So.. I’ve been baking like mad this weekend and I’ll be sharing photos and recipes soon of some really great Christmas cookies!
So.. last night I decided to try to make wheat bread. I’ve done white bread before and usually it is pretty good, but I’ve always been scared of wheat because the dough can get so dense and gross. Well, that did not happen. What did happen was my loaf became monsterously large. The recipe (coughcoughMOMcough) said it was for one loaf, so I put the whole ball of dough in one bread pan when really I should have made it two. I put it in the oven, the smell wafting through the house and I was all happy and excited… [Full Post]
Swiss or Italian?
So.. I have made Swiss Meringue Buttercream lots of times and love it. One of my favorite frostings ever, it is beautiful, tasty, pipes and stores well. The only down side to this frosting is that you have to beat the eggs with sugar over hot water to make sure the eggs are cooked through before beating and adding the butter etc. It’s not a big deal, but does make my arm tired if I’m making a lot. This weekend I am going to try making Italian Meringue Buttercream. Mostly the same ingredients, however in this version you cook the… [Full Post]
So.. last week at the market I decided to pick up some asparagus and try them out. I’ve only eaten them once, and honestly I didn’t really like them. But, I’ve started liking things I used to hate recently, so thought I’d give it a try. I have two recipes in mind to use these weird little veggies on, and I did the first today. Asparagus Fried Rice I love making Asian food. I do all kinds of stir fry variations, eggrolls, wontons, pan-fried noodles, and everything from orange chicken, beef and brocolli and everything in between. So using asparagus… [Full Post]