Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Finds


So just one "Friday Find" this week- Baking From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan.

Lately I've been feeling like my blog could do with a little shaking up. So in an effort to inject some new energy (while keeping my focus on books) I went and joined Tuesdays with Dorie, a baking meme that uses a different recipe from this book each week.

The book is terrific- it's filled with great-looking recipes of everything from scones and cookies to fancy cakes, pies and tarts. And I love to bake. This past winter I took a four-session baking class at the Cambridge Culinary Institute, and just had a blast. Every Saturday night for a month or so, I'd spend five or six hours measuring, mixing, rolling out, kneading- and eating! We had sessions devoted to pate aux choux, breads, pies and cakes; everyone made different recipes each week and then we would sample and take home a little bit of each. I always bake up a storm around the holidays, birthdays and special occasions but I learned so much in these classes, and I'm hoping that the weekly assignments will be a great way to carry that enthusiasm forward.

I'm also hoping that it will bring some new life into my blog- and some new readers, too. So if you're new here and you were brought over by Tuesdays with Dorie, I'd love to know so I can visit you and see what you're all about, too!

You can go to ShouldBeReading.wordpress.com for more Friday Finds!