Yeast Bread

Sweet Raspberry Morning Buns

Well.  Here we are.  A month into 2016 and here’s what I have to show for it:

  1. I learned that you can remove gel nail polish at home on your own.  You don’t HAVE to fall into the trap of “oh I need to go into get this polish removed…so while I’m there I should probs just get them re-done”…but that will probably still happen.
  2. We have a surplus of dips at our apartment because Super Bowl.  Want to come eat chips and dip with us?
  3. I bought a new planner, and to make myself feel more accomplished I write down things I can easily check off.  Not quite to the point of “brush teeth” as a check box, but we’re getting there.
  4. We’re adjusting to grocery shopping for both of us slowly but surely.  It is shocking the amount of broccoli and brussel sprouts we eat, mostly because we eat roasted vegetables all the time all the time for every meal.
  5. ( ^ that’s to balance out the excess chips and dip)

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Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Can we talk for a second about the fact that it’s the end of October? 

I know it’s the end of October because of these things:

1. We turned our AC off a few days ago…and maybs won’t have to turn it on again?  Actually this is more typical of December in Texas, but we’ll take it. (more…)

PB&J…from scratch

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write this post.  A few weeks ago, my college roommate Sarah was in town visiting.  Even though it took us awhile to figure out some of our other daily activities (sometimes a challenge to choose an summer activity in Texas that does not involve heatstroke), we obvs knew for sure that we would be baking something.  (more…)

Light Wheat Bread

I would like to start out by addressing the accusations from Hannah’s previous post (that I am crazy). In response, I just say, is it really more crazy to do an hour of yoga in a hot room than to run THIRTEEN MILES in a row… for FUN?! Think about it…

Now that that is out of the way. Y’all, I’m starting to think finals are coming up.

I’m not just saying this because I want to scare you or because I want to be ridiculous.

No. Finals coming up is a nightmare. And believe me, I’m trying to ignore it. But the signs are cropping up everywhere.

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October DB Challenge – Povitica

The Daring Baker’s October 2011 challenge was Povitica, hosted by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk. Povitica is a traditional Eastern European Dessert Bread that is as lovely to look at as it is to eat!

Heyyy.  It’s Hannah here.  I have a new favorite word.  Povitica!October DB Challenge – Povitica

I also have a new favorite way to not study genetics.  Povitica! (more…)

September DB Challenge: Croissants!

When Hannah emailed to ask if I wanted to take on this month’s Daring Bakers challenge, I accepted without much hesitation. I have had very few baking fails in the past. Not to mention, I had totally rocked making my very own pie crust a little under a month ago. So basically I was an invincible baker. Croissants? No big deal. Not even a little deal.

But here’s something about croissants you may already know (that I didn’t): they take A LOT of time. And patience. And attention to detail. These are things I did not give myself and do not generally have (unless you’re my potential employers reading this. In which case, I am the most well-organized, patient, detailed potential employee you will EVER meet).

So, I’m gonna be upfront. This was kinda a fail.

Hannah has found it in her heart to forgive me for my failure  (and my destruction of her perfect DB record). I hope you can too.

Best thing about this? You can learn from my mistakes. I can tell you everything NOT to do.

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