Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lazy Buttermilk Biscuit Saturday...

It feels like forever since we didn't have some kind of something to do on a Saturday morning... So it was the perfect morning to make the Buttermilk Biscuit recipe I learned in Pastry Class.

Flakey Layer Goodness at it's finest!

Biscuit Ingredients

still getting used to my new scale

thin layer of flour for the dough

pressing dough into rectangle

then fold dough over

flakey layers in the making!

almost there

ready for the oven

look at those layers!

Buttermilk Biscuits FTW!

Happy Green Day!

I'm a few days late for my St. Patty's Day post - it's one of my favorite days of the year for a few reasons.  I love the color green so it's a perfect day. And we were married on St. Patrick's Day - it was super rad. I wore a green dress and I asked that everyone have some green on as well.

So... a few weeks ago a friend from work sent me a link to a Guinness Chocolate cake from a blog and asked if I'd make it for St. Patrick's Day... Some others at work agreed with his suggestion. So I said I would do it.  Any excuse to bake!

I've haven't made a lot of 2 layer cakes (it's usually cupcakes) so this was a little bit of a challenge as the last time I tried a 2 layer, the layers were totally uneven and kind of a mess.

But this time I think it worked pretty well. Monday night I baked the cakes and I also did a crumb coat. And then covered it and put it in the fridge overnight.  This is was the best thing! No wonder I had so much trouble last time. It was so much easier to frost the cake on Tuesday morning.

I was so in the zone Monday night baking I forgot to take photos of my steps and crumb coat... Next time I would definitely add a little more frosting between the layers.  I wasn't sure how much I would need the next day so I was a little conservative.

I'm always a little nervous to share a recipe that I've never made before.  But this one was so good!  The Bailey's frosting was my favorite out of the whole thing.  I found a shamrock cookie cutter and made a little shamrock out of green for decoration.

Hope you had a fantastic Green Day!

Guinness Chocolate Cake
with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting