Monday, February 28, 2011

Brownie Buttons: Happy 1st Anniversary, BWD!!

This week's bake coincides with Baking with Dorie's first anniversary as a group!! Happy Anniversary to my fellow BWDers, Grapefruit who is also our founder, Chaya, Laurie, Rebecca, Mia, Jen and Elizabeth.

We collectively chose Brownie Buttons on page 106 of Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. These were ready in a spiffy and so yummy too!!

Instead of white chocolate frosting as suggested by Dorie, I went the easy way out with Nutella and  and sprinkled some decorative pearls for a festive look! For the recipe, go to Grapefruit's blog.

Happy 1st anniversary, BWD!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Feb Macs!

Phewhhh!! After about an hour trying, I finally managed to get signed into! Amost given up but managed to type this just in time for February's Mac Attack.

I don't celebrate Valentine's Day but February is a momentous month for me as I did get engaged on 14 February, 14 years ago; my second daughter was born on the 3rd; and a life-changing event also happened on 21 February, four years ago. It is a special month indeed.

So here are my macs! I experimented with color this time - lots of red and they turned out to be reddish pink! I wanted a deep red macarons but was afraid too much coloring (I only have liquid) would water down my meringue.

The filling is my favorite of all time - coconut cream, made of white chocolate ganache and dessicated coconut. The cream coloured filling was added with red tint (my daughter insisted!) - they don't provide a nice contrast between shells and filling, but they will do!