Thursday, September 19, 2013

When I Met Miette

Things have been kind of hectic in this madwoman's kitchen. But I don't want you to think that I have been resting on my laurels! I still have been baking, I just have not been able to take really good photos that I would feel happy about posting on this blog. Excuses, excuses, I know. But I still have a long way to go in terms of cake/cupcake decoration and the least I could do is come up with decent pics right?
I can't remember if I've previously mentioned that my sister lent me this book (hi Dang, yup it's still with me! I love it and you are the best sister ever for giving, ahem, lending this to me. Haha!)
It's a charming book with scalloped pages and beautiful photos of the things you could dream up based on the recipes inside. I've tried the chocolate cake, the butter cake and the cheesecake recipes and I have loved drooling and cleaning my plate over each and every result.
(These images of the Miette cookbook are not mine. I got them from Google Images)
The butter cupcakes are wonderful because I could really taste the butter. It was moist, not crumbly and light as air. I have used chocolated frosting, vanilla buttercream, strawberry buttercream and even cream cheese frosting, and the cupcakes tasted amazing no matter what kind of frosting I paired it with. It also tasted divine even without frosting! I mean, how often can you say that about cupcakes right?!
But my favorite from the Miette recipe book is the Blueberry cheesecake recipe. It. Is. Perfection.
I use it all the time. Every couple of weeks my husband asks me to make it. And the longest it has stayed in our ref is two days. Seriously. 
I will try to post the recipe one day but I suggest that if you see a copy of the Miette cookbook in your local bookstore, pick it up and make a beeline for the counter. Trust me, it is worth it.