Strawberry Shortcake

Scone + Strawberries + Whipped cream = Strawberry Shortcake

Easy as pie!

Then again, pie isn’t all that incredibly easy…

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The recipe once again from my favourite website, Joy Of Baking.

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What to do with 12 egg whites?

A few days ago, I had 14 frozen egg whites in my freezer.  Yes! You can freeze egg whites!  It’s very useful when you’re making things with only yolks, like custard.  Smart people freeze them in ice cube trays first so that each egg is separate. Then when they want to bake something with egg whites, they thaw just as many as they need.  The trouble is… I froze them all together.  Meaning that I had to thaw them all together.  Meaning that I wouldn’t be able to re-freeze them.  Meaning I had to use up all 14 egg whites before they went bad in the fridge.

Solution: Pavlova (see previous post) and Angel Food cake.

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Pavlova!

After getting an e-mail from an Australian family friend containing a pavlova recipe, I figured it was time to get rid of my egg-whites left over from my custard obsession.

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Pavlova (pævˈləʊvə):

noun. dessert  Often shortened to: pav 

meringue topped with whipped cream and fruit

named after Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Cupcakes are great.  I mean, you can have all the great taste of a cake without all the bother of cutting it into the right size pieces and then eating it on a plate with a fork.

And yet I almost never bake cupcakes.  Why not?  THEY’RE A PAIN.  You have to fill each little muffin cup equally without getting the batter all over everything, and then if you want to do any decoration, you have to do it to every one of them!

That said, cupcakes are awesome, and these cupcakes are extra much so.

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Triple Chocolate Cake!

Here’s my latest creation:

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Chocolate spice cake with mocha custard filling and chocolate buttercream icing.

The cake recipe comes from this cupcake recipe by Annalise on her blog completely delicious.
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Custard Crazy!

Happy Groundhog Day!

I am SO excited about this custard recipe because of it’s extreme easiness. But I do realize that this blog is called “the chocolate chunk” and I haven’t yet posted anything with chocolate in it!  Solution: CHOCOLATE CUSTARD

Or, rather, some variety of chocolate vanilla custard swirl.

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Microwaved Custard and Flaky Crust

A good baker can follow a recipe, but a great baker is a person who can take a failed attempt at a recipe and make it into something just as good.  Okay, so maybe I’m just saying that to make myself feel better about the number of times I’ve tried a new recipe and messed it up. Oh, and what better way to start a blog than with a messed up recipe? Speaking of which, hi everyone! Here’s the first post! Hope you like it! Continue reading