Quick and simple yet tasty. Frozen sweet paste shell, caramel filling can and fresh pears, peeled, halved, cored and poached in cinnamon anise stock syrup.
Bake tarts, spoon in caramel, slice pears into half again and slice length ways and fan out onto the tarts. Brush with the stock syrup once it has been reduced to almost toffee.
Today’s mission was to create hot cross buns for the girls at Brisbane girls grammar school. Make the ferment, make the dough, prove for 40 mins, knock back prove for 20 mins, weigh and ball into trays, prove until double , brush with egg wash, pipe on the cross(just flour, oil and water), bake in old stony (our ancient bakers oven), turn often to escape the shocking hot spots, cool in tray for 5 mins, dust with icing mix and return to oven to melt the sugar a little. Alternatively make a sugar syrup and slap in on top with pastry brush like your painting a fence(this will create a creamy fondant icing). Turn out of tray and savour the magic smell of yeast and spice before you tray and serve.
In the shadow of Lamington National Park we found a little known corner of South East Queensland “Lost World Valley”. 8 images stitched and adjusted in Photoshop CS6. ISO 100mm, 20mm @ f29 for 1/8sec. The magic colours have been only adjusted with vibrancy and saturation.
Wedding cake completed for a couple last weekend. I made the cake and InnocentArt was the photographer. Very busy weekend but amazing, special, fun, beautiful, and memorable time. Some image will be shown after the special couple have viewed them.
Cake made with traditional fruit top, butter sponge layered centre and Mississippi mud cake bottom. Decorated in white chocolate fondant, cottage, briar, open white rose and petal spray, then topped with unique hand crafted dashound bride and groom edible figurines.