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Mango Ginger Carrot Cake

12 May

I baked my mom a Mango Carrot Ginger Cake for Mother’s Day and I must say, I’m pretty happy with the way this one turned out despite a slight mishap with the candied carrots.  I meant to make curled carrot ribbons but I accidentally left them in the over for too long when I was icing.  The thinner strands just snapped when I tried curling them but luckily the thicker strands had enough moisture to bend, so I just figured that I’d make a giant rose for the centrepiece and crumble the rest around it.

The cake itself is incredibly moist, smells amazing, and tastes really good but I think I’ll go back to using whipped cream the next time I make this.  The ginger cream cheese frosting is a bit too sweet for my liking despite using a cup of icing sugar less than recommended.

My mom was thrilled when she saw it even though aesthetically, I think I did a better job with the Black Forest Cake for her birthday earlier this year:

My brother also made a  spinach-steak pizza from scratch for dinner but we were all so excited to taste it that we completely forgot to take photos.  The crust is surprisingly easy to make; he only used plain yoghurt and self-rising flour, nothing else.  Guess we can stop buying frozen pizzas now, lol.

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Recipes: nlrockrecipestastespotting

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12 Sep

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Did you know they have Häagen-Dazs Mooncakes now?

4 Flavours:  Chocolate &VanilaCookies & CreamStrawberry, and Macadamia Nut.
They each come with a mango sorbet yolk centre.

Evidently, Montreal’s really behind when it comes to mooncake selections…

source: tumblr & weheartit

When I’m bored, I bake.

8 Feb

Did bit of baking in the weekend!!  I’ve yet to perfect the cheesecake base though… for some it always ends up crumbling apart when I make it.  It turned out slightly better this time around since I stuck it into the freezer overnight, but it still doesn’t hold as well as I want it to.  Wonder if it’s cuz I didn’t put enough butter…

Gosh… this looks obviously homemade, doesn’t it?  Guess the styrofoam box doesn’t help either…  Anyways, jump the cut for the recipe!

PS – Anyone known how to make a good cheesecake base?  Mine tastes good but it’s not very functional in the sense that it tends to crumble under pressure… (aka, when I cut into it).

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