It was an afternoon of fun filled baking activities that comes with the smell of chocolates, apple, and cinnamon being baked in the oven. I had the opportunity to attend The Burp Society’s baking class at The Maya Kitchen last September 7. I joined Burp Society because i love discovering new taste of food while having the opportunity of photographing it and at the same time, gaining new friends. I know little of baking though i did not take any formal schooling. I just observed my mom everytime she bakes desserts/cakes

Each participants were given the recipes of what will be discussed during the course.

must-have kitchenware ~ KitchenAid

The first one and half hour were discussions and demonstrations on how to bake chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, chocolate cupcakes and creme puff by Chef Rory Subida. She also gave tips and trivia on baking.

The first one that we got to taste were the bite size chocolate chip cookies.

After the demonstrations, it was time for us to do the 2 recipes (Chocolate cupcakes and apple pie). We were grouped into 4, each have 5 members.

The mixer was turned on, some were busy creaming the butter while others were prepareing the crust. Everyone were enjoying what they are doing.

As soon as the food came out of the oven, all of us began plating our baked goodies.

Truly, this is one group and activity worth joining. Congratulations Mhel and Ken of CertifiedFoodies and The Burp Society. *thumbs up

I had the privelaged to attend the instameet preview of Da Vinci ~ The Genius at The Mind Museum last August 28 through IGersManila. The instameet preview is attended to by bloggers, fellow IGersManila, collaborators (#TheColl) and other instagramers. The invitation was actually cool. Each guest received a mask which serves as an invitation.

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Croughnut Ala Mode

It has been months since the famous cronuts developed by Chef Dominique Ansel have invaded the Philippines. And until now, there are a lot of stores/ restaurants that are coming up with their own version of this so called cronuts/ croughnuts.  One restaurant along Forbes Park was actually serving croughnuts and they called it ‘Croughnuts Ala Mode’.  By the name it self, its a croughnut with ice cream on top.  Maple restaurant provided a different look of this famous crossaint-donut.  Aside from the ice cream, it’s filled with banana slices, generously covered with chocolate and sprinkled with walnuts. Doesn’t it look very divine and sinfully rich 🙂  This kind of cronut is being sold for Php180.  Although it is covered with chocolate, i find it not too sweet and it perfectly blends well with banana and of course the vanilla ice cream.

This is now my 2nd fave cronut. Definitely, Wildflour is still my number one choice –  perfectly made (right crispiness and the flaky layers), simple but too sweet for me 🙂

For you, what are your top 3 cronuts/ croughnuts? ~ SnC

You can grab this heavenly sweet at:

Maple

2/F San Antonio Plaza Arcade

50 Mckinley Road, Forbes Park,

Makati City

Welcome friends. Snap and Chomp is created from my love of photography. This is a personal photo blog which shows bits and pieces of anything and everything that is captured by my camera lens.

A coffee lover and latte art collector. I collect latte art designs from every cup of coffee that i drink. I enjoy drinking them if it has this beautiful artistic latte art designs. Of course, this is always a special request to the barista in-charge.

(These photos were taken by Snap and Chomp at Kuppa Roastery & Cafe, Bonifacio Global City)

I took this photo yesterday after visiting The Mind Museum to see the works of Leonardo Da Vinci (a separate post will be made).

For now, this is Snap and Chomp. I hope you’ll enjoy reading while looking through the photos ~ SnC