Archive for October, 2006

Mad about Orange Zest Brioche

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Orange Zest Brioche

I’d never made brioche before and thought it a good idea to try the recipe from Delicious Days. The only problem was that I didn’t have fresh yeast and had no idea how to shape bread rolls without all the folds and creases.

Brioche in Pan

The results were a little disappointing. The brioche rose so much that they had caps (kind of like the way scones split in the middle). The texture was also on the tough side.

Brioche on napkin

I have no idea if this was because of the dry yeast, my poor bread shaping skills, my having overworked the dough or a combination of everything. I’d like to try this recipe again, but perhaps after I get more practice in bread making.

Mad about Double Crusted Apple Pie

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Apple Pie

I was intrigued by this apple pie when I came across it in Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess. It is completely encrusted (lame pun intended) in pastry dough - definitely not your usual apple crumble pie or lattice apple pie.

Apple Pie

Having had one bad experience with the same pastry crust, I went against my better judgement and gave the recipe a second go.

Apple Pie Slice

The pastry turned out better than my first attempt, but I won’t be using this apple pie filling again. Although the finished pie looks rather impressive with very promising ingredients in the filling - pureed apples & apple chunks pan fried in butter, I found the apples a tad chunky. The texture was not at all what I’d expected it to be.

Mad about Carrot Cake

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Carrot Cake

For my sister’s 25th birthday …

Unfrosted Carrot Cake

Two-layers of cake sandwiched with lusciously smooth cream cheese frosting …

Slice of Carrot Cake

Loaded with shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins, smeared with cream cheese frosting. It was truly yummy!

Available for Purchase: 9-inch Carrot Cake @ a Price of S$60.00