Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bake 52 Week 12: Palmiers

Something went terribly wrong for me. I don't know what exactly, but as soon as I started making the pastry dough I had a feeling that this wasn't going to end well. And it didn't. Prepare yourselves...


(I'm preparing you)

Yup.  To see how they should really look, go to Bekah's blog.

This is my first time attempting to make a pastry dough.  In fact, I've never even made pie crust!  I've always counted on my Mom and sisters to do that kind of stuff.  I literally spent all day making these cookies.  I am feeling a bit discouraged after all that work.  Anyone want to tell me what I did wrong?  Here is what they looked like before I baked them:

Nothing about this recipe looked right, even from the beginning.  Oh well.  You win some, you lose some.



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bake 52 Week 10: Lunchbox Brownies

Lunchbox brownies.  The book says that these brownies should be sturdy enough to pack in a lunch.  That they were.  They were not too soft, or too hard.  They would be perfect for travel.  I have to admit that I am a Ghirardelli brownie mix junkie.  I love those things.  These brownies didn't beat that, but I still liked them.  I added a cream cheese mixture to give them more diversity.  That was a good choice. Here is the link to the recipe: (to come later today)