Monday, February 4, 2013

French Madelines!

Fun and easy :D

Hehe---scrap cupcake looks queenly.

 My golden lovelies are like ducks in a row.
Every day we're Gla-Gla-Glazin'

I will never complain about my camera for the rest of my life.

I haven't tried them yet...O.O Am I nuts? Yes. Am I also health-conscious? Yes. I'm going to try these buttery shell-angels along with a light lunch tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie!

Well, this was a pretty interesting endeavor. Not only was it staggering to watch a handmade pie walk out of the oven looking

like something you see in a magazine

But it was extremely diverting learning how to make a pie. Believe it or not, this was the first pie I've ever made. Albeit with the partnership of a friend, but still---I believe this counts as one of my accomplished baking ventures.

I think the meringue was supposed to be tasted like how flavorless, solid foam probably tastes. I basically only enjoyed the filling and crust, whereas I was under the impression that the topping would be the winner, being utterly creamy and sugary. Ah well. Next time I'll dump a few more tablespoons into the meringue mixture and dazzle my taste-buds. As usual :D
There goes my modesty...

Next Adventure: Rainbow Tie-Dye Cake. Or Meringue Cookies. Just 'cause they sound relatively healthy and I might crave a home-baked snack before the weekend.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For my mom's upcoming birthday, I baked a "coffee cake" which, despite the recipe's title, isn't more than a sugar-cinnamon based plain cake. It turned out lovely, though, with a solid, yet soft texture pleasing to the senses. I'm baking lemon meringue pie with a friend this weekend, and am quite excited. Pictures will certainly be posted!

 -Finished Product
-The pan I use tends to brown the cake a little unevenly...or perhaps I don't even the batter out properly. 

-A quick batch of cinnamon-sugar mix is the ideal topping to this mildly sweet, rich cake!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No-Bake Cheesecake

Literally takes FIVE minutes to make...maybe even shorter if you're quick about it.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Buttery Sugar Cookies!

I found a fantastic sugar cookie recipe! *thrilled*

Initially, I fourth-ed the recipe as I wanted to test its reliability. The cookie dough was rather sticky...and they spread immensely in the oven. They melded into one it was like...a deformed, flat....cookie. It was incredibly thin, too. I scraped it off, and started again, thinking that perhaps my approximated 1/4th of an egg and 1/4th cup of butter had been off. 

The second and third batches, I only halved the recipe.They still spread quite a bit but not as much as beforehand. One reason could be the increase in well as my careful mixing to ensure the butter was properly integrated into the dough. Still...even though the consistency of the dough was smoother, the cookies were very thin :( The third batch...see, I put all the batches in for 7 mins rather than 9 mins and it worked for the first two batches, but not for the third...the middles weren't I had to stuff them in the oven for an extra few minutes. I ended up with two small batches of sugar cookies, which were thin but still yummy! :) 

Next time I make these, I'll probably ensure I follow the recipe's 9 minutes' calling(I've had bad experiences following the baking time assigned in recipes), and add a bit more flour so that the cookies do not spread as much. Also, generally: Ensure there is substantial spacing as these cookies DO SPREAD, mix balls of dough well to combine butter pieces, ensure the cookie is actually thoroughly cooked! If it looks wet in the middle, let it cook a bit longer. Perhaps then I don't need to rely on time.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Apple-Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

Ambrosial & Luscious, Nectarous & Scrumptious.

 Standard buttermilk cake with a sprinkling of apple & cinnamon. Turned out beautiful with a glimmering, crisp shell.