Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TWD: Cocoa-Nana Bread

I actually did this one early! Woo hoo!

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Steph of Obsessed with Baking.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yeasted Cinnamon Rolls

I had made one of my goals in this post to make 12 yeasted items this year. And wouldn't you know it, I'm so getting right on those goals. Here's my first tick-mark on my goal list: yeasted cinnamon rolls.

Now, I must admit, I've made these before. But I never did stipulate that they had to be new recipes. A yeasted item is a yeasted item. Besides, I thought it would be wisest for my sanity to start with something easy when I am trying to tackle something I most definitely stink at.

This time was a little different, though, because this time I used instant yeast. I've never worked with instant yeast before, but I've read a little bit about it. Now bear with me, I'm going from memory here. Instant yeast is supposed to be a good thing because you don't have to wait for it to bubble up and get ready, it's ready instantly. Amazing, right? But the trick is that you have to mix the instant yeast with the flour first because...I'm not really sure, but I know you're supposed to do it. (Maybe someone can jog my memory.) Then you can mix things normally.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

Yay! It's Tuesday! Not very early in Tuesday, but Tuesday nevertheless.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chocolate Chip Blondies

I am an impatient girl.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

TWD: Cocoa Buttermilk Cupcakes

It is okay if I let the T in TWD stand for Thursdays with Dorie?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cashew Brittle

I'm not sure why, but I've been really learning to like nuts. I only just discovered cashews (and by that I mean I finally tried eating one), and they are surprisingly sweet. I was not expecting that. But they are, and they are pretty good.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

I think the picture says it all, but Happy 2010!

Doesn't that seem like such a big number?

Anyways, with the beginning of the new year, I guess it's time for some New Year's Resolutions. So here goes for my blog this year:

  • Bake 12 yeasted items.
  • Make 12 savory items.
  • Purposefully edit my pictures instead of posting as is.
  • Make 12 highly decorated items.
  • Attempt to make up one recipe on my own.
  • Significantly modify 4 recipes to make them my own.
  • Add cuter buttons and things to the look of my blog.
  • Make 12 international items.

And I think I'll stop here before I commit to too much. I do have the habit of over-dreaming, just ask anyone. But I figure better to have the goals and not quite reach them than to have no motivation and do hardly anything.

So that's what I'm shooting for. I hope you'll stick around as I try to make them happen.