Friday, January 28, 2011

look what's been baking in my oven!

I have enjoyed being home with a little more freedom since Mylin is growing and able to entertain herself a bit more :)
What I have been enjoying most on my days off (besides my sweet little miss and sweatpants...) is baking!
I have been making lots of bread and cookies
Soon I will get to use my breadmaker, a gift from my friend Leslie who no longer uses it!

Any breadmaker bread-making advice?!

Today I have made gingerbread and butterscotch cookies
I am SO excited about the gingerbread!
I bought a box of gingerbread graham crackers last week since they were on an after the holidays sale (I love gingerbread anything and eat graham crackers often!)
On the side of the box is this surprising and exciting recipe for actual gingerbread!

18 gingerbread graham's finely crushed (2 packages)
1/4 c. flour (I use whole wheat)
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp honey

mix all and blend. bake at 350 in a 9x4ish pan for about 40 minutes (the recipe calls to make 3 mini loaves). there is also an optional frosting drizzle topping of powdered sugar and water/milk, mixed to desired consistancy and drizzled over top!

I also have been baking my mom's yummy chocolate chip cookies!
Cream together:
1/3 c. shortening
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
Then stir in:
3 - 3 1/2 c. flour (again, I use whole wheat)
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Then add 12 oz of your favorite chips - I don't do chocolate chip, but always butterscotch!
Bake at 375 for 10-14 minutes!

Let me know how they turn out when you try them!

What have you been baking lately?


  1. yum! sounds great! I can almost smell them! :)
    The other week I made Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting-yes, it was good and gone soon after!
    Last night I made a pizza crust with only butter, yogurt, salt, and ww was good! Rich...but good :)
    ps. As I write, I'm in sweats :p

  2. I adore our bread-maker. I make our pizza dough and then freeze delish and makes for a quick meal!

  3. sounds good. i haven't been baking much of anything lately. (see today's post) hudson is already giving directions about his birthday cake, so i'll be doing that later this month.