Monday, 9 May 2016
I might be hectic busy kind of person when comes to cakes and pastries...but I do follow my own deco but sometimes I follow the others cake decoraters ideas as well. Following their blogs or in youtube. Not really following 100% deco, but just an ideas the arrangements and neat presentations. Following is my first Cake Wreath of Flowers.. Not to bad but it's take almost 1.5 kg buttercream to make it completely flowers...and so many colours gel paste as well. Tips, don't over mix too much colour as it will make it look dull, make it nice soft colour like ordinary flower colour..
And to compare the russian tips, you can just straight away piping on it without harden it first in the fridge or freezer. You can use cream cheese frosting. But not beat it too soft. But so far this flower wreath, you need to be in calm and patient when using the flower tip nozzle. They have so many sizes.. I just use what ever flower tips I have in my collections. As I said, I follow my instinct...
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Simply Moist Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Salted Caramel Frosting
- Preheat Oven to 300° F
(This is not a typo! This is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe.)
- Use Crisco Shortening to lightly grease and flour the 9 x 13 in. Baking Dish. (Note: You can this recipe for cupcakes and as a layer cake. I included the baking times for each option below.)
- Place all the ingredients on the left except the cup of boiling water into a mixing bowl.
- Mix at medium or medium high speed. After about 1 minute add the 1 cup of boiling water. Then continue to mix until all ingredients are blended and smooth. Pour into greased and floured baking dish. Note: If you're using 8" baking pans fill to 2/3 the height of the baking pan.
- Bake for...
- 9" x 13" Baking Dish Bake for 1 hr. (or)
- Cupcakes: 22 - 23 min.
Be sure to use cupcake liners.(or)
- (2) 8 in. x 2 in. Round Cake Pans - 45 min.
- Never fill the pan more than 2/3 full or it will cook over especially if you used both the baking soda and the optional baking powder.
- You can use 8 in. x 1½ in. pans but you will definitely have left over batter and you should start checking to see if it's done at 35 or 40 minutes.
- Depending how accurately you measure you may have a little left over batter with the 8 in. x 2 in. pan.
- 9" x 13" Baking Dish Bake for 1 hr.
- Test by sticking it in the middle with a knife or toothpick. If it comes out clean... it's done! If not put it back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes and then test again.
- Allow to cool.
84 gm egg whites
125 gm caster sugar
250 gm unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla beans paste.
In a large, clean heatproof bowl, combine the egg whites and sugar. Set the bowl over ( but not touching) simmering water in a saucepan and heat the mixture, whisking constantly, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture is very warm to touch ( about 71 C on an instant-read thermometer), about 2 minutes. Remove the bowl from the saucepan. If you use same bowl you can start using electric mixer on high speed, if you don't make sure you wipe the excess of the water from the bottom of the bowl before transfering into the mixer bowl. Beat the egg white mixture until it is fluffy, cooled to room temperature, and hold stiff peaks ( the mixture should not look dry), about 6 minutes.
With the mixer on medium-low speed, add the vanilla extract and butter, a few pieces at a time, beatingwell after each addition. If frosting appears to separate or is very liquid after all butter is added, continueto beat on high speed until it is smooth and creamy, 3-5 minutes more. Add the flavourin(s) of choices and beat u til combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Use right away... Can keep up to 3 days in a room temperature.
Salted Caramel Sauce
( make one day ahead)
150 gm caster sugar
120 ml fresh cream/ whipping cream
10 gm unsalted butter
1/4 tsp flaked sea salt
Put the sugar in a medium pan over a medium heat. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar starts to caramelise around the outside of the pan.
Meanwhile, put the salt, cream and butter in a small pan over a medium heat to warm through.
Using a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, carefully draw the caramelised sugartowards the centreof the pan, to help the sugar cook evenly. Once all the sugar has caramelised to a rich golden brown, remove from the heat and carefully add half the cream - this will bubble up violently, so pour slowly. Once the bubbling has settled, add the remaining cream and cook until smooth. If, afterr addi g the cream, you have lumps of caramel, return the pan to a medium-low heat and cook until the lump have dissolved and the caramel is smooth. Pour the caramel into a jug and use as a sauce or filling, depending on the recipe. Kept in a sealed container in the fridge, the sauce will keep for up to two weeks.
Cake Assembly (finishing touch)
To assemble the cake, cut the sponge into 3 layers, begin with bottom layer with vanilla buttercream, repeat again with the second layer and the cover with vanilla buttercream, cover with the last chocolate sponge and use the remaining vanilla buttercream to spread the top and the side of the chocolate cake... To make nice appearance of the cake...use cake comb for the nice pattern at the side of the chocolate cake...transfer the cake into freezer to chill for 2-3 hours.
Meanwhile, put the saltd caramel in a heatproof bowl and set over simmering water pan. And stirring till you have smooth, pourable glaze. Leave to cool slightly until warm, but not to hot!!!
Remove the cake from the freezer, make sure the surface of the cake is not watery, if it so, dap a bit with kitchen paper towel and put on the wire rack set over shallow baking tray. Pour the salted caramel sauce over the cake, making sure the entire surface is covered. Using a palette knife, lift the cake from the wire rack and carefully put them on the plate or cake stand. To decorate, you can put any berries or white and dark chocolate curls/ blossom and fuge bits as your desire...good luck and enjoy.
Monday, 31 August 2015
I get the original recipes from www.japanesecooking101.com.
Monday, 29 September 2014
I was so suprise the mooncake that I make this year is a huge success. Is not easy though to makd the paste from the scratch and separating the salted egg yolks is much better than stirring the lotus thick and glueyy hard paste.. Arghhh.. But anyway my favourite sweet, and of course is halal so there you go girl!! Got recipes from www.kuali.com... On how many I recommend this site because it is my saviour of my everyday dish if I have no idea what to cook!! It really help me alots!!! Really!! No
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
I was amazed that I can meet all the peoples that I know 13 years ago during my 1st years working in Killarney, Ireland. Good and bad memories on our youth time but what I experiance is starting our life journey without your families!!! I missed my family during celebration!! But now, i happily married to my only men in my life... Love you so much hubby Ridzwan Soo Sin Ming Abdullah.. N also our two beautiful daughters.,
Saturday, 12 April 2014
These item for bring back to ireland
Famous Pastry Chef Pierre Hermés macarons confectionery!!