It’s been really humid here the last few days, so a lot of my baking is happening at night. I think there is just something so relaxing about baking while everyone else in our building is asleep. It’s almost peaceful, just me, the fan and an open window to let in some of the cool night air.
It makes me feel good when I can find not only a milk-free bread recipe, but a delicious milk-free bread recipe. I’ve tried a lot of recipes where the lack of milk makes the bread dry and not very pleasant tasting. I know that I could just use almond or soy milk as a substitute (and I have), but its nice once in a while to find a decent recipe that is meant to be milk free.
Yes, there is yam (or as I like to call it “sweet potato”) in this loaf. Don’t let it fool you though, this loaf is very yummy and very moist. I’m always on the look-out for awesome ways to get more veggies into my diet! 🙂
So I recently purchased an iPod Touch and it’s probably safe to say that I’ve gone a little “app crazy.” My favourite free apps are the foodie ones, especially when there are free recipes involved.
That is where this little gem of a recipe comes in.
My brother Nathan is back at university and recently celebrated his birthday last month, so I bought some groceries (couple student food essential items) and made him some cookies to take back to his dorm room. I was always jealous of the other kids in my residence who got food from their families, so I thought this would be a nice treat.
I made these cookies for the long Easter weekend, but I never got around to looking at them until now. The weekend was filled with lots of love, family and plenty of food to go around, so I’ll be posting some great recipes in the future.
These cookies were a little rushed, as are the quality of the photos. (Sorry – I was starting to see spots from decorating so much!) I decided to make them only a few days before the weekend and anyone who makes decorative cookies knows that they need lots of time to decorate and dry. Still, I think a good handful of them turned out pretty decent.
The little ones seemed to be the most popular as they are easy to pop into your mouth and make you feel less guilty. Unless you eat a handful. Which I may have done. A couple times.
I find that the more colours you incorporate into the cookies, the crazier and more crowded it can get on your working space. You can’t tell because I nicely framed it out, but my table was covered in icing bowls, plastic wrap, piping bags, plastic wrap, squeeze bottles and plastic wrap. Plastic wrap is good for keeping the icing from crusting over. (Best tip ever!)
If you could believe it, I also wanted to use black (outline) and a light purple as well, but again, the time thing held me back. And the dishes. So many dishes get used up when I decorate cookies.
Hope everyone’s long weekend was great!
Oh, and happy May! 🙂