Monday, February 28, 2011

Messy Day.

Today   I   tried  to   make    cupcakes   they   turned  out    terrible.  The    inside   of   the   cupcakes   were raw   and   we do  not   no  why   so   that   didn't   go  well.  Then  I had   to   start  making   dinner.   I   made   meatloaf with creamy mash potatoes and  sauteed    onion  and   cabbage with  roast  carots and parsnip.
I    just    invented  a   new   recipe.  It  is  fresh diced tomatoes, fresh diced mango, the juice and zest of one orange, and    the   zest   and   the   juice  of    1   lemon, fresh diced pineapple, 1    diced  red  onion, salt   and    pepper    and   EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), spring onion, a dash of garlic powder.  Recommended    on crackers with  butter  and  cream cheese or with corn chips.
Well   enjoy and Bon Appetite!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quiche in a Cup Cake Maker.

Today   is   the  second   day  of   blogging.  Today I made mini  quiche  with   my  Mom.  We  made   bacon, onion and corn  quiche and  roast chicken.  I used the cupcake maker my friend Maddie gave me when I was in the hospital.  I think the quiche had too much flour.  I used a recipe from the edmonds cook book which used 1 cup of pancake mix and 2 cups of milk.  I think it was too much milk and flour and not enough eggs.  My family ate them though.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday 26th Feb, 2011 - first post - yellow cake.

Today  I   baked   a  yellow  cake    with    my   dad   and  it  turns out   all   this  time  I  have  been  decorating   cakes   wrong, but  I  learned the  right  way  to do  it.   You  need  to  let your  spatula  sit in warm  water  and  keep  dipping  it in the water.  
The cake mix came in a box which I was not happy about but mum was going to the supermarket so I was stuck with dad and the box!  
I did  have to  do a lot of work:
I  had to  crack 3  eggs
measure the   water  and   oil 
and    yes    I   did   use   the  hand   mixer   but  I    finished  it   by   hand - so no,  I   was   not   cheating  was  I?   You tell  me, but  hey  I'm only  a  kid  but   I've  got  A  lot   to  say  about cooking so keep coming back so my grand parents are not my only audience!  You can leave me a message but my mum has to check them first so it won't show up straight away.

Here is a picture of my cake and of me and the cake.  I did make my own icing from scratch - see recipe below.  Cake Boss look out here I come!

Icing Recipe:
1 cup of confectioners sugar or if you are a kiwi (like my grandparents)- icing sugar.
a dash of vanilla essence.
a dash of boiling water - be careful because it thins out easily.
a dash of food coloring
for the chocolate I put in cocoa powder instead of food colouring.