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Baking my heart out!!

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Lemon Chess Tartlets

My first attempt at making pastry of any kind. I am usually baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies etc. They were so fun to make. So pretty to see. And so delicious to taste.

As this was a first attempt and also I am watching my weight so I made just enough for everyone to taste. haha, i know it sounds like a joke that i m watching my weight and baking such stuff at the same time, but thats how i am. I would skip a meal to enjoy my baked goods 😉

The ingredient list makes just about 10-12 mini tarts. Recipe can be doubled or quadrupled according to requirement.

INGREDIENTS:

For the crust

  • 2 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 80 gms all purpose flour

For the filling

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 20 gms unsalted butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

To make the crust

Mix cream cheese and butter with a mixer until creamy n fluffy. Reduce mixer speed, add flour gradually and mix until just combined.

Make balls (10-12) using the dough about 1 tablespoon per ball. Place balls on a baking sheet. Cover and chill for half an hour.

To make the filling

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease muffins cups. Place 1 dough ball into each cup. Press it to the base and sides of the cup to create the base of the tart with little walls.

Whisk together egg, sugar, melted butter, lemon juice. Fill each pastry shell.

Bake for bout ten minutes or until the filling is set and the edges turn golden brown.

Cool for about 10 minutes on wire rack before taking out the cups. Cool a bit further before taking out tarts.

 

 

 

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Well to be honest… anything double-chocolate has my heart. A couple of days ago i tried double chocolate muffins. They turned out pretty awesome. Easy to make. Tasty to eat. Win win.
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Here’s is how :

Makes a dozen muffins

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin or line with baking cups.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the egg, vanilla, vegetable oil, and milk, mixing until the batter is evenly incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Divide batter evenly between baking cups, filling each 3/4 full. Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips and granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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