Sometimes I go through food streaks. They come over me every once in a while, and there's no stopping once they've started. I zone in on one type of food or dish, and I cant stop making it in every form it comes in. Recently I've been on a baking streak, and I fear the end is not in sight.
On baking streaks I read every book on baking I have, fascinated by all of the complex processes that occur when heat meets batter. I think that every recipe I pass over MUST be tried, as if there was no other alternative. I MUST try it and I MUST bake it. Or else I will NEVER know what it's like to make it or what it tastes like. (!!!) You can imagine the anguish.
My oven gets a workout and my kitchen becomes dominated by smells of browning sugars and butter. Before I know it the counters are overflowing with full cooling wracks and dirty measuring cups. I feel kind of like the Cat Lady... But instead of cats and milk bowls all over my house, they're treats from the oven. Maybe that just makes me the Crazy Food Lady? Anyway, all I have to say is God bless the freezer.
My latest fixations have been Bread and Cookies. I think that the smell of freshly baked bread is next to hallucinogenic, let alone eating a warm slice, and cookies... well, cookies are just delicious. If you don't like cookies, I don't know if I can trust you. That's all.
With these food streaks come marathons of photo shoots of the final products. The other day I baked a loaf of bread and ended up with 75 photos on my once blank memory card. What? How did that happen? I didnt know whether to be embarrassed or impressed. Not many people could have 75 different visions of a loaf of bread. We'll call it special.
The following are some of the recent recipes I've made with their respective photo shoots. Enjoy, and seriously try these recipes out. Theyre as delicious as they look.
Multigrain Molasses Bread