Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cookie Cutouts

We all know I have a slight aversion to decorating. It drives me (almost) bananas. I try not to decorate any of my cutout cookies or sugar cookies simply because I don't like icing/decorating a whole bunch of individual items. But when you get some cute ass cookie cutters, why the hell not make an exception?

We've seen these before!
Got this tree cookie cutter from Sweet Baking Supply. Awesome shop! Great stuff, quick to ship!
I love my snail cookie cutters too! Still looking out for "the" perfect dino cookie cutter though.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sugar-crusted Strawberry Muffins

In the "early years" of my baking adventures, I would jot down recipes into this little 3"x5" Hello Kitty notebook. (What other way is there, really?)
And even so, I still look through it for treats to make! Thus, a re-visit to fresh strawberry muffins.
The source of the original recipe is now lost, but at least I still have it to work from!

Sugar-crusted Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins - yields 1 doz

2T Butter
2/3C Sugar
1/2C Milk
1 Egg
1/2tsp Salt
1-1/2C Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1C Chopped Strawberries
Turbinado Sugar to top

Cream butter + sugar.
Add egg.
Add milk.
Then add the (already combined) dry ingredients.
Fold in fruit.
Portion into muffin cups.
Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Bake at 350 for 35 min, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Banana Bread Mini Loaves

So, its been a while since I've made banana bread. How could I forget those several failed attempts previously? Armed with my new loaf pans... I think its time to try again!

Banana Bread Mini Loaf

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baby Lemon Loaf

Aaaaaand it's been over a month since I've blogged. Needless to say I've been uber busy!

Anyhoos, just wanted to share that I'm loving my new mini loaf baking pans!

Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze