Hello, baking fans!
I’m still talking to myself, I know…but I’m keeping track.
I have done a bit of baking here and there, but not a great deal of following the program as much. I was away in Wisconsin for a couple weeks, and when I got back, it was organizing things to get ready for the school year and for the big camping event last weekend.
The next challenge was to build a structure using cookies. I did that before with the shortbread house–I think it was a Weasley family structure…possibly one for Ron and Hermione after they got married. My son ate most of it.
To mix it up, I figured I’d make three different types of shortbread. I made standard, lemon, and chai spice. I thought maybe I’d make a royal icing and glue them together into some kind of structure at camp, but I knew that I’d have to figure out a way to make it and store it outdoors…not an easy task. So instead, I just bagged up the cookies and served them as is.
The lemon shortbread was a HUGE hit! It was a basic shortbread recipe and mix in the zest of 1 lemon. That’s it.
The chai spice cookies were made by adding ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, pepper and ginger. I was also going to add cardamom, but I couldn’t find it in the spice cupboard. It may have fallen in the back somewhere. I figured I could skip it and it would still taste great. It DID!
The next challenge is for a yeasted tea loaf. I have some ideas, which I will share in the next post.