Gastronomically Terrific

November 24, 2015

Caramel cupcakes

Filed under: Cake, Uncategorized — Tags: — lawsonanna @ 11:04 pm

I’ve made these before. Although apparently never blogged about them. Or taken any photos of them. Which is a bit sad, as they tend to look pretty good. They don’t taste bad either. They must taste fine, or I wouldn’t have made them twice.

I suspect part of my reason for making these more than once is that the ingredients are pretty simple – the only thing I have to go out and buy specially is tinned caramel, and that’s easy to find. The cakes themselves taste sweet and yummy; nice and basic, fairly easy to make, but not at all disappointing. There’s not much else to say about them really…

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: Cake Days: The Hummingbird Bakery Recipes to make every day special, by Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers, pg. 28-9

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November 23, 2015

Rolo cheesecake

Filed under: cheesecake, pudding, Uncategorized — Tags: , — lawsonanna @ 10:42 pm

So, over the summer I spent a fair amount of time not baking, due to being in California… and it’s been even longer since I posted to this blog.

Since we returned at the end of September, I have done a fair bit of baking – somewhere between 8 and 10 bakes in total. I think that’s approximately one a week. I’ll try and blog about them all, but it’s entirely possible I’ll forget some along the way.

So, my first bake was this no bake Rolo cheesecake. The recipe had been e-mailed to me during the summer by a Pampered Chef consultant, but having none of the equipment available to me that I have at home, I decided to wait until we got back to the UK.

And what a disappointment this first bake turned out to be. Cheesecake and Rolos. It sounds amazing doesn’t it? What could go wrong? Well, that’s the problem. It’s just cheesecake and Rolos. Sure, you add some vanilla crunch cream biscuits to the base. And some caramel and cream to the filling. But basically, it’s just cheesecake with a whole bunch of Rolos thrown in. In the end, it was all just a bit dull.

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: E-mail from a Pampered Chef consultant

 

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