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[Flatbreads and Flavours] - Corn Tortillas with Pueblo Chile-Bathed Pork

little devil

*sigh* Well my Dears, You know and I should know by now that I will be in deep deep trouble once I type the words "sounds interesting, I might join you..." into twitter or facebook or well wherever else... ha! Do you think I'll ever learn?

THAT sentence got me into making these darn macarons (more on that subject in another post, I am also late with again), well that sentence and lovely Jamie and Deeba I might add! THAT sentence got me join my friend Simone with her Donna Hay Photography Challenge, where I must say I need to apology deeply to her for missing two challenges in a row I guess... :( Sorry Dear! THAT Sentence got me into joining the Secret Recipe Club, which is a very fun way of getting to know a whole lot of new blogs! THAT sentence got me to bake with the Bread Baking Babes as a Buddy for quite a long time, and now I am a Babe myself, thankful to have been invited to join this group of gorgeous ladies!

...you get the message, no?

 Don't get me wrong here, all of the above, and the others I did not mention, really is fun and I love to be part of it, but still this little witty Aquarius sitting on my shoulder from time to time really gets me into more trouble every time!

You might be wondering what it was this time... well I managed to get around those baking groups that bake their way through Peter Reinhardt's Bread Baker's Apprentice or the Mellow Bakers who baked through Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread and now have moved onto  Dan Lepard's The Handmade Loaf  for quite a while, mostly because I knew I would not be able to bake all that bread for a single household that I am (trust me, my fingers itched often to join when I saw my fellow bloggers post their lovely breads, but I really have enough on my plate right now).

Enough on my plate? Ha! If mankind would still believe that the shape of the earth is a disc - that would be the size of my plate... but that's a whole other story!

*where was I?* Ah yes that new thing I got myself into trouble with:

When my dear fellow Babe and blogging friend finished her Mellow Baker's thing and started a discussion on our BBB & Friends Facebook group where the outcome was that we founded another group "Baking through Flatbreads and Flavours" where we are doing exactly what the title says: bake and cook our way through that book.

Little did I know when I joined Natashya in her vision... that darn book has 424 (!!) pages and about 90 (!!) recipes! 

So that'll take a while! When we settled on the details we decided that we'd do a bi-weekly modus starting with the first recipe(s) in February. Posting deadlines will always be 15th and 30th of a month.

This is our schedule so far: 
  • Feb 1 - Feb 15: We are going to Mexico and Southwest U.S.! (In our kitchens) p. 377 &369 - Corn Tortillas with Pueblo Chile-Bathed Pork.
  • Feb 15 - Feb 28: We are going to Penang! p.115 - Lacy Coconut Milk Pancakes (roti jala) + p.117 Coconut Milk Chicken Curry (gulai ayam)

So if you happen to own that book and want to join us in our culinary journey around the world, just hop on the bandwagon  and give it a go! If you do not own the book: while setting up the group we found that it can be tricky to get hands on a copy, since it does not seem to be available easy everywhere. Just keep on searching, we all managed to find a copy sooner or later ;o) We will not be sending out any recipes for those who do not own a copy - sorry!

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Sage and prosciutto corn cakes - DHSPC #4

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Original Image - to be achieved"]Donna Hay Styling and photo Challenge #4 - Original[/caption]

In early December Simone challenged us again with a new Donna Hay Photography challenge.

This time it was a savory recipe and a quite different style of food photography... taken  by Ben Dearley or William Meppem from  Donna Hay issue 48.

I've been sick again in December for the most part of the month and not cooking much or blogging or anything... so the challenge got put away "'till I'd be better".

Quicker than you can say 1-2-3 Christmas Holidays were here and again I had no time for cooking and shooting as I spent the days with my family.

When Simone announced on Twitter that she'd extended the deadline I thought this might be a chance to participate anyway. So here I am - late as always and not very happy with the results!

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="First attempt - wrong angle and colors..."]Sage and prosciutto corn cakes - DHSPC #4[/caption]

I had to do some tweaking with the props, the plate is not white and the wrong shape too and the wine glass is too tall compared to the original.

I like this version although the angle is not right and the colors are not good either. the lightning is too bright and the shadows are not deep enough. I also had a hard time to achieve the needed bokeh in the background.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="332" caption="Second attempt - angle better, color and shadows still not good"]Donna Hay Styling and photo Challenge #4[/caption]

In this one the angle is better and nearer to the original, lightning is still wrong and colors need to be improved as well. The placement of the glass got a little wrong too. But then again I think it is not too bad... others did a way better job tho!

Hop over to Simone's to see all the participants - you can find the recipe for this delicious corn cakes too, believe me they are worth a try!

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This photography and styling event is the brainchild of Simone and hosted at her blog Junglefrog Cooking.

She writes about the challenge: 

Above all this challenge is about having fun styling and photographing a dish by taking Donna Hay as our great example. You can join all months or whenever you feel like joining in. Using an example of the great photographers that Donna works with, I always find that it is a good learning experience to see how did they light the scene, where does the light come from and how did they manage to make it look so beautiful. Try and analyze all of that and then come up with your own version.

While taking food photos is all about finding your own style and certainly not copying anyone else, it does help to analyze how your hero's do their job. It's about learning to light and style a scene properly. In no way am I trying to suggest you copy another person style. Find your own unique style! This challenge is just a tool to help you along the way..

For more Infos on the challenge please click the logo to go directly to the challenge page!

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