Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Beth of Our Sweet Life has chosen…
Mixed Berry Cobbler

This weeks recipe was the easiest so far and I encounted no problems. First I did the dought which taste great then I mixed some strawberry, blueberry, rasberry and blackberry. This recipe turned out to be very tasty we enjoyed every bite.

Here are some pictures

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

French Chocolate Brownies

This weeks project was French Chocolate Brownies

I was not a big fan of Brownies but I decided to make this recipe anyway. I mixed the dry ingredients, The raisin flambe then melted the chocolate and butter then whisk the egg and sugar. To the egg and sugar mixture I added the chocolate then the dry ingredient it took exactly 50 minutes for the brownies to be ready and this recipe converted me into a big fan. It came out so moist it was delicious. Here are a few pictures of my delicious brownies.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Opera Cake

This month Daring Bakers' challenge was Opera Cake.

This is my first month with Daring Bakers and I was very excited about my first project.

I made la Joconde a day before and I had no problem with the recipe nor the outcome until I was ready to remove the parchement paper and it started sticking to the cake. After finally removing all the parchement paper I let the joconde cool down.

The next day I made the buttercream then the ganache I decided not to make the glaze because I was running out of time.

In the end I was very pleased with the final outcome.

This was a fun recipe to do can't wait for the next challenge.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

This week's was the Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

Since I am not a fan of Pecan I decided to substitute almonds for the pecans.

I had no problems with the dough it was not hard at all the only time consuming thing was waiting for the pieces of butter to completely melt before adding the next two pieces. My dough rose with no problem. After spending the night in the fridge the dough was a little tough but I molded it a little and it was no problem roling it out. I added the sugar and spice and up until now everything was fine. The problem I encounter was after I left the ought to rise in the pan it rose too much and my buns were alittle deformed. Also I think I left them in the oven a little too long but the end result came out to be very good.

Here are a few pictures of my buns.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Florida Pie

This weeks recipe was chosen by P&Q: Florida Pie

It was not hard to make at all and coconut is not one of my favorite ingredients but I decided to give it a try. My crust was left in the oven a little too long but that was not stopping me from completing this recipe. I had no other problem with the rest of the recipe until I had to brown the meringue in the oven and it got burned. I had to redo the meringue and re-brown it this time I did not leave it in too long because I did not want the same thing to happen again.

The final result turn out to be very appetizing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Peanut Butter Torte

Peanut Butter Torte Chosen by Elizabeth of Ugg Smell Food

This week I was working with two ingredients that I don't actually like Peanut Butter and peanuts but I decided to make it anyway and have my family do the tasting. Boy oh boy were they happy. I had no problems making this recipe it was quite easy for me to complete and the outcome was delicious as per my family and friends.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bill's Big Carrot Cake

TWD Bill’s Big Carrot Cake chosen by Amanda of slow like honey

This was a fun project since most of my family members loveeeee carrot cake... I don't usually add Shredded coconut and raisins but I decided to follow the recipe as is and boy was the result pleasant. The cake turned out to be very moist just like I love them and also not too sweet. The frosting was actually quite different than what I usually make adding the lemon juice gave the icing an extra pleasant taste. I will definitely add lemon juice to my icings from now on.