Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heart Shaped Fun

Happy Valentines Day (blowing kisses all around)

I don't know if you remember last year but I made a GIANT heart shaped grilled cheese and bacon sandwich for K-man. He was THRILLED.

Where does one buy a heart shaped loaf of bread?

You don't buy it, you have to make your own....

Seriously people, you need to get a heart shaped pan.

For dessert you can make a flourless chocolate cake....

Well almost flourless, it does have 1 Tbsp of flour.

But how cute is that? has the free stencils but you will have to register to the nestle site. No biggie...just name, email, password...nothing major.

So for breakfast this morning K-man will be getting a Raspberry Buttermilk Cake with his coffee....

Can you read my message? I had no idea that if you place the raspberries with the hole up they won't sink! Well one did, on the "I" but he may have smaller than the rest. I found this from being a fan of Simply Delicious Recipe Swap on Facebook. Add it, if you do the FB thing.

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
from Simply Delicious Recipe Swap on Facebook

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 oz)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well. On low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, mixing until just combined. Pour batter into greased pan, tapping bottom of pan on hard surface to level batter.

Scatter raspberries evenly over top with the 'hole' side of the raspberries facing up (they stay afloat this way). Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a plate to cool completely.

I did not take a picture of how to put the berries in but if you go to the FB page they have a picture of it with the recipe.

I forgot to add the extra sugar on top but I did sugar the greased pan. I don't know about you....but buttermilk just is awesome in cake!

Stay tuned for the next thing I made into a heart shape for dessert later on....

I will give you a hint if you check out Cutting Edge of Ordinary. When you see Lisa's recipe....maybe you can figure it out....but I don't think you will get it TOTALLY correct!



Rocquie said...

Yes I can read the message. Very sweet. Very romantic!

Tiffanee said...

Wow!! Love it all. How sweet!