Saturday, 11 April 2015

Doughnut Muffins



Hi,
I have been travelling & taking a long break while looking for jobs since finishing my PhD.
The cities I have been so far are Venice, Budapest, Paris and New York.
My photos are now piled up & the worst is I’m procrastinating, I will need to be organised & get back to baking.


I made these doughnut muffins a while ago & I thought I will post the recipe here just to keep it going.


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Earl Grey, Hazelnut & Chocolate Yule Log... Happy New Year 2015!


This was the first time I had prepared a dessert for a Christmas meal.
It was usually Jenny’s job to do it, ever since she’s working as a professional patisserie, she doesn’t bake much at home.



This cake consists of 4 components:
Earl grey creme
Hazelnut mousse
Chocolate sponge cake
Chocolate chantilly cream


I quite enjoyed preparing the yule log & I'm sure I’ll be making this from time to time as I really like the combo.
A rich chocolate cake with a smooth nutty mousse & a sophisticated note of earl grey tea, all combine every well. 
Everyone loved it & commented that it’s very nice.


This has been a great year for me in completing my Ph.D.
Thank you all for your patience & re-joining me this year & the coming years.
Wishing you all the best & happy new year.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Caramel & Pear...


I went to Venice with my family as a celebration of passing my PhD viva.
These are the scenes from Venice, it’s a pretty city.




I baked a Japanese cotton cake before going to Venice & immediately fall in love with the light & spongy texture.
I baked it again when I got back to England but a plain & simple sponge cake wouldn’t satisfy my obsessions with photo & food styling.
I poached some pears with white wine then I whipped some cream with salted caramel I made from last time.


My decorating skills become worse… Luckily I bought some shimmer sprays last time when I visited a supermarket.
Shook the can & sprayed on, the cake was covered with a gold shimmer, the photo couldn’t really show the shimmering effect but it does look much prettier.


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