Thursday, September 23, 2010

Teddy Bear Chocolate Cake

Special thanks to Anna who helped me captured such nice pics (as above) which I couldn't achieve as an amateur (Those pics which I took were not as sharp compared to hers). Thanks for your patience & guidance as well. *^_^*

I gave the teddy bear cake to my mum & made another similar cake without the cartoon print for myself instead. This chocolate cake is moist & soft, a perfect combination with the slightly salted buttercream frosting.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Peach financiers

'A financier is a small French cake. It is a light, moist teacake, similar to sponge cake, and usually contains almond flour, crushed or ground almonds, or almond flavoring. The basis of the cake itself is beurre noisette (brown butter), egg whites, powdered sugar and flour. Financiers are often served topped with whipped cream, berries, or other fruit, and served accompanied by ice cream or other frozen confections ' (Fr Wikipedia)

I wanted to top my financier with a cherry, but I'm not sure why I can't find any fresh cherries in Giant, NTUC or cold storage. I had not choice but to use peaches instead. I stuff in a piece of peach in the middle of my cake & that explained why there is a small 'depression'.

This cake is really soft & moist, best eaten when out from oven.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sticky date pudding

'The Sunday Times' published a SDP recipe some weeks ago. I had never tried SDP before & was really curious to find out how it actually taste. I headed down to 'Giant' & bought a small box of dates last week but was too busy with other stuffs & forgot totally about it.

Finally, I bake this SDP this morning. My hubby & I love this pudding with the butterscotch sauce. This SDP is soft & best eaten when it is warm.