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Sttudio 292 hosted its first Bake-Along on Tuesday, June 11th. The ingredient chosen for this Bake-Along was the universal favourite Chocolate. Participants were invited to spend a morning sharing their favourite chocolate cake, biscuit or dessert with other enthusiastic bakers over coffee at Sttudio 292.  Every participant brought 1 item with chocolate in it and shared the recipe and the  baked item with other participants.

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Vaishali’s chocolate cake had a delicious Chocolate Ganache topping.
Chocolate Ganache :
Ingredients :
50 gms Dark Chocolate, chopped finely
25 gms Butter
3 tsp Whipping Cream
30 gms Icing Sugar

Method :
1. Combine the chopped chocolate, butter, cream and icing sugar in a small pan.
2. Stir over low heat (double boiler) until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
3. Spread the icing over the top of the cake, using a flat bladed knife.

Sunanda with her Low - Fat Chocolate Cake
Sunanda with her Low – Fat Chocolate Cake

Low Fat Chocolate Cake
Ingredients :
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup boiling water

Method :
1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except boiling water and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
2. Stir in boiling water. Bake upto 30 minutes at 120 degrees .
NB. The cake mixture is of ribbon consistency .

Aditi with her Brownie Biscuits
Aditi with her Brownie Biscuits

One of our young baking enthusiasts, Aditi, baked us some Brownie Biscuits. They were crisp on the outside, yet had a brownie cake texture on the inside.

Saniya with her Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter frosting
Saniya with her Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter frosting

Saniya’s Chocolate Cupcakes were very professional. The look, the texture and the taste, could rival most bakery made cupcakes.

Madhumita with her Chocolate Orange Cheese Custard in Orange Cups
Madhumita with her Chocolate Orange Cheese Custard in Orange Cups

Madhumita made a real effort with her Chocolate Orange Cheese Custard in Orange Cups. She made cups out of the oranges she used for the recipe and filled them with the custard. I’m sure it was hard work but much appreciated by all. They looked very pretty and colourful and begged to be eaten.

Orange Cups :
Cut the Oranges horizontally. Take out the orange segments from the half cut oranges. Use the Orange Shells as cups to set your custard/mousse.

Manonita with her Pinwheel Cookies and Chocolate Date Cake.
Manonita with her Pinwheel Cookies and Chocolate Date Cake.

Manonita was full of energy and passionate about her baking. These skills took her through three rounds of Masterchef India. She shared her recipes for Pinwheel Cookies and Chocolate Date cake with us. The cookies were buttery and absolutely delicious. The date cake was made in the microwave in 6 minutes.

Vandana with the ice-cream for her Chocolate Milkshake
Vandana with the ice-cream for her Chocolate Milkshake

Vandana made us Chocolate Milk Shakes, a change from all the chocolate goodies we sampled.

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All the Chocolate goodies and the happy Bakers present at the Bake – Along, Chocolate, at Sttudio 292 on June 11th, 2013

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