Thursday, 3 September 2009
I am SO over baking
Yesterday was the big baking day.......
As I was going to be working last night, I made an early start (0530) and started on my two breads, once they were rising it was time for breakfast and then the rest of the baking. I made carrot cake first as I wanted to make sure it had plenty of time to cool (on the tea-towel covered racks to prevent rack marks) before putting the icing on. I made two cakes (in case, one wasn't very good) at the end of the cooking time I noticed that one of them had a lean on - aargh the oven isn't level, why have I not noticed that before, never mind, the icing will camouflage that.
Onwards, next up the friands, they were quick and easy, then the Anzac biscuits, also fairly quick, although I had some issues with size. Then the bread went in the oven, while that was baking, I made the Shortbread, shaped it and put it in the fridge to rest. Time for a cup of tea, and an Anzac, oh and why not have a friand as well (might as well quality check them).
Once the bread was finished, I had to wait for the oven to cool a bit before the shortbread went in. At that stage I decided to make more Anzacs because I thought the first ones were a bit dark, the second batch were darker still.
The shortbread came out and looked ok. All that remained was the icing on the cake and then packing everything away ready for delivery.
surprisingly traffic was light, we even had time to stop for a coffee on the way. I was surprised that there weren't many people there, and by how different the baked goods looked on the display plates (my Anzacs didn't look that dark after all)
Now all that remains is to eat up the leftover shortbread, Anzacs and extra carrot cake........