Jan 21, 2010

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 1
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)

I’ve realized that there is finally something I enjoy as much as eating food- making it! I’m lucky to have a full time domestic help who feeds me three hot meals a day, so I didn’t really need to step into the kitchen. But I’ve been following some food blogs lately, and all that good food really inspired me to give it a shot! Now I wouldn’t make the tall claim of saying that I’m good at it, since I’ve started cooking only recently. But in my defense, nothing I’ve made has turned out inedible! So more than talking about food (I know nothing!) or sharing tips (I have none!), I thought I’d just like to document and share what I learn along the way. There are various sites I get my recipes from and it will be a while before I come up with something original (a long long while…) Today I tried making a basic chocolate cake. I thought I’d go easy on myself and start with something simple.
The cake turned out fine. It was wee bit dry, but tasted good. I used a butter cream frosting on it, and it is divine!!

Butter Cream Frosting

1 egg white
3/4 cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter(softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract

a) Boil milk and allow to cool.In a large bowl, beat the egg white until stiff. Add sugar, butter and vanilla. Mix till well blended.
b) Add the cooled milk and beat until nice and creamy (Should take about 15 mins). Use to frost any cake. Refridgerate after frosting.

1 comment:

s said...

this sounds delicious!!!