Toffee Softies

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies Recipe: 43/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 23      I realized that it had been a while since I had made cookies. So I made these! These cookies quite resemble,  in appearance at least, the Salted Orange Toffee Slices that I made at the beginning of this blog, but they … Continue reading

Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding

Yield: one 9-inch bread pudding Recipe: 42/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 204      Bread pudding. This is a concept I never really grasped. Why would you want to purposely wet bread and eat it so? In my mind the result would be a soggy and unpleasant mixture. This recipe, however, yielded a dessert that … Continue reading

White Chocolate Black Pepper Scones

Yield: 10 scones Recipe: 41/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 225      Confession number X: I have never had a scone! Until recently, I never actually realized that such a thing existed. Since I have come to realize what a scone looks like, however, I have not been enticed to try one. I always wondered: … Continue reading

Progress report !

    After writing the last post, I realized that I had successfully, or for the most part at least, completed 1/5 of Anna’s cookbook. That is, I completed 40 recipes out of the 200 recipes found in “Back to Baking”. When I first started in October, 9 months ago, I purposely decided to not set myself … Continue reading

Lemon Meringue Pie

Yield: one 9-inch pie Recipe: 40/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 92      This weekend I had my family, consisting of my parents and my two younger sisters, over for diner. In an attempt to reconcile my mom with my food and baked goods (she is admittedly not a huge fan of homemade goods), I … Continue reading