Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Anniversary Again

It's been a long time and there was so much going on in and around my life that I could not find time to blog. I have been baking very much the same cakes -- banana cake, blueberry yogurt cake -- that I find no meaning in writing nor posting photos.

I did, however, attend a series of baking classes in April where I learnt more about mousse and buttercream. So, I need to go beyond my comfort zone of just baking a cake. I have come to realise that the "limitations" are those I set in my mind.

For our wedding anniversary, I decided to try making lemon mousse to go with an almond sponge cake. The mousse was a bonus recipe which is really a simpler version of what we did in class. There was no Italian meringue to make, phew! The sponge cake recipe is a real delight and has become one of my favourite cake with nuts.

As expected, the cake is very "grainy" as I had used finely ground almond. I had tried the same recipe with walnuts and pistachios, all garnered good reviews with request for recipe. Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to share it.

With Mother's Day round the corner, I may just try to see if I can whip up another cake. As for photos of the cakes I did from baking classes, that will be in later posts, perhaps.


Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Yuri, happy wedding aniversary!

Yuri said...

Thanks HHB.

Passionate About Baking said...

Oh wow! This was the cake you were telling me about!! No wonder you tried not to make it. It really looked yummy and so appetising leh! Can make this for our potluck party? :p Ok, I know it's a lot of work. But I really like this combination of yours! Happy Anniversary! :) I'm glad you really found the course useful.

Yuri said...

Thanks J. So untidy and you still want it for the pot luck? Actually there are a few other recipes, see how first ok? :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Thanks in advance Yuri!