Friday, February 28, 2014

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 .

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