After a week of perusing family cookbooks and the many many foodie sites I
stalk read daily. I finally decided to stick with what I grew up with:
- Swedish Gossamer Spice Cookies
Reese'sPeanut Butter n' Chocolate Bars
- Italian Lemon Wedding Cookies
Since we were both cooking we decided to see which recipes needed more lead time (resting dough etc...) and split the oven/mixer time as needed.
|Pensively thinking about what to cook..|
|Much needed sandwich before we begin....|
One more thing was needed to conjure up the courage to accurately measure, use motorized kitchen tools and try to not burn myself......
|no not the fantastic apron (thank you Heidi!) Wine!!|
A little wine always makes cooking in a tiny apartment that much more fun! So while roomie was mixing away in the kitchen I turned our dining room into an extended kitchen and took off cooking. Here is a highlight montage of my adventures in baking :)
|Is there anything better than a waterfall of chocolate? I say nay sir...|
|mmmmm chocolate & PB!!!|
|Spice cookie dough|
|Intermission = dish time in the Sailing Foodie world|
|You didn't expect me to have a cookie cutter did you?|
|8 cups of flour turned into delicious lemony dough!|
|Yes, a pizza pan makes a perfect cookie sheet (remember NO judging!)|
|mmmm....reminds me of the Alice in Wonderland cakes "Eat Me"|
|Still smiling after 1hour of cookie frosting|
|Had to restrain my roommate and I from eating them all!|
Sooooo... what did I learn from this two day culinary adventure? Many things!
- I can use a mixer w/out losing an appendage
- Measuring ingredients has its benefits
- Confectionery sugar icing may be the greatest thing I have ever made and I would like to pour it on EVERYTHING
- Baking is very relaxing (and no that wasn't the wine...)
- Our apt would bake a lot more if we had more counter space and a dish washer
All joking aside, I really enjoyed this challenge and will be happy to share the recipes for anyone that wants more details....
What culinary adventures have you experienced this holiday season?
Stay tuned to the next post on Holiday Traditions (wonderful twitter recommendation by my roomie!)