Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’
I forgive you (and my Mom) for forgetting to call me on Christmas. While you were busy not calling me, this is how I spent my Christmas Eve.
Cute Moroccan lamps to accent the Christmas table.
Starters consisting of Jamon Serrano, Caviar, Oysters, Salmon paired with bubbly.
Roast, Ham, Paella (made by me) and a variety of mouth watering sides…
After that glutton-fest we served uber thick Tsokolate-eh (made by me) paired with Ensaymada.
The night was filled with food, laughter and a lot of fun.
Thanks to hostess with the mostest, Chris and Irene, for this fabulous Christmas dinner and for taking the time to adopt this fortunate bunch of NYC orphans.
And so my winter project begins. Here is one of the many I will attempt to bake (and hopefully perfect). I chose this for its aromatic spices. No, not really. I chose this because it looked easy enough for a beginner like me to do. So may I present to you Chocolate Spice Bread.
What do you need?
All purpose flour, Baking powder
Cocoa, fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon powder and ginger powder
What do you do? Just mix em all together with a whisk
Ok fine! Mine didn’t turn out looking that nice. Here is my version…
Sunog! Hahahaha! Ok just the top but other than that, it was moist and flavorful. I think I put the rack too high up in the oven hence the burned part. My next try should turn out flawless!
I paired it with plum preserves and turned out quite good!
I should learn to art direct these photos better…til the next one!
Credits: The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri