Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And that's the way the Blueberry slice crumbles =p

It's sad... no more work catering for the rest of the year. Although there is one more seminar at work I will unfortunately be away (on holiday~~~). However that doesn't mean I'm not blogging or baking =p Actually I haven't been baking as much as I would like to recently.. busyyyyyy...=___= Well I did bake some macarons for an order.
Anyways decided to bake this BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE SLICE for fun :) and wanted to test this recipe out anyways ^^ The crumble wasn't as "crumbly" as I would have liked when I sprinkled it on top of the slice, but after it was baked it was nice and crispy ^^ It's also not too sweet ~

Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Snippets

6 tbs butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbs sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups frozen blueberries (or if you have fresh even better!

Crumble topping
3 tbs butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plain flour

1. Grease and line square baking tin (8" x 8"). Preheat oven to 180oC.
2. Place crumble ingredients in small bowl and mix until resembles course breadcrumbs.
3. In separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and sour cream with electric beater until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs one and at time, beating well after each addition. 
5. Sift in flour, salt and baking powder and mix until combined.
5. Spread batter evenly into baking pan. Cover the top of batter with blueberries (pressing berries slightly into the batter). Sprinkle the crumble topping over the blueberries.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan before removing and slicing up.
Golden crumbly topping~~
This would taste AWESOME fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla icecream! <3
Slice =D =D

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Taking on the ZUMBO!!!!

I'm not a firm believer in packet mixes... much rather do it from scratch.. however there are some exceptions =p So excited to see that Adriano Zumbo now has his own cake packet mix.. including his famous MACARONS!!! :D 

So what do you get in the box you ask?
1. Meringue mix (all you need to do as add water!!)
2. Almond mix (probably a mix of almond meal and icing sugar)
3. Passionfruit filling (it's like a GEL! so yum! I could eat this on its own!)
4. 2 pipings bags
5. Macaron stencil - to trace a perfect circle!
Contents of macaron mix

Piped macarons.. not as "round" as I would have liked...
*pop* macaron feet!
filling the macarons!!
Haha! just like the store bought!!! ^___^ 
So my verdict!!! Definitely worth it! The flavour was intense! As soon as I opened the packet mix I could smell passionfruit! The gel filling was awesome too!!! :D It took me a third of the time I would normally make macarons. The only downside would be that they were a little soft (but just for my liking...). I really want to try the salted caramel flavoured one now :D

NOW SELLING @ BakingTray $5 per box of 5. See "macaron menu" for ordering details.