Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Since this required a little more effort to prepare it, I thought of adding pictures to make it easier.
Prior to doing the flan, we have to do the caramel. So for this we need:
2 cups of sugar (regular, granulated)
1/2 cup of hot water
Lets start by putting the 2 cups of sugar in the flan form which is usually the one with the hole in the middle and heat it to let it melt. What worked for me is to increase the heat and decrease it every once in a while, I would increase it and the sugar would start melting and the low heat would allow them to settle and melt the rest. Do what works for you!
After all sugar has melted, step away a little from the pan and pour the hot water. Be careful because it will boil and maybe splash around. Few second and it will calm down. Keep whisking.
Once it reached below picture, spread around the caramel. You can do this by moving the pan in circular motion or maybe using a brush or a spoon.
Now we get to do the Flan.
2 cans of condensed milk
2 cans of milk (measure with the condensed milk can)
200-250ml of heavy cream
1 tbsp of corn flour
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Blend all ingredients. Pour them on the caramelized form. Set banhe-marie method and cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45min. Remove foil and bake another 15min until toothpick comes out clean.
Once cooked, put in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours. I love leaving it overnight, and it is ok to leave it for a day or 2 before serving. Just slowing flip it on a big plate and here is the beauty!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
We learned how to do icing, and their consistencies, and where to use each. We did stick to only 1 recipe for butter cream, which is the one in the book they gave us, but I will be trying later other recipes that I have seen around.
Below pictures are the final projects my mom and I did! And I must say they turned out so beautiful! :)
This was the cake I made! I had to do the flowers a day before and leave them to dry out. It turned out beautiful!
This is the gorgeous cake my mom made! The flowers are so beautiful!
And these are all the cakes of the class! We did enjoy it and I am taking into consideration taking the other courses 2 and 3 later on! If you have Wilton classes available where you live, you should go ahead and take them, you will learn a lot!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I will post later recipes of few of them following this post..!
How cute are these???
Saturday, January 7, 2012
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- Chocolate chips (I used around half cup)
- Walnut to decorate (optional)
No need for a mixer with this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 180 C. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso and vanilla.
Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and put a walnut on top of the muffin.
Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on a rack.
Makes 12 muffins.