Friday, January 29, 2010

Le Weekend - again!

I love these three day weeks. They make the weekend come around so fast.

I don't have huge plans for this weekend. I want to see Invictus with Mr Kitty, spend some time chasing the kitties and I might bake some cookies. I feel the need to get creative in the kitchen this weekend!

Last weekend's efforts went down a treat. If you remember I made the NQN/Martha caramel cake. I brought about 2/3 of it into the office on Wednesday so I wouldn't eat any more. It was sensational. Fabulous. Wonderful. Two thumbs up. Everyone in the office loved it. It was very soft and moist with a tender crumb. And the icing is so good it defies description.



But it did take a long time. There were quite a few steps involved. Cooling things down before I could use them (caramel syrup and browned butter for the icing for example). And the return on investment (time/energy vs. WOW factor) isn't as great as some of the other cakes I have baked more recently. But it was worth the effort.



Kitty xx

8 comments:

Lauren said...

Looks absolutely delish Kitty!

Elise said...

So what ones are better on the time/energy vs WOW factor? (as i am only interested in things that are low in time/energy commitments but still taste super yum!).

WayneandFarrah said...

Yummy! I need to invest a bit of time into baking. x Farrah

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Elise, I like Nigella's Chocolate Cloud Cake: http://www.nigella.com/recipe/recipe_detail.aspx?rid=252 Very impressive and quite easy to boot!

amy said...

OOH think I have just found a weekend kitchen project, yippee! Thanks Kitty.

By the way, I second the Chocolate Cloud Cake recommendation, it's a winner :)

xx

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

It's definitely a project Amy! It took me about 5 hours all up. If you can make the caramel the night before and remember to brown the butter while the cake is in the oven (neither or which I did, mind you) you could easily cut down the time.

Not Quite Nigella said...

It looks fabulous! So glad that you liked it! Yes it's a lot of effort but yes that frosting is out of this world! :D I've become a bit addicted to browning butter now hehe :P

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

It was luscious! Normally I wouldn't serve it on baking paper like that but after you said you couldn't stop eating it, I knew it had to go to the office instead. Hence it was iced on the paper - for easy lifting!