Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Marble cake : เค้กลายหินอ่อน

My husband and I really like marble cake. I baked this cake just in this week already 3 times . So you can see how much we're crazy for it :-p

Ingredients : for 22cm loaf pan or 18cm bundt pan
130g butter
120g granulated sugar
2 large eggs
150g cake flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
85g sour cream
10g cacoa powder
1 tsp. orange zest
1-2 drops almond extract

Instructions :

Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and flour a laof pan or cake pan.

Sift together twice the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl, beat Butter until smooth. Then gradually add in sugar and beat until the butter light and fluffy. After that beat in eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition and add in vanilla.

Whisk in the flour mixture in 3 stages, alternating with sour cream. (mix them just until the mixture incorporated.) Pour 2/3 of the batter into a cake pan.

Sift in cocoa powder in the remaining batter, add orange zest and almond extract, stir until well combined. Pour the chocolate batter on the vanilla batter. Using a chopstick or knife gently swirl batters together until marbelized.

Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack about 5 minutes to cool before remove the cake from the pan. Top with the icing or chocolate ganache (If you want) Leave it cool completely.

Finally it's done. Now let me enjoy my easy but very delicious cake that I've bake for countless times. Anybody want a piece of this cake?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Coconut Macarons with Butter Cream Caramel

I had one egg white in the refrigerator which I didn't know what should I do with. Finally, I decided to use it for macarons again. This time I bake coconut macarons with butter cream caramel. I find the shell tastes really good, but the combination of coconut shells and butter cream caramel wasn't the right choice. If I bake it next time I'll try with the other filling.

Anyway, I like the looks of these macarons. Beautiful ivory shells clash with the light brown of cream caramel. For me, white is always wonderful.