Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hearth Bread from Bread Bible

 Discourse here. Stone ground wheat berries and flax seed!

 See how beautiful and crisp the hearth bread is. The holes are so beautiful. I did all the rises and the whole 24 hr sponge starter in the fridge. It was the night the electricity went out, and I couldn't open the fridge and check my starter until the electricity came back. Meanwhile I slept. The minute the electricity came back I woke up and ran downstairs. It was a good thing the starter was fine.
The only con to this bread is the high baking temperature. I can't do this too often, or else the electricity bill will "rocket sky high"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Swan Cake

This was for my last yrs birthday - a bit messy bcos I  was trying to  make this into a pond. this is a great way to use up dried fondant - blend in the blender, and it comes out just like rocks!

Monday, April 5, 2010

White Velvet Butter cake

Another delicacy from the Cake Bible, this 9-inch sloped cake was baked in a glass pan, spread with Custard creme mousseline, dribbled with melted chocolate, then topped with custard creme swirl roses. It was for the March birthdays in church.

With the Cake bible I take extra care in follow the recipes, as meticulous as an excited 15-yr-old girl can be, but it really is worth it with the wonderful cakes that result from such detailed instructions!