Sunday, October 27, 2013

everyday vita: fall words of wisdom

This week, I came up with five words of wisdom that I wanted to share with you all. 
  1. This morning, I made this crazy, twisty chocolate babka with challah dough from one of my favorite cookbooks, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.  Tbh, I thought it would be a total disaster because I left the dough out overnight (instead of the recommended 2 hours).  I decided to bake it anyways and it was yummy.  Good call Erica.  Always give even the most questionable dough a chance -- it might surprise you.
  2. I've been watching the World Series this week.  On Wednesday, my dad bought me this snazzy, green Red Sox hat, and we won 8-1 against the Cardinals.   A new hat can make a big difference in your life.
  3. I went to the pumpkin patch with Edo yesterday.  I am  not a fan of carving pumpkins.  One, I have terrible carving skills, and two, when you carve them, they get all sad and mushy 10x faster. I really want to make a minion pumpkin like this one. And it requires no carving whatsoever.  Pumpkins don't always need to be carved.
  4. In the spirit of fall, I whisked up a batch of my apple brownies -- they're like apple pie in portable brownie form.   At Panera with the You-Pick-Two meals, I always get an apple on the side.  This time, I stuffed the apple in my purse and made these brownies with it.  Panera apples are good for baking.
  5. I was planning on making pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting this week.  However, when my cupcakes had cooled and were ready to be frosted -- it was already 11 p.m. and I was not in the mood to put pants on and go to the supermarket.  So, I just piped my classic, Nutella buttercream on top.  It was a little weird, and I didn't know how they would be received by the general public at the Varsity Baseball Bake Sale, however, people kept coming up to me in the hallways telling me how genius they were... It's good to be a little weird sometimes.
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8 comments:

  1. mmmmmmmmm that chocolate babka! So glad you baked it!!!!

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    1. I am too! It's almost all gone now! Oops... :)

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  2. I wonder how apple brownies taste like! And I'll be cheering for the red sox! I'm a Giants fan and we didn't do so well this year but oh well we'll do better next year ;)

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    1. Definitely give them a try! They're basically like chewy little squares of apple-pie like goodness! Glad to have another fan out there :)

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  3. Ah I love all of the baking that you squeeze into your life. Sounds so exciting to try all of these new things and make lovely goodies to eat! I hope you have a lovely Monday :)

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    1. You too! Thanks so much -- when it's a passion, it's easy to squeeze a dozen cupcakes or two into those little breaks in the day.

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  4. that bread sounds amazing! and looks amazing too. i love pumpkin patches as well, and we didn't even cut all of our pumpkins this year either!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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