I tried this receipe and everything turned out well except last min, i realised that i can't use a springform pan for water-bath baking! ARGGHHH..so upsetting..when i found water at the bottom of my cake! Thankfully, with my quick thinking (hahahaha), i put the cake back into the oven for a few mins and everything turned out better, still too moist but at least edible. But after putting it in the fridge, the next day, the cake tasted quite good actually..not perfect like i wanted it though..
at:Saturday, November 29, 2008
Category : Cookies
My very first attempt to make something so complicated..hahahaha..it was ok, except that i think our weather here is too hot for cookie dough sometimes. Maybe the 30 mins in the fridge should be like an hour in the fridge since the cookies melted too fast under the heat and spread 'out of shaped'..hahahaha..instead of what i thought it would be a rectangle?
This recipe calls for fresh blueberries which i did use but i don't know if i put in too many blueberries or that the oven temperature was not hot enough or that i over-stirred the batter? I know muffin batter has to be lumpy but do i leave the lumps like that with the flour still in bubbles or what? I don't really know. Anyway, the muffins end up tasting ok but i am just disappointed that it didn't raise up very much and that it doesn't look that the ones in Starbucks..hahahahaha..
I don't really know also why the inside of the muffin is so soft - maybe i put too many blueberries?
Today, i roasted a whole chicken for the very first time and i am really happy to report that it was such a great success!! Yippe!! The meat was soo juicy and the vegetable which i initially thought was burnt wasn't and tasted great! I got the recipe from Chef Michael Smith - and i am a fan of his show "Chef at Home", but somehow i can't find any of his cookbooks here though! Have to order them online via amazon.ca.
I've no photos of the chicken i roasted cos my 'photographer' was out and about shopping and when she got back, she just wanted to eat the chicken. Anyway, she took what's left over of the chicken though from her plate..LOL!... I know it's disgusting..but here's the pic..
The recipe for this Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake can be found on their websitehere. Or it can also be found on the back of Hershey's cocoa powder box.
I think this is a fool-proof recipe for any first timers like me! Because of the great quality of the cocoa powder, it is impossible to make any mistake if you follow the recipe correctly. Actually i forgot to add the vanilla extract in the batter, but later made it up for the extra batter i used for my mini-cupcakes. However, i can't really tell much difference between the cake and cupcake cos i all can taste is the great chocolaty taste! LOL!
This recipe is prefect for any chocolate lovers like moi! :D
at:Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Category : Cookies
Followed a recipe from one of my cookbooks and turned out pretty well. :) I used Nestle Mini Chocolate Chips which turned out quite well. Originally wanted Hershey's, but couldn't find them in the supermarket that i went earlier.
This recipe uses only egg yolk and doesn't 'spread' a lot when baking - perhaps that's why it is also softer and more crumbly in texture? *shrugs*..i dunno..lol! Must try other recipes first before i know the difference i guess in others, i guess!
After stumbling upon Anna's blog..i feel so motivated to bake! LOL! Plus i just got a new oven, so i wanna do some baking - but i am only a beginner in baking (i don't normally bake anything - only cook!) :D. Thus, i deleted all my previous boring posts and i think i will start a new blog detailing my attempt at baking! Even disastrous ones..hahahahahha!
I did bake cookies & chocolate cake this weekend. Will blog & post pics of that later.. The cookies & chocolate cake both didn't turn out bad..so *phew*...esp. my very first time! :P
Garden Theme Wedding Cake
*S&T Wedding Cake*
Sugar flowers all handmade.
Cake flavors :-
14"-English Fruitcake soaked with full bottle of Cognac;
6 months ago
About Me: Faithy
Hi, I'm Faithy. Faithy is my alter-ego. I was told back then when internet first started that it was dangerous to put your real name on the web...LOL.. (seriously not kidding!). So it was how this name Faithy came about and has stuck with me ever since. And as a matter of fact, I like it better than my real name..esp when I share the exact same name as my sister.. :D
Anyway, I started my blog initially on vox as a way to remind myself what i have baked and hopefully to see some progress along the way too..:)