Bake Your Way With Breville (Basic Cake & Stable Frosting Workshop)

Monday, May 01, 2017

I ain't seen myself baking one day, mixing the flour, eggs & etc
 cause i have this perception that Baking is a difficult thing to do.

But a few weeks ago, i was invited to attend a baking workshop sponsored
by Breville held at the WOW Group. I love eating cakes & cupcakes but 
i really don't know how to bake so without any hesitations
i went to the workshop and surprisingly i realized how fun it is to bake.

Before anything else let's have a brief introduction first about Breville.
They started out in 1932 with the aspirations of two young Australian Entrepreneurs.
Why Breville? It is actually from a combination of two names,
Bill O'Brien and Harry Norville.
They have juicers, blenders, espresso maker, kettle, oven, mixer & etc.

 BREVILLE® is the leading Australian kitchen brand that banks on user-friendly designs and innovations, providing us with products that not only make the process easier, but also, make food and drinks taste even better.

by Chef Edward Mateo

It is my first time to attend a baking workshop and i really learned a lot from Chef Edward, 
Aside from teaching us how to bake a cake he also properly discussed about the basic problems that you might encounter on frosting.

He used to Breville products for this workshop,
 the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro & Breville Smart Oven

the Smart Oven

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The Breville Smart Oven is the first compact oven with Element IQ™, the technology that controls heating elements to suit whatever you are cooking. Simply select your cooking program and adjust to taste and this smart appliance will deliver the right power at just the right time to each of its 5 elements. The 22 - liter Smart Oven™ also suggests the use of convection and makes adjustments for fresh or frozen ingredients.

The Breville Scraper Mixer Pro uses 'planetary mixing'  for a superior end result.  360° bowl coverage is achieved by the counter-clockwise motion of the mixer head combined with the clockwise "sweep" of the beater and extra wide mixing attachments. The count-up and down mixing timer lets you set your mixer to the desired mixing time and automatically stops when the time elapses or continues to count up. Perfect for the multi-tasker!

Chef Edward says that the real techniques to create a perfect frosting is
to have a good quality of ingredients plus proper temperature & mixing.

For the workshop, Chef Edward created 3 different pastries.
The Moist Choco Cake, Chocolate Mousse & Coffee Buttercream.

The Moist Choco Cake

Chocolate Mousse Frosting
150g Chocolate
2 Cups Whipping Cream

1. Chop the chocolate and place it in a bowl. Using the Breville Multi Chef rice/cook function, add 1 cup water then place the bowl on top of the innerpot.
2. Melt over a slowly simmering until the temperature reaches approximately 45°C on a cooking thermometer. Using the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro, beat the cream until firm peaks cling to the whisk,
3. Whisking quickly, add about 1/3 of the whipped cream to the hot chocolate. Pour the mixture over the remaining cream and fold in gently with the whisk or a spatula to evenly blend the ingredients.

The Chocolate Mousse

2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 & 3/4 all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup boiling water (From Breville Compact Kettle)
1/2 cup veg oil
2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat the Breville Smart Oven to 180°C using Bake Function. Grease and flour 8-inch pan.
2. Using the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro, lightly mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, powder & salt with the Scraper Beater.
3. Add the eggs,milk,oil and vanilla, beat for 2 minutes.
4. Slowly stir in boiling water to the batter to make it thin.
5. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
6. Insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean, to see if the cake has baked properly.
7. Set aside to cool.

The Coffee Buttercream

250g sugar
60g water
125g egg white
500g butter, cubed
2 tbsp, espresso powder

1. Using the Breville Multi Chef, combine water and sugar then boil it for 5 minutes using the rice/steam function.
2. While your sugar is boiling, make a soft meringue using the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro and then add hot sugar syrup with coffee powder. One by one add the cubes of butter and mix in a high speed and wait until fluffy and stable consistency until ready to pipe.

I am really amazed with Breville products, imagine you just need to add
all the ingredients at the Scraper Mixer Pro then bake it at the Smart Oven & viola!
If you want to see the actual workshop video you can check out the link below:

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