Recipe; Rey’s Instant Bread from Star Wars: the Force Awakens

After my newly successful YouTube video Rey’s Instant Bread from Star Wars the Force Awakens (Click link to open) I have posted the recipe.

Rey’s instant bread, or portion bread, features with the junk traders on Jakku.

This recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Let me know what you think

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Method:

  1. Place oil in a standard mug and swirl around to grease the inside. Use a pastry brush if you need.
  2. Add the Flour, Sugar, Matcha, Baking powder and salt into the mug
  3. Mix to combine
  4. Add Milk and Vanilla extract.
  5. Mix to combine **if the batter looks to dry add more milk
  6. Microwave on high for 45 secs

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Recipe; Matcha Green Tea Mini Cheesecakes

Yum Yum Yum!! What a delight it was to make these delicious cakes!

I love green tea, and who wouldn’t. It’s nutritionally beneficial, full of antioxidants and many many other things which can be researched using Google.

And cheesecakes, who doesn’t love a cheesecake? Now mix these two power house foods together and you have a match made in heaven! They even look amazing, so bright and vibrant in colour.

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The biggest tip I’m sharing with you when making these Cheesecakes is do not over mix the cheesecake batter after adding the sugar. Over mixing the batter causes the incorporation of air. Yes cheesecakes are suppose to be light and fluffy however there is always a limit for everything. My cheesecakes did crack but after adding the strawberry decorations you could not even tell

Also the taste of the matcha is strong so if you don’t like the taste of green tea these are not the cheesecakes for you.

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Matcha Green Tea Mini Cheesecake Recipe;

YouTube link;

https://youtu.be/d27A2O9o8i4

Ingredients:

Cheesecakes

  • 135g (1 Cup) Crushed Oreo Cookies
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 2 x 250g Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Matcha Green Tea Powder

Decorations

  • 12 Strawberries
  • 100g White Chocolate, melted

Chocolate drizzle sauce

  • 200g Dark chocolate, melted
  • 25g Butter, melted
  • 25g Brown sugar
  • 125ml Cream

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan forced) and place bottoms into the Mini Cheesecake Cake tins.
  2. Using a food processor or bar mixer blitz Oreos until they resemble cookie crumbs
  3. Add the melted butter and mix to combine.
  4. Divide the mixture equally into each cup and press down making sure the cookie crumbs are flat and even in each cup
  5. Bake for 7 minutes
  6. Reduce the oven to 160c
  7. In a standard mixing bowl with the paddle attachment add the cream cheese and sugar.
  8. Mix until smooth- this should remove any lumps and bumps the cream cheese might create
  9. To the bowl add one egg at a time until just combined.
  10. At this stage it is important not to over mix the cheesecake batter because it will cause them to crack when baking
  11. Add 1  tsp vanilla extract, mix until just combined
  12. Add 2 tbsp Match and mix until just combined **do not over mix** Gently mix cheesecake batter with a spatula or spoon to incorporate ingredients if you think you might have over mixed.
  13. Scoop  ~ 1 tbsp of batter into each cup, filling to the top.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes
  15. The cheesecakes must be completely cooled before removing them from the tin. I recommend putting then in the fridge for a couple of hours
  16. Melt the white chocolate in 30 second intervals (as shown in my Beetroot and Chocolate CupCake Tutorial on YouTube at 3:00min Beetroot and Chocolate CupCake Tutorial)
  17. Dip each strawberry in the white chocolate and place on top of each cheesecake
  18. For the Chocolate drizzle sauce combine all ingredients over a double boiler and mix until smooth. Similarly this can be done using a microwave in 30 second intervals.
  19. Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries

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Recipe; Beetroot and Chocolate Cupcakes

In preparation for another YouTube video I’m going to share my Beetroot and Chocolate CupCakes recipe!

Round 2 of these Cupcakes worked out better and tasted 100% better. In my last post (about 4 months ago) I rated these Cupcakes a 9 out of 10 because the taste of Beetroot was to strong. Well haven’t times changed. A definite 10 out of 10, I loved the Cupcakes this time around. The recipe did not change so I guess it all came down to the quality of the Beetroot

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YouTube Link:

https://youtu.be/Cr5C653ta5M

 Ingredients:

CupCakes

  • 3 Beetroot bulbs
  • 265g Self-raising flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp mixed spice
  • 200g (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 180g Butter, melted
  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 375g Unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 840g Soft icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 80ml Milk
  • 100g Dark chocolate, melted
  • 100g Cocoa powder.

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan forced oven) and line 20 cupcake liners
  2. Finely grate the Beetroot (this step is timely aprox 5 mins per beetroot)
  3. In a standard mixing bowl with paddle attachment add sifted flour, cocoa powder and mixed spices.
  4. Stir in the sugar
  5. To the bowl add the grated Beetroot, eggs (slightly beaten) and butter. Stir until just combined
  6. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined
  7. Scoop the cupcake batter into each liner filling it 3/4 of the way.
  8. Bake Cupcakes for 20 minutes
  9. While the cupcakes are cooking prepare the Chocolate Buttercream
  10. Using a standard mixing bowl, beat the butter until it turns white (6-10 minutes)
  11. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until smooth and creamy- scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  12. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine
  13. Add milk- to achieve desired consistency.
  14. Add Cocoa powder and stir to combine
  15. Add melted chocolate and stir to combine.
  16. Frosting the cupcakes- using a disposable bag insert the desired top for the design you want for your cupcakes. I used a star tip.
  17. Add buttercream to the bag and pipe onto your cupcake in a swirl.

 

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