26 January 2012

Happy Australia Day

My First Flag Cake
On the 26th January, let’s celebrate Australia Day. There is a festive atmosphere with a lot of fun activities everywhere.

This cake is made for Australia Day. It’s inspired by Cake Lady Cakes. The flavour of the cake is that refreshing taste of “Lemon & Lime White Chocolate Mud Cake”.

I wish you happy celebration for all Aussies wherever you are as from the smallest barbecue with friends to the public marching.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking
Beth xoxo

08 January 2012

Valentine's Treat

Bonne Saint Valentin
Hi Everyone

Are you running around to look for that perfect present and card for your Valentine this Valentine’s Day? You can make these “Chocolate Truffles” with your own two hands.

Everyone knows that Paul is a hardworking guy. The only thing I can do for him is to surprise him with feasts and sweets on his birthday, our anniversary and Valentine’s Day. This year is no exception.

Now, I want to share the recipe of this wonderful treat for your beloved one or ones (this includes your family and friends).

Ingredients:
2 cups of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons of liqueur (optional)

Directions:
1. Melt cream, chocolate chips and unsalted butter together in a double boiler over simmering water and stir until the chocolate is melted.

2. Remove from the heat and let it cool a bit before add the vanilla extract (and optional liqueur of your choice)

3. Pour into another bowl; let it cool completely before plastic wrap and refrigerate approximately 2 hours or so.

4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper; using a scoop (size of your choice) to scoop out the chocolate mixture. Quickly roll into a ball and roll into your desired coating.

5. Refrigerate the truffles again until ready to serve.

I have arranged the truffles into a heart-shaped box. I hope you have a great time making them and giving them to your valentine.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking!
Beth xoxo

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