On my way to an art show I’m part of, laden with some pastel pastries!
Who says you can’t jazz up madeleine cookies? I diagonally dipped them into some pastel coloured white chocolate candy melts, and topped with a lavender coloured fondant flower. The final effect is too pretty to eat! I’ve also been attempting to stylize my photos in different ways, using a bigger variety of props. I’m surprised that it took me this long to consider using book covers as background material for my product shots. This lovely coffee table book on Alphonse Mucha works perfectly with my chosen subject matter, ah! Also really loving the patterned interior of yet another baking book in my collection, pictured in the first photo.
And I think I’ll start including my Facebook link at the bottom of each of my posts, so as to entice people to actually go and like my page, I would really appreciate it and love you lots if you did! <3
Move over macarons, because madeleines are my latest obsession. I’ve been working from We Love Madeleines recipe book, and have found one recipe in there that works perfectly: perfect madeleine taste and flavour, mixed in with a bit of sweetness from orange zest and almond meal. So delicious! A batch of 24 madeleines takes minutes to whip up, and also eaten within minutes, unfortunately. A very fleeting experience, madeleine making! But a cookie that is perfect for literally everyday baking!
Here are my latest photos. Enjoy!
Here are some pizzelle rolls filled with whipped cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar. My boyfriend and I had this fun idea of making pizzelles together, since he has a pizzelle grill. We quickly rolled them once out of the grill, and left them on a drying rack to rest. The patterned design looks beautiful regardless, and they make such a dainty dessert once filled and decorated.
I have recently begun journaling again, after a huge break from it. I used to be a very avid diarist, penning my thoughts almost daily for a number of years (I have a heavy box of tattered notebooks to prove it). For a while though, ie. most of my university years, I didn’t bother keeping a journal, dunno why. Its possible that my various projects at school deterred me from any potential time to write down any of the constant thoughts racing through my head. Now that I am out of school, and have more time to reflect on various things, I’ve turned to journaling again as a form of self reflection and healing. I find it incredibly therapeutic, scribbling down spiralling ideas and opinions while drinking calming tea and nibbling on a treat or two. Here are a few photos of my journaling escapades. Since starting my renewed journaling journey, I can’t stop writing! I seem to have caught some writing bug. Scanning through old interior decorating magazines has proved to be very inspirational, and I have been filling my notebook’s pages with collage mood boards, so fun to do!
Homemade poptarts with nutella/strawberry jam filling, and topped with a glaze and sprinkles. Definitely a slightly healthier option than the regular supermarket version. I’ll experiment with more poptart recipes soon, saw a really cute one recently over at Frankie Magazine.
Here are some heart shaped macarons that I made for Valentine’s Day.
Mini cheesecake bites with whipped cream and almond slices.
I made cannoli recently and couldn’t help eating most of them. Couldn’t get the typical ricotta/mascarpone filling right (most likely because i was too impatient to drain the cheese and let it rest overnight), so I opted instead for an orange infused whipped cream filling.
more Valentine’s Day offers!