Another blackforest cake but with a different decoration. This one is for my third aunt's birthday. She requested for this cake after she tried the one I baked for my cousin's baby's full month birthday. This is definitely a popular cake among my relatives.
Chocolate sponge cake and whipped cream recipes are taken from Rose Levy Beranbaum Cake Bible book and the chocolate whipped cream recipe is taken from Pierre Herme Chocolate Desserts book. I love to use fruits to decorate cakes. It's much easier than using cream to pipe borders and patterns on the cake. And fruits are much more appealing and healthier than loads of cream. Maybe that's an excuse as I'm not good at piping yet.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Bunny hop, hop to the lunar year of the Rabbit. It's feasting time again with my parents and brother, my sister and her family and my family. This year, I decided not to prepare steamboat. Instead, I whipped up a feast. On the menu were coffee pork, my mum's speciality - "ngoh hiang", braised mushroom (got this recipe from my friend Christine) with broccoli, steam pomfret, steam prawns and stir-fried leek with beancurd and button mushroom. Preparation work started the night before and ended just before dinner started. What a long day! But it's all worth it. This is the first time I have cooked so many dishes at one go. Must give myself a pat on the shoulder for a job well done. Haha .....
|Braised mushroom with broccoli|
|Teochew steam pomfret|
|Stir fried leek with beancurd and button mushrooms|
|My brother, nephew and niece, and my son Ryan|
|My parents and hubby enjoying the feast|
Friday, February 4, 2011
Almond cookies. This is the easiest one to make and the healthiest. No butter and eggs. Just toasted almonds with skin on ground coarsely, flour, icing sugar and corn oil. Easy. Isn't it?
Here's all that I have.