Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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?


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 :)