Best American Brownies Ever!

Preparation: 15 Minutes

Baking: 30-40 Minutes

Servings: Serves 6-8

Episode: –

Hi guys. It’s Friday and it’s weekend, time to bake or make nice things to dig in.

I have this Best American Brownies Recipe and really love to share it with you.

I have baked brownies countless times and with different ingredients and I think this one is really my favorite! I define brownies into three categories: cakey, chewy and fudgy. And this one is chewy inside with crusts on the sides. Yummy!

For this recipe, you’ll need:

4 Eggs, medium.

1 Cup of AP Flour.

2/3 of a Cup of Unsweetened Cacao.

1-1/2 Cups of Sugar.

1 Cup of Butter, melted and let it cool.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar, 8 gr.

1 tsp of Baking Powder.

1 tsp of Salt.

Toppings:

Some Pecans, optional.

250 gr of Mascarpone Cheese, optional.

250 gr of Cream, whipped. Also optional.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar, 8 gr, optional.

Sprinkles, optional.

Instructions:

1. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar for about 3 minutes. Add in the melted butter and mix them well.

2. Put in all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl and mix them with with a whisk.

3. Add in the dry ingredients into the mixture.

4. Bake 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until pulls away from the edges. I don’t have square pans, so I use a round baking pan (26 cm, about 11 inch pan).

5. Let it cool down. Whip the cream with vanilla sugar until thick and add in the mascarpone cheese one spoon at a time. Spread on top of the cake and put it in a fridge for about 30 minutes.

6. Top the pecans and some others depending on what your heart desires before serving. Enjoy!

German Apple Cake

Preparation : 25 Minutes

Baking : 45-55 Minutes

Serving : Serves 6-8

Episode : 26

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Video recipe is here: German Apple Cake

We, Germans love to mix and top fruits in our cakes, tarts, tortes or pies. Very classic ones are with apples, plums, berries, tangerines and even with rhubarbs.

My family loves anything with chocolates and fruits. And I have to be honest, my husband’s aunt, Luise is the best German baker. She bakes for fun and can stay in the kitchen for hours or even the whole night.

I remember, once she baked 14 cakes/tarts in a day. That was her daughter’s (my cousin’s) Confirmation. We were all just gobsmacked!

Ok, back to this cake. You’ll literally fall in love with this German Apple Cake. It’s crusty outside and soft inside. It’ll be perfect to eat it while it’s still warm and serve it with vanilla ice cream ohhhh yum!

For this recipe, you’ll need:

3 Large Apples (I used Granny Smith, buy you can use any kind you want or you have in hand), thinly sliced.

125 gr (1 Cup) of Rum Raisins. You can also use regular raisins and add some rum aroma in your raisins and mix them well.

2 Cups of all purpose flour.

180 ml (3/4 Cup) of Vegetable Oil. You can also use Sunflower Seed Oil or Canola Oil, any oils that have plain flavor. I’d not recommend to use Olive Oil.

2 Medium Eggs. Get organic eggs, pls.

330 gr (1-1/2 Cups) of Granulated Sugar.

2 tsp of Ground Cinnamon.

1 tsp of Baking Powder.

1/2 tsp of Salt.

All instructions are on video recipe here: German Apple Cake

Enjoy !

How to Make Coconut Oil

Preparation: less than 5 Minutes

Cooking: 10-15 Minutes

Serves: Makes about 250-300 gr of Coconut Oil

Episode: 25

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Video instructions are here : How to Make Coconut Oil

Hi guys! I just made my own coconut oil. Believe me, it’s very easy and you just need ONE ingredient: coconut milk or coconut cream.

Ingredient:

2 cans of Coconut Milk (each 400 gr)

Enjoy!

Video instructions are here : How to Make Coconut Oil

Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

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Full video recipe is available on YouTube here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Baking: 45-50 Minutes

Servings: serves 8-10

Episode: 04

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

I have baked Green Tea Matcha Cakes countless times. I always make them and decorate them in different ways. Sometimes I bake them in loaves and sometimes with whipped cream and fruits. In this recipe, I topped with Mascarpone Cheese and dark chocolate drizzles.

This cake is soft inside and crispy outside. I just love it!

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

2 Cups of All-purpose Flour (ca. 250 grams)

1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (ca. 10 grams)

A pinch of Salt

2 Tsp of Baking Powder

1 Tsp of Baking Soda

5 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

Non-dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of Sugar (ca. 400 grams)

5 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup of Butter / 2 sticks (ca. 250 gr), melted

1 Cup of Buttermilk (ca. 240 ml)

100 gr of White Chocolate, melted

Mascarpone Cream:

200 gr of Cream, whipped (ca. 7 oz)

20 gr of Vanilla Sugar (1 1/3 tbsp)

500 gr of Mascarpone Cheese (ca. 17oz)

Decoration:

Melted dark chocolate (optional). You can also decorate your cake with some fruits such as berries, kiwis or passion fruits on it 🙂

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All instructions are here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone