Baking

DH has done a lot less baking since gaining employment, but the kids have done some.  The kids have done less since school started, but there are some summer treats in there.  And DC1 now knows the difference between baking soda and baking powder!  Because sometimes you have to learn by making mistakes.

These are from our new cookbook, Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain. We didn’t make the croissants– those are actually grocery store croissants, but the filling is homemade ricotta berry cheesecake and extremely good.

He’s been doing a lot of banana sourdoughs… when we don’t eat all the weekly bananas before they go bad he throws them in with some sourdough starter and makes a bread. The end result is only very mildly banana, unlike banana quick breads. This one has chocolate chips. It was very good.

Chocolate chocolate chip waffles.

Deep fried day old pizza dough balls.

Another recipe from Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain. These are (store-bought) puff pastry with chocolate inside and cocoa powder on top. Extremely simple to make but they seem decadent.

DH felt like making drop biscuits. I assume these are from the Old Fashioned Cookbook since that’s our go-to drop biscuit recipe.

Chocolate chip cookies from his own recipe and an interesting citrus pudding from Time to Eat. It separates into cake on top and a citrus pudding sauce on the bottom.

Eggplant pizza from Williams Sonoma Pizza. We’ve been going through the recipes that we skipped the first time through. They have all been surprisingly good.

Focaccia. I think DH has been doing a lot more cooking without a recipe since unemployment hit. I think also he’s been mostly making things he’s made before rather than trying out new recipes (other than things I force on him from Time to Eat and My First Cookbook).

Marinated zucchini pizza from Williams Sonoma pizza. This was amazing. Even the kids were willing to eat it. Even DC1 who hates zucchini and is the reason we skipped this the first time through the book.

These were cheese cookies, I think from an online recipe. I liked them, but nobody else liked them enough to keep the recipe.

This was a pizza from Williams Sonoma Pizza. It was achingly sweet. DC1 isn’t a huge fan of oranges so didn’t eat much. DH and I found it too sweet. DC2, who liked it quite a bit, gradually got through it in a week of lunches.

I think this is a chocolate chip cookie cake from My First Cookbook by ATK. DC2 made it with help.

Chocolate cupcakes (Barefoot Contessa) with leftover lemon frosting (Cake Bible) from DC2’s birthday cake.

DC2 asked for a lemon cake from The Cake Bible for hir birthday.

A slice of DC2’s birthday cake.

We had extra pie dough that we needed to get rid of so these are some kind of empanada even though they aren’t really shaped like empanadas.

Random sour dough.

A pupusa from My First Cookbook by ATK.

I think this hunk is actually the few biscuits remaining from between when the biscuits came out of the oven and when I got the camera. I believe DC1 made these from hir baking book before school started.

Some kind of random bread.

This pizza from Williams Sonoma Pizza was AMAZING.

What is bread?

DC2 made these chocolate peanut butter rice crispy treats from My First Cookbook by ATK.

These are apple cinnamon donut-hole muffins from My first cookbook. DC2 made them.

Some kind of calzone from Williams Sonoma Pizza.

Must be bread.

DC1 made this streusel coffee cake.

Some kind of chocolate chocolate cookie.

DC1 made this raspberry Clafouti.

Cranberry nut bread.

DC2 made these ooey gooey butter cookies from one of MIL’s recipes. They use cake mix!

A fruit pizza from Williams Sonoma Pizza.

This bread got a little burned.

I don’t know…. some kind of cake.

This is a cabbage streudel from the Victory Garden cookbook. It is is one of my favorites.

One of the kids made these blueberry muffins. Probably DC1.

Bread?

DC1 made these berry scones.

14 Responses to “Baking”

  1. mnitabach Says:

    Everything looks amazing!!! Except orange pizza… 😹 😹 😹

  2. Chelsea Says:

    I was going to say the same thing about the William’s Sonoma Fruit Pizza :). At first, I thought the peaches were shrimp! I hate cooking, but I wish someone in my house wanted to make us creative Williams Sonoma pizzas. Yum!

  3. First Gen American Says:

    Would love to see an entree version of this post.

    We are off sugar until Xmas cookie time to try to undo our COVID weight gain.

    Gorgeous food.

  4. Jenny F. Scientist Says:

    I think that kind of ‘magic pudding cake’ that separates was very popular in the 60s or so! I have a recipe from my MIL which we enjoy periodically. It all looks tasty!

  5. rose Says:

    LOVE these posts. Thank you …….

  6. Socal Dendrite Says:

    In my recipe book, that citrus pudding is called “lemon delicious pudding”. It’s one of my mum’s favorites so my sister and I would often cook it on Mothers’ Day, her birthday, etc. Yum!

  7. undine Says:

    Yummy! It’s great that DC1 is now getting into baking as well.

  8. bethh Says:

    I learned baking soda v baking powder the hard way myself when I was about 10 and ruined some pancakes. I quadruple-check to this very day.

    I made one of those magic pudding cakes – my version was a chocoflan and I used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe, though the one in Homesick Texan is great too. It’s chocolate cake and flan, and you make it in a bundt cake and then invert to serve. It is HIGHLY impressive if you use a fancy pan. And tastes great even if you don’t.


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