Saturday, April 11, 2009

Things I Made But Did Not Take Pictures Of

I didn't bake much this week, but I did spend an obscene amount of time on tastespotting. 
Doesn't this look awesome: Bacon Weave
This one too: Baby cupcakes

Things I did make.
1. Currant Scones 
I blogged about this like 2 posts ago, but I used 1/2 cup of wheat flour today instead of 2 cups of all purpose. The batter seemed much moister and the actual scone was flecked with the brown flour. My friend thought it was "spiced." I think I will mix wheat flour into all my future scone endeavours!
2. 2-Layered Ice Cream with a crust of vanilla Joe Joes
We may have needed to bake the crust with some butter before adding layers of ice cream. My sister made the "layer" by putting saran wrap in pie tins and filling them with ice cream.  To decorate the top, we took a paper coffee filter and cut hearts into it. Then we put it on the surface of the top layer and sprinkled finely crushed joe joes on top. I love that word "joe joes." It reminds of kangaroos. 
3. Roasted brussel sprouts with lemon juice
Who knew that 1 tsp of salt for 1 bag of brussel sprouts is uber salty? The lemon juice distracted it slightly. Besides having to drink copious amounts of water, it was pretty good.
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Donuts = Happiness

I had a doughnut party with some friends about a month ago. The recipe is courtesy of 101 Cookbooks. I made the dough and the above picture is after it's risen once. We used a cup to cut the holes in the dough, which my friends found strangely very entertaining.  There was much giggling and gratuitous prodding of the dough. 
I'm not sure if this is a picture of a footprint or a heart, but I guess both represent the influence friends have over the heart.  Boy, that was overly sentimental. Ellyse is cuting holes in the little suckers.

We had to let them rise again before baking them and here's what they look like after they've been popped into the oven. They looked a lot like bagels!

Until we decorated them with a chocolate glaze, a lemon glaze, a powdered sugar and milk glaze, and a sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Then they kinda looked like donuts. And then we ate them. They were perfect with coffee, tea, or milk. 

The photos were taken lovingly and whimsically by Danica.

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