My Life In The Kitchen

April 8, 2010

Hot Hot Hot

Filed under: Baking, Food, Swap — Tags: , , , — trinichiqn @ 10:44 pm

It’s Easter so that means Hot Cross Buns….

Hot Cross Buns

A tradition as far back as I could remember Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday and Easter. The recipe and design changed over the years, the cross has been made with icing (which I prefer), pastry dough and cut marks in the dough before baking to name a few.

Forming Buns

This year I used a recipe I found for Apricot Hot Cross Buns. Of course I had to substitute. Dried apricots are easily found but I prefer craisins. So citrus peels and craisins it was. The cinnamon was a nice touch in the recipe.

Ingredients

Forming and kneading the dough is beautiful. I love the seeing the different colours of the dry fruit peep through. For me working with dough is therapeutic.

dough dough

I love Hot Cross Buns. I think this is my submission for week 2 of my 52 weeks of baking.

Is it me or do the crosses just make the buns taste better.

buns

I froze half the dough in single bun portions to have at my leisure.

March 31, 2010

Hey There…

Filed under: Baking, Cooking, Food, Swap, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — trinichiqn @ 1:22 am

I am a crocheter and I recently got into swaps and was introduced to swap-bot but I didn’t find any crochet swaps that interested me. I did however find a baking swap that didn’t look like to much trouble. I like to bake and I am always complaining to myself that I didn’t do enough. The swap … 52 weeks of baking. It’s a weekly e-mail swap and I don’t have to participate every week if I didn’t want to. This was perfect, I just had to bake, take pictures and then email my assigned partners. I would include pictures of my “masterpiece” and a few details about my baking experience, a link to the recipe and any changes that I made. Perfect ♥♥♥♥♥

Now this blog…. I have always liked to cook (kind of) so why not share my experiences with anyone who was willing to read about it. I have make gnocchi and ravioli from scratch. I make cheesecakes (when I am inclined). I once made a Boston Cream Pie. I take two or three recipes and put them together to make something new. I am hoping this blog keeps me motivated cause I do tend to lapse every once in a while.

Well I guess that’s my introduction, I hope you enjoy my life in the kitchen.

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