Friday, February 27, 2009

beautiful caramel

Im suddenly damn kicked about baking, one of my newer whims which started after me nd my sis baked two beautiful cakes for my jeej and niece, complete with icing.
My next experiment was with cheesecake, for which i used ridiculously expensive mascarpone, and made sour cream at home. Turned out a tad bit heavy, but very very creamy, with a perfect base, and perfect color.

So I decided to get away from the usual yellow and chocolate cakes this time, for my sister's b'day.
After a lot of thought, a friend suggested a site which had a recipe for Caramel Cake. One look at the pics and I was totally sold out!!!

With a little help from my mom(I am v scared of hot molten sugar), we threw the cake in the oven. It took almost an hour to bake but the result was mind blowing. I never thought a cake could take in so much liquid!!!!

I got bored with the icing though, so I didnt bother to whip the cream a lot, just added a little icing sugar, gave it a swirl and poured it on the cake, and mom swirled the remaining caramel on it, and added thin almond wafers.

Not bad, eh?( thats the last piece I managed to capture before it disappeared)
PS: I have trained my sights on carrot cake this weekend....I'll try taking better pics this time around

Thursday, February 05, 2009

No Noodles please...

Jobless. So following up on the Mangalore pub scene. Latest is girls can't wear jeans and noodle straps. Wow!!! This from a state where guys love eating/marrying/doing most of everything wearing a piece of cloth draped around their waists hitched up almost to the hem of their boxers. Very unsexy. But yeah, I kinda sympathize with these poor hapless souls. The main reason they are against girls in skimpy outfits is to keep the population of India in check. Girls look ugly/or plain uncomfortable in layers of sarees(or dress, salwar, and a kg worth of dupatta), guy in lungi looks ugly, major turn off on both sides, no nefarious businesses in the dark, no making babies. Which is maybe why that one article about a husband beating up his wife for wearing jeans.
Maybe he got upset that his elaborate plan of never ever having snotty kids was half shot when his wife wore jeans, and he couldn't….er….control, so, very rightfully he got pissed.
Poor guys….cannot keep their emotions in check around pretty semi clad chicks. Or maybe they are plain jealous that gals can wear skirts and they cant. Without looking silly that is. I've got a few that I can lend for all those envious guys who are man enough to try them. Any takers?