Sunday, October 21, 2007

'Tis the Season

The baking season, that is! One reason I adore fall is because that's when I start pulling out the pumpkins and apples and cocoa and start making all sorts of baked yummies. Pumpkin bread and apple bread are two huge favorites in my house (well, favorites of *mine*, anyway. Dustin doesn't seem to care for bread unless it has some sort of cheese melted on it. *grin* And have you ever tried to melt cheese on pumpkin bread? I haven't, but it doesn't sound all that great.). Then of course, there are cookies and brownies.

It's time to start baking (even though it really has NOT cooled off here yet. Sickening, I know.) and I need your help. I'm fresh out of ideas and recipes to try. Tonight I made brownies (from a box...) and they were pretty good. They were organic and whole grain made with evaporated cane juice instead of high-fructose-corn-nasties. They were good, but not the best. I have a container of super dark cocoa powder that is begging to be made into the perfect brownie recipe, and I know you must have it.

I am also in need of some cookie recipes. We will be baking cookies for our upcoming party.

If anyone is interested, I'll share my two bread recipes. I'd just do it now, but they're on the desktop's drive (which has now been converted into an external drive since the desktop went kaput and has not yet been replaced...) and I'm not currently hooked up to it.

So hit me with your best recipe!


The Rock Chick said...

I don't cook or bake for that matter, but the hubby does!!! You rapple bread (without cheese LOL) sounds great..please do share the recipes!!

Yesterday it was so warm here, too! I'm not anxious for the fall weather to arrive but I know that some people are. I'm good with one season...summer!


Heidi @ GGIP said...

You might want to check this blog posts for ideas:

It is a "Holiday Cooking Blogger Style" carnival thingey.

My recipe for nutmeg logs is good and easy. I'm afraid my husband is the one who makes brownies, not me. I think he uses the recipe in Joy of Cooking. They are really rich.

Good luck!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Or how about the 7 layer cookies?? They are really good and ridiculously easy! Do you know what they are?

Thomas said...

My wife likes to bake. Could you post your Apple Cake recipe. Let me know if you do. Just leave me a comment at please.
That reminds I make a great apple pie. I make a oats crust and in stead of covering it with a pie crust I use cashews and peacans. It is a bit over the top, but delicious.

Catherine (almost_grinch) said...

Some of the stuff I have baked in the past year:

Peanut Butter Temptations:

Russian Tea Cakes:

The Ultimate Brownie:


Crystal said...

No, I don't know what 7-layer cookies are! Do tell! :)

Thanks for the ideas, everyone.