Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Strawberry Chiffon Shortcake + A Welcome Back

Hello everyone! It's been a long time since I have posted any updates. A lot has happened since my last post, most important being that I finally finished my undergraduate education at UCLA back in June and moved back home to Northern California. So, I will still post some reviews of LA eateries, but they will not be as frequent or recent as the ones from Norcal (namely, San Francisco and the surrounding area).

Thanks to my dear friend J of Art School for revamping my blog and inspiring me to update again. :) Her design for me really reflects the vision I have for this site: a simple, clear cut, aesthetically-pleasing place for my dabbles in food and beauty. Isn't the banner adorable?

Now that I have more motivation to blog, I hope to post more regularly. For today, I want to show you the cake that had my family swooning this past summer. I discovered Deb's smittenkitchen blog at the beginning of this summer and since then, it's been my go-to place whenever I need a recipe. I've been obssessively reading her posts and making everything I like. Check it out! There are a lot of gorgeous pictures and helpful tips.

It's sometimes difficult to please my family since everyone has different tastes, likes, and dislikes. But this Strawberry Chiffon Shortcake was a hit with everyone for its lightness, freshness, and perfect sweetness. Plus, it beautifully incorporates some of my favorite things-- whipped cream and strawberries--with an airy batter that tastes rich without being heavy.

See? Whipped egg whites being carefully folded into the batter...

Layering cake, strawberries, and whipped cream...

Voila! Finished product :) A delicious, impressive, and crowd-pleasing cake for any occasion. I mean, who doesn't like strawberries and whipped cream??

Until next time.