Tag Archives: Baking

Evolution Bakery: gone to the dogs.

23 Aug

It was Elmer J. Fudd’s birthday over the weekend and he was having a party.  The bakery elves made him a cake…

It was a chocolate sponge with a double layer of chocolate, cream cheese icing.  It was iced in choclate fondant and decorated with marzipan, fondant and piped royal icing…

The party was a marvellous affair with party games, jambalaya, crispy duck, dog friendly treats and mimosas…we all left with a party bag!

He is a very spoilt doggy!

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Evolution Bakery: Jack Daniels Fudge Cookies

18 Aug

Making double the amount you need as you know you’ll eat half the dough isn’t good Mykie…shame on you!

I instructed the bakery elves to make some baked goods for tomorrow.  As usual, spare egg yolks in the fridge from macaroon frenzy that could be put to good use.

  • 255g soft, unsalted butter
  • 255g caster suger
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 225g plain flour
  • seeds of a vanilla pod
  • 110g rolled oats
  • 120g Jack Daniels fudge cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk (or wooden spoon if you want to work off some of the cookies that will be devoured).  Whisk in the vanilla and yolks, throw everything else in and mix together.  Pinch off  pieces of the sticky, sweet dough and roll into balls (testicle sized works), space on the baking sheet leaving room for them to spread.

Bake for about 15 minutes until golden, but still soft.  Leave to cool before taking off the baking tray or eating (if you can).

These are divine!  The oats give a nice crunch yet the cookie still has a slight chew to the middle.  The chunks of JD fudge take them from “nice with a hot drink” to “holy Jebuddallah! Sitting in a wardrobe with a plate full, cramming them into your mouth until you can’t breathe whilst furiously masturbating”.

Cookie success!  Let’s see if any remain tomorrow.

Treats for the dairy/gluten intolerant

25 Jul

Here at Evolution Bakery we think delicious baked goods should be enjoyed by all.

Ms Kimmers and Mr Whit came around to do some wedding preparation…Mykie and Kimmers played with invites, Simon and Whitsy played Gears of War 2.

Ms Kimmers is dairy and gluten intolerant so we whipped up some Coconut Almond Macaroons with Dark Chocolate

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 80g dessicated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 60g dark chocolate (80% cocoa)

Really easy…pre-heat the oven to 160°C, line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.  I drew around a small round biscuit cutter on the paper to get all my macaroons the same size.

Whisk up the egg whites untill getting fluffy and slowly add the sugar, keep whisking until the mixture is glossy and you can’t feel sugar grit between your fingers.

Fold in the coconut, almonds and vanilla.

Spoon into a piping bag and pipe to cover the circles drawn on the paper.

Bake for about 20-25 mins.

When cool, melt the dark chocolate (we did it in the microwave) and pipe/drizzle over the macaroons.

So simple yet so tasty!  This makes a crisp brittle macaroon, for a more chewy texture, at a tsp of lemon juice to the egg whites and sugar when mixing.

I’m Back…and baking!

29 May

Finlay-Jack is back!

I’ve been a lazy kitty and couldn’t be arsed doing anything…but now spring has sprung and there are sexy boy cats around I am feeling invigorated!

I’ve also been for a lovely groom at Lords and Ladies Salon which was divine.

Afternoon Tea for the boys

The boys are busy stripping paintwork which Mykie tells me has “fucked over his nails”…Poor guy.

So I’ve made them afternoon tea!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  • 50g butter
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • grated rind of an 1/2 an orange
  • 1 teaspoons orange juice
  • 45g finely grated carrots
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch o’ salt

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Cream Cheese
  • 25g Icing Sugar
  • Splash of orange juice

Always make extra icing so you can lick the bowl…but beware of the forehead Arc of Shame.