Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Darwish birthday

It's Darwish birthday today. He asked for a chocolate cake... so i've baked the cake last night (at 10.30 pm) with his help... he likes to help around in the kitchen especially when i'm baking... he always wants to help with the dishes... so sometimes i let him help with the dishes thinking that when he grew up he'll be the kind of man that helps around the house... just like his dad!

Yeah about the cake... this is a new recipe from chef Farid's blog. Its the moist chocolate cake.... will review the cake taste later... decorating will be done later with my dear achik (hubby and best friend)... awish wants a star on the deco... i'm thinking of using the white chocolate to make the star.....! hehehe hope it's coming out fine!

What ever it is.... HAPPY Birthday darwish... 4 years old.... my baby is a big boy now... I love u!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Melting chocolate techniques... EASY!

it looks difficult to do when you use the double boiler method... make sure the water doesn't touch the top bowl... don't boil the water.... bla bla bla....

my easiest way to do is to use the microwave...
set the power to lo/defrost mode....
use ceramic/glass bowl...
for 100g of chocolate my microwave requires 4 mins. make sure to stir from time to time...
the time depends on microwaves to... because of the power level... 1600w, 1800w so just check ur choc from time to time...

use ceramic bowl because plastic would take more time as ceramic retains heat so the the melting process takes lesser time.... I can assure u this is the best technique... less equipment, less to wash, less hassle....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Delicious butter cake... Easy peasy!

Why not try this Delicious butter cake that is easy to make. The same recipe could be use to make cupcakes too!

250 g butter
1.5 cup sugar
4 large eggs
3 cup self raising flour
1 tspoon vanilla essence
1 cup fresh milk

(Mix in an electric food processor or electric mixer)I use the electric food processor!

Cream butter and sugar
Add in the egg one by one
Add in the vanilla essence
Add in the flour and milk alternately, 1/3 of each at a time.
Bake at 180 degree Celcius for 15-20 minutes
Makes 24 cup cakes

Monday, October 5, 2009

Samperit for Hari Raya

Hari Raya 2008 marked the most memorable one in the history of Yati Rahman's Baking!
That was the fist time ever... she "Yati Rahman"... me... bake my own kuih raya for the family... since there is no kuih tunjuk in here... well u can just go to Wollie's to get the cookies... but the spirit is not the same! :(....

So for this Raya I baked samperit... my favourite. with the kids around to help me.... they had fun for a while... Darwish and Daya helped to eat the dough as well so mum finish faster ;D.... then they just left me alone to finish the samperit....
Since Imran & Dina were fasting, they couldn't taste them.

Later after the break, they all enjoyed the samperit with reminder from mummy.... don't finish em... we have to keep some for hari raya!
Really enjoyed making the cookies!

Hazelnut butter cake....

I made the hazelnut butter cake.... delicious! Just add in some nutella with 1/3 of the butter cake mixture... there you'll get the chocolaty hazelnut taste....
But i guess i still need to perfect my mixing art.... just to make it looks better next time....

Sunday, October 4, 2009

White chocolate ganache...

Lepas dh boleh buat cake... blajar buat topping plak!.... White choc ganache....
buat utk mkn2 potluck with fellow friends kt sini.

White/Dark/Milk chocolate Ganache Recipe
• 300ml thick cream
• 150g good-quality dark/white chocolate, roughly chopped

Heat cream and chocolate over low heat, and stir until melted. Chill for about 15 minutes, until thickened but still a little soft. Beat with electric mixer. Spread over cake.

Chocolate Volcano

Next... tried the chocolate volcano.... yummy! memang best!

Tak Pandai Ler...

Tak pandai ler..... itulah jawapannya bila orang tanya, pandai buat kek tak? Tapi itu dululah pasal cuba sekali dua tapi tak menjadi... yelah mana ada orang belajar berjalan sekali pastu terus boleh berlari.... begitulah ibaratnya!

Setelah kali kedua merantau ke Gold Coast (dah thn ke2 kt sini)... kali ini jadi surirumah... cuba-cuba cari resepi kt internet untuk buat cupcakes.... tup2 jadi ler plak.... punyalah seronok.... tulah KALAU TAK DIPECAHKAN RUYUNG, MANAKAN DAPAT SAGUNYA!

You never know what you can do until you try it. I always thought i am bad at baking but just until recently (not so recent actually, 1yr ago! hahaha) i started to test my baking skill again. Started with cup cakes recipe.... Yeay... i made it! Wow, that was it, I never look back... trust my capabilities and keep on trying... never give up, take notes on the mistakes you made don't repeat them.