After a long time of pondering about scones, I decided to give them a whirl. It took me so long to bake a batch because I’d heard they were so complicated. I heard everything from “Oh scones take years to master,” to “it is so hard to get the right consistency,” to “scones take so much time.” I didn’t want to believe it, so instead of listening to those pessimistic downers, I took out some recipe books that I trusted the most and searched for a scone recipe that would be my first one as a baker. The Male Baker as a matter of fact! I saw a recipe in my trusted Baked book and I decided to use it as a base.
To give these scones my own flare, Continue reading
In light of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make a loaf that fit the occasion perfectly, Irish Soda Bread. Not only do the caraway seeds give it that very unique taste but they also make you feel a bit more Irish. Last night, we ate this bread like it was dessert because it was so good. Once you add honey or butter to it, you won’t stop eating it.
Although bread is a bit tougher to make, be certain that this recipe only takes 5-10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake. If you have not tried making bread before, why not give it a shot. You don’t have to wait for the next St Patties Day to try this recipe; Irish Soda Bread is great for any big feast. It pairs well with potatoes, beef and vegetables. Oh and thank you Janet for this amazing recipe! Continue reading
What if you could just roll out of bed and have chocolate swirl coffee cake waiting for you for breakfast? Or, what if you could take a little nibble right before you went to bed with a cup of tea? Well, I am here to tell you that you can in just under an hour and a half! Seriously, I know it sounds daunting and it could possibly be the last thing that you ever dreamt of doing but you should do it. Besides, most of my time baking this coffee cake was spent twiddling my thumbs and watching the paint dry on the wall. No…wait, it was spent reading The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson and talking with a friend on the phone while the cake was in the oven! And it was in the oven for over an hour! If that doesn’t sound too appealing to you, than maybe you should just eat a lemon and call it a day.
None of these options suiting your fancy???At least take a look at some of these sick pics, take a deep breath and realize