Monday, February 14, 2011

Say hello to Molly

Cute. Practical. Efficient. Stylish. PINK. Who else could it beeeee but Mollyyyyy!


Although I may physically live in just one world, so many different worlds make up my perception of life, my personality, my being. Not just one world defines who I am - I definitely live in a few...my world of traveling dreams, my world of fantasies, my world of work, my world of running, my world of family...and ultimately I try to extract the best of all worlds, whilst equally finding a balance between them all. One of these worlds is the baking world. I love entering it as it clears my head, makes me happy and usually results in something that smells and tastes amazing! After having been a proud owner of Molly for at least a month now, I have been able to try her out for a few different recipes and I say with full confidence that Molly is the best thing that could have happened to me in my ‘baking world’. Good bye to the hand-held mixer, where one has to stand by the bowl for five  minutes at a time and HELLO to being able to walk around the kitchen and do multiple things WHILST the batter is being beaten - I love the fact that I can let Molly do her own thing. So very convenient J

I went to explore Brussels last weekend and stumbled across an amazing baking store in town. It has absolutely everything (even a few gorgeous Molly look-a-likes), so the upcoming, odd visit will be in order!


Instead of putting up a new recipe today, this post is meant to introduce my lovely new friend in the kitchen and I will instead post a few pictures of my recent creations, with which MOLLY has helped me with – creations to which you can already find the wonderful recipes in amongst my current collection.

Since today is Valentines Day, Molly has asked me to bake some special Valentine cupcakes. I used my yummy cupcake recipe, some pretty, red cupcake holders and some amazing-smelling cherries to increase the SWEETNESS for Valentines Day.




Molly also helped me with my famous Banana Bread, which is always a winner in the family whenever it lands on the kitchen table. I have not yet shared the recipe as it is quite special and dear to me but I do give it out if someone comes to me with a special request and smile ;)



And although Molly did not help me with my favorite Apple Cake (as the recipe does not require an electrical mixer) – it really is just SO good – Molly was happy for me to include a picture.


And finally…the cheesecake that always turns out like a dream! I made some chocolate ganache icing for this one, finished off with malteser balls to add a bit of crunchiness.



So thank you Molly for helping me whip up these lovely creations. I can’t wait to flip through plenty of more recipe books and internet blogs sites with you by my side!


 
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