Archive for December, 2009

December 16, 2009

baking my own wedding cake

by ana

I’m getting married in three days, and addicted as I am to baking I decided to bake my own wedding cake. I thought this would be a relaxing thing to do , but due mainly to my lack of experience I have been stressing over the design the decoration and the whole process of baking a cake while taking care of everything else. My boyfriend was fine with whatever I picked as long as it was chocolate.

I know how hard a chocolate cake is to frost so I chose, instead of a velvety butter cream to cover the cake with fondant.  It is going to be a two tier wedding cake, the flavours are dark chocolate and   white chocolate and raspberry mousse. The plan is to decorate the whole cake with black fondant leaves, and maybe roses…still unsure about this part. In order to focus I tried to draw to cake, unlike the rest of my family I can’t draw a line to save my life, so this was the best I came up with. I like black, boyfriend likes black, which other colour would we pick?

December 4, 2009

Havreflarn – bolachas de aveia

by ana

 Deve ser a receita mais simples e rápida que já preparei, da entrada na cozinha até os biscoitos estarem prontos não são precisos mais de quinze minutos.

75 g de manteiga

1 dl de farinha de trigo

2 dl aveia em flocos

 1 dl de açúcar

 1 / 2 colher de chá de fermento em pó

raspa de uma laranja

 Pré-aqueço o forno a 200 graus. Derreto a manteiga e na mesma tigela misturo os restantes ingredientes. Com duas colheres de chá, ou de sopa, faço umas bolinhas que coloco num tabuleiro forrado com papel vegetal. Coloco no forno durante 5 minutos, 7 se tiver feito bolachas maiores.