Monday, March 12, 2012


There's no way to sugar coat it... I forgot about you. Well, not really forgot... just ignored...


Probably post something... We all know I'm not too good at that.

I have been baking, I just haven't ever gotten around to posting things. So, today instead of doing what I probably should do and post some of the dozens of pictures that I have, I'm going to write a little.

I love baking. By now this should be obvious. I am constantly looking for a better recipe. I want to have the best recipe possible, and once I find it, I want to make it better. I am always looking for new and more difficult recipes. I want a challenge. I don't want to mix things and pour it into a pan. I want to caramelize sugar, poach fruits and beat eggs into peaks. I don't want to make a simple chocolate cake. I want to make Berry Galette, Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake, or Sweet Berry Fougasse.

Hopefully I'll actually get around to making those. Until then,
<3 e

Monday, October 3, 2011


This is getting slightly ridiculous. I swear I'm still baking. I'm just WAY too lazy to actually post anything.

This is my new promise:
"I am going to post all of the old pictures and baking adventures that I have. I will post them once a week until I run out. Then I will have to start baking again."

That is my promise. I will keep to this one. I think I can do that. BUT. You have to make me a promise in return.

Type this in as a response to tell me that you will keep  your promise:
"I will respond to at least once blog post a month otherwise Elizabeth will feel like there is no reason post to her blog because it seems as though no one reads it."

If you promise, I promise. We can make this work together!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Yes. Yes it is.

Contrary to what might be interpreted from my lack of posting, I am alive and well. And baking. Just not posting. 'Cuz I'm lazy like that.

I can promise you that within the week. Yes the week, if I don't follow through on this you have the permission to unsubscribe (Well actually don't. Please don't. I love you...).

I have to post about:
-Snickerdoodle Bars
-Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
-Pull Apart Bread

Along with some more things that I hav yet to tell you about.

I am going somewhere this weekend and have been told to bring snacks. You know what that means... Though, the night before I will be at a sleepover with Amelia (Hello!), so hopefully she will feel pitty for me and allow me to bake in her kitchen.

Thanks for remaining my subscribers for now!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day Ten - Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies

I found this recipe in my favorite cook book: The Nestlé Tollhouse Cookbook. I love it so much. It surprised me at the amount of time that it took to make though.

The dough was gross and had the consistency of really sticky oatmeal. But once it was cooked it flattened out and made really nice florentine cookies.

Then I  had to put a layer of chocolate on the bottom of one and make a sandwich with the other. This proved to be a very messy and tedious job. I've only made nine full cookies, but tomorrow I'm going to take the rest of the florentine cookies and make the sandwiches!


Day Nine - Lemon Bars

My mom's best friend, Laura, has always made the best lemon bars, but I was unable to get her recipe, so instead I used a recipe from a Charlie Brown cookbook. It even came with a cartoon!

The recipe was really easy. I made a dough for the crust.

Then there was the lemon filling.

Finally, powdered sugar.

They were great! It was such an easy recipe!


Day Eight - Strawberry Sorbet

If I had to pick a favorite fruit, it would have to be the strawberry. I love them. So, when I found the recipe for strawberry sorbet... well... how could I resist?

First I had to cut and stem the strawberries.

Then I had to add sugar and lemon juice and blend them together to make a sort of smoothie.

Once I had my smoothie, I put it in my ice-cream  maker and waited until it was done!

It was a wonderful summer treat that everyone loved!


Day Seven - Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I have always loved baking bread, but normally I stick to the basics. A nice white bread. Not wheat, I am not a wheat-bread-eating-person. But for this, I decided to try something different, and when looking in one of our many recipe books i found a recipe for cinnamon swirl bread. One of my favorite kinds of bread in the world.

It took me hours to make this bread. First I had to mix everything. Then I had to knead it for twelve minutes. Yes. Twelve. Then I let it rise for two hours.

After that, I had to roll it out and spread the cinnamon mixture on it and then I had to roll it up again. Of course, it had to rise. Again. For another hour.

Finally, I put it in the oven. When it came out, I had some difficulty figuring out whether it was done or not. The recipe told me that it should be 185 degrees in the center of the bread. But while the inside was at 140 degrees, the outside was at 200. Fearing that it would burn the outside, I took it out. It was perfect.   Out of all of the things I have made so far, this is my favorite. It was amazing!