Wednesday, March 26, 2008


A new addition to complete my kitchen :)
I am so glad that i found this, Seriously!

Because i want to create the ultimate Tuscan kitchen.

Btw, It's a Sonoma Collection fruit bowl and cookie jar.
The price is very good and it's hand-painted by expert craftsmen. Can't get any better.
Absolutely a beautiful and elegant piece, Love it!

I bought it from here. Go get yours :)
Here's more picture, Enjoy folks:

*Pics Courtesy of Mysexykitchen

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Here's the Frosting Recipes that i promise to u guys :)
Sorry for the delayed post folks!


Makes about 3 Cups
Start to finish: 10 Minutes (FAST)

- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 Tsp Coconut Extract
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch Salt

- 16 Tbs (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1/4 Cup Cream of Coconut
- 3 Cups Confectioners' Sugar


1. Stir the cream, extracts and salt together until the salt dissolves.
2. Beat the butter and cream of coconut in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until smooth about 20 seconds. Reduce the speed to medium-low, Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth 2 to 5
3. Beat in the cream mixture. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy about 4 to 8 minutes.

3 Cups Confectioners' Sugar is too sweet for me.

So, I reduce to 1 1/2 Cups to 2 Cups.

*To Make Ahead:
The frosting can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated, Wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Before using, Let stand at room temperature to soften then whisk briefly to re-luff.

And here's another frosting recipe.
This frosting should be spread on very thick.
Then swept into big, glossy swirl using the back of a spoon.
This recipe will make enough for a two-layer cake, a three-layer cake or two 9 by 13 inch sheet cakes.

Makes 5 Cups
Start to finish: 15 Minutes (FAST)

- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Large Egg White, At room temperature
- 6 Tbs Cold Water
- 1 1/2 Tbs Light Corn Syrup
- 1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- Pinch Salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Bring 2 inches of water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Combine the sugar, egg whites, water, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt in a large bowl.
2. Set the bowl over the saucepan and beat with a hand-held electric mixer on high speed until the eggs whites have quadrupled in volume and are shiny about 7 minutes.
3. Remove the bowl from the saucepan, Add the vanilla and continue to beat for 2 minutes, Use immediately.

*Test Kitchen Tip:
This classic frosting is more like glossy, snow-white meringue than frosting due to its fluffy, ethereal texture. And because of its unique cooking method, The recipe yields an ample amount. There is simply no way to halve or decrease it.
But that's' good, Because when you ice a cake with this frosting you really lay it on thick, Then fashion big pretty swirl. Depending on the cake you are icing, You may have some extra frosting.

*Making 7 Minutes Frosting:
The only way to make this magically fluffy, snow-white frosting is to whip it in bowl set over a double broiler. Its easiest though to set a large bowl over a pan shimmering water (Rather than use a double broiler) because the bowl provides more whipping room.

*Recipes Courtesy of The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Pg.538 & 533
*Pictures Courtesy of Mysexykitchen