Posted in: random
, fairy cakes
So the past few days I have decided to cook cakes. I love cake, any cake (unless it has raisins/died fruit or banana), just give me the goddamn cake.
I normally don’t bake, mainly because the last time I had done it, I was told it was a feminine thing to do. Now I know that’s grade A bullshit right there, but at that time I was quite uncomfortable in my transition. Its bizarre that something so simple could be so triggering towards me , but it was.
Recently I have thought fuck it though, why deprive myself of something so awesome because it doesn’t conform to a masculine way of life. I have said previously that I am not the most masculine of all trans masculine people ( click this link for the post ) and that I don’t think I ever will be. So I decided to throw on the apron and start baking again.
Now for starters, don’t ask me for exact recipes. I do it all by eye and the batches I made ranged between 24 and 36 cakes at a time. But if you want a basic recipe for fairy cakes you can always google it for the best amounts and quantities it will make.
The first batch I made were honestly a bit of a disaster, I forgot I was cooking and they were solid as a rock. My next two batches were amazing. The first one I used a cookie syrup that I would have used for coffee flavouring but I used it in the mix, as well as basic hot chocolate powder. They came out like a cross between cookies and ginger bread. The batch afterwards were peppermint flavour and I was so impressed with what they came out like .
Do you like baking? What do you think are your boundaries with cooking? Do you have any great cake ideas you think I should try? If I like them I will write a post about them. Give us a comment and tell me what you think.
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Posted in: Review
, hand made
, home made
, instant mix
, ready mix
So this afternoon Kai and I decides to go to Aldi to do shopping for the next few days and we came across this bread mix in the flour aisle.
Now for starters, 49p. 49 fucking pence. You can’t even get a freshly baked loaf for less than 99p these days, so I cannot complain about the price. We are thought that even if its awful, it was so cheep we wouldn’t be upset.
Got it home and used it practically right away. The instructions are really easy to use and the only other thing you need is water. You can either use it with a bread machine or bake by hand. We decided to bake by hand.
We followed the instructions to the letter, and we had felt that it hadn’t sufficiently risen before we put it in the oven, but as I said we followed the instructions.
We shoved it in the oven and left it to bake for the 30 minuets and when it came out, it had raised a little bit more, though for a loaf, it was still quite small.
Now as for the taste, fuck me it was amazing . The tomato wasn’t too over powering and it was quite tasty. Honestly for a 49p mix, it is amazing to make a small loaf as a side dish, but not large enough in my eyes for a regular bread. I honestly would recommend trying it, if anything to show you that the cheep companies are starting to make headway in the premium markets. I will defiantly be buying it again.
***Just to clarify that I do not work, or get paid by Aldi, and this review was just an item that I purchased that I wanted other people to know about***