February 25, 2010

In the baking mood...

I have this cookbook and I have used it for a small handful of things here and there. I enjoy baking, and am never really nervous about trying a new recipe. I think it gives me a sense of structure and control. I was never one to bend or break the rules, so maybe that's why baking and I get along so well. I really want to delve deep and try things that I have never done before. For some reason, I am in the mood to try my hand at making croissants from scratch, particularly the "Pain au Chocolat," or chocolate-filled croissants. Baguettes are big on the list, too. The book is chock full of so many other things I want to try, as well.

Unfortunately, my husband has resolved to eat healthier, so all of these carb-laden delights aren't high on his "I should eat this" list. I guess that would mean more for me, but I've kind of resolved to stop eating entire batches of things all by myself, as well. Cookies, brownies, and other baked goods were being consumed at an alarming rate by yours truly and my only rationalization was that I didn't want them going to waist - oops - I mean waste. They most certainly were going to my waist.

Health kick or not, I still think I'm going to try some of these things. Maybe I'll blog about the results if things don't turn out too disastrous. One thing I have found after reading through a lot of the recipes is that many of the doughs can be frozen for use at a later time. That might just give me an excuse to make them up and then whip them out when Brett is having a moment of weakness. Mwah ha ha ha ha!

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