Monday, January 31

Macarones: My First Taste

When I started playing with the idea of a cookie blog I talked with someone who mentioned her love of macarones.  Having never heard of them, and thus never tasted one, I was instantly intrigued.  I've spent an unhealthy number of hours gawking at pictures and reading tips and recipes.  I've watched video clips and visited websites of famous French Patisseries.  This weekend, I finally got to hold one in my hand and experience one for myself.  (And thus begins the mockery.)

Wednesday, January 26

Bread Craving

I found I've been craving homemade bread recently.  I kept thinking I hadn't been doing any baking, but I realized, I just hadn't been baking cookies.  I've been baking bread about twice a week.

Sunday, January 23

GIANT Test Cookies

A friend had asked me a few weeks ago if I was interested in helping out with making a birthday cake.  I reluctantly explained that I didn't have the right equipment to make or decorate cakes but I would be happy to make up some cookies.  The reply asked if I would be interested in trying to make one of those GIANT cookies.

Tuesday, January 18

Little Baking Rant

So, I understand this is partly my fault for buying from a grocery store bakery, but I was desperate.  Not only have I not made any cookies for the blog, I haven't baked for myself/the family in nearly 3 weeks!  I'm sorry, but I can't make it terribly long without baked goods.  So I gave in the other day to my daughter pointing out some pretty cupcakes at our local grocer.

Thursday, January 13

Oh My Holy Cow-Gods!

So I just discovered Etsy has a food section!  What - what!!??
(Yes, I know - I am a little behind!)

It's hidden with Plants -- it doesn't make sense to me either.
But there it is -- Plants and Edibles.

But you know what this means, right?

Decisions - decisions...

(Updates to follow.)

Monday, January 3

"Striped Cylinder Cookies"

The Ultimate Cookie Book  page 288

1 ounce white chocolate, melted
red and green food coloring dusts
2 egg whites
3 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) superfine sugar
2 ounces (1/2 cup) AP flour
2 ounces (1/4 cup) sweet butter, melted

Saturday, January 1

Intro: The Task

Well, a whole new 365 day cycle is upon us.  I found myself twiddling my thumbs and asking that all important New Year's question, "What sort of resolution shall we attempt to engage in THIS year?"  
Off the bat, there are a few things you should know about me:
1.  I'm not the type of girl to make resolutions because...
2.  I'm not the type of girl who is organized enough to remember I even made resolutions!
3.  I'm not the type of girl who does much of anything on a regular basis.