Here’s to the New Year
No matter, tradition dies hard. By 9pm I was fretting about not having this or that, though I did tell my mom if you put out coins then you’re not going to get seriously big money lol! I did bake two cakes to compliment the 13 round fruits.
I baked a strawberry shortcake with strawberry jam in it, icing and fresh strawberry slices on top. The other was a three layer chocolate and marshmallow frosted cake with chocolate sprinkles. I made the cocoa filling extra dark to go with toasted pecans as a “side”, I didn’t mix it in. Delish!
A whole bagful of pecans came with Tita Emma’s care package, couriered after Christmas, so I’m happy. I love pecans, especially in Chef Jackie Ang Po’s pecan pie at Fleur de Lys cafe. I love nuts period. You should also try Nuts About You (if I remember it right, her cakes are named after a movie title), a lovely macadamia nut pie that’s best with a scoop of mint and vanilla ice cream. I don’t have a picture of my New Year cakes for some reason, but here’s a smaller version I made before, with grated chocolate.