Very Easy chocolate vegan Muffin

 

vegan_muffin

Five minute preparation, amazing taste. I really needed a recipe quick and easy, without any milk :) Oh just to tell, this particular recipe passed both my mother and mother in law prejudges on vegan stuff, they simply didn’t notice any differences with my regular ones.

Time: 30 min –  5 min. preparation

Ingredients

  • 150 gr plain soy yogurt
  • 110 gr organic brown sugar
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 60 ml water
  • 170 gr spelt flour
  • 16 gr baking powder
  • 1 tbs vanilla flavor or vanilla sugar
  • 20 gr cacao powder (unsweetened)

1. Pre-heat you oven at 200°.

2.In a bowl mix all ingredients ( no particolar order needed) with a whisk till everything is mixed well and without lumps.

(3.)I use silicon muffin-pan, so I don’t need to grease them, if you don’t, make sure to do this passage :)

4. With a ice-cream scoop I fill ¾ of them and cook in the oven for 30 min. No more, or they will burn or become dry!

Buon appetito and happy weekend to everyone!

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Brigadeiros ~ Brazilian sweets

obrigaderoMy hubby has Brazilian roots, his mom was born in Rio, and so his grandmother. His Grandma – called also “Pigrissa” in english ‘sloth’, since she is very slow moving, is a wonderful cook. She makes these little sweets for holidays and birthdays.  One thing is sure: Brazilian cook is not light and good for a diet :P

Time: 30 minuts + 10 min cooling down

Ingredients:  30 pieces

  • 4 spoons cacao powder
  • 2 spoon butter
  • 1 can condensed milk (397 gr)
  • sugar decoration of your choice

1. In a pot, put the whole condensed milk can, 2 spoon of butter, 4 spoons of cacao powder ( better if you sift the cacao powder before, to avoid clump)

2. Then turn the radio on, because it takes at least 20 minutes, stirring  till it becomes a very thick cream, like a modeling clay.

3. Let it cool off completely. Use some butter on your hands and make little balls. Roll the ball inside a sugar decoration of your choice. I used also shredded coconut here to mix the color a little bit. They remain good for at least 5-6 days inside the refrigerator.

Buon appetito :)

Chocolate Cookie

chocolate_cookieSince I moved out of Italy, there is something that I really miss finding in the supermarket: cookies. We have a wide range and assortment; on the contrary, here in Germany cookies are often disappointing :( The one  you can find in a bakery are not, but often, they are quite expensive and taste awful. So I decided to self-make them more often, or at least try to.

Time:  30 minute preparation + 20 min cooking

Ingredients:  20-25 cookies

  • 110 gr butter
  • 220 gr 50% dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs ( both white and yolk)
  • 100 gr white sugar
  • 220 gr white flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

1. Melt the butter and the chocolate previously cut in small pieces with low temperature.

2. In a bowl, mix eggs and sugar with a whisk.

3. Add in the bowl: melted chocolate, flour and baking powder. Cover and let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.

4. Make little balls with the help of a scoop and place them on a baking sheet tray.

Cook for 20 minutes for 180°c and Buon Appetito!!!