Friday, September 25, 2009

Yoga Bread

I love baking bread. I love kneading them more. Sometimes I practise taichi bread, sometimes shaolin kongfu bread. Today, i did a yoga bread.

It was meditative. I watched every stroke and breath mindfully.

The result was pleasant. It was a great work out, all sweat out. I felt blissful.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oven Thermometer & Canon 300D = Orange Cake

The above 2 things make so much difference in the results. Right tools help.

This recipe is from "PERFECT PICNICS" Published by Hermes House. I got it from Big book Shop in Atria for RM1.

Moist Orange & Almond Cake.

1 large orange
3 eggs
225g/ 1 cup caster sugar
5ml/1tsp baking powder
225g/2cups ground almonds
25g/ 1/4 cup plain flour
icing sugar for dusting

pierce orange with a skewer. put it in a saucepan and pour over water to cover completely. Bring to the boil, lower the hear, covr and simmer for 1 hr or till the skin is very soft. drain then cool.

preheat oven to 180 c. Grease a 20 cm/ 8 in, round cake tin and line it with non- stick baking parchment. blend the orange and mix all ingredients together. Bake for 1 hour.

note: the sides and the top burn fast. but it doesn't affect the texture inside. a bit like baking bread. you can trim the burnt bit off.