I finally made a recipe on the holiday it calls for. I'd expect the 4th of July to be all red white and blue but this cake was orange. It wasn't so great...And my chocolate chips sank even after coating them in flour!
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This recipe was not as complicated as I thought it would be. Recipes with multiple parts scare me. The shortcakes came together easily and the mixed berries and Whipped cream were a breeze. Great presentation just as the recipe stated. Perfect recipe for entertaining dinner guests at your home since it is served cold and the shortcakes can be made ahead of time.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
10 lemons zested. 2 tablespoons lemon extract. Half cup lemon juice. Yeah, that's a lot of lemon. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to eat this cake as Josh is taking it to his work potluck. I did try a little bit of the cake and a little bit of the frosting and a little bit of the nuts and I must say from the samples I had it tasted pretty awesome. I am thinking it will go over well tomorrow at the potluck. It has rum in it, so it has to be a hit ;)
30. 40. And I'm officially (finally) in June!
Bourbon. My new favorite liquor. These little guys are fantastic. I didn't make them small enough but they still turned out fine. Husband says add these to the keeper list.
Find two more horrendous spelling errors in the sidebar of this recipe.... Finsih and Vainlla
Sunday, June 21, 2015
I had about 16 people over this weekend. Perfect opportunity to get some cupcakes eaten!
The only kirsch I could find was arrow brand liquor and I know from experience NOT to buy cheap liquor. So, I went with some similar cherry liquor from Sweden. Josh says it tastes like cough syrup. He has a way of ruining tastes of things for me...hahah
I did find my first spelling mistake and first recipe mistake! Page 106 step 2 of the cupcakes says 'uasing' instead of 'using'. The frosting recipe says to put sugar over the soft peaks of the egg whites, but it never says to beat the egg whites. I figured it out ;) I do not like frosting recipes that have egg whites in them, this one was no exception. It smelled eggy, wasn't good after 12 hours, but, the one plus is that Josh had the idea of taking the leftover frosting to make meringues. Added some sprinkles, piped them out on a baking sheet, pre heated oven to 350, turned oven off and let it them set in there for a few hours. Delicious!
Overall, everyone said they tasted ok, but I was not impressed. :( on to the next recipe!
28 finished. 42 to go.