…of Baking, that is. (man, I’m just a riot, aren’t I! Not to mention COOL and so up to date on 5th grade reading list references… )
Starting around 5 o’clock this evening – I got down to some WAY overdue baking – and it went on for about 3 hours straight!
Since ya’ll may know what a “talented” (read: inept) baker I am, I thought I would share with you my trials and tribulations of this evening…and actually – I was 2 for 2 today – with SUCCESSES – HOW ABOUT THAT?!
I made these a few weeks ago and they where a hit – so I figured I’d could pull it off again!
Candy Assembly Line:
Tray 1: out of the oven and successfully topped! The combo of Kisses and PB&J M&Ms (that’s a lot of letters!) Tray 2: Reese’s Cups (and a few Rolo’s snuck in too), topped with almonds The 2nd recipe I tried out tonight – I’ve had my eye on for a LONG TIME, I just haven’t had the time to take the plunge. The very second I read this post over on Matt’s blog – I knew I HAD to make these Gluten-Free Carrot Coconut Macaroons!
Ingredients: I followed Christine’s recipe to a “T” – so head over to No Meat Athlete and check it out if you want the full recipe!
I also got a chance to test out this awesome sample I got from Xagave:
This stuff ROCKS! I OBVIOUSLY had to taste test the macaroons when there were finished – and I’m CERTAIN I could pass these off as a “normal” recipe to my family and friends! I can’t wait to test Xagave out in my coffee tomorrow!
Macaroons all rolled and ready to go in the oven: Fresh out of the oven, half drizzled with chocolate, half nekkid! Like I said – being that I’m shipping these off to friends – I couldn’t let them go out my door without taste testing at least one! I’m in LOVE! I think these look so pretty and fancy – and if I CAN BAKE THEM AND NOT SCREW THEM UP – you know it’s an easy recipe! To me – they tasted like a piece of carrot cake, smushed together with a coconut macaroon – dipped in chocolate – HEAVEN! Enjoy!