Sunday, December 9, 2007

Adventures in Bread Baking.

Well, today I made my first loaf of bread! It was very strange, I wasn't expecting it to bake well once I saw that it had barely even doubled while proofing, but it did! It came out crispy on the outside, chewy and bread-like on the inside. Very yummy! My brother and sister said they wouldn't have guessed it was homemade if I hadn't told them. Unfortunately, my mom turned some store bought bread into garlic cheese bread, so my bread was kind of pale in comparison and everyone had mostly the garlic bread. Oh well, I thought it tasted great!

I didn't exactly have a recipe for it, I was just fooling with some techniques I had read about on
Here are some pictures:

Toasted, with butter:

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Yummies!

We had our Halloween party on Sunday! It was a blast! We have so many leftovers it's not even funny. We were expecting more people but had a few cancellations. Oh well, more for me!

These are the cupcakes my mom and I baked, sister and I decorated. Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens: Halloween Tricks & Treats issue.

Brownies my sister and I made.

All together.

Overall it was a delicious party. The brownies were made using a scratch recipe. I thought they were a bit dry, maybe I baked them to long? They were still yummy though. For christmas time we make them with an oaty bottom and the best chocolate icing EVER.