FFWD | Hurry Up and Wait Roast Chicken

Loving this recipe because I just have to add some oil, salt and pepper to this combination and put the skillet into the oven. It saves a lot of time too since I can do my stuff while waiting for the chicken to be ready. Since there are only two of us, I used two chicken thighs instead of the whole chicken. Of course, in my family, vegetables are important and to complete this meal, potatoes, cauliflower and carrots are thrown in.

Both Ken and I had a scrumptious dinner! Yummy!

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This is a weekly attempt at French food via French Fridays with Dorie. If you are interested in French cooking, why not join us?

November, a month of celebration

I’m welcoming November with wide open arms, simply because there are too many birthdays to celebrate and we are awaiting the arrival of a dear friend’s baby boy!

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Can’t do without cakes on birthdays eh? It’s thus a good opportunity for me to practise my craft!

First up. I did my first figurine – mother and child birds. Haha. I added tylose powder to fondant so that they will harden and leave them overnight facing the fan. By the second day, they are almost ready but I thought I should continue to let them firm up.

Covered the cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream as the crumb coat and used Satin Ice. However, the fondant is way too soft for me to manage and I find it too sweet for my liking. I think I should just stick to my usual brand.

After some trial and error, this is the product. Simple eh?

I think I might have come up  with my own IMB recipe!

I think I might have come up with my own IMB recipe!

The tools I use to cover the cake with fondant. Alas, I applied too much buttercream!

The tools I use to cover the cake with fondant. Alas, I applied too much buttercream!

Condensation taking place

Condensation taking place

Another attempt on another cake

Another attempt on another cake. Crumb coat. Just a thin layer will do.

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Mother & child

It’s a good start to November!