I haven't studied anything yet!!! xDDD
I definitely have to speed up tomorrow, since it's Sunday and I'm free from school
>.> What the heck??? STUDENTS IN VIETNAM HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL ON SATURDAY!!!!
So, I mentioned of my playing in the orchestra before right? It was on Thursday ^^ The orchestra was not really big, it includes over 10 violins, 2 pianos, 3 flutes and the others were singing ^_^ Although I didn't feel very comfortable since I'm not a Christian, it was fun indeed! ^_^ I had lunch in my teacher's house and we even took pictures! :D (but I haven't reached them yet xD)
Oh yeah, and today's recipe is: STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!!!
It's really easy to make by oneself on a nice day like Sunday (while I'm staying at home to study those stupids lessons xD)
Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda,salt, butter, milk, or cream and sometimes egg. You know, the word "Short" originally came from "Shortime" which means a cake that you can bake in a short time ^^
The most famous kind of short cake is Strawberry shortcake!
This is the simplest recipe of Strawberry shorcake that I found: (Just leave this part if you don't want to xD, you'll find another better way Ingredients for strawberry shortcake recipe
2 cups flour
3 Tbs. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. each baking soda and salt
6 Tbs. unsalted butter, chilled
2 Tbs. solid all-vegetable shortening, chilled
2/3 to 3/4 cup buttermilkFilling:
2 pints fresh strawberries
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped
2 Tbs. powdered sugar, for garnish
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe directions
Follow these steps to make strawberry shortcake recipe
Preheat to 450 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch ring mold (or an 8-inch cake pan).
Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch slices. With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until butter pieces are the size of lima beans. Cut in the shortening until mixture looks like coarse meal.
Slowly stir in the buttermilk with a fork until mixture forms a dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured board about five to six times until the dough holds together (it should be soft).
With a lightly floured hand, pat to one-inch thickness and pat into ring mold. Bake about 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove to rack to cool 5 minutes, then invert from pan onto another wire rack, baked bottom side up. Cool before filling.
Filling: Slice berries in half, sprinkle with two tablespoons sugar and allow to sit at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove half the strawberries to another bowl and coarsely mash them with a pastry blender or fork. Let both bowls of strawberries sit at least an additional 30 minutes.
When cool, set shortcake ring on a serving plate. Carefully split it into two layers with a serrated knife. With the aid of another pan or baking sheet, lift the top shortcake portion and set it nearby. (The baking sheet bottom supports the shortcake ring and prevents it from breaking.)
Spoon the mashed berries with their juice over the biscuit bottom, spread the lightly whipped cream on top of the berries, then arrange the berry halves on top of the cream. With the aid of the baking sheet, set the shortcake ring half on top. Sprinkle powdered sugar lightly over the top. Serve immediately.
Few! Is it too long?? Just ignore it xD. I found this great clip showing us how too make Strawberry Shortcake! I'ts much easier to understand ^^ Okay, no butter, no salt, no vanilla but it seems delicious. Since we're starters, why don't we try the simplest one? ^^
Now, onto my favorite part: PICTURE!!! I love looking at pictures ^_^( See more...Collapse )
haha I like watching the woman baking the cake :D. G-day mates!!! My mom is forcing to go to bed.
It has been a long time since I last updated my lj ne? I have Computer Studies, Music and Art exams next week and