Monday, May 30, 2016

TBB: Pecan Praline Scheherazades (p 404)

I haven't been baking much lately... as I mentioned before everyone in my family is on less-sugar diet. So instead of baking almost everyday after work, I work out instead since I have no more excuses to say to my husband that I do not have enough time to exercise.   But that doesn't mean I am not eating sugar.. I'm pretty much a sugar addict, so it seems now I am eating more chocolates, candies in place. 

When I saw this candy recipe, I knew I had to make some to satisfy my sugar!

This is a rather simple recipe. I had some toasted walnuts so I used walnuts instead of pecans.

Making the Caramel... 

The caramel stuck to the grease foil. 
I think next time I'll just use parchment paper which works better.

Roll into rounds.. and left it to cool... and I went out shopping

After 1-1/2 hours later, I got home and found my caramel flattened to disk and partially melted... 

I had to re-roll into rounds and wrap with parchment paper and put in the fridge. 

I love caramel but what I don't like is they get stuck to my teeth! 
One of my tooth filling came off !  So I have to avoid eating them until I get my filling done at the dentist.  Sheezz..! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

TBB: Crumpets (p. 433)

Weather has been very very hot lately.. it's getting hotter year by year. So I didn't feel like making these either.. I don't feel like standing by the stove actually...but I didn't have a electric no choice.  

Here is the bubbly batter next to the pineapple and pomelo.

I took whatever ring I had.. I think it was too high..but I really can't be bothered to go searching for the other rings.. too hot and humid to want to do that..

Almost ready...  this is the last crumpet that looks decent enough..the rest I either burnt them or flipped them too soon and they lost all the bubbles.. 

You can see from the top, the first batch no bubbles...cos not enough heat. I find that the fire cannot be too low.
Then the 2nd row..the fire too big..and burnt the crumpets..
and the last row..just right.. but I ran out of batter.....

After that I was the only one who tried it plain as I was rushing out of the house almost immediately after making them... Nobody wants to eat them.. I think they are still in the fridge after 3 days...untouched..    Flavor wise is quite nice actually...chewy..  


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