A chef watched by millions of people on social media shared a “cheap, easy and delicious” chocolate cake recipe, which can be made from eight eggs and half a jar of Nutella for less $ 10.
Rob Nixon, of Perth, Western Australia, is the brain behind Nicko’s Kitchen, an online cooking show on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which specializes in homemade versions of iconic fast food.
He showed TikTok viewers how to make a delicious chocolate cake by quickly beating the eggs for eight minutes, incorporating 240 grams of the softened hazelnut spread and baking the mixture at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.
The recipe has been seen by almost 13,000 people since its publication on Tuesday, many of whom are looking for experimental desserts to try in isolation while COVID-19 continues to force millions of people to stay at home.
Usually reserved for children’s birthday parties, chocolate cakes have become the fifth most wanted recipe on the Internet since the World Health Organization declared pandemic coronavirus on March 11.
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This chocolate cake can be made by beating eight eggs at high speed for eight minutes, folding half a jar of Nutella into the mixture and baking at 180 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Before starting, preheat the oven to 180 ° C and assemble the ingredients.
A dozen eggs cost $ 4.50 and a standard 400 gram jar of Nutella costs $ 5 in large supermarkets like Coles or Woolworths.
Perth chef Rob Nixon is the brain behind Nicko’s Kitchen
Take the jar of Nutella out of the pantry and allow it to soften at room temperature for at least half an hour. Generally thick, the spread is easier to work with when it is slightly melted.
Crack eight small eggs in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high speed for eight minutes. The mixture should triple in volume and become soft and fluffy.
While the eggs are being beaten, put 240 grams of soft Nutella in a jug.
Slowly add Nutella to the egg mixture, one spoon at a time, beating gradually at a slower speed.
Nutella should be softened at room temperature for at least half an hour before baking until it reaches the almost liquid consistency shown here, which makes the generally thick spread much easier to work with.
After baking for 35 to 40 minutes, the inside of the cake should look moist and have this light but flavorful consistency
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The weight of the Nutella should collapse the egg mixture into a thin, liquid paste.
Slowly pour the dough into a cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
You can test if the cake is fully baked by sticking a wooden toothpick or a thin knife near the center. If the instrument comes out clean with no crumbs or paste attached, the cake is ready to eat.
The inside of the cake should look moist with a light but succulent consistency similar to a soufflé, a French dish cooked from beaten eggs.
Once the cake has cooled, decorate with strawberry slices and sprigs of icing sugar.
“Cheap and easy to make, and tastes delicious,” said Mr. Nixon in the video.
Dozens of viewers compared the cake to a “Nutella omelet”.
“It looks so good – to try tonight,” said one woman.
Nixon has gathered tens of thousands of others to try his recipes since Australia entered the lockdown phase on March 23 to slow the spread of the deadly respiratory disease.
How to make Krispy Kreme donuts at home
– Two cups of whole milk
– half a cup of softened butter or margarine
– Three quarters of a cup of white sugar
– Four large eggs
– Five cups of self-rising flour
– Two teaspoons of dry yeast
– Canola oil (for frying)
– A round cookie cutter
FOR ICE CREAM
– Vanilla flavoring
– Three cups of icing sugar
– half a cup of water
Before you start the dough, make sure you have a large round cookie cutter to shape the mixture into individual pieces.
1. Add two cups of milk, a teaspoon of salt and half a cup of softened butter to a pitcher and heat in the microwave for one minute until hot.
2. Add half a cup of white sugar, half a teaspoon of nutmeg and four beaten eggs to the heated mixture and whisk until well combined.
3. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl, adding two teaspoons of dry yeast and a quarter cup of sugar. Whip again.
4. Add five cups of self-rising flour, one cup at a time, and mix well until the dough becomes thick and sticky. Let the dough rest for an hour.
5. Sprinkle a wooden board with flour and knead the dough for two to three minutes, taking care not to handle the dough for more than three minutes because “excessive kneading” can prevent it from rising when it is fried.
6. Roll out the dough and shape it into individual pieces using a large round cookie cutter, making a small hole in the center to create the “ring” ring effect.
7. Fry in canola oil in a deep fryer or deep frying pan at 340 degrees for two minutes on each side until golden and puffy, draining excess fat on a towel. paper.
8. To make the classic Krispy Kreme frosting, add three cups of icing or confectionery sugar to a large bowl with half a cup of water and a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix until smooth.
9. Glaze both sides of the donut and let sit for 10 minutes before tasting, still hot.
Source: Nicko’s kitchen