12/14/2008

Gettin' busy in the Kitchen!!!!

he he! Nice title huh!!!!

I've been busy over the last few days spreading my culinary wings in the kitchen and loving the results!

For this years Ward Christmas Party I went all out and tried my hand at Home made Cream Puffs and Custard filled fruit tarts! I was literally in the kitchen for 4 hours with these tall orders! I was most worried and impressed with my cream puffs! They looked so legit when all was said and done and the last stripe of chocolate was drizzled and the last sprinkle of powered sugar placed!!!!!
The tarts were a little tricky too with delicate shells. I did have a few casualties that were happily gobbled up by my sue chefs! They looked too cute to eat but not a single one was left at the end of the night!


Then today for the first time I dove head first into baking bread! I swear a choir of Angels sang as I opened my new Kitchen Aid out of it's big box, thanks to my Dad and Kathy for the early Christmas Gift!I told you it would be de flowered before Christmas!!! I recently upgraded to the Mac Daddy of all Kitchen Aids. This thing is a beast! Our friends tipped us off on an Amazing, can't pass up, deal of a life time on AMAZON and we jumped on it! The results came in the form of this awe inspiring, Silver beauty I've affectionatly named Sally!
Sally and I became fast friends today as she and I whipped up our first few loaves of breads! Not too bad for my first try! I'd love any, I mean ANY tried and true recipes for bread!Send them my way!It's going to be our new Sunday tradition. To fill the house full of that one of kind fresh bread smell and see who can drool the most!

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Jeremy is drooling over the pics of the cream puffs! That all looks so good!

Jenks Family said...

I have 2 recipes that I love and change between depending on my mood. One is start to finish and delicious in 1 hour (no joke - unless you haven't ground your wheat yet and then add the time for grinding to the hour). The other takes a little longer, has much fewer and less expensive ingredients, and tastes slightly better - to me. email me if you want them amyjenks@gmail.com

Jenks Family said...

ooops...not done. I love your treats! You made them look professionally made! Great job. Love (and am a little jealous of) Sally. ;)

Mahana said...

Delicious is the word for those! Oh my. Can you send me a box next time you make those!? And I'm so jealous of your fantastic kitchaide. I want a new one so bad! I need a big mama version!

Momma Princess said...

All I can say is WOW! Those desserts are amazing. Congratulations on Sally, she's a beaut. Good job on the bread, I am amazed. It took me MANY tries! :)

{Melissa} said...

Holy cow, lady! You could sell those babies!

Stephanie said...

wow- you are amazing!

this isnt the same one you bought at walmart the day after thanksgiving?

e.brooke said...

Ok, so...I'm Elisa Hasslers sister in Montana, and I really need your cream puff and tart recipes!
If they are not top secret!
And if the pony express can get them to me via my email which is :
ebl@zipmt.com

You have a darling family and no wonder they are all smiling, when they have a mom who bakes like you do!

Kathy said...

Way to go Rebecca!! Good decision on the upgrade to Sally. It all looks great & DELICIOUS. I too am looking forward to fresh bread on Sundays, as I'm getting a new bread maker for Christmas!!! Keep up the good baking.

Jillyboo said...

you are making me so hungry. I have yet to do a single holiday baking pan! You are motivating me to get on it already.
I feel like i still need 3 more weeks, this holiday is coming up too fast.

Laura said...

I LOVE my kitchenaid.. Im currently designing the kitchen for my new house and I swear it is being completely designed around my mixer, LOL! Gorgeous food by the way!

Melanie said...

Good Job Girl!!! The cream puffs and tarts...can we say culinary materpieces?!! Very impressive! Good job on the bread too...I got a bosch last year and I understand the affection you have for sally. ;D I have a really great bread recipe...but I don't have time to post it right now..I will later though. :D

careymc said...

OK, you are officially getting the "Martha" nickname now. You are crafty, great at designing, now cooking?! C'mon!!! ;)

tara said...

dude. i have no words. i was proud of myself for making brownies (FROM A BOX!!) to go with our peppermint icecream last week. SERIOUSLY! i'm bummed i missed the big ward hallabaloo.

Megan said...

holy tasty lady! I LOVE cream puffs! I have a recipe for some honey wheat bread I'll send to you when I get back home, pretty tasty!