Thursday, September 17, 2009

1-yr blogaversary

It's been exactly 1 year since I started this blog. Baking has been a passion of mine for a few years now. I really enjoy reading other people's blog and learning new things. By creating my own blog, I was hoping I could do the same for others; share recipes, tips, and techniques.

A big thanks goes to a couple blogging gals who were a big inspiration to me: Deeba of Passionate About Baking and Vera of Baking Obsession. I love their creativity and passion.

Last but not last, I would like to thank Lorelei of Mermaid Sweets for setting up the Sweet Melissa Baking Club, and all the SMS bakers. I'm so glad I joined this group. It has encouraged me to blog much more often. I also very much enjoy baking in a group setting and sharing baking experiences.

Over the weekend, I baked a banana cake and filled it with the peach jam I recently made. To keep things simple, I dusted it with powdered sugar. This banana cake is another great recipe from The Cake Bible; moist, soft, tender, and banana-ey. I highly recommend it. You can find the recipe HERE. My changes: omitted zest, added 1 tsp cinnamon.






Happy 1st blogaversary :o)

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on such a special milestone Hanaa, and thank you for the sweet words. Lovely of you to mention me, and you can well imagine how I love this cake. Everyhting about it is just right, and the fcat that it has no frosting, even better. Just my kind of cake! It's been a wonderful journey, & am glad to have met you. Happy 1st Blogaversary my dear friend!♥♥♥

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  2. Gefeliciteerd Hanaa, Happy blogoversary!

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  3. Happy blogaversary! I have had that Cake Bible book for a couple of years and have not baked anything out of it yet. I will have to check out the cake that you made.

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  4. Your cake looks wonderful- nice and golden. Congrats on your first year of blogging!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your blog and what a way to celebrate with that divine banana cake! Im so glad we met and can share our food related stories! I can't wait to see what the fair brings us next year!

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  6. Hi Hanaa== Congrats, best wishes, and many happy returns as you celebrate your blog's 1st birthday! I'll bet the time has really flown by. About your banana cake, I love that you filled it with your homemade jam and just dusted it with confectioners' sugar. That kind of simplicity is elegant and really lets you appreciate the wonderful flavors.

    I love the messages you leave on my blog and I really appreciate your kindness and support. Clearly, you're generous spirited gal! You know that famous quotation, "Sisterhood is powerful"? Well, I have to say I believe that the sisterhood of bakers is remarkably powerful too, in the best way possible.

    With warmest wishes,
    Jane

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  7. Congratulations & Happy Blogaversary!

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  8. The first year just flies, doesn't it?? Congratulations on a great year and here's to many more. Keep up the good work! :o)

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  9. Happy blogaversary, that cake looks like a great way to celebrate it! I'm glad you've enjoyed your year of baking and blogging. I always enjoy the way you share your baking tips at the end of your posts, I've been trying to think of a better way to do that.

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  10. Congratulations, Hanaa, on your first blogaversary. I am aware of no other baker who, like Ludwig van Beethoven composing his sublime Ninth Symphony without ever hearing it, can create state-fair-blue-ribbon-award-winning peanut butter cookies without ever tasting them (due to your peanut allergy). You are indeed the Beethoven of Baking.

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