Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I will confess something... I do not like lemon. But my mom loves lemon and she requested a lemon dessert (a lemon meringue pie, but I was in the mood to make something a little easier). So I checked joyofbaking.com for anything, and sure enough they had some lemon bars. The bars were extremely easy to make, so that's a huge plus. I still don't really enjoy the lemon taste, but the response I got was great. People really loved them (we had guests over as well). If you like anything lemony you should try this recipe.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This next cookie has become a recent family favorite. I've made them twice in one week! (which is pretty rare). It has great texture (chewy because of the oatmeal) and flavour (peanut butter). They are a bit fancier than the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I've made before. I found the recipe on browneyedbaker.com, a blog worth looking at, it has some wonderful recipes I can't wait to try!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hmmm I think I should change the blogs name to divine cupcakes, they seem to be taking over! I think the reason people love cupcakes is they are the perfect dessert size and you can get so creative. The cupcakes I baked this time around are Billy's Vanilla Cupcakes. The recipe was shared with Martha Stewart by Billy Reece of Billy's bakery.
I thought they were good, a very satisfying cupcake, but I did have an issue with the cupcakes pulling away from the paper. This happens to me rarely, but when it does it is quite annoying. So of course I googled the problem. The answer that made most sense to me was that when the batter has a sponge texture it shrinks a little after baking, so paper doesn't fit anymore. I also halved the sugar in the frosting, I mean 6 to 8 cups? that's ridiculous.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
So I've seen homemade Oreos on a couple of blogs now, and finally got the courage (and energy) to give it a go. I do love Oreo cookies, but the classic Oreo, not the fancy ones they have out there. Actually yesterday I decided that I shall get up the next morning and bake. I even went out to a baking store and bought a round cookie cutter, so that the Oreos would turn out nice & neat. I was pleasantly surprised with the recipe. It was not as difficult as I thought it might be. It just shows that you really cannot judge the level of a recipe until you've tried it.