Friday, February 28, 2014

Lemon & Rosemary Sablés – Sablé Citron Romarin

A lovely treat for time time  - citrusy  lemon & rosemary sablés . Love this tangy lemony sablés that pairs perfectly with rosemary  .

Submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event hosted  by Life Can Be Simple  with the theme LEMON . This event is organized by Bake For Happy Kids & My  Little Favorite DIY 

Also submitting this post to Cook Your Books hosted by Kitchen Flavours 

Lemon & Rosemary Sablés – Sablé Citron Romarin

Ingredients :
200g flour
180g butter (diced)
60g cornstarch
100g icing sugar
Pinch of salt
 2 egg yolks
½ lemon juice
lemon zests
3 stalk of fresh rosemary (minced)

1)      Combine flour, cornstarch, salt , sugar , lemon zests & minced rosemary in a bowl . 

2)      Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs .

3)      Add in egg yolks & lemon juice into butter mixture till soft dough .  Cover the dough with plastic wrap & place in the refrigerator for 1 hour

4)      Preheat oven to 180°C . Roll dough into 3mm thick & cut dough with cookie cutter of your choice  & place cookies on baking pan .  Bake for 10 to 13 mins till cookies turn slightly brown

 EMMA by Jane Austen

Chapter 1

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

She was the youngest of the two daughters of a most affectionate, indulgent father; and had, in consequence of her sister's marriage, been mistress of his house from a very early period. Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than an indistinct remembrance of her caresses; and her place had been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had fallen little short of a mother in affection.

Sunflower Seed Pull-Apart Focacia (THB)

This is the #31 bake for The Home Bakers(THB)  event ,this month . This recipe is selected by our organizer & baking buddy ,  Joyce of Kitchen Flavours  . We're baking every single recipe from Lou Seibert Pappas's coobook - Coffee Cake .  Joyce has baked this focacia beautifully shaped even better than the picture in the cookbook .  Being a huge fan of focacia , I was really looking forward for this bake as I'm  intrigued by the shape of this focacia too ! Sounds silly is it ?!! LOL  Thanks to Joyce for step by step tutorial pictures on how to shape it . PHEW! That really save the day ! LOL For full recipe & tutorial HERE . For more this delicious focacia from all the members of THB HERE  I've made the full recipe &  added only 1 cup of room temperature water but still the dough turned to be sticky & difficult to handle even with 4 full cups of bread flour . Finally I've managed to shape it with some olive oil & by 2nd proofing time, it turned out great . I've added more olive oil on the forcacia that it calles after baking , just to give it a more shiny look. I'm quite happy with the end result , looks o;kay ( even the shape was not that even ) & taste delicious  .  My family enjoy this focacia very much . This is another keeper recipe which I'm certainly making again .

Monday, February 24, 2014

Milk Chocolate-Walnut Coffee Cake

This is another keeper recipe from Lou Sheibert Pappas - Coffee Cake  .  For our 30th bake at The Home Bakers (THB) , Eileen of  One Hundred Eighty Degrees has sellected this delicious recipe . This event is hosted by Joyce  of  Kitchen Flavours .  This is a wonderful treat with milk chocolate & walnuts . Nutty & chcolatey moist cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee .  For the full recipe HERE & For more delicious bake of all the members of THB HERE

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis (THB)

I can never say NO to cheesecake ! LOL I'm  glad that I've made it  for our 29th bake at The Home Bakers (THB) .The Home Bakers event is organized  by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours .  Currently we're baking from Lou Seibert Pappas's  cookbook - Coffee Cakes . Mimi from Mimi Bakery House  has selected this decadent cheesecake .  She has baked this cheesecake so beautifully that I'm  tempted to try one myself .   My family is not keen of white chocolate & even so ,they simply LOVE this cheesecake  .   I've added my favorite Biscuits Roses de Reims as the base & I've made some raspberry coulis too .

 Love the combo .  This is a sweet, delicate & soft cheesecake topped with raspberry coulis ..... heavenly devine ! Heart melting moment for sure! LOL  Do hop over to Mimi for the recipe  .  For more of this delicious bakes from all the members of THB HERE

A wonderful Valentine's Day treat