Sunday, August 22, 2010

My 1st attempt in Baking ^0^ (Part II)

Here's my baking of the Vanilla and Chocolate Choux Puffs with fresh whip cream, chocolate and green tea creams ^.~ My attempt in baking these puffs was rather challenging and had two incidents ~ (1) I failed in making the cream mixture as again, I over beat the mixture :( So I had to re do it. Luckily, with good patience and guidance of my baking instructor, we made it through! Phew! (2) Next we then moved on to make the pastry cream. You know what happen? haha! I actually over boiled the green tea cream mixture and burnt the pot! I did not control the heat properly :( My baking instructor has a sensitive nose and smelt the burning of the mixture immediately while I could only smell the green tea cream mixture ^0^ hehe! Gomenasai, Shinni-san.

The batter mixture is done and ready for piping :P

Piping is fun! This is the eclaire shape ^.^

Here is the rosette shape. Nice ^.~

Aren't they kawaii?

Nice presentation!

Choc Rosette shapes ^.~

Oops! The choc choux puffs were in odd shapes but still edible :P

Whisking the egg white till foamy ~ like shampooing :P

Chocolate Pastry Cream ~ Yummy!

Green Tea Pastry Cream ~ Oishii desuyo!

The eclaires are waiting to have their chocolate glaze :P

See ~ this was the nice and correct way to present the choux puff.
Done by Shinni :P

Odd shape done by one of us ~ haha!

Close-up of the Vanilla Choux Puff with Green Tea Cream :P

Close-up of the Vanilla & Chocolate Choux Puff with
fresh whip cream, chocolate & green tea cream :P

My 1st attempt in Baking ^0^ (Part I)

WOW! I really had a great time at the baking workshop which I registered with BakinCalf. The experience was fun, challenging (handle the whisking, heat, measurement etc ~ hehe!), a little messy and lots of washing too. I'm burnt out after baking for almost half a day. It can be tiring but when you see the cakes and puffs that made by yourself ~ It's definitely worth it! Of course, if your passion is into baking, i guess you won't complain about the mess, all the cleaning and tiredness :P Now I can understand why my baking instructor has quit her job and do full-time baking.

Ok, let's come back to my baking workshop which I gathered 6 of my colleagues to join me and had some fun (sort of team building ~ haha!) We requested to learn 2 recipes (sorry not revealing the recipes as promised to my baking instructor) ~ Chiffon Cheesecake and Choux Puffs with different pastry creams. It seems easy to bake but NOT really for a first timer like me :( Anyway, I still manage to bake something edible out of it..haha! I took quite a number of photos so this may be a long post :)

Measuring all the ingredients and sifting the flour

Boiling the mixture

Cooling the mixture

Hand whisking the mixture can be tiring : )

Whisking the egg white

This is the right texture ~ foamy and stiff ^.~

After whisking and folding the cream and egg white mixtures, we pour the batter into the chiffon tin which is in paper form.

Woohoo, now it's ready to set in the oven.

We are so anxious to see how the cakes turn out ^.^

Look like toilet rolls haha ^0^
Upside down to cool the cakes

My cake mixture was over whisked and become dense so it didn't turn out well. However, it still had the cream cheese flavour and EDIBLE! haha!

I will update my Part II post on the baking of Choux Puff. Cheers ~