Tonight I took my baking to a new level. Usually a new level would be like going from opening a box of Little Debbie Ho Ho’s to making microwavable brownies (kidding. I’ve never made brownies in a microwave before. There’s something not quite right about making them that way.)
But tonight for the first time, I made divinity. Personally I think the stuff is disgusting but I have to say I was pretty proud of myself. I’m sure there’s more baking to come but so far this week I’ve made over 200 Christmas sugar cookies, a couple batches of fudge, and divinity. Talk about a lot of sugar!
I went ahead and got a jump start on the holiday baking this year and spent the whole weekend making cookies and fudge. And let me tell you, I’m glad it’s over. I love the idea of making goodies for people. I love giving them away. I don’t even mind the actual baking. But I HATE the decorating. So tedious and boring. Decorating 5 dozen cookies takes longer than I would like and I was so grateful fudge only takes 10 minutes. I had planned to take pictures of different stages of the baking process but of course, I completely forgot until the end when I was starting to arrange the plates. But don’t they look good? I hope they tasted as good as they looked!
As morbid as this may sound, a few weeks ago I told my mom that there were three things I wanted to learn from her before she died. She is nowhere near death as far as I can tell but to play it safe I really want to learn these things sooner rather than later. They are: 1. Learning her sugar cookie receipe 2. Learning her divinity receipe 3. Learning her fudge receipe. Today I successfully acheived goal number three after only two attempts. As you can see from my flickr photos, attempt number one looks like dirt and tasted like old chocolate – not good! However, attempt number two worked out fantastically!! Don’t mess with me…I’m on a baking roll!!!