Of afternoon baking at home
Hello, dolls! 🙂 So today is family day, but I keep on forgetting that Sundays here are…different. Back at home, I would usually wake up with my Dad’s “Sunday music” playing on the radio and be greeted with a table full of delicious home-cooked Sunday lunch. Today, I woke up shaking my head cause it’s the first time after almost 2 weeks that I got out of bed at 9AM (uhh!!!). In my defense, we lost an hour today because of daylight saving so the clock went forward. So yeah, after a night full of awesomeness and F-U-N, I am just this sore and exhausted lass waiting for Monday and Tuesday to come.
I’ve did a couple of afternoon baking here in the apartment and I wish I have my other 5 favorite people to cook for here. Today reminded me of how different things are…of how patience matter… and how sacrifice creates an impact in our lives. So yeah, I will end this sappy note now and just move on with my kitchen entry.
Last year when I got home I told myself that I will be going back to the basics —- basics of cooking and baking.
You know how sometimes we just jump into something B I G? And how we overlook the importance of small things.
I thought to myself that if I want to be “big” someday, I should muster up the small things first…the basics.
Dark Chocolate Sheet Cake ingredients
I’m a sucker for moist cakes and I always try to achieve that when I bake.
This recipe on the other hand was on the “crumbly or crumbs-fall-apart-when-you-bite” side. So I wasn’t pleased the first time I made it…
So after a bit of tweaking and 3 glorious spoonfuls of batter in my mouth (just because I love batters like that) I was finally able to bake the chocolate sheet cake the I like for the second time.
You see..it’s not always pretty you know…and I like those days
Days where in I know I have room for improvement.
It was my first time to actually frost a sheet cake. Don’t ask me what I did during my patisserie class, but I was pretty messed up that time.
Really happy how it turned out! Simple and delicious 🙂
Mango-Carrot Cake ingredients
Mango- Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting in the making
sweet and healthy
just my kind of…batter
I got tempted to check it more than once while baking…the smell was too heavenly! I couldn’t help it!
Reduced the leftover mango juice and turned it into a syrup.
I wasn’t able to take photo of the cake..we massacred it..just like that. It got out of the oven just in time for dinner so yeaaaap.