Thursday, December 15, 2011

4th Christmas Baking

This is my last post for the year 2011,
I am home for Christmas.Yeah!
Wishing each of everyone a Blessed Christmas 
and Happy Holiday!

Specially wishes goes to My KitchenPlaying In KitchenHearty Bakes- , Nasi Lemak Lover,温馨小屋,小紅紅與大藍藍的小天地,温馨小厨~,Anncoo Journal,Jane's Corner.  and many many more.

4th Christmas Baking.
and I done this with my pretty helper -Samantha.
She was so happy and proud with the decoration. 

Monday, December 05, 2011

3rd Christmas Baking - Christmas Log Cake

I know it is only 5th December, friends were laughing at me when I kept posting my Christmas baking. 
I told them it would be a "completely no kitchen" once I touch Malaysia.  I don't want to spend my time in the kitchen but will definitely cook or bake some for my parents.   My dad and mum used to cook me every meals, even now too, when mum was not around dad will volunteer to do the cooking. I felt shameful seeing parents  prepare meals for me whilst I cook for others. 

Okie, back to my 3rd Christmas baking... Christmas Log Cake.
I always thought it is impossible for me to bake a Christmas Log cake until I saw this recipe.
Oh, it is actually pretty simple, if you know how to bake a swiss roll, then you are almost there. 
Decoration for the tree bark ! Haha  easy, you wouldn't have to be a very creative person, but a fork do the rest for you.  You serious ? YES! 

Ingredient :

1 chiffon swiss roll 

A)  Whipping Cream 150cc
B )  Dark Chocolate Block 75g  Whipping  Cream 20cc Instant coffee powder 1/2T

 Mushroom  :  Egg white 1 nos  lemon juice  1tsp  castor sugar  35g

 Prepare the frosting :
1Whipped (A) till soft peak. Keep in the fridge
2. Melt dark chocolate block and add in 20cc whipping cream and instant coffee powder, mix well.
3. Add the no 1 to no 2, mix well.

Prepare the mushroom : 
1。  Beat egg white, sugar and lemon juice till fluffy.
2。 Pipe circle and rectangles onto baking sheet.
3。Bake @ 90C for 75min. 

To  Assemble the log cake, see steps below.  (Photos copied from Carol自在生活,
Special Thanks to  Carol

Sammie is at home doing her last minutes preparation of piano exam 
kept stealing my little mushroom C:

Friday, December 02, 2011

2nd Christmas Baking - Macarons

Macarons -  is a sweet confectionery made with egg whitesicing sugargranulated sugaralmond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.
I am not a sweet tooth person but I love making this sweet treat . I love stared through the oven how the macarons form. It made me feel happy.   Yes, December is the month full of Hope, Joy, Happiness. The month where Jesus Christ is born.  Jesus is the reason for this season.

 Thanks to Rima Bisous A Toi recipe that light up my day. 
This is definitely a recipe that  I will recommend to you , 
If your macarons turned out nice, it made you happy  but sometimes when your macarons cracked, no feet, and this  turn into  frustration

My rosy macarons

 Macarons - My 2nd Christmas Baking 

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Romantic Christmas Balls - CakePops

Summer officially beginning today, I was this morning reminded by Jay.  Yes, it is 1st December 2011, 
 December is always a busy month for me. Hoping this year would be a bit relaxing. Kids are having their piano exams next week, then school year end  prize giving , outing, farewell dinner ...
and we are home for Chistmas and New Year.  Yipee!!!

Today, after my weekly groceries shopping, I decided to start my first attempt of cake pops and for the rest of the days this month,  I want to bake anything related to Christmas.
Yes , lets start with a romantic Christmas  Balls

Recipe from : Bakerella

Chocolate Cake
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder  1tsp baking sode  2tsp baking powder  1/2 tsp salt  1 cup butter  3 eggs  1tsb vanilla extrct  1 1/2 cups milk.

Preheat oven to 350F, Grease and flour a 9x13 inch cakepan
In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set Aside
Cream butter and sugar with mixer till fluffy
Add eggs one at a time, mixed until just combined. 
Add vanilla , flour mixture, a third at a time, alternating with milk 
Spread the batter evenly to the prpared tin
Bake for 40 min.
Let the cake cool completely before Crumbling

Frosting Recipes

Chocolate Frosting
3/4 cup of butter  1tsp vanilla  3 cup confectioners' sugar  1/3 cup cocoa powder  1 - 2 tsp of milk

Cream butter and vanilla, add the sugar to the creamed mixture in two or three batches
Add the cocoa powder and mix until combined.
If needed, add the milk to make the frosting creamier.

Watch Angie Dudley on Youtube - how to make Cake Pops

Do you like this or

OR this 

Sammie can't decide which one to go first, they are just to pretty mummy.  Oh dear! 
Later her status on FB : Reason why anorexia is unachievable in my house ;

Cake Pops -it is not difficult but time consuming. 
 I enjoyed the whole process. 

Love is the mortar that holds the human structure together.


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