Red Velvet Whoopie Pies recipeRed Velvet Whoopie Pies recipe5 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
2 cup all-purpoes flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter milk
half of a 1 ounce bottle of red food coloring
(1)preheat oven to 375 degrees farenheit, then line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, set aside
(2) In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds or until creamy.
When creamed beat in brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Alternately add the flour mixture and butter milk, beating after each addition just until combined.
Stir in food coloring.
(3) Spoon batter in 1-or-2- inch diameter rounds, about 1/2 inch high on the prepared baking sheets, allowing at least a 1 inch line in between each round. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a tooth pick come out clean.
Cool completely on baking rack
Fruit Curd RecipesFruit Curd Recipes3 years ago in Culinary Arts More Like This
Note: The following recipe will produce roughly 450g-500g of curd. If you aren't sure about your jar or container, measure out a pint of water and use it to fill your jar; that's roughly the volume the recipe will produce. If you only have a small jar you can half the ingredients to make half the amount (reduce cooking times by about 1/4). If you don't want to keep the curd for long then you can just place it in a bowl to chill. Curd lasts for about 4 weeks in the fridge.
The following recipe is for a simple lemon curd, ingredients you can substitute for other types of curd are listed below.
At least one lemon's zest (about a tbsp.)
150ml lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten
Mix the sugar, lemon zest and juice in a double boiler (or a saucepan suspended over a boiling pan of water).
Boil the water in the double boiler and heat the mixture for about 10 minutes, stiring constantly.
Stir in the butter until it melts. The mixture should
Mystichuntress's Japanese Tutorial: VerbsMystichuntress's Japanese Tutorial: Verbs3 years ago in Other More Like This
This lesson will teach you how to convert between the different forms of verbs in Japanese and how to tell them apart.
There are 3 distinct groups of verbs in Japanese: the いちだん (ichidan) verbs, ごだん (godan) verbs and irregular verbs. The いちだん verbs are also known as "iru/eru" verbs because when they are in their plain forms, they end with an "iru/eru" sound. HOWEVER this does not mean that all verbs that end in "iru/eru" are いちだん verbs. The ごだん verbs are also known as "u" verbs because they change into the polite form by dropping the "u" and adding "imasu". Because I am lazy, for the rest of the lesson, I shall refer to いちだん vebs as "iru/eru" verbs and ごだん verbs as "u" verbs.
Iru/eru-verbs are so called いちだん ve
mystichuntress's Japanese grammar - comparisons 2mystichuntress's Japanese grammar - comparisons 23 years ago in Other More Like This
Comparisons 2: ～の ほうが
Also used to make comparisons, in my opinion, ～の ほうが has more uses than より.
It can be used to say "which is more____, A or B?" "B is more ____ than A" etc.
Words that are underlined you replace with your own. There are 3 parts to each of the sentences: First in Japanese, second in romaji, third in English. Each structure is followed by an example.
Aと Bと (では) どちら (の ほう)が adjectiveですか。
A-to B-to (de wa) dochira (no hou) ga adjective desu-ka?
Out of A and B, which is more adjective?
いえと くるまと （では） どちらの ほうが ちいさい &
mystichuntress's Japanese grammar - comparisonsmystichuntress's Japanese grammar - comparisons3 years ago in Other More Like This
There are several ways to make comparisons in Japanese. Here is the simplest way: to use より (yori)
Where I have underlined words, you replace them with your own. Each sentence is repeated 3 times: once in Japanese, second in romaji, third in English.
より can be used to make comparisons between two nouns. It roughly translates to "more than" or "-er than" in English.
A は B より adjective です。
A wa B yori adjective desu.
A is adjective-er than B.
バスは タクシーより やすい です。
basu-wa takushii yori yasui desu.
The bus is cheaper than the taxi.
ねこは いぬより しずか です。
neko-wa inu yori shizuka
Text: Particle Wo + Using VerbsText: Particle Wo + Using Verbs4 years ago in Other More Like This
This tutorial will cover using verbs in a sentence as well as the particle 'wo'.
Before we get into any verbs, we need to first learn what 'wo' is. 'Wo' is the particle used for marking the direct object in a sentence. It comes after the direct object in the sentence.
For those of who you who need a referesher in what direct objects are, here is a quick review:
In English, the direct object will follow a transitive/action verb and can be nouns, pronouns, etc. They answer the question "who?" or "what?"
Some simple examples:
I (sub.) ate (verb) a banana (d.o.).
We (sub.) played (verb) soccer (d.o.).
If you need more information, Google is your friend <3
But where would it go in a Japanese sentence? If you can recall from earlier, Japanese sentence structure is different from English. Verbs are always at the end (with some exceptions, but that's for later). Aside from that, you can play around a bit with word order, but more about that at another time. For now, let's just
Chocolate Cake RecipeChocolate Cake Recipe4 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
The Chocolate Cake With Excessively Thick Icing
Two 9 inch cake tins with removable bases
2 circles of greaseproof paper the size of your baking tins' bases
A large pan of water and a smaller pan (feel free to use a double boiler instead if you own one)
At least two mixing bowls
Whisk (normal or electric, a hand cranked one won't work!)
250g Margarine or Butter (suitable for baking)
200g Plain flour
50g Cocoa Powder
250g Caster Sugar
4 tsp. Baking Powder/Soda
2 tbsp. hot water
125g Butter or Margarine (only solid butter will do, no spreads or shortenings)
50-100g of cocoa powder (to taste)
50-100g icing sugar or white caster sugar (to taste)
156ml whipping cream
200g Dark Chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease the tins and place the greaseproof paper on the base of each.
Chop up the butter or margarine (for the sponge) and plac