Baking Amy

A year of baking disasters and triumphs

About

I like to bake, I wouldn’t have a baking blog if I didn’t, but I also like and do lots of other things. I’m a Zoologist, I like to sew and I cycle (I can’t say I really enjoy cycling but I do it to stop my waist line expanding any more). Then there are my boys that I simply ADORE! At age three and almost two, they keep me very busy. With all this and a part time job, I don’t really have much time left to bake but this year (spurred on by the beautiful stand mixer my husband bought me for Christmas that he thinks I will never use), I am doing something that I have thought about doing for a while. I am going to bake something at least once a week and blog about it.

I’ve always fancied setting up a little business selling cakes, but I’m not the best baker in the world, although I do tend to get good comments on the things I bake. By the end of the year I’m hoping that I will have learned new skills and enhanced my existing ones to a point where I rarely have a baking disaster, or at the very least, I rarely over cook anything ever again! Then we will see about that little business venture.

I like to bake things that are a little bit different and I tend to prefer fruity things rather than chocolate. As I am quite a healthy eater not everything I make will be loaded with sugar as I have absolutely no will power when I have sweet things in the house. The salted caramel I made last year is testament to that, I had to give it away because I couldn’t stop eating it.

Some of the things you can expect from me this year are:

  • Healthy muffins and loaves that can be eaten guilt free (almost)
  • Cakes made with vegetables
  • Tarts
  • Biscuits
  • Bread (I’ve only used yeast once and I’m very keen to use it again)

I’ve already got my eye on lots of recipes such as pear and frangipane tart, ginger and Guinness cake, pumpkin cheesecake, pear and brie tart… might need to increase the number of kilometres I cycle in a week!

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