This is our fifth cake at The Home Bakers, an event organised by Joyce where we are all currently baking from the book Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas. Just as the name implies, this is a butter cake with an almond crust. The picture in the book shows a very nice piece and mine...haha..it looks kind of weird with all the almonds sticking out. Firstly, we grease the pan and then we coat the sides of our baking pan with the almonds and later pour the batter into the pan..this is what we did in order to get an almond crust. So with each bite of the cake, you get some bites of the almond flakes, not in the cake but on the crust. Overall, I find this cake okay, smooth and it comes with tight crumbs, it isnt dry but it gives kind of sticky texture that i need to gobble up a glass of water after eating..you know what i mean.
|the picture from the book|
I made half a recipe in a muffin pan and it yields 9 mini cakes. For the recipe, you can refer to Emily's blog and to see the rest of the members who had posted their almond crusted cakes, visit here
On something else, do you know what are those shown in the picture below? They are so called 'necklaces' and made from a very old t-shirt of mine. I will be attending a function next week and there will be a fashion show on 'recycling' theme. The costume is provided by someone and what me and the rest will be wearing are outfits made from and decorated with recycling materials like plastic bags, shower sponge and those black tapes from vhs tapes, even black garbage bags. I laughed at the one wearing black garbage bags, she looks like a garbage girl! I wished that i could show my dress to you but it's not with me now. I'm really bad at doing all these kind of things, i cant even sew ..so these necklaces are what i made to add-on onto my costume..actually i'm not sure if i will wear that, but just make them first and see how..but definately not going to put some coke cans or bottles on me :D