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Thursday 17 December 2020

One Dough Can Make Many Cookies - Christmas Cookie Box 🎁

You can make your homemade cookies as a Christmas holiday present box at home for gourmet gifts that your foodie friends and family will love. 


250g butter, room temperature
100g, 1 cup powdered sugar, optional
350g, 21/2 cups plain flour, sifted
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, as you desire

1) Place the butter in a large bowl and sit in the warm oven for a few minutes. Add the sugar and mix until the sugar and butter are well mixed. add the flour a little at a time and use your hands to knead until the soft dough forms.

2) Use a spoon to dividing the dough, any as you desire, put through the onto baking trays and use a spoon to shape into a flower shaped or see video. Before baking, cover and place them in the refrigerator or freezer overnight, or no chilling the dough cookies still keep their shape when baked.

3) Bake in preheated oven 
180°C, for 8 minutes, depending on the size and shape of the pan. Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before serving. Store cookies in any kind of container, as long as their lids fit tightly, or old fashioned cookie tins do the job perfectly.

Recipe Source: Josephine's Recipes

Monday 14 December 2020

Castella Sponge Cake Recipe | How to Make Birthday Cake

Learn how to make the softest castella – this cake is soft and very light airy texture covered with amazing butter cream frosting. If you are looking for super yummy birthday cake, less sweet, fresh whipped cream and homemade bakery feel. This is the recipe for you! Italypaul's first time whipped red rose shaped cream for my birthday cake decoration, it took him many hours on it, practice and repeated until acceptable. The finish look good yet? It's also much harder to get the frosting come out with large and unfamiliarity nozzle.  

Makes 1 (8-inch cake pan with removable loose base)  



• 75g cake flour or 50g plain flour + 25g corn flour sieved
• 60g vegetable oil or mild olive oil for baking (heat to 80C)
• 50g whole or semi skimmed milk
• 5 large egg yolks, cold
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• a pinch of sea salt

• 5 large egg whites, cold
• 1/2 tsp white vinegar / lemon juice
• 70g golden granulated sugar, optional (add sugar a little at a time) 

Use a large baking pan for a hot water bath, steam bake in preheated oven to 150ºC, always use (oven thermometer) lower rack and bake with both top and bottom heat without fan assisted and bake for 65 minutes, After it is baked, let it stand in the oven for 15 minutes, until the oven temperature reached 50ºC/0ºC, which can avoid your cake to collapse. Dropping the cake pan from high to prevent the cake to shrink too much during cooling. Place treats on tray! It is best served chilled.

Castella Sponge Cake Recipe | How to Make Birthday Cake

Perfect Silky Smooth Buttercream Icing | Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Recipe Source: Josephine's Recipes