Being elbows-deep in a mixing bowl full of dough makes me happy. Watching the mixer smoosh butter and sugar together into the beginning of a cookie dough is awesome. And there is nothing like that “I just baked something!!!” smell in the house.
I love making other people happy by sharing things I’ve baked. They’re usually pretty happy.
Unless there has been an epic flop (I’m looking at you, cake pops.). (People were still happy then, I was just persnickety about them.)
So I was listening to NPR a couple of weeks ago and heard this interview with Dorie Greenspan. She was talking about this blogger who got a bunch of people together and baked one recipe a week from her book Baking: From My Home to Yours. They all baked and posted their stories on the Tuesdays with Dorie site. And it took four years! Impressive!
So I thought, hey! I don’t have enough to do right now so it would be neat if they did it again and I could play along.
They’re baking through Baking with Julia starting in February.
So I signed up here and ordered the book. It was on my doorstep the next day.
I spent hours reading through the recipes. I could barely put the book down. I carried it around with me and made it a little nest beside my bed so I could absorb its awesomeness while I slept.
Yeah. I have loved some cookbooks in the past…this one is just amazing. The photography is gorgeous. The recipes are clearly written. There’s lots of cool baking science stuff in there for me to geek out on.
February 7: White Loaves.
February 21: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets.
I’m a little worried. I can bake cookies and cakes and quick breads. But these recipes…
So February is shaping up to be a very busy month because I feel like I am bopping around trying to do all of the things from all of the blogs and all of the pins and keep my own blog and projects moving along and I’m going on a funfunFUN!!!! adventure *pantpant* how will I ever find the time?!?! But I feel better going at this crazy-making pace.
I feel like I am Accomplishing the Things.