TWD: Mocha Brownie Cake
A reasonably quick bake but not my favourite.
Not exactly sure where this went wrong - the cake was not very moist (as a brownie would be). Also, it did not seem to rise very much and I could not cut it into 3 layers so it ended up as 2.
Do have a look at the other TWD bakers attempts here.
TWD: Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake
This turned out kinda good. The cake was huge! but I liked the taste and the creaminess. To cut through the fussiness with the crust I prebaked it in the tin and then just poured the cream cheese mix over it and baked it again.
Do check out the other bakers here.
TWD: Double Chocolate Cookies
These are sinful - (but delicious) - double chocolate cookies. The way you taste all that chocolate and sugar that went into the cookies on your first bite into them definitely made them cookies you can only eat once-a-day (though I did cheat and eat 2-a-day!)
Easy-ish to put together but with a chilling time so they do take a weekend to make. I like how they puffed up in the oven and then deflated when they came out to give those cute crinkles. I baked them for 12 minutes a tray as I found that they were that little bit harder - which I preferred.
These were a hit at the office when I took them in.
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TWD: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies bring me back to a more innocent time.
Mid last week, my mum and I were held at knife point during a home invasion. It was, to date, the most terrifying point in my life and I am still working day to day trying to regain what I had a few days before that happened. I know it will be a slow process but I wish that there was some sort of mind wipe device that could just erase it. Living in fear of the dark is not how I would like to live.
I brought these cookies into work early last week after baking up a big batch. To me, they were a-ok (I preferred the ones that were a little more baked around the sides so as to give the crisp-ness before the chewiness. Also even though I used 2 tbsp of the coffee powder that flavour profile did not shine through owing to the predominance of the chocolate), but my co-workers lapped them up. There was even some hoarding going on!
…. these cookies will remind me of the time when life was a little simpler and less scary.
Please visit the host of the week for the recipe: Peggy at Galettista
TWD: Boca Negra
Baked these a little longer (15 minutes) and ended up with a dry looking top - as indicated in the recipe. However, when trying to get it out of the tin, it collapsed on me and was way too soft. So as soon as it cooled down a little, off it went into the fridge!
When it had firmed up a little more, it was a very dense and fudgy chocolate cake. Delicious because of all the lovely chocolate.
For the recipe, do visit the host of the week: Cathy of A Frederick Food Garden