Sunday, July 16, 2006
One tired baker and many many cookies and cupcakes
Pardon my lack of posts for I've been slogging in the kitchen for the past week.
Been baking till my hands have that perpetual butter smell! And I burnt my finger too. I'm so careless I tell you.
Nevertheless, it was a very satisfying experience as always. No matter how much I tire myself out by baking endlessly (and I do mean endlessly! try baking from 7am to 9pm) till I feel like I'm working in a factory, churning out thousands of cookies and stuff, I love it.
You'd think I'm crazy but alas, I'm from a different planet. There's more to baking (and cooking) than just the process. Believe it or not but I actually find baking to be rather therapeutic. I take joy in baking with my heart and soul (yes it sounds cheesy but seriously, this is where i'm coming from) and knowing that others will get to enjoy the fruits of my labour.
So anyway enough rambling... here are some photos in case you're curious about my bake sale:
Brandt ovens are great! Erm, but too bad this is not mine. It's my aunt's. She bakes alot too and thus the good oven and amazing Kitchen Aid Mixer which ahem I got to use. Thanks aunt, you the best. She's actually coming home from her holiday to Norway today! and yay i've cleaned the entire place till it's spick and span.
Check out the Nutella! That's before I swirled it with a toothpick. I tell you, baking really makes you hungry. It's so tempting to just lick the spoons after you're done with it. This time, I didn't even have time to do that because I literally baked back to back. Ie. once one batch is ready, I immediately pop the next one in and so on. Really like a factory!
Nutella Frosted Cupcakes, after they're swirled. I love to do the swirling. It's fun! :)
My "Nuts about Nuts" cookies! These peanut butter cookies are awesome. I've gotten good feedback about these little crumbly rich babies. Oh and in case you're wondering, yes I use Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter. I tell you, the smell of baked peanut butter cookies emanating from the oven is to die for. Delicious.
Chunky Choc Cookies were quite popular too and I had to bake loads of them! I've baked so much of it that I can actually tell you the recipe from memory; no kidding!
Check out the chocolate chunks. This beats chocolate chips anytime. Mmmmm...
Man, check out the number of bottles! This is not all. There are actually more but most of the time, my hands are too occupied with baking that I tend to not take any photos. What backbreaking work! I really should train my sister or heh even JF to be my assistant baker! I could really do with some help. Maybe I will... the next time I hold a bake sale.
So there you have it, a peek into what I was so occupied with the past week. Here's a shout-out to all of you who ordered something from me: it was a pleasure meeting up with each of you and hearing your feedback. Hope you enjoyed my baked goods and I'll inform all of you again when I hold my next bake sale. Thanks loads for the support ya'll! It means alot! :)