Sunday, May 31, 2009
How do you make a Caipirinha?
2 teaspoons sugar or 1 oz simple syrup
1 lime cut in quarters
2 oz Agua Luca (or any brand of Cachaca you prefer)
Muddle sugar and limes in a shaker thoroughly.
Add Agua Luca and cracked ice.
Shake vigorously and pour contents of shaker, including ice, into glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
How do you make a Mojito?
6 ounces light rum (Bacardi)
12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons sugar
4 slices lime
Place ice in beverage shaker.
Add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar.
Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass.
Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.
Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.
Ok, need to put the drink down so you can make cupcakes. :)
Here are several websites which have the recipe for Mojito Cupcakes.
When making Caipirinha cupcakes, just omit the mint. Use Cachaca instead of Rum.
Vegan yum yum
The Baking Beauties
How about some LATIN MUSIC to dance to now?
Peace in baking,
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thank you for everything you do for us!
Picked up a book, CAKELOVE by Warren Brown.
I am testing his recipes, and decided to make one of his cupcake recipes.
After taking a bite of the Cherry-Chocolate Chip cupcake, all I could say was, WOW!
CHERRY-CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKES
by Warren Brown
Peace in Baking,
Friday, May 22, 2009. The weather was absolutely gorgeous in Central Jersey.
My friend and I headed down the shore for lunch at Kleins Waterfront Cafe in Belmar.
We walked around Ocean Grove, found a horse and carriage...nope...didn't take a ride...
In Ocean Grove, there are these homes which people live in from May to September. They are so small...very quaint.
Stopped by the beach to take a few pics...
Peace in Baking,
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Crumb Cake is a cake liked by many.
It is simple to make, yet has a lot of 'wow' power. Why?
Because of its buttery taste and cake moistness...that's why! :)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
(pronounced mahd lehnz)
Madeleines are little cakelike cookies baked in a special mold that give them a delicate shell shape.
TIP: To have the little cakes come out of the pan easily,
apply CAKE RELEASE by Wilton with a pastry brush to the pan.
The little cakes will come tumbling out of the pan with much success.
After the cakes are placed on a parchment covered pan, you can adorn the cakes with a sprinkling of confectioners sugar or dip them in a lemon glaze.
Here are two recipes for you to enjoy!
~ by Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten)
Lemon Glazed Madeleines
Doug, Claudia, Melissa, Bob (talking), Lisa & Amanda sharing stories...I'm behind the camera taking the picture.
Carmen & Claudia...pals forever!
Love & Peace,