Thursday, October 13, 2016

Honey Cake

This recipe was in this past week's edition of one of my local papers. It sounded really good, so I figured I would share it on here.

Honey Cake
3/4 cup butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
Tres Leches Soak
3 ounces evaporated milk
3 1/2 ounces sweetened condensed milk
3 ounces whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, orange juice and honey. Scrape sides of bowl while mixing.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix dry ingredients into main mixture in parts, alternating with sour cream. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool. Carefully turn cake out of the pan. Peel of parchment paper and return cake to the pan. Poke holes in the cake. Mix together the three milks and vanilla. Pour about one-third of the mixture over the cake. Allow to soak into the cake. Repeat until all the liquid is used.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Update: Garde Manger Class

Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted. I will try and do better at posting regularly from now on.

Anyway, I am currently taking a Garde Manger class in school, which is a cold food prep class. The first day of class was August 22, so we've been going for a while now. I know this isn't bakery related, but it's still food, and I figured, why not blog about it here?

Class is on Mondays from 4 to 9:15 pm, and I am enjoying it so far. This last class, we made Monte Cristo sandwiches, Croquette Madame sandwiches, and chicken tamales, and let me tell you, they were SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!

I may just have to make them at home. Although, the Monte Cristo sandwiches is a long process, but I think it is worth it.

So far this semester, we have also made spanakopita, pasta, salads, grilled chicken, pot stickers, samosas, bourek, guacamole, chicken satay, shrimp spring rolls, and bacon wrapped dates. All were very good.

I am looking forward to the rest of the semester, and what all we're going to make.