In Brownies and Bars, Savory on April 25, 2010 at 7:41 am
When I was younger, I used to play a connection game that I invented. I would think of something; anything. Most times something very random. Then I would wait for some time while my thought would slowly turn into a new one, until the thing I had started thinking of in the beginning would have morphed into a completely new thought. And then I would trace back all the different thoughts I had to the very first one, thinking about how amazing it was that the two were related.
Let’s say that you were thinking of a chocolate bar. The creamy smooth chocolate coated your mouth while you swallowed a bite, and it was dark and rich. It was hot outside, and the chocolate bar started to slowly melt in your hands, so you put it in a bowl. To dip strawberries in. Because sweet and sweet are good. But still, it was too. . . plain? Ordinary? Read the rest of this entry »
In Biscotti on April 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Sometime this month a year ago, I would have been just discovering my love for baking, and all the joys that come with it. I would have been cautiously measuring flour, and asking my mother how much one stick of butter is. I would have been asking for help turning on our inconsistent oven. That day, I would have been just beginning my obsession with baking.
I realize that I have grown a lot since that time, and to think that I did not know how many tablespoons are in a stick of butter seems almost unimaginable. Not only do I now know how to turn on the oven, I know that it runs a little hot, and is very inconsistent. I can measure out a teaspoon of vanilla without getting out the measuring spoons, and I know to always reduce the salt in a sweet recipe by just a pinch after making overly salty strawberry muffins. Read the rest of this entry »
In Uncategorized on April 9, 2010 at 8:58 am
I have to admit that the first thing I do when I start reading a new blog is go to the “About Me” section. I want to know why they bake, how they started, who they are.
That’s why I have updated the About Me section of my blog. Check it out here: About Me. Read the rest of this entry »
In Yeast Breads on April 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Most years when I have a birthday party, I don’t think about what presents I am going to get. My birthdays have always just been a day filled with friends and laughter. We go on our annual treasure hunt, eat my birthday trifle, and I open the presents towards the end.
I know that most of my friends don’t know what to get me as a birthday present. And I know that they will not take “nothing” as an answer. I personally would be happy with just their presence, not their presents. So most years, I get quite a few presents that I don’t know what to do with. This year was different. This year, I have a new hobby. Baking. When asked what I wanted for my birthday, I was ready. I think my friends were happy; they had an idea of what I wanted. Read the rest of this entry »
In Savory on April 1, 2010 at 7:46 am
Last summer, while we were visiting our friends, we stopped by a little candy store packed full of all sorts old fashioned treats. There were Moon Pies, meter long sticks of bubblegum, huge gummy bears, and the old Charlie and the Chocolate Factory playing in the back of the store. We all loved the place so much, we decided to go back there every year when we visit them.
I love making up traditions every year.
Most foods that I eat bring me back some place in time. Baby back ribs scream the 4th of July, and the taste of a grape Popsicle brings back the very feel of a hot summer’s day. Every year for my birthday, I ask my father to make corn dogs. It’s a tradition that has been in our family for years now. He will get out the big frying pan and fill it with oil, then cut up each hot dog so that it is half the size of commercial ones. We also have root bear floats for dessert, and my mother makes homemade sushi. Read the rest of this entry »