay make up for the taste and quality.    I like that their cakes and not sickeningly sweet that you would usually get from cheap cakes.  Haven’t tasted their savory breads but I’m looking forward to it.     Price QR 15 pax (approx.) Returning? Definitely. Especially for their Tiger Rolls 🙂