Stone Soup for Five: Learning to "enjoy" baking

Learning to "enjoy" baking

I really dislike baking.

Really.

DISlike.

But, my family LOVES it when I bake.  And I rarely do...

So in an effort to BE INTENTIONAL  and a bit more selfless, 
I'm going to TRY to bake more.

I'm trying to slow down and enjoy the process.

So in preparation for my mother-in-law's Wedding shower (widowed for 11 years and remarrying at 73yrs old!) I made two different kinds of cupcakes today.
The first recipe I actually heard of on a weight loss blog I'm following.  Pink Lemonade cupcakes.  The recipe is here.  These turned out VERY light and airy and a touch tart, but perfect and delicious.  The batter AND the frosting call for frozen pink lemonade concentrate. Perfect for summer!


The other recipe I tried was from Rachel Schifter Thebault's Sweet Chic book.  I made her Buttermilk Devil's food cake from scratch (and it is fabulous, even for me, who doesn't really LOVE chocolate) and topped them with marshmallow fluff frosting and crushed graham crackers.





The recipe in the book for the frosting is messed up though.  It calls for 4 sticks of butter and 1.5 cups powdered sugar and 2 cups marshmallow fluff.  It did NOT work out.  I had to add about 4 more cups of sugar and more marshmallow fluff to get it to taste like frosting and not sweetened butter.  Have to find a better recipe for that.





But all in all, if I forced myself to ENJOY the process.  The measuring, pouring, baking... it wasn't TOO awful.  I'm hoping to get better at cleaning as I go though.




One step at a time, I guess.









1 comment:

  1. I love baking much more than stove top stuff. Funny! Those cupcakes look really good. Got any leftovers? :)

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