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Being in quarantine essentially turned everyone into bonafide chefs at home, and celebrities are no different! Our fave stars are turning to their own kitchen to sharpen their cooking skills or simply to recreate their favorite dishes. Fortunately for us, they gladly shared their recipes so we can easily try them as well without burning our houses down.

Below, we round up five easy cooking tutorials from celebrities that you, too, can make without breaking a sweat.

Maggie Wilson-Consunji's Carrot Loaf Recipe

Here's a quick sugar-free carrot loaf recipe, courtesy of Maggie Wilson-Consunji! You can whip these up for when you're craving something sweet or a healthy snack to munch on.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

  2. Combine eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

  3. In another bowl, whisk next seven ingredients for 30 seconds.

  4. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture just until combined.

  5. Add carrots and walnuts. Mix well.

  6. Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 30 to 45 minutes.

  7. Cool for 15 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Notes:

  • You can opt to use two cups of plain white flour instead of whole wheat.
  • The honey flavor really comes through here, so be careful if you're using a strongly flavored honey, as it may overpower the other ingredients.
  • This light and tender bread keeps well at room temperature but it can be chilled to help extend its life a day or two longer. It also freezes well for up to six months.
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Laureen Uy's Easy Instant Ramen Upgrades

Who says this pantry staple should be eaten as is? Laureen Uy and her beau Miggy Cruz have a couple of ways to level up your basic ramen noodles!

For the saucy version:

Ingredients:

  • Ramen of your choice
  • Egg
  • Slice of cheese
  • Spring onions
  • Chili (optional)
  • Water (half the amount of water you usually put in ramen)

Method:

  1. Boil water in a pan.

  2. Add the noodles once the water is already boiling.

  3. Add 1/2 of the ramen powder.

  4. Mix in the dehydrated veggie packet.

  5. Cook the noodles until the sauce thickens. Add the egg and cheese slice.

  6. Top with spring onions and chili.

  7. Cover the pan until the egg cooks thoroughly and the cheese melts.

  8. Serve and slurp!

Note: You can also add sesame oil, spam cubes, bacon, and other toppings of your choice.

For the milky version:

Ingredients:

  • Ramen of your choice
  • Whole Milk
  • Spring onions
  • Chili (optional)
  • Brown sugar
  • Kimchi
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Method:

  1. Boil water and partly cook the noodles.

  2. In a separate pot, boil some milk (Laureen and Miggy's tip: Measure your milk in the same bowl you'll serve your noodles so you don't cook too much.)

  3. Add the ramen powder and boil it with the milk.

  4. Add the dehydrated veggies in the noodles as it boils. 

  5. Drain the noodles after it's about 90 percent cooked.

  6. Add the noodles in the milk.

  7. Add kimchi.

  8. Add brown sugar to taste.

  9. Top with spring onions and chili.

  10. Serve and slurp!

Liz Uy's Chocolate Cake

Craving for something decadent and sinful? Follow Liz Uy's best chocolate cake recipe, as created by Chef Miko Aspiras—this one's guaranteed to wow your whole fam!

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For the chocolate cake:

Ingredients:

  • 440g plain flour
  • 600g sugar
  • 90g cocoa powder
  • 4g baking powder
  • 6g baking soda
  • 2g salt
  • 180g eggs
  • 230g vegetable oil
  • 450g milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 175° Celsius.

  2. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan with oil. Dust with some flour and shake around until evenly coated. Tap out any excess. 

  3. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl until combined.

  4. Whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, and milk in a medium bowl until combined.

  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in three parts, mixing with a spatula until combined after each addition to create a smooth chocolate batter.

  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan, bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

  7. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. While still warm, place a large plate over it, then flip the plate and pan together.

  8. Keep inside the chiller for two hours. Once completely cooled, slice the cake crosswise to create layers.

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For the ganache:

Ingredients:

  • 440g heavy cream
  • 90g milk
  • 440g 70 percent dark chocolate
  • 90g unsalted butter, at room temperature

Method:

  1. Combine the cream and the milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat. 

  2. Combine cream mixture and chocolate: Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate in two additions and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

  3. Add butter and stir until fully incorporated. 

  4. Place inside the chiller and set before using.

For the dulce de leche filling:

Ingredients

  • 1 can (375g) Milkmaid 100 percent pure cow's condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp seasalt flakes

Method:

  1. Bring five liters of water to a boil.

  2. Peel off label from the canned condensed milk, soak can into boiling water, and leave to cook for four hours.

  3. Cool down completely.

  4. Pour contents in a bowl then fold in salt.

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To assemble

  1. Put one layer of the chocolate cake in a plate. Layer with ganache by spreading it on top of the cake.

  2. Place another layer of the cake on top of the ganache, then spread some of the caramel filling above it.

  3. Repeat until you reach desired layers.

Solenn Heussaff’s Shrimp Tacos

Here's a meal you can whip up in minutes! Solenn Heussaff's shrimp tacos can be done swiftly, and the best part? You don't need to be a kitchen expert to make it! 

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Ingredients

For the cabbage slaw:

  • 2 cups green or red cabbage (or a mix), shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup coriander (or basil)
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 1/4 cup water

For the shrimp marinade (put as little or as much, depending on your taste):

  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon powder (optional)
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder

For the shrimp batter:

  • 1 beaten egg (you can add chili sauce if you want)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs with the same spices you used for the shrimp marinade

For the tacos:

  • Whole wheat tortilla or any kind of tortilla
  • Avocado, smashed
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Chili sauce

Method:

  1. Use a blender, food processor, or just your hands to mix all the ingredients of the cabbage slaw together.

  2. Marinate the shrimps using the spices.

  3. Dip the marinated shrimps in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs. Fry in your choice of oil.

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  4. Put the tacos together with your choice of toppings.

Jennylyn Mercado’s Cinnamon Roll

Ah, yummy cinnamon rolls! This dessert is easier to make than you would think, especially if you follow Jennylyn Mercado's step-by-step tutorial.

For the buns

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 1/4 tsp of instant dry yeast
  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp of salt

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix the milk, sugar, melted butter, and instant dry yeast.

  2. Let the mixture bloom for 10 minutes.

  3. Slowly incorporate four cups flour. Mix well until you remove the air pockets.

  4. Cover with cling wrap and let it rise for an hour.

  5. Add in the last cup of flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together. 

  6. Knead the dough until it's smooth.

  7. Using a rolling pin, shape your dough into a rectangle.

For the filling

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
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Method: 

Mix together all the ingredients well.

To assemble and bake

  1. Spread the filling mixture on the dough.

  2. Tightly roll the dough to create a nice spiral when you cut it through.

  3. Use a floss to cleanly cut the dough.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

  5. Lay out your rolls onto a baking sheet and proof for 45 minutes.

  6. Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes.

For the frosting

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Whisk the milk and melted butter together.

  2. Incorporate the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.

  3. Add a couple drops of vanilla extract and mix well.

  4. Drizzle on your buns and serve.

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