Today is Tuesday.
And Tuesdays are my baking days.
Like, hard-core baking.
I bake around 100 items each week for our church coffee bar.
It's really fun when it's not totally stressful.
So here's what I baked this morning:
*Banana Bread (three loaves)
*Baked Donuts, (Cinnamon-Swirl and Chocolate Chip)
*Chocolate Chip Scones
and....my newest creation,
Oh my. It's super yummy!!
I think it's going to be a hit.
So anyway, if you're ever in my neighborhood on Tuesdays,
swing by and we'll grab something delicious and fresh out of the oven,
and a mug of coffee.
(Actually, don't drop in on my, please. I am pretty spent by the end of all this.)
I really think there's a baker in all of us, you just gotta reach down deep,
practice A LOT, and balance the art of following a recipe closely,
and taking a chance by changing it up, to make it your very own.
If you need some inspiration AND a semi-tutorial in baking,
I highly HIGHLY recommend this cookbook:
Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
I wish I was getting some sort of commission off of this recommendation, but I'm not. (Whatever.)
But truly, it's a GREAT resource and has amazing recipes and pictures.
This gal has been on Paula Dean's show several times and owns
a highly successful bakery in Georgia.
I want to be her when I grow up.
(However, I'm certain she's much younger than me.)
(So, maybe I'll be her if I ever get younger.)
I would soooooo love to own my own bakery someday.
But, it would only be open one day a week because I couldn't possibly
get up early every morning to do all this every single day.
And that's why I'm still a little stay-at-home-baker mom in the woods.
Enjoy your day.
And, BAKE SOMETHING, for goodness sake!