Wednesday, February 15, 2017

πŸ‚πŸHoney Bee Cake

     Good afternoon everyone... did you have a lovely Valentine's day, hope so...  Mine was rather quiet which was fine by me..  I did bake a lovely cake that I want to share with you all...  I originally wanted to make this other cake, but I was short an ingredient.   I had even purchased a special pan to make it in..  Then I thought I would make a pineapple upside down cake because my granddaughter Rosalinda had mentioned to me, but ugh not pineapple..  so now what..  I sat here thinking that I wanted to do something...  I had already did a bit of clean up in the garden..  and these days that is a short adventure,  my back will let me only do a tiny and that's as if I worked all day...  anyhow I just typed in for some reason on my I-pad honey bee cake..  came up several of course, but this one spoke to me...  It reminded me of ladies gathered together having tea ... checked I had all the ingredients so that was the one..  gathered everything up and set in to prepare it...


              πŸ‚πŸHONEY BEE CAKE
INGREDIENTS:
     CAKE
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup, plus 2 tbsp unsalted room temp. Butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tsps vanilla
2 eggs, plus one egg yolk, room temp.
3/4 cup buttermilk, room temp.
                  πŸ‚πŸGLAZE
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter rm temp.
1/4 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 cup toasted almonds, for garnish

     πŸ‚πŸINSTRUCTIONS
     For the cake place the rack in the middle of the oven.  Put oven temp. At 350' degrees.  Grease a 9x2 round cake pan or a 9x3 spring form pan linned with parchment paper.  Set aside.  In a large bowl sift flour salt baking powder set aside...  In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.. combine, butter sugar honey and vanilla.. and mix on low speed, until well blended...  increase speed and beat until light and fluffy about 7minutes... scrapping the sides with a spatula as needed.  Turn down speed add eggs one at a time allowing each to disappear before adding the next.  Turn down speed to low and add 1/3 cup of the flour mixture followed by the 1/3 cup buttermilk...  Repeat, add the final 1/3 flour but stop the mixer and using a spatula to complete the mixing by hand.   This is to avoid over mixing the batter.  Spread the batter evenly into your pan.  Then bang on the counter to release any air bubbles.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until its a dark golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean or tiny crumbs.  Remove cake from oven but leave oven on.

          πŸ‚πŸGLAZE
     While the cake is in the oven...  combine the butter, brown sugar, honey into a small saucepan.  Heat to a medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer first sign of boil turn off and leave it there to keep warm...

          πŸ‚πŸASSEMBLY
     When the cake is done remove it from the oven and with a wooden skewer poke holes all over to let the honey mixture seep in...   pour half of the glaze slowly spreading evenly and helping it into the holes...  Sprinkle the cake with the toasted almonds evenly as well then pour the remaining glaze ober the top of the almonds..  place back into the oven for five minutes, I did not do this lart did not see the point of it.  Though I did make two batches of the glaze because I didnt feel it was enough because I used this smaller dish and a small tin one 
      And the second batch I made I let it bubble up making it a bit thicker...
Cool for at least one hour.  I served it with cool whip it is what I had on hand.  
To remove cake from pan flip on to a platter remove parchment paper and flip back to platter.  Cake will last up to five days if kept in a air tight container on counter
To toast almonds in a 350' degree oven for 8-10 minutes watch them carefully..  I hope you all enjoy this cake as much as I do.. 


  With love Janice...   πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ
     

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunshine...

πŸŒΏπŸŒΈπŸƒNothing but rain and rain for the days past ...  I don't mind the rain, but I don't care to go out in it if it's a heavy rain..  finally some sunshine, hoooray....   yesterday I cleaned the dinning room and made a Valentine table...
     This I found at Target..
     I used my red lace tablecloth...  and my Rose chintz china and my avon capecod plates ...
     And a white cloth napkins... a few pieces of jadiete ...
     Chintz tea pot one of my favorites from England...
     I did a four place setting...  and I'm short one chintz tea setting... so I also used a jadiete setting...  The sun is shinning this morning and I think I'm going to go thrifting today by myself...  we have one not to far from home and I can take one bus there and one bus back..




     Happy Saturday everyone have a most enchanting day...  I'm off  with love Janice










Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday...

Hello my dear sweet friends I writing this late Saturday evening...  I nave been wanting to post again but I have been busy doing different things...  It takes so much time to write a post because if I don't save every couple of words it will erase...  so it takes time lol not lol. Silly.  I have been trying to visit everyone I think I'm finally over that cold bug, thank goodness that was aweful..  The rain has finally stopped last couple of days we have had some sunny days..  I went out to Lowes they barely had any plants, I bought two new prim roses and some peonys blubs and Lily of the Valley...  I can't plant them yet the ground is to muddy, I'm not sure when they should be planted I have to find out.
     See that windex bottle I recently found it at mamas in the basement in a box.  For some reason I was silly happy, I brought it home clean it up being careful not to ruin the labels..  and filled her up.  It worked like a charm...yay. I cleaned the inside living room windows sure wish I could get the outer but they are up to high...  o my just thinkin, I forgot to buy the stuff for dampness o darn.  It was one of things I went to Lowes for...  well least I remembered the lights for the bedrooms they both went out a month ago but being sick I couldn't go on the bus.  Today I went to big Lots and I found some cute little clog garden shoes in aqua, but I'm not wearing them in the garden, I'm going to keep them for house shoes...  I think they are so cute..  They were only $ 5 dollars.
     They had lots of cute things...  the whole store was 20% off..  the lady said they do it all the time, really I never heard of it hummmm πŸ€“. I'm not sure when it ends though I want a couple of aqua throw pillows for the living room...  will see ...  I have been home quite a bit since I was sick a few weeks...
     This was the other reason I went to big lots a month ago I bought four of these mats and out of the four that I bought one is almost a inch shorter... but guess what they didn't have anymore...  they only had a runner left...  so I will just have to have one shorter mat...  o my, you have to check every darn thing.  I love roosters, but usually it is with red, I love red but my kitchen and dinning room are blue...  so these will work...  
     I bought a set of hand towels case I was to switch them to the kitchen...
     I bought these two trivets last time as well.  This is a new color like the towels I crocheted couple weeks ago.. 




     Look at ms bunny, shes so cute I just had to get her
     Lol, I'm trying to get the whole her...  o my it 12:00 midnight have to run off to bed church in the morning and I don't want to miss I've missed two weeks or three..  so I will see you soon thank you for all your lovely visits... with love Janice...