No, not the banana bread, or the date squares. And it's not the mojito or the brewed ice tea with homemade ginger syrup. It's not even the deep dish pizza or the vat of hummus and it's certainly not mini donuts.
That, my friends, is Blogger's Guilt. So I am writing this to break the seal, and hopefully a flood of blog posts will come pouring out. It could happen, right?
I baked into a new frontier last week, actually. I baked a birthday cake from scratch, made icing (from scratch) and decorated it with an astonishing likeness of the birthday boy!
He's a very animated teenager. (Rimshot!)
Both recipes were from the Joy of Cooking: Four-Egg Yellow Cake (it wasn't at all yellow, but it was delicious!) and Quick White Icing. My mum reported that the cake far outshone the icing and I have to agree...dark chocolate ganache would have been wonderful! But the birthday boy requested white icing.
Speaking of the Joy of Cooking, have you ever read The Joy of the Joy of Cooking? It's one woman's ambitious blogging project wherein she is attempting to cook each of the 4500 recipes in that thickest of tomes. It's kind of a slow go, as this is year 3 and she is a busy woman, but it is interesting to read some of those entries.
Thanks for sticking with me folks. Here is a goat.