Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fresh Bread in the Morning

Thomas has started a new hobby of baking bread on his mother's machine. That means plenty of fresh bread for me every morning!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Cupcakes with Pink Frosting

I made a variation of cupcakes with beautiful pink frosting. It tastes lovely and sweet. And it looks beautiful.
Pink Frosting: 150 g butter
250 g icing sugar
2 tbs hot water
1/2 tsp red colouring
Use an electric mixer to beat the following ingredients. Spread on cooled cupcakes and refrigerate to set.

Vanilla Cupcake with Cranberries

These cupcakes were really easy to make and tastes wonderful too. A perfect sweet finger food.

15o g butter softened
150 g icing sugar
175 g self raising flour
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Add cranberries.
2. Sift flour and fold in with a metal spoon.
3. Pour into cupcakes and bake at 200 degrees for 20 mins.
4. You can put a dot of cranberry jam on top of vanilla cupcake for decoration.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Easter is here and I made some treats for an Easter party at Bjoernoe. Here is a cheesecake making its final rest in my refrigerator.

Crust: 400 g digestive biscuits
3 tbs butter (melted)
2 tbs brown sugar
1. Put the biscuits in a plastic bag and pound with rolling pin until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add sugar and melted butter and mix well. Best to use hands to press the mixture together.
3. Place the crust on pie tins and bake for 10 mins at 150 degrees.

Filling: 600g cream cheese
2 tbs icing sugar
3 eggs
lemon zest

1. Cream cheese, sugar, eggs and lemon zest together.
2. Remove crust from oven and pour in filling.
3. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 mins. The egg would have coagulated by then.

Fruit top: strawberries
strawberry jam

1. Cut up strawberries and arrange on cake.
2. Boil strawberry jam. Put through a strainer. And then pour it over the cake.
3. Keep cake in fridge so that it sets nicely.

Verdict: The cake looks beautiful but I havent tasted it yet. I am keeping it pristine for the Easter party. All I can do now is just keep peering into the refrigerator.