Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm So Excited!

I can't say I've baked much lately. Just some various bread and cinnamon rolls. Nothing special but equally delicious. However for my birthday I got a big shopping bag full of cupcake and cake decorating tools, sprinkles ect. from my sisters. One thing that I got was sugarpaste which I have never worked with before and I am so excited to start working on it. Yet my cupcaking has been sort of idle lately. I guess I got bored with just frosting swirls - all I had was a couple of star tipped piping nozzles and 2 round hole nozzles. BUT NOT ANYMORE! I have just ordered a 52 piece piping set. Yes thats right. FIFTY TWO pieces in a nifty little box. Rose pins included. I can't wait til I get them so that I can start practicing.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple things

I went to a small store in an old, rustic farmhouse today. They had a lot of simple, yet beautiful things for sale. Plates, silverware and unique pots to name a few.

However when I stumbled upon this item I instantly fell in love with it. Oh, how I wished that I could have it. But where would I put it? It doesn't go with anything else in the house. Isn't it beautiful? It has a great message too: Life is sweet - indulge your senses, nourish your soul.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Apple Pie

A few years ago I didn't even like apple pie. In fact, I hated it. It was something about cooked apples that just I just didn't get along with. To make thing even strangers I also loved apples. I could easily down five apples a day and they would always be Granny Smith apples. Those were the only ones I really liked. Still to this day I pretty much only eat Granny Smith apples.

Anyway, yesterday I wanted to bake so I flipped through my The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook book and as I flipped past the apple pie recipe I remembered that Somebody in my environment loves apple pie. So I would have someone to feed it to! And sure enough, most of it is gone already, although personally I would have liked some sweetness added to the pie crust. The recipe for the pie crust that the book uses only calls for flour, salt, butter and some water. This kind of crust I would normally use for savoury pies. Everybody else seemed to like it tho so maybe it's just that I have a monstrous sweet tooth?

Now, this part isn't in the book or in the picture but from the sugary cinnamon water that was left over from boiling the apples I decided that rather than to waste all that nummy flavor I would make a apple cinnamon syrup. After I removed the apples from the pot I continued to boil the water mixture until it started to thicken. By then the butter started to seep out which I then removed as much as possible of. This syrup/sauce is really good if server hot with the cooled off apple pie. I would almost say it's better than the pie itself!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Frozen Candy Cane Pie

Here's a pie that I made a while back. The recipe has been all over the Swedish food blogs and it seems like it always turns out as wonderful, whoever makes it. It's basically a chocolate pie crust with a mixture of marshmallow fluff, whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Smooth, sweet and cool. The chocolate sauce was really good aswell. I will definitely make this again. It's only flaw is that it is so easy to eat.

Here's the gorgeous thing: