Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Birthday Cake Bow

Fun with fondant bow.  I learned that kneading a bit of gum tex into the fondant makes it dry really stiff and the bow will stand up.  I also played around with painting the bow with water and gel food coloring.  Turned out kind of fun.

Monday, January 24, 2011

White Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

Things I love:
-my husband
-my family
-my critters
-riding horses
-quiet mornings
-going out for breakfast
-these cookies

Make them.  Eat them.  You will not be regretful.

White Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 2/3 cup quick oats
1 cup white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips
Arils from 1 pomegranate

Cream together the butter and the sugars.  Add the egg and beat until blended.  
Add vanilla, baking powder, and soda.
Add flour mix until combined
Hand stir in oats, chocolate, and pomegranate arils

Scoop into 1 tablespoon balls onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, these are very soft cookies and they will fall apart when warm.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year

I always have a hundred plans for the new year.  As it is, I made 12 personal New Year's resolutions.  It is highly unlikely that I will manage to accomplish any of them.  Anyway, I thought that I would take the new year (a few weeks late) to list the baking endeavors that I would like to accomplish this year (or so).

2011 Baking
successful macrons
fondant flowers
avocado buttercream
apple fritters
to temper chocolate
rainbow cake (layered)
yule log
gingerbread house
puff pastry
pineapple meringue pie
monkey bread
chocolate mousse
cake covered in fondant

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