It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had a chance to post. Actually my last post was the Sweet Corn Cereal Milk Ice Cream Pie.
I’ve found I always manage to make time for our Milk Bar Mondays. This has quickly become my favorite posting group to be apart of.
Christina’s book has taught me a lot about baking and I feel I am much more confident in the kitchen because of the recipes I have learned for MBM.
Some of the most beneficial so far:
- Chèvre Frozen Yogurt with Beet-Lime Ganache and Pistachio Crunch – because of the level of difficulty and the amount of ingredients needed I felt it was quite a feat to finish this recipe.
- Birthday Layer Cake – a true recreation of one of my favorite boxed cake mixes. Make me thing about how contrasting flavors work so well. Also, Christina’s way of building cakes is brilliant.
- Cinnamon Bun Pie – the mother dough and liquid cheesecake recipes are some of the most valuable recipes in the whole book.
- Compost Cookies – think outside the box! Also taught me proper mixing procedure for all her cookies.
I also love that all of us are able to talk about the recipes as we make them. For example, these chocolate cookies.
Cassie e-mailed us about her experience with the recipe. Some of the girls cut down on the butter like Cassie did, while others stuck to the recipe.
I decided to compensate a different way. Just to see how mine might turn out compared to everyone else’s. Instead of cutting down on the butter I added 3/4 of the chocolate crumbs instead of half, and I mixed the dry ingredients in for a full 40 seconds (instead of my usual 20ish). [Read more...]