Not only baking.

Posted: October 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Sometimes I try to paint. I should force myself to do it more often and not just when inspiration comes. How else am I going to learn? This painting in oil color is for a family member of my boyfriend. I had to hurry to finish it because he is very ill.

Anyway, here it is. Needs more work but I don’t have time.

Going vegan?

Posted: September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

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My biggest passion nowadays are animals.. I mostly eat vegan, and hopefully I will be 100% soon. So, since i work with and love baking I thought I should update abit again! …But I’ll try out vegan baking mostly. 😀 How about that? It’s friendly for all with a big heart put into it!

Anyway, my first try is with meringue, using the liquid of chickpeas! It actually looks good so far, but I dare not to jinx it just yet. It will rest in the oven over night, after 1h 30min on 100 degrees.

1 container of preboiled chickpeas, (use the actual peas to make, for example, hummus, so nothing goes to waste)
1½ dl of sugar
½ tbsp of lemonjuice
½ tbsp of vanilla sugar

Make sure all the chickpea fluid gets fluffy, rather safe than sorry, so leave it on for a while. Poor in the rest of the ingredients and whisk it until it’s firm and you can have it upside down without it dripping. Then it’s just to use spoons or what you prefer to make your preferable size of meringue. Remember to try and make them as high as possible because they will sink alot.
Oven on 100 degrees, you can have more than one tray in, and leave it for 1h 30min. Open the oven abit, turn off the heat and leave it over night.

Meringue figures.

Posted: June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

One thing that was really entertaining was to make figures in meringue! All of them are supposed to be able to stand up, so you have to make both the front and the back, and then glue them together with royal icing. After that you can add colour into the royal icing and decorate the figures however you want. Kids will love it!

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White Lady cake.

Posted: June 10, 2013 in Baking

I have alot of hobbies, and one is of course baking. I just love to be creative with something that others get to enjoy.
“White Lady” is a cake with a soft chocolate inside. First layer is a thick custard, second is with chocolate mousse that you shape into a dome before you put on the last chocolate piece (it’s a soft kind of sponge cake, I’m not quite sure what the real term for it is in english). Cover the whole thing in a thin layer of  cream, or the leftover of chocolate mousse, just so the marzipan will stick nicely to it. The white marzipan is really thin, some people prefer to have it 2,5mm but from my own experience it’s abit too thin so the chocolate might shine through and not be quite as steady. I pick 3mm and it looks perfect and still isn’t any kind of overwhelming taste of marzipan. I’m not a fan of it to be honest, but for this cake it’s amazing.
The cake is pretty much done now! You can decorate it however you want, but the traditional way is with a rose. I chose to take a dark brown gel and make a pattern around it. Remember though, the icing sugar is put on before the rose! But after the gel! 😉

And I’m really sorry about the picture, I accidently squished the rose on the top of the box, that’s why it’s abit flat and weird looking.
Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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1 up!

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Baking

It’s time to celebrate my finished education – I’m now a baker! I make everything from bread to cakes, so here’s a picture of my figure cake, the 1 up mushroom from Super Mario. It’s simple but very tasty ingredients: raspberry jam, custard and cream, covered with a thin layer of marzipan.

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