Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Becoming a baker!

I decided to become a better wife, and take a cluster in culinary arts up at the University, & I am loving it! Dan of course is loving it too, because he always gets to have something to eat up at school. So now I just love to make things! If anyone has any good recipes that they want to share let me know. They kind of have to be a little easy because well I am just a beginner, but i want to get really good, like my mom! This was my first attempt to make french bread, and it turned out great! i was actually really suprised. Now i know you are all probably like its not that hard, but for me, cooking doesn't come first hand, So this is an accomplishment.

Then I decided to make some banana bread, from a recipe that my sister megs has posted on her blog and it turned out so good! Dan even said it was better than his own mothers. It feels so good to be able to do something better than a mans own mother!!

Last of this blog entry is a sugar cookie recipe with the frosting. My friend Amber gave it to me to try and Holy cow they are so good! so give them a try and let me know how they taste! they are really easy to make and no refrigeration is involved, like other recipes! SO TRY IT!
you will need: 4 Eggs
3 cups sugar
2 cups butter
Mix those together until creamed
add to mixture: 4 tsp of cream of tarter
6 1/2 C. Flour
( Slowly put flour in, sometimes it doesn't need all the flour, so just kind of go by texture)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Cream all togethre, role it out and make into awsome shapes!
Then Bake @ 400 degrees, for 10-15 minutes (DO NOT OVER COOK)
2 TB real butter (melted)
2-3 Tb real Creme ( I put 2 1/2 and it was good)
then slowly beat in powder sugar until the texture is what you want


Danny and Celia said...

Lesli that bread looks delicious!
You make me want to cook something yummy!:) celia

Rasmussens said...

I have lots of yummy recipes. If I can make them believe me you can. I will bring them to Idaho when we come. Love you!

Marcy Cheney said...

Lesli...that french bread looks sooo good!!! I have never been able to make bread, so I'm quite jealous right now--JK! I love to cook other stuff tho and will send you some good recipes to try. Hope y'all have a great Memorial weekend. We love you guys...Aunt Marcy

Rebekah said...

Dan brought in the banana bread yesterday and I was like...ah! I need to make some! It looked amazing! (and judging from the way Dan ate everything he agrees!)

The Porter's said...

I just left the longest comment and it deleted!! Bummer! I'm very proud of you... whats the white stuff on the banana bread.. LOL LOVE YOU!

Hill said...

That french bread look like you brought it at the store! I'm very impressed. Hope that our families get together sometime soon.


Cisneros Family said...

Nice Buns sis. I am so proud of you and your cooking skills. Dan is very lucky. Love you.