Saturday, June 27, 2020

Friday Night Baking is a Real Thing

How do I unwind after a week at work? I bake. If I can't bake on Friday night I feel a little sad. That means I am completely wiped out from week at work.

I like baking cookies and or something for breakfast on the weekend. I actually thought of doing a blog called Friday Night Baking. Yes, I already own the domain name!

This week I made 2 new recipes. Almond Icebox Cookies from Better Homes and Garden. An Almond Shortbread, who doesn't love shortbread!! And a Blueberry Crumb Cake. Blueberry Extra Crumb Cake from Joy The Baker.

The Almond Shortbread had to be baked on Saturday morning, the dough had to chill overnight : (

Oh but the finished product!! Wow. Light and almondy!! A nice crisp. This was a cookie you could not eat only one of. Winner!

The Blueberry Crumb Cake was a bit of a challenge. The recipe said to bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Well, I baked it for 45 minutes and then 55 and then another 10 and another 1 and...  I kept testing it with the cake tester and it was not looking like it was done. After maybe an hour and 30 minutes I took it out and it seemed like maybe it was done. I left it in the pan overnight, hoping for carry-over baking...

Fast forward to Saturday morning. The cake tasted amazing! That is the edges. Towards the center... tasty but was it baked all the way through? Let's just say if I was on The British Bake Off I would probably have to turn in my apron.

And this is what I like to do on Friday nights.

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