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!

9 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The pictures on the Tuesdays with Dorie site (http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/) really should not be legal! It's really a wonderful site, and I'm sure your experiments with the recipes will be fun to follow!

bermudaonion said...

That book looks fabulous!

Julie said...

Can I come to your house??? Sounds delicious:)

gautami tripathy said...

Yummy find!

Finder's delight

Nicole said...

I'm looking forward to seeing some of your recipes. I had been eyeing that meme myself but just haven't taken the plunge to commit as of yet. Maybe I will be inspired.

Frances said...

Love that you reached out in this direction, and that you want to shake things up a bit. Been feeling the same lately myself. If you are in the mood for some great family/food/creativity blogging check out Molly Irwin's blog for some inspiration -

www.mollyriwin.typepad.com

Happy reading!

Frances said...

Oops. Typed it in incorrectly.

www.mollyirwin.typepad.com

Blodeuedd said...

mmmmm, yes cake for me please :D

Ali said...

This is a great idea, and I would steal it from you if I didn't know that I would buy all the ingredients one week, finally bake last week's item the following week, and get around to blogging about it two weeks later. Looking forward to experiencing it vicariously through you!