I tell ya, people. That Heavenly Cakes Bakethrough I participated in really killed my ability to bake AND blog. I am TRYING to get my mojo back, but as you might have noticed I'm not succeeding. I'm not beating myself up about it...but I do miss my weekly ritual of baking and blogging and reading your comments.
So I just found on my camera some photos of things I did actually bake over the summer, and that I really did intend on blogging over here but for some reason or another I never did. So let's do a quick photo-heavy roundup, shall we?
I think I mentioned in Joelf's bday post that I had extra biscuit lying around waiting to be used, right? Well here they are. I baked them in my toaster oven while Joelf's cake baked in the oven. I decided to use the biscuits to make a brown betty, based on recipes found in Rustic Fruit Desserts.
I took some peaches, cherries and apricots, macerated them in a little sugar, and poured them into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.
I crumbled the biscuit over the top and added pats of butter.
I baked it.
And ate it with some whipped cream.
It was good, not awesome, and that is probably why I didn't blog about it. The biscuit, while having great crunchy texture, doesn't have much favor on it's own and that was a problem. I debated putting the biscuit on the bottom of the pie plate and the fruit on top, and I think there's something intriguing about that idea I might revisit next summer. If any of you want to experiment with that, please do comment and let me know how it went.
I also baked the Upside-Down Sweet Cherry Cake from Rustic Fruit Desserts and it was delicious! There's orange zest and cinnamon in the yellow cake batter that plays well with the sweet cherries. I think I baked it when friends came to visit; it was a darn good cake. I bought more cherries fully intending to make it again but it never happened. Sadly, I have one super lame pic of the cake: the cherries in a dark kitchen lined up in the pan, waiting to be covered with a thick luscious batter.
I also baked Kate Coldrick's brownie/chocolate chip cookie cake thingy, and it was so super sweet. I also undercooked the brownie portion and wished in general I had stopped after making the chocolate chip cookie part.
But it does look pretty, doesn't it.
Well friends, that's it for now. I will try and be a better blogger as the holidays are coming and baking will probably happen more often now. Cross your fingers!