Whew! So I’m a bit behind, but I had kind of a crazy two weeks.
Things are starting to look up a in the job field. I got hired by a wholesale baking company who’s original head baker ended up getting fired the week after I started…
So after a rocky beginning I am now heading up the operation myself.
It’s going to be different that what I’ve been used to for the past couple of years, but I’m really looking forward to getting back into baking a variety of different tasty treats. The company is in its early stages still, and now with the former head baker gone there will be a lot of opportunity to get creative and bring in my own recipes and style. I am quite excited to be part of a new business that is just starting out. I am also really looking forward to being part of a small team that is all working towards a similar goal. I realized that being in a restaurant environment, and being the only one doing what I was doing was a bit isolating and lonely. I guess I’m saying I look forward to having co-workers who can directly relate to the baking life. Look for Two Crows Bakery items coming soon!
What I made the past two weeks
The dandelions in my yard have exploded recently, so I decided to make some dandelion jelly. I used a variation of a Martha Stewart recipe, but used about twice the amount of dandelions (it seriously didn’t even make a dent in the amount we have growing) and half the amount of sugar. Because of this I think my pectin amounts were a bit off, so it came out a bit looser than I wanted, but the flavor is absolutely perfect. It has an amazing likeness to the flavor of honey, and would make a great vegan substitute. I drizzled some over some yogurt and berries for breakfast. So tasty. You can also skip the extra steps needed to make jelly and just make some dandelion tea. Dandelions are not just weeds!
Ever since I learned how to make ice cream, it is always requested at family gatherings. For Easter this year I threw together delicious buttermilk praline ice cream with caramel and walnuts. I forgot to take a picture, but maybe I’ll remember next time.
Coupla cuuute cakes this past week!
This is just a bonus if you’ve made it this far…
I came across a man selling this precious Siberian husky puppies earlier last week. I just couldn’t not stop and hold them. Much need puppy therapy.