Give me cake or give me death cookies.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Matcha Strawberry Chocolate Cake

For a friend's birthday, I was given free creative reign over her birthday cake, resulting in this matcha strawberry chocolate cake (also featuring my matcha macarons).

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Matcha Macarons- Recipe

The first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one, right? Well, I think I have a macaron- making problem. I just can't stop making them.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lemon Lingonberry Macarons- Recipe

I think I'm getting the hang of this macaron business.

I decided to try filling these macarons with some lingonberry jam I bought from Scandinavian Kitchen since I was also making skyr cake this weekend (recipe coming soon) and was in a Nordic kind of mood. Since lingonberries are on the tart and slightly bitter side, the jam was a perfect foil for the sweetness of the macaron, along with the zingy lemon buttercream I used to keep the jam filling in a neat little parcel inside.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ube Cheesecake- Recipe

See? I put all that time practising making ube macarons to good use.

An Adventure in Macarons

After stocking up on very illusive purple sweet potatoes recently, I had it in my head to make ube cheesecake and decorate it with ube macarons. The only problem was I have only made macarons once before, years ago, and I hadn't exactly succeeded. "Well, how hard can it be?" I thought to myself.

Actually,  pretty damn hard as it turns out.

Within the space of three days I churned out five batches of macarons in the quest for perfection. While I still need more practice with mixing consistency and my temperamental oven (as you'll find out mixing and the way your oven behaves are crucial elements), I came pretty close to a decent macaron, complete with shiny shell and frilly foot.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Matcha White Chocolate and Strawberry Charlotte- Test/ SemiFail

I had no idea what was going to happen when I made this recipe. All I knew was that I wanted green tea mousse, white chocolate mousse, strawberries somewhere and a stripy sponge exterior. This is what happened.