Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Baking

Alright folks, I'm very much behind on blog posts. Looking back through the pictures is a wonderful stroll through memory lane, and I thought I'd share these special moments.



Don't you just love that wonderful Maillard color? I could actually eat these all day. The next treat that happened over this holiday season were sea salt caramels. My mom loves caramels, and I always wanted to make them. I also like having some kind of baked good to come with me over holidays. What's Christmas with Carolyn without some cookies or treats? Hrm, I really am very grandmother-ly. In a fashionable way of course. Making the caramels was fairly simple, but rolling them up in parchment paper was a giant pain in the tushie.



And of course, Christmas cookies. I've perfected my chocolate chip cookie recipe, fairly close to the most popular recipe on allrecipes. 1/2 white sugar, 1/2 brown sugar. Cream butter and sugar together first, chill before placing on cookie sheets, the usual baking tips.


Last and my favorite, orange cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. This was a pretty spectacular team effort - my sister and I made the dough and zested the oranges. They were half white flour and half whole wheat. Oh boy, was it worth it. I'm pretty sure I ate four of them that day.


Anything fun going on in your kitchen?

2 comments:

Sophia said...

Those croissants were deeeelish. Great job, Ben!! The caramels were delicious and (I concede) much easier than I thought. Thanks for the great wedding favor idea!! haha

Benjamin Leipzig said...

I wish i was as talented as your future hubbs is :)