Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was lame again and made the cupcakes from a box. i wanted to be able to make them within the time nathan was there. the icing was already made, but i put it in bags and cut the ends off do do better details(although they didn't turn out amazing...)
they were delicious though
all of them
Nathan helping me with the cupcakes(he kept trying to eat the batter rather than pouring it though...)
Monday, October 20, 2008
I convinced my dad to help me ice the cake.
Isn't it beautiful!!! i put chocolate powder, chocolate sprinkles, and fresh strawberries on the top.
black and white.
that slice was delicious.
soon it will all be gone.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Since it was my first time, i got pre-made pie crust(2 dough crusts, not the crumbly gram cracker ones), and 1 can of pre-made cherry filling. the rest of the filling was real cherries.
i cut all the real cherries in half to get the seeds out, then i just poured all the filling in one of the pie crusts. i flattened the other one and cut it into strips to lay across the top, making the cool criss-crossy pattern. then i popped it in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then lowered the temperature to 325 for another 30 minutes.
i let the pie cool for about 30 minutes, then ate it! i kinda failed at cutting a piece and getting it on the place neatly so it actually looked like a slice of pie, but i covered my failure up with some whipped cream and a strategically placed raspberry. the pie was amazing!!! i can't wait to make it again!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
Step 1: mix together flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. make a well(hole) in the mixture and pour in milk and eggs. mix REALLY REALLY WELL. then, lighly coat a pan in oil and put on medium heat.
Step 2: pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto pan and spread aroun into really thin layer. let cook for about 1 minute then flip. let cook about 1 minute on other side. repeat until batter is gone.
Step 3: add fruit to the middle of 1 crepe. you can alo add things lice ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, or any kind of fruit you want. put anything you want on the top too!
what i put on mine was, i cut strawberries and put them inside, then them up and on the top, i spread melted chocolate and shortening(1 cup chocolate, 2 tsp shortening) then lightly sprinkled sugar on top of the chocolat. then i finished it off with whipped cream and raspberries!
okay so i decided that this time, along with making the crepes, i was gonna research their history also. and i did just that.
crepes originated from france. the word "crepe" was derived from the latin word "crispa", meaning "curled". they were originally served as treats with drinks like cider in france. they soon spread to other parts of the world. before they became a widespread dessert, though, different cultures had their own foods that were similar. people in south america had tortillas, people in africa ate the injera, india had the dosa, and central america ate sope.
crepes are a delicious, easy to make treat. try them some time!