Saturday, February 27, 2021

Weekend Cooking: What I Baked in February

After a very slow month in January where I only baked one thing, this month has a more normal look about it. It seems about the right pace to bake one thing each weekend, although this month I missed one weekend.

Here's what I baked in February

Chocolate Mousse Cake  - I posted about this here and it was so delicious! This is one that we will definitely be making again.

Pinata sugar cookies - These were our Valentine's Day treat. I know they probably should be red but this is somewhat close to my husband's favourite colour, and it matches the colour scheme of the fancy sprinkles I bought during lockdown and still hadn't used yet. The fortnightly challenge for the Queen Baking Club (on Facebook) was for making sugar cookies. I decided to use the Queen recipe to recreate a concept I learnt from Bake it Box. So what makes these cookie Pinata cookies? There's a little place in the middle where you can put sprinkles and maybe a little note, as you can see below

Lemon Tart with meringue kisses - I was "inspired" to make this when I saw an image that was promoting a new Australian TV series called Aftertaste. That was a very professional looking tart with perfectly placed meringue kisses. Mine is a lot more rustic but it was delicious and I was happy with the taste. Making the meringue kisses was a good way to use up the egg whites that were left over from the tart. I used a Donna Hay recipe which I have shared before.

Have you baked this month?

Weekly meals:

Saturday: Family barbecue
Sunday:  Family barbecue leftovers
Tuesday: Barramundi with coconut rice
Wednesday: Out for dinner
Thursday: Out for dinner
Friday:  Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salad

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  1. The pinata cookies are such a fun idea! I love those huge sprinkles too!

  2. I had to Google Aftertaste and found I can watch it on Dailymotion. It looks funny!

  3. That chocolate mousse cake looks exceptional and beautifully baked. I haven't been doing any baking because I don't want to eat it and I don't want my husband to eat it- and we don't have company over anymore since Covid.

  4. oh wow that gorgeous choc mousse cake! and the cute biscuits and the lemon tart. all so delightful!

  5. Ohhh, that lemon tart! But everything looks delicious.

  6. Your Pinata Cookies are so lovely- I like the blue!

  7. Yum! Those cakes look amazing.