I love baking and I love photography as well.
Ice Lemon Curd Layer Cake, anyone?
This is my entry for Weekly Photo Challenge: LOVE
Have a great weekend!
Cooking and photography, two become one! I do like cooking and baking and I do love photography. Two different things that blend together as part of my hobby. Since I have my own camera I learn how to shoot the cake or food I made especially if I want to share it online.
I don’t know since when I like cooking. All I know is my big sisters and my mom always involved me in the kitchen for baking and cooking every time Christmas came when I was a kid. And as I grew up I liked to try new recipes in my spare time even until now.
As part of my entry for Story Photo Challenge: Letter ‘C’ by Frizztext then below are some pictures of a new recipe that I made few days ago called The Fastest Blackberry and Apple Tart from Delia Online.
Have a Blessed Sunday!
Few months ago I read on Twitter of somebody whom I’ve followed about the story behind his wife successful business of selling banana cake. He said that one day they had overripe bananas at home and were planning to throw them away. But before they did it the wife decided to search on internet if there was any recipe using overripe banana. Fortunately she found it and started to make it. After tried few times then the wife started to share it with their friends especially when they had party. Apparently they got good responds. Since then their friends always order their banana cake and then how the wife has started her business in selling banana cake.
Few weeks later after reading that tweets I bought some banana fruits that been reduced due to their condition that nearly overripe. I bought them for making smoothie. Some of them nearly went off before I used them all. Luckily I remembered the story of the wife and did the same thing by searching on internet for the banana cake recipe. Apparently there are lots of banana cake’s recipe on internet and I decided to combine two recipes that I got. One from BBC Good Food: Banana Cake by Ghis, and one from DeliaOnline: Banana and Walnut Loaf. I’ve been making this cake twice or three times in a week ever since, but only in past few days I’ve used walnut as stated in Delia’s recipe and it tastes better.
Here my combination recipe:
4 overripe bananas (medium or large)
150 gr walnuts pieces
170 gr soft brown sugar (or demerara sugar)
170 gr self-raising flour
170 gr butter at room temperature
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
grated zest 1 orange
grated zest 1 lemon
3 large eggs
Few drops vanilla essence
I follow exactly the method from Delia’s.
And here you go:
This cake is very easy to make and can kept for few days, unless you finished it in one go!
Excuse me to finish mine, LOL.
red velvet or tiramisu. red velvet…tiramisu…#countingbuttons .
“Pick me up!” said the tiramisu in my head, LOL. Apparently according to an article in Wikipedia, Tiramisu in Italian means “pick me up” literally yet “make me happy” metaphorically. So I was right then when I picked Tiramisu to make instead of the Red Velvet.
Initially I thought it was difficult to make a home-made tiramisu. But when I checked Delia Online‘s recipe, Tiramisu, then all of my worries were gone. The ingredients and the method are very simple to make apparently! It even didn’t take me long time to make it. It really is simple!
I served five (5) for this Delia’s recipe by using trifle glass bowls.
Does this Tiramisu ‘make me happy’? Yes, it sure does!
Updated: I just made it tonight and added some strawberry for the topping.