This month has been very bad so far. I have been failing in many of my experiments and I am feeling so low nowadays. But still I couldn’t keep away from trying new things. Though I share my success stories here, my failures doesn’t make to the blog. But they are surely lessons learnt and I will never be repeating those mistakes again. I selected candies for this month and it is testing my patience too much. First I tried making honeycomb. The result was awesome, but I poured it into a smaller tin and it oozed out. Somehow I contained it inside the tin, but the paper I used for lining stuck to it. I had too waster all those paper stuck honey combs but still Sruti loves those bits and pieces which I recovered after breaking it. Next I tried making peanut brittle. This time I oiled the paper, the mixture came out perfect but again the brittle stuck to the paper. I tried a lot to remove the paper but couldn’t even remove a single bit of it. That is it, the whole batch got wasted.
I am in love with this golden loaf. Look at the beautiful crust. This is one of my favourite bread recipes. Though I don’t repeat them often, I have some favourite breads in my list. Potatoes usually give breads super soft texture. I learnt about it when I made potato rolls for Bread Bakers event. So I chose to make this recipe as I was so confident that it will turn good. But I didn’t know that it would be this good.!
This post discusses in detail how to frost a cake with Ganache Upside Down Method and also a video which shows you how to do it. When I tried my hands at fondant cakes, this method helped me create a great base cake with sharp edges, which in turn results in a neatly draped fondant cake.
Do you remember the Desi Burger chat I made a week back? I got some great feedback regarding the bun I used in that recipe. I mentioned that I will be posting the recipe soon. And here it is. A delicious flavourful bun which can be used for sandwiches and burgers. Usually onions give a nice sweet flavour in baked goodies. So when I saw the recipe at KAF I tried it immediately.
This is one of the easiest sandwich loaf we can make. With just 5 minutes of kneading and directly shaped in to the loaf pan, this is a cross between no knead bread and normal bread. I saw the recipe in King Arthur Flour site and found it very easy to make. I have a loaf pan which is 7 1/2″ * 4″. But usually all the recipes which I read for sandwich loaf uses 8 1/2″ * 4 1/2″ pan. So my loaf always turns out so high and touches the top filament when I place it in the centre rack. So I place my loaf tin in the lower rack and cover the top of the bread with a foil to avoid burning of the top.
After two sweets for Christmas celebrations, I am here with a savoury recipe. This is an enriched dough with butter and it is so soft. It was supposed to resemble a Christmas tree, but as the dough was very soft, it spread out too much in the tray. So the final bread didn’t even resemble a tree. But still they were so soft and when served warm, they just were gone in seconds. If you are trying this, try to make it in a 10″ round cake tin instead of the tray. You will get some beautiful pull apart rolls.
Cream Cheese has been a rare ingredient for me as I don’t get it even in supermarkets at my place. So when I saw a recipe for making it at home, I immediately tried it. And it has been my go to recipe for a few years. But recently I found that there is a simpler recipe which produces the most smoothest cream cheese ever at home and I have already made two batches of it. So what do I do with all those cream cheese? I made cheese cakes, cup cakes and three different type of frostings ( video coming soon) and now I don’t have any of the cream cheese left. I think I will make it after two months. It has been an overload of cream cheese last month.
December is going to be a busy month. Apart from the usual BM I do every month, I have also signed up for another event Bake-a-thon, brain child of Srivalli. This is an event which happens ever December, but this is the first for me. On all Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we need to post a recipe which has been completely baked in oven. As I love baking, I didn’t even think twice.
Last time when I made a video on dark modelling chocolate, I had so many messages on FB and YouTube asking for the recipe of white modelling chocolate. But white modelling chocolate has been my nightmare since long. Whenever I try it, I get a stiff, crumbly chocolate whatever recipe I follow. I have tried so many recipes so far, in so many ratios and I don’t know why, I never succeeded. Most of the recipes suggest corn syrup but they also say that liquid glucose can be substituted. So I just blindly followed their recipes. So every time I end up with a crumbly candy clay, I add a few drops of water and knead it to bring it to dough consistency. But I know that is not the way modelling chocolate needs to be treated.