Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let us eat Cake!

Should there be a reason for eating cake?

No, not really.

Not when you get one of those baking bugs biting you!  I can go for months without turning on my oven... but when the bug bites, I can be baking more than one cake a day.  That's what happened today.

First of all, I have a slab of cream cheese sitting in my fridge, fast approaching its shelf life and I had to do something about it.  Having bought some couverture chocolate recently, I whipped up a chocolate sponge and cut it into 4 layers.  Now what shall I put in between the layers... something which goes with that cream cheese?  Rummaging through the larder & fridge, I found walnuts, almonds and a pack of Oreos.  So I decided to whip up the cheese with some cream and chocolate... sprinkled some toasted nuts ... decorated it with the Oreos wafer rolls... and this was the result...
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The Christmas mood has permeated the air... so I guess now is as good a time to bake a fruitcake as any.  Having soaked the mixed fruits in brandy for the past few days, I added a little "twist" to my recipe and came up with a light version of the traditional fruitcake... it's not totally densed up with fruits... it's buttery, spicy, zesty, nutty and best of all, very much brandied! (used up half a bottle of brandy to soak 1kg of mixed fruits!)

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So... do we still need a reason to eat cake? :-))

16 comments:

choi yen said...

can I have a piece? :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the smell in the kitchen is addictive i admit, the wife and i are trying our hands in baking every sunday..some misses so far but lets hope one day i can make that 4 layer cake!

Sean said...

There's one reason to eat cake: if it looks as great as the ones you've baked!

J said...

Mmmmm. Looks good! :D
(Totally agree with you - there shouldn't be a reason to eat cake. Just eat and enjoy!)

CUMI & CIKI said...

gorgeous cake! and you are right.. no reason whatsoever apart from the RIGHT to eat CAKE:D

fatboybakes said...

oh my looks like something out of a donna hay magazine. bow bow bow...you are indeed the sifu. how was gingerbread house?

PureGlutton said...

choi yen: Sure! :-D

PureGlutton said...

Joe: At the rate you are going (all those home-cooked yummies!), i'm sure a 4-layer cake is sup sup soei for u la!

PureGlutton said...

Sean: Awww, thanks :-D Come, let's eat cake soon!

PureGlutton said...

J: Hehe, glad u agree - we are such food lovers eh!

PureGlutton said...

Ciki: Yep, it's our RIGHT alrite, born with it, hehe!

PureGlutton said...

FBB: OMG - coming from a REAL sifu like u, that compliment is priceless *blush blush* I aint no sifu la, just experimenting & trying stuff out. Oh, gingerbread house was fun - will post soon. We missed ya!

minchow said...

Yes I declare the rest of the year dedicated to the sampling of fruit cakes of all make and configuration. Let the gorging begin!

jason said...

I want a piece too!

UnkaLeong said...

What is it they say? A slice of cake a day, keeps the doctor away? Hehe..

Life for Beginners said...

Oh. So. Nutty. Devil would love that cake! Yummy...