Monday, 19 December 2011

Orange Almond Cake with Dark Choc Ganache

Yeay! my 2nd entree!(i know i took so long..sorry)

FYI, I've been baking for couple years now, well, technically, the passion for baking started when me and Yong(the elder short sister) first made our biskut milo, a recipe inherited from our beloved arwah nenek, which i shall share with you the recipe soon (gotta go and dig the stainedwithmilo book). Despite the biskut being super DUPER hard like boleh benjol dahi kalau kena baling, its an ol' time family favourite!

But, I've been seriously baking, for almost 6 months now, and this was my latest experiment (as i like to try new recipes especially those by marthastewart), the ORANGE ALMOND CAKE adopted from martha with slight changes and with Ma's recipe of the divine dark choc ganache.

okay, I didn't have much pictures on the making of the cake, as my hands were all full of flour and I had few orders to complete that night, so taking the camera or my iPad to snap pictures would not help. But i have this picture, then end result before the batter goes into the pan.

i must say, before i fold in the egg whites, the batter was super thick and it was hard effort to stir it with a hand mixer. Oh i had to do this cake with my small mixer as the kitchen aid merajuk :(.

The cake took about 20-30 mins to cook, and i layered it with the ganache and some almond nibs and chunks.

3 layers and this is how it looks before covering it completely with the yummy ganache.

Didnt take a good picture of the complete view of the end product, but here's a blurry glimpse of it.

so there you go, orange almod cake with dark choc ganache! Although i didnt manage to have a taste of it, but the feedback was really good, alhamdullilah. Seems like the taste compliments each other, orange n choc with some nutty elements.

Till then!

Saturday, 17 December 2011


*this feels so weird*
(its like performing for the first time. or when you are about to give a speech at a stage where everyone is looking. pffftttt. then i told myself, its only you...writing...and no one is reading em yet!
aiyo...and i have to admit, i have been actually start this first entry. ok, enough blabbling. lets get to the mainreasonwhyyouneedtostartblogging)

H E L L O you!
(btw it still feels weird saying hi as if someone else would read this blog *tutupmatawishbanyak2orangbacablogni*)

I am a baker, as in a person who loves to bake.
Due to a lot of requests, this blog is made so that i can share what i actually bake, and how are my cakes and cuppies (more products to come insyaAllah) can be ordered, pick up points, updates on new experiments, and a place to share my baking experience with my customers, and also to any blog readers who happens to come across this blog for the first time.
I am still new with this blogging thing, therefore, forgive me for the delay on the entries. And now that i have started, i will try my best to update this blog as frequent as i can.

More to come, I'll be back, so see you soon!