March 2013

not breakfast

Saturday 16 March 2013 • 1 comment

I had the most inappropriate breakfast today.

welcome baby!

Thursday 14 March 2013 • 1 comment

My beautiful friend Rachael(the one we threw the baby shower for) finally had her baby last Sunday. Words can't describe how excited i was that he was finally here and i couldn't wait to meet him. I went there today and had an amazing time just staring at the baby. He's so cute and tiny, with the most beautiful hair. Babies are really fascinating creatures. It's amazing how they are able to keep your undivided attention by not doing much. I made his mama a triple layer chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream to congratulate her.

pick me up

Monday 11 March 2013 • 1 comment

I had Tiramisu for the first time last year for dessert at Jamie Olivers italian restaurant. I loved it and knew i had to make it. Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with Marsala wine and cocoa. Tiramisu means 'pick me up' and it does just that with all its rich flavours. After whisking the egg yolks and sugar, the mascarpone cheese(which has a very neutral taste) was added and then the some whipped double cream. Lastly, the whisked egg whites were folded in.


Coffee in desserts is always amazing but coffee and alcohol together is a guaranteed win. I don't drink a lot of coffee so when i bought a tin of esspresso coffee as the recipe requested, i didn't realize i'd need a coffee machine to make it. I decided to boil some water and make it like instant coffee since the flavour was all i wanted out of it. I then mixed it with the marsala wine and started the dipping and layering process.

After a night in the fridge, it came out looking like ice cream and i couldn't wait to dig right in. Finished off with a generous dusting of cocoa powder, it was heavenly.

cake in a pan

Sunday 3 March 2013 • No comments

I made a key lime pie yesterday and i only needed the egg yolks. I hate wasting things so i covered the egg whites and kept it in the fridge determined to find some use for it. This morning i woke up and to made pancakes or were they crepes? Usually, baking powder is added to the batter to make thick American-style pancakes while crepes are flat and made using just eggs, sugar, milk and flour. When baking, eggs can be used as a raising agent if air is beaten into it so why not when fried? I beat the egg whites with some sugar till stiff peaks formed, i whisked in some milk and then folded in a little flour. Turned out light, lovely and the best of both worlds.