Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chocolate Ganache Cake with peanut butter filling

I like speaking in riddles. Because the ones who know me well enough will understand them but the ones who don't know me will have to keep guessing. Who. Why. When. How. =)

Writer's block.

Just as I begin to think about it. I lost hope. Why? Because it won't happen. Why? Reality is such. 

But somehow I tend to not believe everything I hear cause they say seeing is believing. And when you see actions, actions speak louder than words. Words come out of someone's mouth a.k.a mulut, therefore they say mulut cakap lain, hati cakap lain. Still don't get it? Nevermind. Whatever I am writing here is just pure mind bullshit playing in my head. I've to admit, I am confused with everything too.

I read somewhere. You will see much more when you keep quiet. I understood perfectly what it meant today. All I did was listen and observed facial expressions. It said a lot. That made me back off before it's too late. Yes, it's complicated. I must admit. Like before and like how it has always been. 

People, also say, you always want the ones you can't have. LOL.

Conclusion: Let it go.

On the bright side: I was featured in the Sun newspaper for FSTEP's ad and write up. I went shopping and broke a leg. Not exactly, but I think I should stop the shopping. Well, no matter how much shopping you do, it can never solve your issues. No matter how much you buy.  

Okay. Now to this wonderful cake that I got mix opinions about. Some loved it. Some loathe it. Simply because some didn't like the combination of flavours, and some were surprised that the combination of flavours went well together. And I wanted to practice my frosting skills as it has become rusty. =\ 

Adapted slightly from 52 resep kue berlapis - Sedap publications
300g unsalted butter, chilled
150g caster sugar
a pinch of salt
100g dark chocolate, melted & cooled
4 large eggs
275g cake flour
25g cocoa powder
25g milk powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
150ml full fat milk

1-2 cups peanut butter, I prefer Skippys

400g dark/milk chocolate, chopped
200g whipping cream
1 tablespoon rum, optional ( I didn't use)

  1. Heat cream over low heat and let it simmer. 
  2. In another bowl, place chocolate pieces in. Add hot cream and allow to sit for a minute before mixing the ganache. Make sure all chocolate pieces have melted fully. 
  3. Cling wrap it with the plastic touching the surface of ganache. Allow to cool completely and thicken.
  1. Preheat oven at 180 C, Lower heat. grease and line the bottom of 3-8inch round pans with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until very pale and creamy.
  3.  Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing it well after each addition. Fold in the melted chocolate until combined.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating it with milk.
  5. Weigh and divide the batter equally into the three prepared pans. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting the cakes over to cool further.
  8. Frost the cake by filling the layers with equal amounts of peanut butter and covering the cake with the ganache.

Words of wisdom also state that :
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.

Good night, folks! I purposely put this quote at the bottom cause it will be a let out to my riddles I wrote on top. =P

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