Thursday, December 17, 2009

What's cookin'? Catching up in the Kitchen...

As I was going our camera card(and boy am I behind on printing pictures) I came across these new and old kitchen creations-and crumbles.
I'm especially happy with how these delicous puppies turned out-and even more so because they were super easy to make! Now if I could only figure out the perfect non-stick solution(aka so the brownies don't stick to the pan) then it would be even easier. I made these for our fun church Christmas party last night and they were gobbled up pretty fast, so this one is definitly a keeper for the cookbooks! If your wondering how simple they are to make, think brownies baked in a mini muffin mold, fudge topping optional, with strawberries on top(secured by sucker sticks a la Michaels) and voila!
Back in October I made these pumpkin cupcakes for our Halloween party at work. While they looked good in the end, I was'nt especially pleased with the too thick texture of the icing(my hands got quite the workout!) and the massive mess these left behind in my kitchen....oh the joys of buttercream!
Pictured below is a popular kitchen flop of mine-the unsucessful pan transfer...boy have we had our share of these days lately. Oh well, try try and try again! Eventually I got this right, but not without that extra measure of hard work and determination. Turns out baking is not only theraputic and fun, but also character building ;) Seriously though, any creative non-stick tips? And last but not least, I made these on a whim, just.because.
Now on to holiday cookies and gingerbread houses. Ha! Here's to high hoping :)

4 comments:

Shayna said...

What fun! Those strawberry brownies look tasty!! :) And I can totally relate to the character building!! I admit, I usually get nervous when it comes to taking the cake out of the pan. Earlier this week, my sister and I made a gingercake and it came out beautifully. Big sigh of relief.We just buttered the pan real good and sprinkled it with flour. I've learned not to be skimpy with the butter...

Mrs. Rebecca Scott said...

Yes Shayna-I need to work on my skimpyness... I am such a butter minimalist, I'm sure Paula D would not approve :-)

Anonymous said...

Those strawberry things do look delicious! Hope you're okay with cinnamon buns compliments of the Dough Boy Christmas morn. And if the oven behaves, maybe they will turn out just right! Mom

Amy K said...

WAX PAPER keeps stuff from sticking and makes clean-up super easy! :)

email me the recipe for that strawberry brownie thing!