I made Red velvet cupcakes this week from a mix (Duncan Hines). I don’t have a recipe for Red velvet nor did I feel like experimenting…I know that it would turn out perfect with the mix:) The frosting homemade! First time my cream cheese frosting turned out firm enough to decorate with!
It usually melts or is too runny to work with. I decided to follow the Wilton method of butter cream and just add cream cheese to it….sure enough it worked:)
I was inspired to make caramel sauce after a talk with my cousin….we were reminiscing about our childhood culinary creations…one of which is when we wanted to make caramel! We took a bunch of candy’s and melted them in our Grandmothers pot and well ruined it! The candy turned to rock solid and Grandma had to say good bye to her favourite sauce pan!
This time around the caramel did work out…and most importantly the pot is okay:)
I tried making it two times! The first time is darker in colour and tastes less caramel than the second batch…both very delicious but I prefer the second one that I made tastes more like caramel. I am not a candy maker….so this is no expert recipe….just having fun in the kitchen with some simple ingredients….luckily it worked out;)
With the first batch I made it with dark brown sugar, water, flour, cream and butter. The second lighter batch was with light brown sugar, condensed milk, cream and butter. Both times I used my homemade vanilla sugar that I made with a mixture of brown and white sugar. That is why you see those specks in the caramel…..it added wonderful taste and aroma to the caramel. I did not add vanilla extract as I made it with vanilla sugar.
I will be sharing both recipes:)
We love cranberry sauce, homemade tastes so much better then the canned stuff! Enjoy with chicken, turkey, we even like to wrap it up in crepes…mmm:)
My kids love cheesecake! It’s their absolute favourite dessert! I have tried many different recipes and the one I always go back to is by Kraft!
This my adaptation of philadelphia-new-york-cheesecake!
Ashure or Noah’s Pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made of a mixture of grains, fruits and nuts. Making Ashure is a tradition in Turkey as well as many of the surrounding countries, Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures share similar versions under a variety of names.
In history it is claimed that when the Prophet Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in northeastern Turkey, Noah’s family celebrated with a special dish.
Since they had little in food supplies, what was left mostly grains, dried fruits etc, was cooked together to form a pudding, what is now call Ashure.
I made this engagement cake Friday, it took me 2 days to make! The bride asked for Navy blue and white, so I cannot take credit for the colour choice! I have to admit she sure has good taste!
The bottom layer is a 12 inch chocolate cake with custard filling, and the top is 8 inch vanilla cake with custard.
I really appreciate bakers hard work on chocolate cakes, they’re not the easiest cakes to work with! The crumb coating itself takes time and patience! I think I did a good job covering it up. If I had the talent working with fondant I would have covered it, but I dont! I love the look of fondant cakes, but not the ones with bubbles, and that’s exactly what would happen if I tried…so there was no going there!
My friend Saira makes the best fish biryani, a couple of weeks ago she brought over a plate, and it was delicious! Especially since she did not add cilantro! I am not a fan of cilantro, I feel sick from smelling it in the market believe it or not! If you like cilantro by all means use it, but if your like me…use parsley!:) I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do!:)