My Goldilocks Challenge #2: Waffle

For my second Goldilocks challenge, I made a waffle (a dough-based cake cooked in a waffle-iron).  Actually, this is not really a challenge at all because waffle-making is absolutely easy, even kids can do it.  I love waffles, so every now and then I prepare this at home for our afternoon snacks.

For this Goldilocks waffle, the recipe is:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • hotdog or cheese strips for filling(actually, you can put any filling)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat waffle maker.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar.  Sift 3 times.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg, water and milk.  Manually whisk together to incorporate.
  4. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  5. Using wooden barbecue stick, skewer the hotdog or cheese strips (or for the cheese, you can just put it on the batter).
  6. Fill 1/8 cup of batter in each well of the waffle maker.  Carefully placed skewed hotdogs or cheese onto the batter.
  7. Pour another 1/8 cup of batter on top of the filling just enough to cover it.
  8. Cook the waffle for 2-4 minutes or until light brown in color.

This is my waffle maker and the waffles I made (12 small sizes of cheese waffles).  I used a long lollipop sticks because I didn’t have the wooden barbecue sticks when I made these waffles.  I just let the waffles cool first before inserting the lollipop sticks.

The verdict: Hubby and our two assistants in the internet cafe said that the taste of the waffles is really yummy.  However, hubby said that I need to improve the texture (that’s his word) of the waffles.  He rated it 7 out of 10 for the taste. Not bad! :)

 

My Goldilocks Challenge #1: Classic Brownies

When I learned last month that Goldilocks Bakeshop is coming up with a bakebook I was really excited. I love Goldilocks products and I guess a lot of Filipinos do. For 45 years now, Goldilocks has provided us with delicious treats.  Undeniably, it has become a part of Filipino culture.

Last week, hubby and I went to National Bookstore in Robinsons.  When he saw the Goldilocks bakebook, he immediately fell in love with it and told me he will buy it as his Christmas gift for me. Of course, I was very happy and delighted with it (the book by the way costs Php795, one of you may be interested to buy also).  When hubby handed me his gift, he requested that I will bake every single recipe in the book.  Wow, such a tough challenge for a newbie baker like me but I’m up to his challenge (kung di ko na talaga kayanin, eh di bibili na lng ako sa Goldilocks para ipakain sa kanya, hehe).

For my first Goldilocks challenge, I baked the classic brownies.  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavor
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Water
  • 6 tbsp Glucose
  • 6 tbsp Salter Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Corn Oil

Toppings: Cashew Nuts, coarsely    chopped

Brownie Glaze: 2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly brush 2 pieces 8×8 ” baking pan with corn oil then line to bottom with paper liner. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and sugar.  Sift three times.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and water and beat at low speed for 1 minute.
  4. Add the flour mixture then mix at low speed for 1 minute.  Add glucose and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Switch to low speed and add the butter and oil. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Pour in the prepared pans and sprinkle with nuts.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until inserted cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Remove brownies immediately from pan then brush with the corn syrup.  Place on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing and serving.

The verdict: Hubby’s rating is 4 out of 10…a big OUCH!  He said he liked my previous brownies compared to this one but encouraged me to experiment more so that I can perfect my brownies.  I will not say I failed in this first challenge (at least my daughter and our househelp said the brownie is yummy).  This is just the first and I vow to bake the most delicious brownies in the whole wide world.  Wish me luck! :)