Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hello, hello.

It's been such a long time since I did anything in the kitchen that I almost forgot about my alter ego. The good thing about this is that I had a lot of time to just catch up with myself in terms of my other hobbies. But the bad thing about this is that I am a bit rusty in the kitchen and this post will prove it.

I tried to make rhubarb with custard the other night, rhubarb courtsey of my coworker. I decided to try an old Jamie Oliver receipe that I wanted to visit a long time ago. I seasoned the rhubarb and popped it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 400°C. While I was making my custard, I looked for the heavy cream I bought in the fridge and to my surprise it was not there. I looked everywhere, high low and even in the cabinets. Then it hit me, the old man must have put in the freezer. And it was. I was not pleased. I decided to go without it and just enjoy nice baked rhubarbs. I took it out after 15 minutes and it was soggy due to the fact that I added too much orange juice to it. I was very disappointed.

Let this post remind me of the poorly made rhubarb.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gosh, have you ever had the same dream about the same people but in a different situation? It's insane.

Starting off, I am a bit crazy over this new tube pan that I bought a while back, it just makes perfect round shape cakes. I try to use it as much as I can since I actually bought it. Surprisingly, there aren't much receipes for this pan in my cookbooks and believe me I have tons of them neatly sheleved in my giant bookcase.

As I was flipping through my favourite Olson book trying to figure out what to make next, I came across this fruit and veggy fusion cake that caught my attention. I always wanted to try a fruit cake but didnt find the right one. So I took a stab at this one and it was hell. The reason why it was hell was because of the grating part. The grating of the carrots took forever and I hated it. Note to self: buy big carrots next time. The other procedures was quite elementary and didn't require anything intense. The reward was great tho, a nice solid but soft cake that was packed with carrots and a hint of apple.

I still like the chocolate chiffon cake better though. Anyways have fun!

Cheers


Carrot Apple Cake
250ml veggy oil
250 ml brown sugar
60 ml apple cider or juice 
560 ml all purpose flour 
10 ml baking powder
2 ml salt 
5 ml cinnamon 
1 ml allspice 
875 ml grated carrots 
250 grated peeled apples