Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Cake Slice Bakers ~ August's Carrot Cake

The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from
 our current cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
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August Cake options: 
1. American Chocolate Layer Cake
2. Pecan Sweet potato Cake 
3. Blackberry with Scotch Cheesecake
4. Carrot Cake
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Sorry, TCS members, I am late in baking and posting August's cake!
But here we are!
I made the full recipe for the carrot cake,
but half the recipe for the cream cheese frosting
See, I did bake three round cakes, only small ones - 4.5" diameter!
and I thought I would have enough batter for a sheet cake
but evidently no.... so folded up the excess paper
and use the only suitable size barriers - ramekins!
ain't I clever!
I frosted one of the small round cakes and two slabs of
the sheet cake to make a two-layer rectangle cake.
Chopped some toasted walnuts for garnishing the round cake.
A healthy carrot cake with loads of carrots, walnuts and
mixed color raisins
(I did use only 1 cup of soft brown sugar instead
of 1 cup each of brown and white)
ps:  I added grated zest and juice of one lime to the cheese frosting.
yumms!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #8: CAN Ee Meen in Tau Pok Soup

 Welcome to Cookbook Countdown
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Thank goodness for Cookbook Countdown!
Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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Ee Meen in Tau Pok Soup - page 164-165
 I used vegetable stock cube in place of chicken stock
Emperor dried egg noodles in place of dried Ee meen
Siew Pak Choy in place of Choy Sam
Very light and simple meal
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Announcement!
Cookbook Countdown has a new website :
We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!
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Cookbook Countdown Specials:  Bake! #1 is now open!
If you are doing specialty bakes - do join us HERE! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #8 ~ CAN - Soto Mee (Noodles in Indonesian chicken soup)

 Welcome to Cookbook Countdown
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Thank goodness for Cookbook Countdown!
Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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 Soto Mee (Noodles in Indonesian Chicken Soup) - pages 156-157
 Very pleased with the results!
I used spaghetti instead of yellow noodles
and finally managed to source some bean sprouts 
(otherwise I would have used thinly sliced cabbage)
I totally messed up the Bergedel (potato cake)
but still tasted good (instead of coating the patties in egg,
I went and added the egg to the patty mix!)
Hubby said it needed more salt!
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Announcement!
Cookbook Countdown has a new website :
We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!
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Cookbook Countdown Specials:  Bake! #1 is now open!
If you are doing specialty bakes - do join us HERE!