A Family Affair...
I cannot believe that it took me this long to write this post... shrug.. am a lazy blogger... yes.. i call myself a lazy blogger simply bec i hv been neglecting my space here.. If i am not careful.. my camera that i once swore upon will start to collect dust :o(
As salam and good morning everyone.. Last weekend was our house warming .. i decided to have catered the main meal and concentrate on my dessert table.. now.. i must admit that it was a lot of work to put this dessert table together but I have to say I think it was the most satisfying.. I also decided to match the colour of the day which was pink, white and purple and planned ahead of what to bake for my guest..
We invited a bunch of friends and a whole lot of relatives over for some get-together cum karaoke session.. with the entertainment room being in the basement.. all we needed to do was to close the entertainment room door and voila we managed to tone down the volume.. It was a fun night of eating and munching and I just wanna thank everyone for making it happen...
Mom came early to help me out.. i dont know what i would do if she hadnt turned up early... Danke vielmals mom!
So ok.. here are the only few photos that i managed to snap.. i was too busy entertaining my guests that i kinda regret not having taken more.. anyway... a dessert table fm Bisousatoi will not be complete without macarons ey... we had coffee macs, chocolate ganache and also raspberry french buttercream.. i think i had like 100pcs of macs in total and am happy that everything got snapped up.. we also had apple crumble, durian puff, lapis prune and steamed fruit cake which for some reason was a little dry for my liking.. hmmm... i also baked fruit pastry in cuppies and salted chocolate cookies...
In order for me to brighten up my dessert table... i had bought M&M candies and also jelly beans..I also bought those oldies biscuits that has a meringue/sugar like topping.. at first i had wanted to prepare salted popcorn but was too afraid that it will get soggy.. for my center piece.. i decided to bake Devils Food Chocolate Cake... i dont know how many times i have baked it and its one of my top sellers.. Ty Yani of The Kitchen Guardian and also Edi who intro me to this cake and for sharing such a wonderful recipe.. Danke!
As for the main meal.. we had ordered Briyani rice with ayam masak merah and rendang (yums!).. we also had bubur pulut hitam, curry puff and also wadeh hehe..
Each time i look at these pics.. it makes me smile... my grandmother.. shes a fighter.. when her health seems to take a toll on her.. she always manages to pull thru.. Alhamdullilah... am super happy to see her in my new place... i pray for ur good health nyayi..
So here is the recipe of DFCC once again and if u have not baked it yet... BAKE IT! (i did 3 times of this recipe and baked it using 3x 7" round pan)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (i used cocoa berry)
3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt (i used 1/2 tsp)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (i used light brown sugar)
65 gram butter ( i used unsalted butter)
1 large egg - size A
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup buttermilk (i used fresh milk and added distilled vinegar)
1/2 cup warm water
Preheat oven at 170C .. greased cake tin
Sieve flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, and set aside.
Beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy, add egg.
Add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder etc) alternately with liquid ingredients (buttermilk + warm water) in three portions
Add vanilla extract and continue to mix till well blended
Bake for about 30 minutes or until just cooked
Cream Cheese Frosting
250 g cream cheese (room temp)
125 g butter (room temp)
1 cup icing sugar - sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
juice of a squeezed slice of lemon, to rid the cheese taste
Beat cream cheese and butter, just until creamy, add the icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.
200 ml double cream with at least 30% fat content (i used Millac - 38% fat)
250 g dark chocolate, chopped finely (i used valrhona - 70%)
a pinch of salt
In a double boiler, warm double cream until just at boiling point, add chopped chocolate and salt and stir, when all chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and continue stirring until all well mixed.
Cool cake completely, spread the cream cheese frosting and pour cool ganache on top.
Ok folks.. got to go.. tmrw there will be a Halloween party in Sonia's school and am thinking of baking something.. see how.. am pretty lazy to do anything since hubs is in Myanmar right now.. hv a fruitful week kids!