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Friday, September 24, 2010


Well.....The other day my mom tells me that I'm going to get a chance to make some fancy desserts for a dinner that my family is having with friends.So, I say to myself in my head, "Ooo, I'll make palmiers because they will be challenging  to make and they'll look really pretty and fancy. And also, because I saw them at a bakery stand at the farmers' market in Salt Lake City and they looked really good( I think the bakery was Les Madeleines). So, the next day at school I get some free time to look for things on the internet on the computers at school. I then proceed to go to The Food Network Website and do a search for Palmiers. I click on the Ina Garten recipe because I figure that she seems like the kind of person who may be somewhat knowledgeable about the ins and outs of pastries. I open the recipe and am shocked by what I find. 3 ingredients!!! That can't be right. But it is. Wow, was I surprised. I still hope to make them even though they aren't as difficult as I thought they would be. Can't wait to see how they taste.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

My first attempt at pineapple upside down cake went pretty well. It took me a little while to find a recipe that didn't need to be baked in a cast iron skillet.I would love to try that eventually, but didn't have the time right then. This was a very good cake. The cake itself was nice and moist and soft.And the pinapple and cherries were very good. I like the way that the syrup misture oozed into the cake a little bit but not so much that every bite was a syrupy gooey mess. I don't think that I have ever had this that I remember, so my first experience was a very good one. I wasn't expecting the syrupy glaze stuff to be so good. And let me tell you, I was so scared to flip that thing over. I get so frustrated when I work really hard on something and then I mess up the presentation. This cake was excellent and I would definitely make it again some time. Delectable!!


I have designed this blog to get some of my ideas about baking (and occasionally just regular cooking) out  there. I am considering pursuing a career as a pastry chef and I would like to see if having this blog helps me to figure out if that is right for me. I absolutely love to bake. I also like to make people happy with the things that I make. My friends say that I make killer cupcakes and that they would pay very large sums of money for my cookies.  I hope you stick with me in my adventures in the kitchen.