Posts Tagged ‘caramel’

Daring Bakers – Caramel Cake With Carmelized Butter Frosting

In Desserts, Vegetarian on November 29, 2008 at 9:19 pm

caramel cake

This months challenge was the cake with the very long name, and of course, to macth that, a (kind of) very long preparation. To be honest, this cake was not my favorite. To my taste, the sponge cake was too plain, and the frosting was very nice in taste but was way too sweet. The only really good thing that turned out from this recipe was the caramel syrup, wich is an exellnt thing to make just to pur on pancakes or just eat it with a spoon.

If you are planning to make this cake, remember that you should make the caramel syrup firs, and than, let it cool. Also, be prepared that making this cake makes a lot of dirty dishes, and that it takes some time to make. Oh, and very important thing, DO NOT be tempted to put this cake in the fridge, it will simply be ruined, so, mind you.

One last thing (I promise!), I suggest that the cake would be better if you make it in a bit smaller pan, and then cut it into to layers, and then frost it.

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Millionaire’s Shortbread

In Chocolate, Desserts on October 11, 2008 at 5:00 am

I first had this little bars when I was in Durham, England, With my parents. We walked in this lovely city, and near the river we found this little pastry store that looked so welcoming, that we just had to get in. After some time, we finally bought two pieces of millionaire’s shortbread, and the flavors were just amazing- sweet yet salty, with melt in your mouth chocolate and a crisp base.

Well, it took me more than a year to try the recipe, but it was worth the wait, in spite of some little difficulties that popped in my way. I guess you all have these days that nothing is going the way it should, and everything is one big mess. So, the day that I made this recipe was a day like this: I burnt the bottom of the pan while making the caramel layer, then the caramel went lumpy, and my top record was putting the base and caramel in a shut oven (it took my 30 minutes to figure that out…), It certainly was not my day!

But, to my surprise, after all that mess, these turned out great! almost good as the ones that I had in Durham.

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