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还是white velvet cake

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Peter的同事听说我的甜点很好吃,一直在问他要什么时候能吃到。前几天,我想想再拖下去都有点对不住人家了,还是赶紧做出来,好让他带到公司去。

把手边现有的材料搜罗一下,做个金橘味的小蛋糕,这样吃起来也方便,不用切来切去的。晚上Peter回来,说大家反应很强烈,纷纷问我接不接订单,教不教学生。我笑笑:你忘啦,我已经很久都不接单、不教学生啦。不过甜点以后还会请他们吃的啦!

食谱太简单了,就是white velvet cake里加入切碎的candied kumquet.谁要就吱一声。我承认最近一直连续的在烤这个white velvet cake,其实自己不是太喜欢做重复的东西,但是这个蛋糕太好吃了,百吃不厌。怀孕的时候胃口很差,给自己做了一个大的当生日蛋糕,结果都吃了,就是吃完了也不长肉。而且很多时候做甜点都会有蛋白多下来,那用来做这个蛋糕就再合适不过了,一点都不浪费。

这个还是写稿子多下来的东西,重新装饰组合了一下,拿来给blog撑撑场面,这里自己看着都觉得可怜,sigh~~

蛋糕食谱除了糖从原来的300g减到240g外,其他一字没动的打上来了,糖减的比较多,但吃起来味道正好。

White velvet butter cake  (adapted from The cake bible)

Egg whites 135g

Milk 1cup

Vanilla 2 1/4tsp

Sifted cake flour 300g

Sugar 240g

Baking powder 1Tbsp+1tsp

Salt 3/4tsp

Unsalted butter 170g, softened

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium bowl lightly combine the egg whites,1/4cup milk and vanilla.

3. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the butter and remaining 3/4cup milk. Mix on low speed to aerate and develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down the sides. Gradually add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition to incorporate the ingredients and strengthen the structure. Scrape down the sides.

4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake 25to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly in center. The cakes should start to shrink from the sides of the pans only after removal from the oven.

5. Let the cake cool in the pan on racks for 10 minutes. Loosen the sides with a small metal spatula and invert onto greased wire racks.

Written by Faye

March 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Posted in Pâtisserie

Cake for Mom

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做了这么多年的蛋糕,却从来没有给妈妈做过生日蛋糕,这次新家弄好,爸爸妈妈也可以过来,我们已经有10年没住在一起了。正好赶上妈妈的生日,一定要做个生日蛋糕,补偿这么多年没在她身边,哪怕只是一点点也好。不过宝宝已经到了满地乱爬、学走路的时候了,白天必须一刻不停的陪伴她,只有等晚上她睡着以后再动手做。

把家伙们一字排开,午夜蛋糕时,哈哈,以前接订单的感觉又回来了。妈妈特爱咖啡,就做了一个咖啡味的戚风,一切都很顺利,等到出炉倒扣好准备去睡觉时,杯具发生了,蛋糕完整的从模子里掉下来了,我顿时石化,555…看着热气腾腾的蛋糕一点点地缩小,我无能为力。手生的结果,突然想起几天前和鱼宝聊天时她说好久没做东西,心血来潮的做macaron,结果……同病相怜!郁闷的爬上床,好半天睡不着。第二天早上天还没亮就醒了,一想到那蛋糕就睡不着了,反正还早,乘大家还没起来,我偷偷下床又做了一个,这次总算还好,不然我拿什么给妈妈庆祝生日呀~~

用上好的茉莉花茶在cream里infuse12个小时,打发后抹在蛋糕上。大家一致觉得cream的味道最好,清爽、浓郁还香气四溢。遗憾的是没有更多的时间作装饰,应该再精致点的。不过妈妈很开心也很感动,她觉得好就足够了。

Written by Faye

March 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Posted in Pâtisserie