There is nothing better than a bowl of warm soup and fresh bread on a day that you need a pick me up, or watching movies on a cold (or warm day). Going through My Culinary Adventure, my next phase is soups. Trying my hand at potato & leek soup and now butternut soup.
My Culinary Adventures
I LOVE french toast, my husband not so much but for breakfast yesterday I made these on the fly, and he had TWO. I used what was on hand at that moment and forgot to add the bacon to the egg mixture, so we had it as a side.
I really love the science of baking and how all ingredients, when combined, makes for something very enjoyable. It truly is an exciting feeling when you see (and get to eat) the end result. I have been on this journey of recipe development for a while now and I am so thrilled with the results.
I just love this dessert and it brings back so many childhood memories. It is so rich, and decadent and perfect for anytime of the year and no you don’t need a reason to indulge. There’s not much more to say because the proof is in the pudding.
This past few weeks I have been baking quite a bit and I have noticed that most of the items I have made are really good. I also noticed that my husband and I can have the same recipe but somehow, his texture is heavier or more dense or it doesn’t rise as much. I’ve heard someone say once that not everyone will be able to produce the same results with the same recipe, even though baking is a science and very precise. One of the main reasons is the way the ingredients are mixed. My mom taught me from a very young age that not all mixing methods are equal. Especially when the recipe calls for folding instead of whipping.
These are my first try at scones and I was very sceptical to try them, because I have had some scones that could be used as weapons. I’ve watched other make them and could not quite figure out what the trick was to making or mixing them. After much research I discovered it’s in the mixing or combining of the ingredients and the trick is not to over mix or over work the dough. To over work the dough would be great if you wanted to make bread but for this you want something that is light and fluffy.
I love this strawberry sauce. It has such a pungent taste that I really enjoy and it balances the sweetness of pancakes, waffles and vanilla ice cream perfectly. It might even be a great addition to plain yoghurt. I also enjoy the fact that there are still chunks of fruit left in the sauce. This is my own combination of ingredients and if I must say so myself, I love the combination.
These muffins are my first attempt at recipe development and I must say, they are really good. They are filling, not sweet and can be frozen. These hearty muffins are ideal for an on the go breakfast snack when time is against you.
Go ahead and try these delicious, hearty muffins. Best served straight out of the oven with some butter.