OK, so I just got back to the blogosphere (do they still call it that? Seems like ages ago!). But I did miss blogging so badly and I missed you—all those who are patient enough to read my rants and raves and love me unconditionally (which is why you’re still reading this at this point). But seriously folks, I really appreciate it. All my love goes out to you, too!
On a serious note, I am back to blog! Yay! Especially if I’m blogging with my newly-acquired 15-inch Macbook Pro and I am absolutely loving it to the core! This notebook layout is so cool! Sorry I couldn’t contain my excitement (since I got it for a steal!). Well, there’s that and on to my serious topic ( I keep saying that, I know)…
Even when I was not recording entries here, I had a lot of ideas of what to write. And one of the ideas is to do a review on the baking books I’ve been acquiring lately. Another is to blog about my recent food-ventures (foodie adventures). So to start of this series, last month I acquired this GORGEOUS baking book:
Written by the famous James Beard Awardee Rose Levy Berenbaum, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes is sort of a loose sequel to her award-winning book, The Cake Bible. Rose’s Heavenly Cakes will transport the reader to another realm where cakes—in whatever shape and taste—are the ultimate state of heaven. Most of the cake recipes come with vivid pictures that are so good you would want to reach into the picture and grab a piece of that heaven. The downside is, these are not all Rose’s. A lot of the recipes are created by bakers and chefs whose work Rose has come across with and admired. Tips and instructions on ingredients, technique, and equipment are condensed at the latter part of the book. Kudos to those bakers who have created these recipes! This is sort of a recipe-go-to book. But if you need an in-depth explanation on baking science aside from the recipes, this is not the book you would take out from your shelf. But it still has an awesome collection of cakes and confections. I learned a great deal on baking cheesecakes the way that I have always planned. This is h-e-a-v-y; being over two pounds, but definitely a keeper.
More books to go and recipes to bake. Til then! And remember, there’s always room for GREAT desserts! (Sounds like an infomercial, doesn’t it?) J