Thursday, November 20, 2008

oatmeal scotchies

I recently worked our church's Holiday Fair and brought home some oatmeal scotchies (along with dozens of other types of cookies). I made these for a church gathering L. is attending this evening (per his request). When I suggested that perhaps some might find neither oatmeal nor butterscotch appealing, he said "Oh well... more for me!"

I actually ran a little short of the amount of oatmeal called for (by about a cup) but preceeded with the recipe. As a result I think they spread a bit more than they normally would. Of course, the 2 sticks of butter didn't help with the spreading either!

my first babke

What is a babke, you ask? (Or maybe it was me doing the asking.) A babke is sort of a yeast-risen cake from Eastern Europe, made with rich ingredients, including egg yolks, sugar and butter. Sort of like a cross between a cake and a bread. I baked mine in a loaf shaped and it was filled with semisweet chocolate and cinnamon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Who knew bagels were so easy to make?? Last night I started the dough and I boiled and baked them this morning. L. said they are so good, they are "beyond a bagel."

Cinnamon Sugar Bagels

Sesame Seed Bagels

Monday, November 3, 2008

another picture...

Here is a shot of my dear husband slicing the French boule I made last weekend. He was excited at the prospect of having his picture posted on my blog, but I couldn't fit it into my last post. For the record, he's very good at slicing crusty breads, even with lousy knives.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

lots of breads

I've been baking up a storm (of breads) lately. Here are pictures from some of the different batches I baked this week. (By the way, the breads were amazing... )

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