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
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
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!
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.