Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Favorite Recipe Book

I love this book!

As mentioned a hundred times previously, I hate baking. But I love to eat baked things. So this book and I are best friends. It means I can make amazing cakes and other stuff without measuring out flour, baking powder, and all those other annoying messy thing. All I have to do is mix in a few "special" ingredients, and eggs (always) and voila! Unlike most of my recipe books (which I enjoy collecting, reading, and collecting) this one has many of those slightly crumpled or stained pages from being left open on the counter in the hazardous baking zone.

Oh yeah. I'm proud of the used pages.

Here is a picture of one of the cakes I made recently.It was amazing. But my favorite is the Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting on page 64. Even more amazing. And this book has also taught me that those frostings in the baking aisle at the store are really gross. Well, I still use them for emergencies and stuff, but really, the frostings in the book are so much better. And they are usually easy with no cooking involved.

I love also this version. It hasn't been used as much becuase, while my world revolves around chocolate, my husband's does not. I try to keep the peace. But fortunately, the chocolateless cakes are so good I hardly notice!!!


  1. I swear those cans of frosting make me want to barf. I can only use homemade now.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful cake Julie! Seriously, should be a picture in the book.