Despite last week’s baking near-miss, I gave it another shot this week. If my students will eat half-cooked brownies, there’s probably not much I can do wrong. Generally speaking, I don’t think baking is my thing; I’m not really into eating baked goods, so spending lots of time making them doesn’t make tons of sense to me. But I feel like its a skill I should hone and I suspect high schoolers aren’t too into vegetarian pasta dishes as an after school snack. I may as well practice on people who will enjoy whatever I create.
Once again, I got my weekly ego boost. I could really get used to this. I made really simple white cupcakes from my mother’s old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and it was really easy and went really well! I did “cheat” and use canned frosting, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. At least someone is raving about my food (I know high school boys eat anything…but they don’t always dish out compliments!)
In summary: I can bake after all–from scratch even! If I can do it, you can do it. And I’m making cookies for our next meeting.