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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Salute to the bakers

It is public holiday. How do I spend my am session? I bake! This intension comes after hundreds of time watching BBC Lifestyle - Eric Lanlard, Great British Bake Off, Rachel Khoo, Rachel Allen. Bake looks very easy! I did quick look on some websites to get the recipe. It looks very tempting! Not wasting more time on watching, yesterday, I was determined to get all those equipments, and goods to bake cream puff with custard.

This morning, I have found another recipe but with whipped cream. Another easy peasy recipe. I starts baking at 10 am.. and its done at 1pm. What???

I did two fillings; custard and whipped cream.

What makes baking is tough?
  • I cannot apply my agak-agak measurement. When it states 60g, it must be 60g. Do not trust table spoon, cups...
  • I tend to overdone the batter. Well, when I cook the main dish, the more time I cook them the better its taste. Big NO for desserts. yes for my whipped cream, i did over done it. due to that, it splits between the cream and water. now, it looks like an ice cream! For my custard filling, when we over cooked it like few seconds only, it will turn into oily batter. at this level, fridge is may savior. let everything to cool down and set.
  • Which bake pan is suitable? i learnt my lesson. if i already have the non sticky pan, never layer it with additional butter to avoid the puff from stick onto the pan. See the name.. it is NON-STICKY pan! just trust the pan. this additional butter will makes the puffs taste very oily. - another failure here!
I salute to those who knows how to bake and manage to produce such a yummy dessert. This failure makes me appreciate those foods sell by the bakery. It is not easy peasy as I can see. 

My advice, If you are not the dessert person, u dont know how to bake, you are stubborn and hard to follow the rules like me, but sometimes u do want to have dessert, just get it from the bakery, or you can find any online bakery. Give them cash, u get your desserts. 

Below is the picture of cream puffs with generous custard and whipped cream filling. Probably my last cream puffs I made.

Now, I should just focus on main dishes because that is my specialty. Cook with heart.

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