Recommended Baking Adventures Oct 2013

Fall is officially here. It’s been a great excuse to make some delicious food, and even host a fancy birthday dinner party!


Oatmeal Bread: My mom gets most of the credit for this one. Recipe to be posted/linked soon!


Apple Pie: We were lucky enough to go apple picking on a gorgeous fall day, and a good portion of our haul turned into apple pie. Loosely based off the Mark Bittman Apple Pie Recipe, but with a crumble topping. We even made several little ones (6 inchers) and froze them, so will be able to enjoy them for the next couple of months!


Chocolate Ginger Bark: Inspired by one of my classmates, this treat was the perfect end to an epic dinner party. (Full menu below) I took the minimalist approach: chop candied or otherwise preserved dry ginger (I did about 1/2 cup), melt dark chocolate  (I did 1.5 bags of chocolate chips and it made 70% of a pan) in a faux double boiler, and pour melted chocolate into a baking pan that has been coated with wax paper. My goal was to make the layer as thin as possible without making holes. Some of the ginger went below the chocolate, and some was sprinkled on top. This then cooled in the fridge for a couple of hours before being broken up. Super easy, very pretty, and delicious. Win!


Epic Dinner Party: Full list of recipes may be included at a later date. Suffice it to say that Julia Child’s creamed spinach and her hollandaise are killer.