this past week has been an especially rough one. in addition to exams, challenging homeworks, and club meetings, my parents and i had to say goodbye to one very special member of our family.
candy was a little brown dog and she was always fat and happy. she loved sleeping on couches and anywhere she could find sun, and enjoyed stealing napkins and tissues at night (so mischievous!).
|look at this mischievous little face!|
|candy and the lucky frog|
|what a sneaky dog :)|
|"why did you wake me up... for this...."|
in her memory i made a cake....
matcha roll cake w/ chocolate pawprints
- ~ 2tbsp melted milk chocolate
- 3/4 cup AP flour
- 3 tbsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 4 eggs, separated. @ room temp.
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
preheat oven to 400F.
pipe milk chocolate pawprints onto baking paper-lined jelly roll pan. let cool.combine (sift) flour, matcha, and baking soda. set aside.
beat egg whites until stiff (but not dry). set aside.
beat egg yolks until light, then beat in sugar. slowly add dry ingredients and milk. combine.
add egg whites and gently fold.
pour over pawprint-paper into pan, and bake for about 12 minutes.
let cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove paper and finish cooling on rack.
for whipped cream filling:
- 1-2 cups heavy cream
- 4 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp grated ginger (or to taste)
stir in honey and ginger.
spread over cooled cake, then roll up.
chill completed cake for at least 2 hours before serving.
i lined my jelly roll pan with wax paper, cut to size. used a ziploc bag with a cut corner to pipe my little doggie feet :)
|this is how your egg whites should look|
|here's the batter before folding in egg whites|
|final batter poured and ready for the oven!|
|not perfect, but the final result|
|love you, candy|
so that's my special cake for an unforgettable dog. they say all dogs go to heaven, and heaven is lucky to have candy. hopefully there's a big window like this so she can always look out and watch.
r.i.p. candy. we all love you and miss you so much. thank you for everything!!!!