I've been a baking fool this winter! During the summer, it gets so hot in my house I can't stand to use the oven at all, so I make up for it in winter time. I love baking. The best part is that you have something lovely to share at the end of it.
The next two images show my wonderful cooking heritage. Thanksgiving dinner and my aunt Annie's perfect chocolate pie. My aspiration!
|Chocolate pie with beautiful meringue|
|Just 2 ingredients|
|Monkey bread- easy and yummy|
|Truth- from the Betty Crocker 1950 Cookbook|
This winter I made a goal to get familiar with pie. I've always shied away from it because it seemed difficult. Lots of science involved. But I knew it was something I wanted to attempt. I tried several different styles and recipes and am still coming into my own, but think I'm doing pretty well!
I personally like Pioneer Woman's pie crust recipe. However, I replace the vinegar with vodka. The crust is delicious and flakey. As you can see below, perhaps too flakey! That one was made in my mini-pie maker, and fell in on itself when I tried to take it out of the machine.
|Blueberry pie- TOO flakey?|
|Blueberry cobbler, much prettier|
|Mini fudge pies|
|Sugar cookies with icing|
|Piece de resistance- Homemade bread|
|Homemade vanilla from Rachel|
What do YOU enjoy baking during the winter? Send me some recipes you love!