"A Girl and Her Oven" is a silly title for a fun experiment—to share photographs and stories of recipes I try every week in the midst of the busy blur of my everyday life. I hold no culinary degree or certificate. I never had an Easy-Bake Oven. I don’t have a top-of-the-line oven in my spacious University City, Missouri apartment. I simply have the desire to slow down, discover a killer sourdough starter, write while the timer’s going, and bake.
My promise to readers is four-fold:
1) Have fun and be honest about what works and what doesn’t (and why),
2) Try at least a different recipe every week (and blog about it), and
3) Find inspiration in bakeries and books (and a lot of places and people in between), &
4) Share what I’m learning in the process.
In the meantime, this week’s first recipe will be something sweet. My best friend Jenna is in town from Florida, and I have to whip up a no-fuss dessert for the event since I’m still hobbling along on crutches (your Achilles tendon is a very important part of your body, so treat it well).
Hmmm. Cupcakes have been done this evening; not ones I’ve made, but theirs. I love the lemony and red-velvety goodness of their mini-cakes (moist, non-cloyingly sweet, and just the right size), but cake has already been done (at least for this weekend).
So, I’ve been give the mission to make a dessert that pairs well with margaritas. We shall see what my humble oven cooks up on Sunday. Until then, thanks for reading!
Join me and my best friend Jenna Leigh in our new blogging adventure, Pounds to Peru, as we work out (and our way) to Lima, Peru in August 2011 for our friend Elie's nuptials. This occasional feature will kickoff in January 2011. Stay tuned!