Friday, December 04, 2009

Martha Stewart Baking Challenge

I thought I'd give a bit recap of where I am at on my challenge. (If you don't know what I am doing you can read here
1. Banana Nut Bread
2. Chocolate Frosting
3. Yellow Butter Cake
4. Ciabatta
5. Sugar Cookies
6. Rugelach
7. Banana Carmel Cake
8. Mascarpone icing
9. Pumpkin Bread
10. Pizza Dough
11. Chocolate Chunk Cookies
12. Honey Whole Wheat Bread
13. Coconut Cream Pie
14. Key Lime Pie
15. Candied Key Lime Slices
16. Individual Gingerbread cakes
17. Chocolate Ganache
18. One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
19. Swiss Buttercream
20. Chocolate Wafers
21. Coconut Pecan Caramel Sandwich Cookies
22. Martha's Birthday Cake
23. Almond Swiss Meringue
24. Almond Buttercream
25. Herb Baking Powder Biscuits
26. Lemon Curd
27. Pate Brisee
28. Cornmeal Drop Busicuts
29. Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
30. Banana Carmel Cake
31. Mascarpone Frosting
32. Caramel Sauce
33. Tart Dough
34. Lemon Curd
35. Tarte Tatin
36. Tomato Tart
37. Pate A Choux
38. Cream puffs
39. Pastry Cream
40. Chocolate Eclairs
41. Vanilla Whipped Cream
42. Pastry Cream
43. Baking Powder Biscuits
44. Parker house Rolls
45. Cranberry Zucchini Muffins
46. Coconut Cake
47. Seven Minute Frosting
48. Classic Angel Food Cake
49. Gingerbread Men

Both the Angel Food Cake (because I thought it would be harder to make) and the Tomato Tart (because it was really really good and I was expecting not to like it) surprised me.

I have learned quite a bit already! A lot about icings and frostings! And a lot about bread doughs and how my stove cooks!

I've been doing this about 2 months and I've made 49 of the 208 recipes. Over Christmas I can find lots of reasons to cook!

One this is there is a wedding cake recipe in there.... so I need someone getting married who wants me to make them their wedding cake and decorate it..... anyone know anyone who needs that in the next 10 months? :)


And since a post is more fun with a photo.....
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A recent from the last posted family session on my photo blog.

5 comments:

Tongue River Boulters said...

Yes I do a younger brother just got engaged and April is the month he will be visiting with you all soon. Kari

The Full Nelson said...

great picture! Looks like you're moving right along with the Martha Stewart Baking handbook. I need to make more of the recipes. I made her shortbread the other day and ended up eating the whole batch myself!

Let the party begin... said...

I've only made a couple of things that you've listed so it's a good thing I wasn't taking he challenge,lol. Reagan must be loving all the benefits. I never had a real wedding cake when I got married. Would that put me in the "wedding" cake running?

meg said...

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Marie said...

You have a very lucky family! I'm sure mine would love me to do that Martha challenge.

I'm surprised you made the tomato tart if you didn't think you'd like it. Very brave.