Monday, October 26, 2009

My FIRST cake from the new book!

Last week, I set a goal of making a recipe a week from the new book "Rose's Heavenly Cakes".
Today, I actually started! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I decided today to make the "Whipped Cream Cake". After looking at the recipes, this seemed so easy. I also found it intriguing that I was going to make a cake without using any butter or oil. In place of the butter and oil, the recipe called for using heavy cream. I had whipping cream in the fridge, so I was in luck!

The cake turned out much better than I had hoped. Very light and tender. Flavor was good. My family enjoys an almond flavor, so next time I will try that. This is a great base cake to experiment from. So easy and quick!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rose's Heavenly Cakes Book- Cake Project

Fall is here. still not much baking going on over here. Somehow, life keeps getting in the way.

Two weeks ago, my daughter came for a visit. Went to Chicago for a few days, watched her run the
Chicago Marathon. Lot sof going out to dinner during that time.

I'm finding that since I have been baking so much, producing some very good pastry products, I tend to order dessert less when I am eating out. Somehow, spending 5-6 dollars for a piece of chocolate cake that I know came from a mix is unappealing. Good thing for my waistline!

My newest cookbook find is "Rose's heavenly Cakes" by Rose Levy Berenbaum. The pictures alone are worth salivating over. Received the book on Monday, can't wait to get started.

So, here is my newest project goal:

I plan on making at least one recipe a week from the new book. I will keep going until I have all the recipes completed. I know, not much of a novel idea, but a great goal for me. Anyone is welcome to join in if they like. Due to copyrights, I will not post the recipes, but maybe someone else out there has the book, and we can all try the same recipe. Not sure what my first one will be, but I am thinking something with bananas or aplles since I have both of those that I need to use up.

I'm also looking forward to the new release of the book "Healthy Breads in five minutes a day"
I have had so much fun with Jeff and Zoe's first book, wondering what the second book is going to bring us.

Off to start looking for recipes, need to start baking again!