Pavlova – sweets for my sweets

5 12 2011

I’ve heard this name  several times but never tested,  heard the taste was the most mouth watering of ever and UN-explainable dessert and when you have it, you’ll be out of this world! Really???!!!…..so it’s the best time to try it. hohoho

Pavlova is named as a tribute to a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who toured NZ and Australia in 1926. Actually it is a dessert or after dinner sweet-treat which made of meringue with a crisp crust and soft-light inner (marshmallow-like…..mmmm for me, it tastes better than marshmallow), topping with sour fruits and whipped cream.

I should make it more crunchy and crispy as what the recipe does, but we’re too eager and can’t wait for an hour to have it.

I welcomed this “ms. Pavlova” from my kitchen for our dessert last weekend….whoa!whoa! Unbelievable…… Just imagine an 8″ pavlova gone within ~15 mins by 4 of us!!??? Alhamdulillah, it’s really, really the best and the simplest dessert I’ve ever made and for all my readers out there, i’ll share the recipe here. Try it and you’ll deserve it; or just grab and pay for it at cakeStories  if you are lazy enough to make it……hahaha

Pavlova (modified recipe):

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites (XL)
  • 100g of fine granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of  lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 250ml of whipping cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries/ raspberries/ kiwi/ peaches/ blueberries)
  • **** salt & lemon juice used to change the substitute of cream of tartar****

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275F (140C). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites on medium speed. Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
  3. Gently sprinkle the sugar into the egg whites, one teaspoon at a time. Don’t just lump the sugar in the bowl and never stop beating the eggs until you finish the sugar. Your egg whites should now be glossy stiff peaks.
  4. Sprinkle the salt on the meringue and fold in gently with a plastic spatula. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, gently fold the mixture again.
  5. Now gently spread the meringue and make a circular base (~8inch)  on the baking tray. Make sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher then the center so you have a very slight well in the middle.
  6. Bake the meringue for about 1 hour till turn to brownish or egg shell colour.
  7. Before serving, take the meringue out of the oven and remove it gently and place on a plate.
  8. Whip the cream and spread the cream on top of the meringue.
  9. Arrange the slice fruits on top.

 

 

 

 





Keep on updating with appreciations……

21 11 2011

Continuously from previous posting,  let’s take a moment to give thanks for everything and everyone we love. …..Thank you so much for stopping by here, either viewing, reading all the stories behind the scene or jotting any comments, without u…..what the hell is the fun in life, right? …….Yeah……move on baby!!!

Birthday cakes chronology (Aug~Nov):

Oct 31st – Al Husni birthday celebration for Oct, Nov and Dec kids!! A chocolate marble cheese cake………yummy! a very mouth watering cake of ever….lalala…….

 

Sept 30th – A flowery chocolate frosting cake for Al-Husni kids birthday who really, really loves chocolate!!!

Aug 18th ~ 25th: No pic been taken for Hari Raya orders…….hehehe…..super duper bz beb! Just wanna thanks to all who ordered the Sarawak Layered cakes……A big hug from Cakestories!

Aug 1st – Pandan layered cake for Berbuka puasa……this was the best idea from a mum, a teacher and a cook for her family, Pn. Sabariah…….it was really refreshing dessert and totally to see something different on the table this Ramadhan….TQVM k.Saba!!





Back to reality…….

17 11 2011

Really a lonnnnnng way to update….here am i, back to reality! Alhamdulillah….after almost half-year i didn’t come out with any news, here comes all the pending stories before 2011 ends………Never give up on a sure thing no matter what your friends say!





Sayonara PSS……..

23 11 2010

Hari Raya Aidiladha is just around the time when I received this sweet voice, full of hopes called, ordered 100pcs muffins with deco for the next day!! Arrgghhh….can I??? My time is really limited, fully booked with layered cakes orders for Hari Raya and engagement gifts! Yes!!  With full strength from Allah and a late sleep at 3, at last all hundreds completely pinkish decorated and packed….TQVM to Mrs. Hazira (SKAMD) for the orders and Alhamdulillah, she really amazed and thankful for the lovely urgent muffins!

Simple in pink deco……so sorry Hazira, this is the best I can do for the urgent orders…hihihi

 

Muffins transformed into cuppies huh!

 

Mission completed! zzzzz…….

 





I MISS MY BLOGGING PART 2

3 11 2010

Salam and hi to all…..miss me??? It’s been quite a long silence huh! I really miss my blogging, my writing and sharing my stories…..I do have many2 things to share, many2 stories to tell but seriously…..my brain jammed!!! hahaha…..I’ve did it before and I don’t know where to start….and luckily I still remember the password!

As always, my days full with the routine job and of course, the most important thing in my life is to make all ‘my housemates’ feel comfortable, good caring, good health and good food….!

Numbers of  posting are pending and alhamdulillah, today I’ll keep in touch with Hari Raya Aidilfitri memories last Sept….and TQVM to my aggressive agents for all the the good job and effort with LAYERED CAKES HOT SALES!

Not for sale! Samples for free….anyone?

Packing time!

Really need full strength to do these! Packing & packing!

Labeled!

Freezzzzedd!!!!!! ready for delivery……….

Upon successful delivery….My kids and i flown to Kch, leaving my other half lonely facing another few days fasting and counting the days to celebrate Hari Raya!! Yeaahh……..

(***To Mr.asben: just wanna to thank u for your support, looking after our diamonds and accompany me when I’m a nitebaker!!  Mmmuuuaaahh!!)





It’s My Best Friend Wed!…….

18 06 2010

I do really miss my blogging updates…huhuhu…..Having tight schedule during these school holidays makes my life quite miserable……a little bit of stress actually, but Alhamdulillah, with doa and rippling laughter’s from both the kiddos at home…..all comes into one…..calmness, cool, love and all looks good…yea! yea!

Back to my best friend wed, Mel……June 12 is your first chapter to move into…..and I’m honored to gave u something on your big day…….what else I should  give u then! Even it was only a piece of cake; it was well mixed from my little heart full of joy n happiness and of course my mission is to do the best for her…. .Syyyy..it’s my first 2 tiers cake for hantaran! Hope the cake had a safe journey to Kedah!….hehehe…

I’m just wondering how these 2 tiers could be after a long journey to Jitra……

“May ur heart be happy & ur days be bright,
May ur roads be smooth & ur burdens be light…,
May u find the dreams & touch the stars & never forget how…,
And ALLAH Bless u forever my dear friend till now….”

Chronology of the cake….

8.30 am ~ 10.30 am:

1st tier, completed within 2 hrs.  Just imagine how do I piled up the 2nd stage…..huhuhu…

10.30a.m ~ 12.30 pm:

Task completed. Alhamdulillah…..2nd tier is on the top now…..

Top view with beads and gum paste ribbon roses….

Congratulation Mel & Din……





Lost & Found…

18 03 2010

It’s really hard to say, hard to start a word, and even hard to twist your tongue when your ages lost friend stand in front you!!!BEEYEAR!!!! Both tears with a big hug……That’s what happened to me last few days when my ex-schoolmate came and we had the times cherished together that night for hours, non-stop conversation…hahaha! Remember…good friends will always share good and bad times together, no matter the distance or how busy you get, you ought to try to be available for your friends…..And deeply in my heart, still hoping my other schoolmates will be show-off soon, Insyaallah.