I spent my Saturday afternoon baking avocado cookies and totally…creating a recipe. It’s ‘Macros March’ for me and I was desperately craving for desserts. The next best thing my mind decides is why not I make a healthier version of cookies so I don’t feel that bad eating too much. I know they don’t really look the best but hey, Mun Choong approved of it so…ladies and gentlemen, here’s my
AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE
- 1 cup of gluten free flour
- 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 5 tablespoons of coconut sugar (you can substitute it with brown sugar)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 vanilla extract
- 3/4 cups of dark chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 of avocado (mashed)
- Preheat the oven to 160°C and line your tray with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, cream the avocado and sugar until light and fluffy with a whisk or a fork.
- Add in the vanilla extract and egg and mix it into the creamed avocado.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the avocado mixture.
- Combine well until batter is sticky then using a spoon, fold in your chocolate chips.
- Using a small spoon, scoop the batter and drop it on the parchment paper on the tray.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until it is lightly browned.
- Completely cool off the cookies before serving!
Voila! Done. It was easy and so fun to make as well. As you can tell, all my recipes don’t take much time to make so feel free to share your feedback after trying this out so I could improve the recipe. I haven’t tried substituting the sugar with agave nectar or honey yet but if you, dear reader, ever do substitute it, do let me know by leaving me a comment at the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy making this AND eating the cookies as much as I love doing so.
If there’s one fact that you have to know about me is :
I make pretty amazing cheesecakes.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a bake or non-bake cheesecake. Bottom line is that cheesecakes (any flavour) is my forte when it comes to making cakes. Plus, cheesecakes to me are the easiest cake to make in the kitchen.
I’ve tweaked this recipe a little because I don’t usually use gelatin nor do I make a top jello-like layer for my cheesecakes. I’ve also substituted the sugar here to sweeten condensed milk. I was trying something out. If you ever do give this recipe a try, do tag me in your posts or send me comments or you could email me about how it turned out. Let’s begin with this recipe, shall we?
SO HERE’S MY WHITE CHOCOLATE & STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE RECIPE.
500 grams of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of whipping cream (or heavy cream)
15 graham crackers/Oreos (or digestives biscuits), about 200 grams
5 table spoons of melted butter
1/2 cup of melted white chocolate
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of cod water
20 grams of unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons of unflavoured gelatin
1/2 cup of cold water
250 grams of melted strawberry chocolate compound
300 grams of white granulated sugar
3/4 cup of water
- In a 9-inch springform pan, line it with parchment paper. Pulse the graham crackers in a food processor until fine crumbs. Combine the melted butter into crumbs until they’re fully coated. Transfer the crumb mixture into the springform pan and press it down using the back of a soup spoon or your hands to form an even and firm crust.
- Whisk the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. (I use a small blender to do this.)
- In large bowl, place the softened cream cheese and whisk it until it’s fluffy and light. Add in the sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, melted white chocolate, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is well combined.
- Fold in the whipped cream. Make sure to keep the whipped cream light and airy in your mixture.
- In a small bowl, stir the unflavored gelatin with water. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute or until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool down before pouring it into the cheesecake mixture.
- Fold the mixture together with the gelatin. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the springform pan and even out the top with a flat spatula. Let the cheesecake set overnight or for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
- To make the top : In a bowl, mix the gelatin and cold water until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to bloom.
- In a small saucepan, add in the 3/4 cup of water, sugar over medium heat and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3-4 minutes and then, add in the melted strawberry chocolate compound and the gelatin mixture. Let it simmer for another minute or two.
- Let the mixture rest and cool down for about 10 minutes. Pour the slightly cooled down mixture onto the prepared cheesecake and place it back into the fridge for it to set.
- Serve when ready to enjoy! 🙂
PS : I created the top by accident. The strawberry mixture swirled with a little of the cake hence making it look like it’s marble like. If you want it to have marble mirror glaze, you can check out my mirror marble glaze recipe.
When a friend commented on my Facebook post of this cake asking for the recipe, I didn’t know how to reply because I just trying out something new for a birthday party. I read this recipe on how to do a marble mirror glaze earlier this month and I thought to myself, “Hey, why don’t I try this…my version?” I drove to a baking ingredient supplier store and picked up the simple ingredients. Honestly, I didn’t want it to be this bright of turquoise but due to excitement, I accidentally poured more food colouring than I thought I would.
SO HERE’S MY MARBLE MIRROR GLAZE RECIPE.
30 grams of unflavoured gelatin
1/2 cup of cold water
2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
200 g of melted white chocolate
1 teaspoon of white food colouring (powder or liquid)
3/4 cup of water
300 grams of white granulated sugar
300 grams of glucose syrup (you could use light corn syrup)
Concentrated food colouring (any colour you prefer)
- In a small heat-proof bowl, mix the unflavoured gelatin with the cold water. Stir until all the gelatin is dissolve. Once dissolve, set aside and allow it to bloom.
- In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, melted white chocolate and the teaspoon of white food colouring and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, add in the 3/4 cup of water, glucose syrup and sugar over medium heat and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3-4 minutes and then, add in the gelatin mixture.
- Cook the mixture for another minute or two until the gelatin is completely dissolved in the mixture. Turn off the stove and pour the mixture into the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk mixture.
- Allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes. Then, using a food processor (or a blender/stick blender) blend the mixture until smooth. Cover the mixture with cling wrap that is touching the top of the mixture to prevent a film from forming.
- Place the mixture into fridge and allow it cool to about 23°C. Stir the mixture often to prevent clumps from forming. (If there are clumps, blend it again). Once it is cooled, the mixture will be thick and smooth.
- After the mixture has thicken, add your desired food colouring and stir.Swirl the colouring around the white mixture that forms a marble-like design. Pour the mixture on to your prepared cake and allow the glaze to sit until it has firmed up. (I did a double coat for this cheesecake of mine).
- Allow the glaze to set by transferring your cake into the fridge. Keep the glazed cake in the fridge until ready to be served.
Tip into making this glaze : If you might want to insert a toothpick into your bottle of food colouring and mix it into the mixture so the colour of the glaze won’t be really dark/bright and the white colouring will appear more.
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