All posts tagged: cake

Sweet Blessings

A beautiful  Sunday, and Happy Mothers Day. I made a special cake for my sister today to celebrate Mother’s Day with the family. A Vanilla Strawberry Buttercake. Its the first time I’ve used this giant cupcake tin, so a little trial and error, but some great results. And some wonderful ideas for future baking were discussed by us girls….  A Mothers Blessing Thank you, Holy Father, for Your special gift of mothers; for the example of Your unconditional love they share with their children. Thank You for the mother who lets her child know without doubt he or she is loved, and for the child who returns that love. Lord, today we pray You will protect and guide mothers everywhere; that You will grant them Your wisdom in loving and teaching their children. Today, may children everywhere remember the warm caresses and whispers in the night; the tears dried and Band-Aids, the peach cobbler, the laughter; and the blood curdling scream, ‘No!’ at the brink of danger. Thank You for the mothers who played with …

Baking Vanilla Apple Cake

My goodness, its been a while since I’ve baked something, so I’m happy to share this moment with you. The sun was shining through the windows and the kitchen had a warming magnetism, and in my head I could hear a voice saying come on Yvette, get creative and make something delicious for morning tea.   So not resisting, I made something that I know the children love as well. The fruit bowl had an overload of apples, so the choice was easy Vanilla Apple Cake. This my friends is a little something, petite isn’t it. It’s a Royal Albert petite china Christmas decoration. Design ‘Old Country Roses’. The little cup is actually joined to the saucer and has a beautiful ribbon with embossed gold calligraphy. Can you imagine your Christmas tree decorated with these and full of fairy lights. I know you won’t be able to resist this apple cake, so read on for the recipe…

Polenta Cake

So an Italian without polenta in their pantry, not likely! Polenta is the name given to both cornmeal and the dish made from it. This recipe is all yellow my friends, cornmeal, lemons and eggs. I was a bit skeptical about the amount of eggs in this recipe there’s eight…but in the end all turned out fine, and one single piece left for the photo and the rest is crumbs! Polenta is a major Italian staple dish. Dry polenta ( a coarsely ground cornmeal) is added to boiling salted water or stock and stirred using a wooden spoon, until it’s thick and creamy. These days a one minute wonder polenta can be purchased, so it’s cooked in a flash, otherwise the normal grounded polenta can take up to twenty minutes. Read on for the recipe…