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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let's Bake!

Hello Sugarpies :D

I'm here to keep yesterday's promise. So are you curious what am I doing today and yesterday and what is going on tomorrow that make me completely busy as a bee? Well, since yesterday, we're all busy. Cleaning up the house, cooking and baking. My home smells good. First, because it's so clean and second, we can't stop baking. Imagine that. It's all just so so so good. Tomorrow is a big day for mum and dad. For us too, of course. That's why they're going to celebrate it with prayers and held a small party at home. It's just a small party, but, many friends and family will come and join the happiness. That's why we need to clean up the entire house and then cooked for the dishes and bake some/read:many/cakes and desserts.

Our maid cleaned up the roomie, dad and bro are also in charged. While that, mum and I were in the kitchen. We made rissoles, for hundred people, then there are so many leftover egg whites. God! It's heaven!! You know what am I gonna do with that, right? Yeah! Macarons! I used the leftover egg whites to make some macs. Thanked God. I made it. Yay!! So yesterday the weather was so great-it's damn damn hot and dry-I made 3 trays of macs-don't ask this is batch number 10 or 20 or even 50! I just can't count on it anymore. I already tried to make this cutie french biscuits for so many times with disappointing results, so I don't want to count it anymore-First tray was the best. Second tray was undercooked while the third tray was totally disappointment. All those trays comes from the same batter so I guess, it's the oven. I'm sure my batter is good enough or even perfect, I can say. I've been making the same batter over and over again, I can tell which is good batter or bad. So, I experimented with the heat of my oven. First tray, I used 200 degrees, cooked perfectly but the bottom is brown-FYI, I made pink macarons, with red and strawberry liquid essence-the "feet" showed up nicely but again, once I removed it from the oven, it felt down abit, but still in quite good shape.

I baked the 2nd tray with 150 degrees, ended up undercooked but the "feet" was nice and it didn't felt down once I removed it from the oven, yay! to that but nay to the colors and inside of the shell. It still undercooked, after I put them back in the oven with low temperature. Now, let's skip the 3rd tray. It breaks my heart. Same recipe and even same batter, but failed. SIGH.

I filled my pink macarons with white chocolate ganache, but I found out that the white filling is too pale, so I added pink food coloring a bit. That's all about my macs. Sorry to say, no photos of my macs, because it's gone to our stomach already before I had an opportunity to capture it. LOL.

Then, it was 6 o'clock in the evening when we started to make some fruit pies. It wasn't that hard to make this pie, but time consuming. We finished it around 8 p.m then baked them in the oven. We finished our baking session of the day at 9.30 p.m. then I went to shower, well, turned on my lappie to download my work and posted my previous post with remaining energies that left in me, then sleep tightly like a sleeping beauty, if I am not mistaken it's around 11 that I went to bed that night, only a few hour of my beauty sleep, I was wide awake at 2 something in the middle of night and can't sleep anymore till morning. SUCKS!!

Now here I am, with my panda eyes and heavy head, typing this. If you don't mind, I'll take some rest now, as I still have time for that. Thanked God my works' done and I'm not in charge on today's dishes. I'm so sleepy and still tired, but I'd love to bake some macs if I had a chance, but I'm afraid I won't have the chance, because we're going to bake another cake today and the weather isn't too good for the macs. Oh I love the busyness like this, but not my body, I guess. I'm out now...

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. ---James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

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