The concept of making just enough dessert for two people and that that these can be just as tasty as regular ones is amazing and I am looking forward to baking more recipes from this book, including the Vanilla Chocolate Chip Scones and the Chocolate Tea Loaf. Acknowledgments Introduction Everything Is Better with Chocolate Nearly every morning, my husband, Lindsay, breaks off a tiny square of an 84-percent cacao chocolate bar and slides it into my mouth before I am fully awake. Now, armed with baking skills for tools to reduce her stress, she makes a mini loaf pan of them for herself, in her own apartment, completely assuaging whatever ails her at the time. Stir well until glossy and well combined. Cut out circles of parchment paper to line the bottoms.
When you remove the cakes from the cans and fill and frost them, they will be the perfect sizes for individual servings. For this pic I used this persons fav - Hershey's, Whoopers, Butterfingers, Snickers, Pirouettes, Wafer cookies and Cookies and Cream candy. Although sweet foods are enhanced with a bit of salt, you want to be able to control the flavor of salt by adding it from a shaker, not the unknown quantity in butter. After testing the cakes for doneness with a toothpick, cool the cakes for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then run the tip of a narrow, sharp knife around the edges of the cakes, holding the cans with a cloth to protect your hands. The right size for creaming butter and sugar, mixing cookie or cake batter, beating egg whites, and whipping cream is a 1½-quart bowl that is taller than it is wide.
She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters, who draw straws to see who gets to taste test the small-batch recipes. About the Authors Debby Maugans Nakos writes a monthly column for Birmingham Magazine and is former food editor of Creative Ideas for Living magazine. It's for the perfect tart to end a small, romantic dinner—or the indulgence of a one-bowl dessert just for you Honey Apple Oatmeal Crisp, anyone? Cake rolls, or roulades, are baked in 9 × 5-inch loaf pans. Pour into the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. It cuts crosswise into three neat slices that look like you cut them from a long, traditional cake roll. Most methods I describe in Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers are the same as one would use for baking large batches, i. One easy answer, of course, is to simply eat what you make — but a 9-inch layer cake is really too much for just a couple of people.
For this book, I developed small batches of my favorite chocolate treats, and I have updated some previous recipes to include chocolate—even when chocolate is not native to the recipe. Keep mixing until you can no longer mix it and the butter and liquids are well incorporated about 10 mins. Those three items were the things I used most in the kitchen: the rack for cooling and the baking sheet for cookies and cradling cake cans and tart pans. These measure 5 × 3 inches and hold 2 cups of batter; they are the right size for baking small loaves of quick breads, cakes, brownies, and bar cookies that serve two or three. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, then stir in the boiling water. In fact, he cut it into 8 perfect slices and we enjoyed it over two days. Discard the cans if you see any discoloration, otherwise they can be re-used for another baking adventure.
Measuring with a tablespoon measure is not always accurate; chopped and finely chopped chocolate packs into a tablespoon measure differently. The cake was the perfect size for my husband and I. This book can give you a lot of practice, because you can bake almost every day and still not overindulge. So I would say that this cake could serve even 3-4 people! Ideal for the single guy or gal, small family, retiree, or bride-to-be. Any leftover egg can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. All the recipes are written in an easy to understand manner and are mostly made with simple, easy to find and inexpensive ingredients. For muffins and small cakes, 6-cup muffin pans with standard- and jumbo-size cups are easily found in supermarkets, kitchen shops, home goods stores, and online.
Your sweetheart and your waistline will thank you! Many of the recipes have introductions that note problem areas and how to ensure that you get good results. The cakes will slip out easily; remove the parchment paper liners and cool them upright. Cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins, scones, short- rye- wheat- and naan breads welcome! Check some of these pics out and see if you can stop your tummy from rumbling! So save your tomato and bean and water chestnut cans or others of the same size that do not have pop tops. If the cake, muffin, cookie, tart, or soufflé is not chocolate, I can usually pass it up. My eight-year-old daughter and I bake small batches of Simply the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies often, sometimes every other day, because we can eat them in under 30 minutes start to finish , warm from the oven.
Small-batch recipes can be a great entree for aspiring cooks who want to learn to bake. It is the perfect cookbook for someone in their first apartment; the recipes can even be baked in a good toaster oven. Measuring partial eggs is very easy to do, or you can substitute refrigerated or thawed frozen egg substitute. It has lots of other small batch baked goods and not only chocolate ones. In this book, some need only a portion of one or two eggs, so I have listed tablespoon measurements of beaten eggs in the ingredient list. To bake in cans, a clean-cut can opener is a must.
Level the 2 cakes, fill, stack and frost. Supermarkets, discount superstores, and kitchen shops carry them. Featuring more than 120 cookie, cake, pie, tart, muffin, and scone recipes, over-the-top and lavishly loaded with chocolate of all kinds, nuts, candy bars, and flavors. Three brownies hot out of the oven? After all, they are a cinch to replace. And, actually, you can make pies in jumbo muffin cups; look through the section on muffin pans to see how to do it. I hope some of you try this recipe. If the chocolate is refrigerated, the cocoa butter separates from the solids and coats the outside of the bar as a hazy film, or bloom.
These include soufflé dishes, custard cups, ramekins, and even ovenproof single-serve bowls for baking puddings and soufflés. When you line the loaf pan with parchment and use the paper to lift the cake layer from the pan, it rolls beautifully over a filling. I enjoyed her other book on Small Batch Baking. Ideal for the single gal, small family, retiree, or bride-to-be, the book features over 120 cookie, cake, pie, tart, muffin, and scone recipes, over-the-top and lavishly loaded with chocolate of all kinds. It has the same texture and honeyed syrup, but with chocolate-covered nut layers between the crisp pastry. Individual tart pans with removable bottoms.