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Showing posts from September, 2008

daring bakers vegan lavash challenge

Okay... so here is goes, my first daring bakers challenge: Vegan lavash with a balsamic basil onion relish and lemon humus. Truthfully I must admit I was a little disappointed with this challenge.  I was hoping for something a little more exciting.  Love the idea though, something I probably would have never thought to make, but also a great way to get everyone to try it vegan style.  I must say these were pretty good, (I followed the recipe on the DB page) especially with the onion relish... yum.  But I don't think mine are authentic because they, probably knowing I didn't roll them thin enough, turned out more like a hard pita.  Loved them either way and so did the fam, I would make them again!


Other attempts from food and product photography class....   more fake ice cream, I think this one is my favorite shot and the jello balloons with a neatly placed coconut shine mark.  The jello balloons were an attempt at a kids packaging design lesson and well the fake ice cream is just so neat!  If you want to try making something with jello, just add less water it gives it a more solid texture, therefor its easier to use with a cookie cutter to make shapes.

SHF: so horribly fantastic, lemon strawberry little cakes .....mmmm

This is my contribution to SHF, sugar high fridays.  Yes, there is a lot of bad cupcakes out there, they may look pretty, but once you bite into them... disappointment dawns.  It saddens me, such a pretty thing being so bad.  So I've tried something new. Now these are simple, as I wanted to keep, and absolutely yummy of course... that is what we're going for here!  These lemon strawberry cupcakes are simple and well surprising.  I wanted to keep the white icing look, but its not just vanilla buttercream frosting, its strawberry vanilla buttercream. I got my little hands on some candy flavorings and decided to try them out.  I thought they would have that bitter fake taste you some times get, you all know what I'm talking about, but I was wrong.
lemon cupcakes
31/2 cups all-purpose flour 2tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2tsp  real vanilla extract 3 eggs 250ml sour cream 2tsp shredded lemon peel
strawberry buttercream frosting
1 cup unsalted bu…

chocolate pots et frangelico

Lets just say I was craving chocolate....  I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to make anything, but I did manage to fit in some time to indulge my sweet tooth.  I found these little shot glasses I thought would look perfect filled with something sweet so hence why these little chocolate pots were born.  I must say they are a little too sinful, dark chocolate, cream and the hit of frangelico. I do love that little hint of hazelnut.  These look great and are dead easy to make.
chocolate pots
200g  good quality chocolate 1 cup  cream 2 egg yolks knob of salted butter 2 tbsp frangelico*
heat cream in a sauce pan over medium heat untill simmering. Add  chocolate till melted and the cream turns into a fantastic chocolatey goodness, add eggs stirring constantly, then add butter and liquor stir until smooth and creamy... yum!  Pour into little cups and chill for at least a few hours.  Makes about 6, as I used little shot glasses. *You can use just about any liquor that suits you…