Sunday, December 9, 2012
I'm talkin' about the holiday season...in full force. Which means numerous trips to the post office, rushing to finish last minute projects and...BAKING! I finished a couple of pillow cases for my grandson's and I think they are really cute. Feeling kinda good about my skills...but then...there is cooking...or more specifically...baking.
...I was invited to a cookie exchange. Which meant I had to bake 6 dozen cookies. For those of you who are just experiencing the Woolie during the holiday season for the first time...you are in for a treat. There is no greater chaos than me baking. As you can see from my kitchen...we are talking Def-con 4!!!!!!!!!! I chose a recipe off of pinterest, cherry/chocolate cookies. The problem began when I realized I forgot to buy the Hershey Kisses and almond extract. Back to the store. Then once I started I realized I only had bread flour. Bread flour??? I don't even bake bread! What they hey...I used bread flour for the cookies. Then HH came home from work and dived right in to help...he made me a Spanish coffee!
The first 2 batches look pretty...but after a taste test...humm it was bread flour. Is there a difference? Yes! By batch 3 I remembered...oh yeah, I bought regular flour...oye vey. And, by the end of the baking session my fingers were red from the cherries and I decided to mix up the bread flour cookies with the regular flour cookies...shhhhh....no one will know. I need to get back to quilting...this I know.