Wednesday, February 16, 2011

love bytes?? I don't think so!

So much for all the candy, hearts and romance! Its been a slow boring month with only a few goodies made by me.. Surprising how I cant eat my own things. Which is a good thing as none of them are flattering for the waistline!

So here goes:

Chocolate walnut tarts

The person I really enjoy cooking for is "K" he'll eat anything and come back for seconds. SO I try to make something new each time i know he is coming home! But on the downside i do not get true feedback!!

Experimental cake

Coral reef inspired cake!

A the same cake on the inside:

Half gone!!

As you can see I'm not in the mood to write tonight so more later!!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Last night in the midst of a cookie baking frenzy my mum remembered some brandy snaps that she had made when she in college..
They seemed ridiculously easy to make with hardly any ingredients so I convinced her to let me have a go.. Armed with a youtube video and a easy recipe we feverishly measured out the butter and sugar and grated the ginger.

FYI: Brandy snaps are a common dessert food in the UK , Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. They are edible, tubular, brittle, sweet, baked casings that are typically 10 cm long and 2 cm in diameter. They are usually served filled with whipped cream.
They are made from a mixture of golden syrup, flour, ginger, cream, sugar and butter and are baked briefly as a flat disc that is then rolled while still hot and soft.
Sounds so simple right?? But NOO they were not!!
Our first attempt was a disaster, in our state of excitement we tried rolling them when they were still hot which resulted in a gooey, buttery mess which was stuck to the baking parchment!
Then after watching a Gujrathi chef make the snaps we tried again and cooked them for longer till the bubbled up beautifully and formed the lattice.Upon cooling we tried to roll them, but the most we could manage was a taco shell look alike!
And the next morning they had softened into mulchy piles of butter..
Sniff!! If only my mother had the original recipe!!