"I have lost the battle and I can't even lick my wound"
After fighting with Chu-Chu- another stray dog which I rescued.
But when I saw this picture, I was greatly surprised. She did such a creative cake to create something along the medical world. Pair of sethescope, the heart (May is in open heart surgery department), the pair of surgical gloves and the gauze cap and the "blood" (it was jam).
She did baked a Thomas the Train Cake for my nephew's birthday too earlier this year!
My birthday cake for May is this tray of Rose Mantou. Of course, I can only send a photo to her over here.
The recipe here is taken from the blog of Table for 2 -Wendy. I like her recipe, they are precise and detailed instructions are given. I have tried her recipes and I find that most of time they are reliable and successful.
I managed to find some purple sweet potato from the market. Steamed them and pureed them with water to make a fine paste before adding to the dough.
Here they are - looking pretty and ready for the 2nd proofing
After another 45 minutes of 2nd proofing, they are ready for the wok. Steam them over high heat for 20 minutes.
Remove immediately from plate to cool. The colour is a bit pale as I did not add any colouring.
They are very soft and you can smell the fragrance of the sweet potato too. I am totally satisfied with the work, its challenging and creative to make.
I was just playing around with the mooncakes and had no intentions to sell them.
However I am glad that those who tasted them, liked them and wanted to purchase them.
Suddenly, I joined the wagon of mooncakes makers for the season.
I liked Shanghai mooncakes and so this is the only type that I made. I will leave the traditional mooncakes to the experts.
I never thought that to get into business is so time consuming and being responsible for the end results- no more "play-play". I also found that there are different tastes and demands out there.
So, I will listen to the advice of my sister and just do what I was taught and give my very best.
So during the long holiday, started my first batch of orders.