Okay, so it’s still the first week in January so that means it’s still totally acceptable to be posting goals and resolutions for 2013 right? Of course! However, different from my 2013 resolutions and goals made the other day this one has a flair to it. A sweet, delicious, soft, fluffy, perhaps healthy at times, chocolate-y (blah blah blah) flair. A baking flair to be precise.
I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve seen on pinterest, in magazines, online and from friends that I’ve copied, saved, typed and bookmarked but never bothered to actually make them. The biggest offender? Baking recipes. It just so happens to be one of the funnest, tastiest and kindest (sharing is caring) forms of cooking you could do. Once again I’m going to make myself accountable. What better way than to blast it all over the web. Here you have my 2013 Baking Goals (open to further adjustments and additions).
2013 Baking Goals/List
1. Ginger nuts.
I’ve always had a love affair with these biscuits as a young child and it slowly turned into a love-hate relationship when I realised how shocking they were for you, yet they still had the guts to maintain their addictive-ness. Only requirement: They must be hard. Ginger nuts are hard biscuits!
Hot Cross Buns. <–Done. See it here.
1 a penny, 2 a penny…or not.
So it’s probably been 2 or 3 years now that I’ve said I’d make these for easter. But ahhh, never happened. I. Must. Do. It. But only at Easter Time, it’s sacrilegious otherwise.
I’d love to make my own raisin bread, wholemeal/grain bread or any bread for that matter. Nothing like freshly baked bread mmm. Though I was a little discouraged when my boyfriend mentioned how bloomin’ difficult it was. But then I was a genius and came up with the idea of using a bread-maker…and then I was humbled when he mentioned we don’t own one. Maybe I should pop that on the appliance list behind a Vitamix
4. Gingerbread with sugar icing.
I think these are German or Dutch (help!?) but I know these are delicious. I haven’t had one in forever and the other day the bf and I were reminiscing about these bad boys. Must make and must devour.
A slice! <– Done! No-Bake Date Slice
I haven’t made one in forever. I’m not sure whether I want it to be decadent, simple, healthy, sweet, chocolate-y etc. I think I’ll just wait for the inspiration to hit and then go from there. But from looking at that picture..I’m thinking peanut butter is a definite.
Blondies. <– Done! Fudgey Blondies
I’ve had dreams about these beauties. At an old favourite restaurant we went to they served white chocolate and macadamia slice, which reminded me so much of a white chocolate version of a brownie. Which just so happens to have it’s very own name- a Blondie!
7. Baked Oatmeal.
I like oatmeal, baking and use oatmeal when making my protein slices. It’s a wonder I haven’t tried this yet!
8. Churros. <– Attempt 1: Failed. Attempt 2: ?
This is more for him than it is for me. I’ve never been a big fan of churros, but the boyfriend loves getting them as a novelty treat. I reckon they’d be just as fun to make as they are to eat.
Ahhh I can’t wait to
eat bake these!
What is on your ‘To Bake’ list?
Daily Healthy Thought: I am happy with myself.