Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse Cake

Last week, I made a chocolate mousse cake for my birthday.
I always wanted to make an earl grey chocolate mousse cake & finally got around to make it for my special day.
I wasn't happy with the decoration overall, I wanted a dome shape & the chocolate ganache wasn't smooth.
I wasn't going to post this but it did taste really nice & rich so I decided to post it anyway.
I might try to make this again sometimes & I believe decoration will become better with practice.

I tend to design the cake before getting to make it e.g. the look & the flavours.
It's not always turn out like the drawings but I find it inspiring :)
I draw more often now as I have an iPad which is great for drawing but I rarely show my works here.

Jenny also made me an apple & red wine mousse cake which was pretty & delicious.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake with Toffee Tuile

Chocolate cake again!
The glory of autumn & winter is when I'm craving for chocolate & don't feel guilty of having too much of it.
I baked this dark chocolate & hazelnut cake on a cosy Sunday morning.
This is a true chocolate heaven, very rich & dark chocolatey.
It's very moist & dense, almost like the texture of a brownie.
It's best serving in a small slice with a cup of tea or coffee.

I also made some caramel-dipped hazelnuts & toffee tuile for decoration.
The tuile were simple to make, it's fun to see them melting & bubbling in the oven.
Caramel-dipped hazelnuts were more difficult & I burnt myself with the hot caramel, so be careful.
The end result was a pretty presentation of the chocolate beauty.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Chocolate & Cinnamon Madeleines

When the weather becomes colder everyday, it is time for comfort foods.
Chocolate always work wonders for me.
These madeleines are much better than a piece of dark chocolate.
A subtle hint of cinnamon with a rich & soft centre.
It feels really good with a cup of tea in the evening.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Almond Cookies - Malaysian Style

It all started when my sister Jenny baked these lovely cookies months ago.
Since then, these cookies are baked twice a week.
I didn't really get my hands on these cookies since Jenny bakes batches of cookies.
Then there was a week & there was no cookies left.
My mum started to complain & murmured that there was no cookies left.
She is cheesecake lover, also a cookies lover.
To keep her happy, I called my sister for the recipe & finally baked some.
So you can tell how irresistible these cookies are.

In this recipe, salt is a must, it adds contrast to the sweetness & bring out the after taste.
It's so simple yet yummy.
If you're almond cookies lover, you must try this.


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