Two best friends, baking and blogging across the miles

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What's Baking?

Over the past month or so I have done a lot of baking and dessert creating!

I made:

  • Creme Brulees with Luisa!
  • Beignets with Luisa! (Pro tip: Make sure the oil is the correct temperature)
  • Brownies
  • Brownie Pie (A brownie crust topped with sliced cherries and blueberries with whipped cream , brownie chunks and a chocolate sauce)

  • Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Banana Cake (This was supposed to be my Triple Threat Cake but the chocolate layer crumbed. The crumbled chocolate layer became chocolate cherry dessert!)

  • Chocolate Cherry Dessert (I rolled the cake crumbs into balls and topped with cherry whipped cream and walnuts. Yummy!)
  • Peanut Butter Pudding (I measured the cornstarch on this one in tablespoons instead of teaspoons. It was like peanut butter flavored glue! Yuck!)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cinnamon Rolls are Challenging!

Our newest challenge was to make cinnamon rolls. I had a good bit of strawberries sitting in my fridge so I searched Pinterest for some tasty ideas and found this one!

From scratch cinnamon rolls take a lot longer than I anticipated!

Some of my rolls didn't rise as much as I thought they would (research says whole wheat flour rises less) and I think this recipe doesn't make enough of the filling as most of my rolls were not deliciously cinnamon-y until you got to the dead center. However, the frosting and strawberry filling were spot on. The strawberries mixed with cream cheese and cinnamon was a heavenly combination.

As much as I hate the ingredient lists on a lot the pre-made cinnamon roll dough, it would be very easy (and delicious) to "cheat" by using the pre-made dough and spreading in some strawberries!

Lu, let me see your cinnamon rolls :)