For some time already I have had on my mind to bake egg rice pastries. I actually bought a package of deep frozen puff pastry already a couple of days ago. Today is a rainy, bit chilly day. A perfect day for baking. It’s a long time since last time I made them. I cannot even remember when. Perhaps I should make them more often.
Some weeks ago I was browsing the “Pirkka” magazine and saw the beautiful picture of a mirror glaze cake. I read the recipe for several times and said to my husband. I will make this cake for Mother’s Day on May 14 which also, this year, happens to be our 50-years wedding anniversary. I read the recipe very thoroughly, again and again. I wanted to avoid mistakes. Everything looked so good, even the glaze until I poured it onto the cake. I have no idea what went wrong but the glaze was too thick and looked lumpy. Not at all like the one in “Pirkka” or like the gorgeous ones I looked up on Google. My husband said, don’t worry about the look as long as it’s edible I’m happy. It was edible and pretty yummy too. But, I give up, no more mirror glaze cakes for me. At least for now 😉
Homemade potato salad and mint chocolate cheese cake. Potato salad & sausages are pretty much traditional First of May food here. Well, at least in our family. Sometimes I make the salad myself but mostly I buy it.
The mint chocolate domino cookie cheese cake/tart is one I had had on my mind for quite a time. I actually had planned to make it for Easter but when I saw the yellow mango cheese cake in a magazine I wanted to make it for Easter and decided to make the mint cheese for the 1st of May. Oh my, it is yummy + I’m sure, has trillions of calories ! The one in the picture in the magazine is so beautifully decorated. I tried to make mine look the same. Of course it doesn’t ! But, my family made me feel happy, by saying it to them, really looks nice.
Yesterday I made a mango cheesecake. I didn’t decorate it because I forgot to buy fresh berries. The cake in the magazine was decorated with fresh berries. I didn’t want to use frozen because when they melt it looks messy. No sunshine in the first picture but in the second one. The stripes are from the window blinds.
I have been down with a flue for a bit more than a week. So I was not sure would I have the energy to bake any Shrove buns. But, somehow I managed to make some after all.
Finally I managed to make meringues that were not chewy, too dark, or went into a thousand pieces as soon as you touched them 🙂 The meringue was perfect but the roses did not look like the roses in the Pirkka magazine. Check who photobombed my last two pictures 😉 Good he didn’t touch them 😀 I need to stop baking. Bad for my weight 😦
I still do have plenty of blueberries in the freezer. Last fall many of our wonderful friends brought us blueberries they picked themselves. I saw a blogger, I follow, had made blueberry muffins which inspired me to immediately go make some 🙂 I dusted them with powdered icing sugar but because the berries on top were frozen they quickly melted and so did the sugar.