Saturday, November 17, 2018

Weekend Cooking: What's your cooking passion?

I have mentioned once before that, in addition to doing the Bake It Boxes, I have also joined a baking club on Facebook called The Queen Baking Club (where Queen is the name of a company that makes all sorts of flavouring, food colouring etc).

They set a fortnightly challenge for the members in the club and so far I have made the following .....

Banana Caramel Upside Down Cake

Coconut Rough Magic Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Creamy Ginger Nut Cheesecake

Strawberries & Cream Sheet Cake

Oozing Eyeball Marshmallow Slice

And I have just made Baklava Slice and I am planning to make Easy Vanilla Bean Fudge tomorrow to take for work on Monday

This week they asked a question though about what kind of baking people wanted to have set as challenges in the club (slices, desserts, cupcakes, cake, foodie gifts, healthy baking etc) and it's prompted me to ask a similar question to all my fellow Weekend Cooking bloggers

If you could cook just for pleasure, where you had access to all the ingredients that you needed, time was no object, what would you cook? What's your cooking passion?

If you asked me a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have said baking but these days baking is definitely my thing. I have so many recipes I want to find and make. For example, a couple of months ago, the sous chef bought me some half dome silicone moulds. My intention over the next few weeks is to try and locate a recipe to make in that, even if it means having several steps like maybe doing chocolate domes filled with lemon mousse and a sponge base. I don't know exactly what but something. I also still want to try making choux pastry, and so much more!

Just the other day I mentioned on Twitter that my Instagram account is now all about the cakes and that provides extra inspiration too!

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  1. I’m not on FB but I am always seeing some cooking challenges and contests mentioned on other blogs, but they are usually on FB. Your desserts are so tempting! I am more of a bread baker, afraid to have desserts here as it`s just us two.

    1. Hi Tina

      I take a lot of cake and desserts to work

  2. Oh hummm, that's a hard question. I do love to bake. Maybe I'd experiment with breads. I could really bake bread every day, if we could eat it that fast without ill effects. But I'd have to include all the bready desserts and breakfast treats too (cinnamon buns, bread pudding, danish, etc.)

    1. The next bake it box is a monkey bread which is a kind of pull apart cinnamon bread

  3. BTW: your baking is beautiful and inspiring!

    1. I don't know about that, but I am having fun with it!!

  4. I desire to master all the cooking techniques. Sous vide, grilling, baking, barbecuing, frying, stir-frying, and preparing cold foods. The full entity intrigues me. So delighted to know there's a lady who loves cooking and reading. Like moi! Cheers, mate!