Holiday baking that is.
Tomorrow we will gather with my husbands family to celebrate our family Christmas. So today involved a little baking. Although my mother-in-law has already made Mississippi Mud and a few other goodies, I just couldn’t resist making some sugar cookie cutouts.
Of course we must have rainbow sprinkles on our yellow stars.
Royal icing on the snowflakes. I baked the cookies and my daughter decorated.
Then I decided to try this interesting recipe for lemon bars that I had seen floating around the internet. It uses only two ingredients canned lemon pie filling and an angel food cake mix. I improvised and made instant pudding and pie filling (you know, Jello pudding mix) in place of the canned filling. Uuuummm……..well….the texture was a little rubbery. Probably because of my substitution. They still taste good. I’ll try it again sometime when I can use the actual pie filling before I decide to toss the recipe. I’ll let ya know how out goes.
And this is what happens to a lovely but undercooked almond cake when you try to microwave it to finish cooking the gooey middle, after you realize that the inside resembles pudding, and it’s already been out of the oven for 3 hours!
See how the middle is dark brown? It’s supposed to be a pleasant, pale, creamy light yellow. Now it’s brown and rock hard and sitting in the bottom of my trashcan.
But wait! What is this? This white stuff? Could it be? Why, yes! SNOOOOW! In Tennessee! Yippee! A beautiful bonus at the end of the baking activities.
We mustn’t forget this last important and final step.
Hope you had a wonderful, blessed, Christmas! We have so much to be thankful for. And so much to look forward to.