Monday, January 25, 2010
Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
My son is 8 months old today and for the past few months I will bake a cake to mark each of his 'month day'. In a way I am also trying to practice on my baking skills so that hopefully I am confident enough to bake his 1st birthday this May. If you have been following my blog, you should know by now that I am lousy at baking (except bread making which I just pick up) and the main reason is that I am not discipline enough to follow the recipe to the T...If it says mix for 3 mins, I will just do 2 mins...if it says add nuts, I will add raisins too...I can't explain why. Hub says because I am stubborn but I reckon it's because I believe in going with the flow (or mood) in cooking...
Back to the cake, I love Strawberry Shortcake especially the ones from Bakerzin. And I was so delighted when Daniel Tay decided to disclose the recipe for this cake in his book (Just Desserts and other baked treats) and I just have to bring it along to US ; ))
Verdict: It's really good! Taste exactly like the one they sell, I admire Daniel Tay for disclosing this recipe ; P.
P.S. It will look better if you use a cake ring to assemble the cake with the chantilly cream. I forgot to bring mine to US so have to do it free-hand....Well it looks rustic isn't it ; p