May 30, 2012

Bake Along #25 : 1st Anniversary Layer Cake....

I was seriously looking forward to this event. As it marks the very 1st Anniversary of Bake Along. I am glad to be able to join my buddies , baking along with them really brings a lot of joy to my baking life. Words of encouragement and all really make a different to my baking life. I really appreciate each and every event we bake along . Happy 1st Anniversary to Bake Along!!! .... Err I am Abbygail " the blogger that dun really know how to be long winded yet " ...... but still I love blogging and baking along with my blog buddiessss.....

I have chosen to bake a layer cake which is out of my own comfort zone . A Hemisphere Peach Layer Cake with full of Love ..... A challenge which was one of my "to-do" list since last year . I wanted something special for Bake Along 1st Anniversary , instead of baking this for my bloggaversary [ if I got the word right ] lol... I have chosen to bake this round little thing with my signature piping roses for Bake Along 1st Anniversary . For the full recipe of this cake, kindly hop over to my previous post here .

Happy Anniversary to Bake Along   !!!!!!

I am linking this post to Bake Along #25 hosted by Joyce of kitchen flavour, Lena of frozen wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids .

May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy mother's day to all lovely mothers around the world... I didn't get the chance to celebrate with my mom as I was really busy arranging and delivering cake orders ... Well I know that mom will understand yeah .. heehee... I am glad that I was given the privilege to bake for lovely mothers around ...

I appreciate beautiful food goodies as well as beautiful people in life. They are special with a good heart , makes my life better and beautiful . I seriously would like to take this opportunity to thank my beloved friend, babe , whatever you call it, LOL... Tracy Taw, a person with beautiful and kind heart. Without her , there won't  be Abbygail's Kitchen in Muackkkksssssssssss  ............... To all mother's around the world, I would to wish everyone a very Happy Mother's Day and may your wish come true one day ;) ... Cheers !!!

Well, it was really a hectic weekend for me . No matter tiring, I still manage to bake a lovely cake for mom at 8.30 pm... yay.. I actually made it to bake for mom too... Mom I love you yeah ....

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!!!!!!!!      

May 7, 2012

Bake Along #23 : Honey Walnut Cake

I was kind of  curious to try out this recipe. Honestly , this is my first time eating a honey cake. The results:   a very yummy cake. This cake has a very soft and moist texture. We really love this cake to the max. Again, I am always the last one to post for any blog event. For this round of Free & Easy Bake Along #23 , we are baking Honey Walnut Cake .
I was pretty concern about grinding the toasted walnut. After reading a few post about the ground walnut being lumpy after grinding it for too long, I was pretty stressed when I was about to press the 'pulse' button on my food processor . LOL.... yaya ... I know I am no more gutsy girl like I used to be . I am "aging".... OMG... Guess I gotta admit this yeah ... Heehee.. well I am pretty happy and proud to be a mother of three , so no regrets for not being a 'gutsy girl' anymore.
Lets get back to the cake. I actually plan to bake this cake again tonight as I really love this cake . We simply love the chewy and fluffy mouthfeel of this cake . If you don't mind having honey in your bake, feel free to try this cake. 

Honey Walnut Cake from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman
1 1/2cups Walnut
1/3cup    Sugar
1cup      Unbleached All Purpose Flour ( I use cake flour )
1 1/2tsp  Baking Powder
1/4tsp    Salt
3/4cup    Unsalted Butter (softened)
6tbsp     Honey
3large    Eggs
1tsp      Lemon Zest (I use grated lemon zest from 1 lemon)
1/2tsp    Vanilla Extract
confectioners' sugar ( for dusting )

1.Preheat the oven at 176C. Grease and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Grease the parchment , dust the sides of the pan and parchment with flour.
2.Spread walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant in the pre heated oven, for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely.
3.Combine walnuts and 1 tbsp of sugar in the bowl of food processor and pulse a few times until the nuts are fine. Add flour, baking powder, salt and pulse  few times to combine.
4.In a large mixing bowl, add butter, honey and remaining sugar and beat on medium high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl . Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
5.Beat in the lemon zest and vanilla. Add the nut flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mix until just incorporated.
6.Scrap the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. Bake in pre heated oven at lower third rack until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out dry, about 35 to 40 minutes ( mine actually took extra 15 minutes to bake ) . If the cake starts to brown too much around the edges, loosely tent with foil after 25 minutes.
7.Let the cake cool in pan for 10 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack and then turn it right side up again to cool completely. Dust heavily with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Enjoy your cake yeah !!!