Last Baking Session for now…

Published August 5, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening Bloggy friends, hope you guys are doing well. I had a wonderful day of catching up with one of my highschool friend whom I haven’t seen for more than 10 years and thanks to facebook I found out she has recently moved to Melbourne and we decided to catch up over lunch. šŸ™‚ We had lunch at this Japanese place and had some awesome big bowls of Ramen and later on we decided to move to Lindt Cafe and have some hot chocolate/latte there. The time went by pretty fast as we were chatting away, even though we haven’t seen each other for more than 10 years we were still able to chat to each other for so long, alot of things have since happened during these 10 years time šŸ™‚ It’s good to catch up with friends whom you haven’t seen for a while as it brings back good old memories…

Anyways, I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned that from time to time me and my mates will meet up and we will bake some desserts, so far we’ve successfully meet up about 3 times now. The first time was adventurous croquembouche which turned out really well, second time was a multi-layered lemon & passion fruit sponge cake which turned out quite well and third time for my last baking session in Perth before we move to Melbourne we decided to bake tarts. Unfortunately, this didn’t turned out too well…but we had great fun which is the main thing.

We always started off by meeting at Audrey’s place and pick our recipes to do…then we would shout out the list of ingredients we need and Audrey would rush off to her pantry and check the items out. Then we would all car pool and go to the shopping centre to pick up our ingredients.

Our ingredients

Our ingredients

We’ve decided to pick the cashew tarts and egg tarts for our 2 recipes to bake. Cashew tarts – cos I love a bit of savory and cashews are tasty šŸ™‚ Egg tarts on the other hand, I’ve baked them before and it’s an epic failure so I’m hoping this time when we bake it would be a success! We’ve assigned different tasks to each person. Vickie does the chopping of cashew nuts…

chopping cashew nuts

chopping cashew nuts

While Michelle cuts up the pastry into tart sizes, I do the reading of the recipes, Denise does the measuring and beating and Audrey does the filling mixing. So we all had our tasks to do and it works fine šŸ™‚ there is a saying too many cooks spoils the food, but in our baking group we all worked well together…

Everyone with their own tasks

Everyone with their own tasks

Michelle cutting up tart size pastry

Michelle cutting up tart size pastry

It was hard work trying to squeeze the pastry into the muffin pans, but we managed and then we got carried away with the filling and kind of over filled the muffin tin. When it came straight out of the oven, you could see the caramel filling oozing out onto the tray.

cashew tarts before baking

cashew tarts before baking

cashew tarts fresh out of the oven

cashew tarts fresh out of the oven

our final cashew tart product

our final cashew tart product

and then Denise got carried away and started making some dough creature from our left over pastry…

Denise's dough creature

Denise's dough creature

Our cashew tarts actually tasted pretty good, however it was too sweet for my liking but I guess if you’re a sweet tooth you’ll probably love the cashew tarts. Now, on the other hand our egg tarts didn’t turned out as well as we wanted it to be…it reminded me of my epic failure of baking egg tarts… here it is anyways..

our miserable egg tarts

our miserable egg tarts

We decided to bake the egg tarts in different size tins so we can maximise the use our pastry, but for some reason the egg tart filling instead of tasty silky smooth it’s actually a little chewy and rubbery šŸ˜¦ fortunately, the larger size egg tarts looks 1/2 decent and more edible so it aint too bad.

our 1/2 decent looking egg tarts

our 1/2 decent looking egg tarts

our miserable final product

our miserable final product

Well, even though our egg tarts failed we still had great time and the rest of the left overs we took them home šŸ™‚ I hope the girls will still meet up to bake while I’m away in Melbourne šŸ™‚

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