Thursday, July 21, 2016

Homemade Waffle Cones

Hey Everyone!
      So, a couple years aho, my aunt and uncle bought me a waffle maker for Christmas. My first experience with this machine was not great, the cones fell apart, the batter was too thin,  all sorts of bad. I put the machine away for a couple years without thinking to touch it. Finally, I wanted to make some waffle cones. I went to find a new recipe and found the best and easiest one yet. Go check it out, here's the link:

Did I mention that I also made waffle bowls?

They were super fast, and super easy! I mixed the batter, then cooked the cone on the waffle cone iron. I found that the setting right between 3 and 4 worked perfectly. The  you must work quickly to roll the cone around the form, or gently press the waffle in a small bowl to form a waffle bowl. Let the cone or bowl rest for about 20 seconds or until cool and hard. Remove from form and enjoy with a nice scoop(s) of ice cream and your favorite toppings (one of mine is Magic Shell). Thanks for reading!

Also, I'm trying out the Blogger app on my Nook/Samsung Tablet so it is formatted a little bit differently. Let me know what you think!

-10 Year Old Kitchen

Monday, June 6, 2016

Easter Cake

Hey Everyone! Sorry I have not posted since WOW, LAST YEAR! I got busy with school and other things, but now I'm on Summer Break and have time to post! I'll try to update at least once a month. Well that's that. Now onto the cake. Being the baker that I am, I want to bake something for every occasion. Easter was an amazing opportunity for me to design and bake a cake.

- 8 inch round cake
- Vanilla Cake filled with Lemon Curd, iced with a Lemon Buttercream
- Various Easter Decorations
- 3 layers

One of the coolest parts of this cake was the chocolate eggs because of the way that I made them. First, I tried to grease plastic easter eggs and pour chocolate in that way. Unfortunately, it didn't work, so I desided to hollow out, and wash two real eggs through a small hole that I made in the bottom of the real eggs. I poured chocolate in the real egg, then swirled it around. To get the egg out, I just peeled the shell away to reveal the hollow chocolate eggs. I then filled them with M&Ms and placed them on the top of the cake.

Now for the process of the whole cake:

Above are the ingredients.

Ingredients in the Bowl

Poured Batter

Making Chocolate Eggs

Rolling Chocolate Around Inside the Eggs

Baked the Eggs

Filling the Cake

Filling the Cake

Crumb Coating the Cake

Crumb Coated Sides and Iced Top

Piping a Basket Design Around the Cake

Close-Up of Me Piping a Basketweave

Half-Piped Basket Weave

Removing the Chocolate Eggs from Molds

Arranging Chocolate Eggs on the Cake

The Peep has been Placed

There's the Second Peep!

Placing "Robin's Egg" Candies on top of the Cake with some Easter M&Ms

Adding Finishing Touches, "Robin's Egg" Candies Around the Bottom Border

Me Standing Beside the Finished Cake 

Thanks for reading an looking at this post! Hope to post again soon.

~10 Year Old Kitchen (Now 13)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Macarons for My Sister

Sorry I have not been posting lately, I have been busy with homework and other family commitments. In early September 2014, it was my sisters' birthdays and I made Macarons. The difference between a Macaroon and a Macaron or French Macaroon is that a Macaroon is a small coconut cookie and a Macaron or French Macaroon is a sandwich cookie with those infamous feet around the bottom of each cookie. Here are the pictures of how I did it.

 Making my own Almond Flour/Meal

Adding raw slivered almonds into the blender.
Almonds after being ground.

Completed Almond Meal
         Be careful not to over blend or use a food processor
for the almond flour. If you do, the almonds will 
release their oils and form a paste instead of flour.

Making Caster Sugar (Superfine Sugar)

Putting normal Granulated Sugar in the food processor.
Completed Superfine Sugar.

Be sure to put more sugar than the recipe calls for,
into the processor because some sugar will completely
be ground to nothingness.

All Ingredients and Tools

Piping Bag

Sifting the Powdered Sugar and Almond Flour

Whipping the Meringue

Combining the Meringue and Powdered Ingredients for the Vanilla Macarons

Piping the Cookies

Making the Chocolate Cookies

Piping the Chocolate Cookies

Finished Cookies

Making the Fillings

Vanilla Filling from here to next caption.

Raspberry Filling

Filling the Cookies

Well there you have some GREAT French Macaroons!

It was past 10:00 pm so my smile was kind of weird.