Sunday, 27 September 2009

Raya cakes

I baked 4 choc-vanilla cakes for raya, filled with chocolate cream and covered with chocolate ganache.

Cakes, frosted & yet to be decorated

With simple decorations

The very last piece :)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Weekend cookies

These are the cookies that I baked last weekend for raya- chocolate marble shortbread and almond cookies with chocolate rice. 

Chocolate marble shortbread

Almond cookies with chocolate rice

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Kek lagi!!

Saya buat kek lagi, this time around, lemon cheesecake for my sister's birthday and yellow vanilla cake with blueberry filling and buttercream icing for my parents in law's anniversary.

Lemon cheesecake
Yellow vanilla cake with blueberry filling and italian buttercream icing

First time try buat rose nih, but because I'm using italian buttercream, susah sikit nak buat sebab takut rose tu tak hold its shape. But alhamdulillah, ok je sampai waktu makan.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Raya cookies - biskut dahlia

Most of my raya cookies were from a set of cookie books, which belongs to my mum. However, when we moved to a different house a few years back, I couldn't locate them anymore. I don't remember whether did I I lent it to someone, or did I just misplaced them.

So, I started searching for recipes for the above cookies. Been trying a few recipes since then, about 4 to 5 recipes, sebab nak dapatkan biskut yang sedap dan peroi (did I use the correct word here?). Satu daripada resipi yang I dapat from internet don't even work at all, bila dah campur semua bahan2, adunan masih bertepung (macam tepung lepas mix dengan butter jer), tried to save it by mixing in some water as we are out of fresh milk, but the end result - melekit semacam, and I had to throw the whole thing away, what a waste :(

But of course, I can never give up. Subsequent to that, I tried another recipe from the internet.
I didn't credit the recipe owner though as I found the same recipe over a few websites, and I don't know who's the original owner. However, I have to change some of the measurement for the ingredients, and the type of ingredients used as well - so that I can get a good consistency for piping. And the result, yummy dahlia cookies. Delicious, has a good texture and even melt in the mouth.

So for those who wanted to try, here's the recipe, and do let me know your opinion. Enjoy!

7 oz butter
4 oz gula icing
(pukul butter dan gula icing, tapi jangan sampai terlalu kembang)

1 sudu kecil esen vanilla
1 biji telur sederhana besar
(campurkan esen vanilla pada adunan, then mix in the egg)

8 oz tepung gandum
3 oz tepung kastad
1.5 oz tepung jagung
(ayak tepung2 dan campur ke dalam adunan)

Bentukkan adunan menggunakan piping bag dan open star nozzle. Hias dengan ceri atau silver sugar beads. Bakar pada suhu 170C (fan assisted oven) lebih kurang 8 hingga 12 minit.