I have the day off of work to go and see the one and only, Ozzy Osbourne in concert tonight. So I’m sitting on my wonderful patio having coffee with the dogs, which I’ve been able to do so little this summer due to the awful mugginess that plagued us most of the season, thinking that I am ready to say goodbye to summer. Autumn is my season (and it’s right around the corner!) and I’m ready to indulge it for everything it’s worth.
I haven’t done a lot of baking this year but there was a light lunch date with family in which I was asked to make some things to bring. What should I end the season with? Blueberries!
There are almost always bananas in my house. Nine times out of ten, my husband won’t eat them because he knows if they start to brown, I’ll turn them into some sort of delectable treat. Problem is, I’ve made so many now that I’m scouring the internet for new banana treats to try. I’ve found some fun new things that I look forward attempting, but until then, here’s a banana bread with one ingredient I haven’t tried making it with yet.
This bread was incredibly moist. I’m cringing at that word but it’s the best I can think of to describe it. Easy to make recipe.
I tried two new recipes this past Fourth of July and was annoyed with both of them. Doesn’t happen often so the fact that I had two less than awesome recipes in a row, had me slapping things around in the kitchen. Both tasted better than they look so that was a small plus.
This recipe requires you to let dough set in the fridge for 30 minutes. 30 minutes did nothing to harden it up. (That’s what she said.) I stuck it in the freezer for 15+ minutes and that seemed to do the trick. EXCEPT, after about 2 minutes of scooping dough, it went right back to being tacky. I was so annoyed that I just started flinging it on the cookie sheet with zero fucks about what it looked like. I was also so annoyed that I didn’t even do the last step of giving it a lemon glaze.
Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of joining my uncle’s holiday baking group. Every year around the holidays they get together and bake a mass amount of cookies. I was fully initiated with my own cookie recipe book that everyone in the group owns and a apron made just for me. (Grinch on one side, zombies on the other.) It was a fantastic time and I learned so many tips when it comes to baking, it was amazing.
The way it works is each person brings two from-scratch cookie dough batches and then we bake and decorate them all day. At the end of the day, we each come home with a large variety of cookies. (My husband sampled one of each flavor within 5 minutes. He had been waiting weeks for this to happen. He’s already looking forward to Cookie Day 2018.)
I went the safe route for my first year and picked two fairly easy recipes. One was your classic gingerbread man. I had never made them, let alone decorated them before. Because I am me, there were a LOT of inappropriate ones.