So there are a lot of random things that are fairly common foods to make that I have never even attempted to bake/cook. I decided to record them on here – my goal is to attempt all of these before my (gulp) 26th birthday, which is in early September – so approximately 6 months. Hopefully having them here for all the world to see will give me extra incentive to actually try all these and not just resort to my tried & true recipes!
Without further ado, here are my top Foods To Make Before I Enter My Late-Mid Twenties.
The Baked Goods (aka the majority of this list)
· Fudge - I know, the simplest thing ever – or so I’ve heard
· Pillow Cookies - essentially a brownie stuffed into a cookie. I’ll have to save this for a diet-busting day
· S’mores Cupcakes – I love s’mores. I love cupcakes. These should make me ecstatic (which means “like, really really happy” as Deena from Jersey Shore taught us last night)
· Popovers – I’ve tried Jordan’s popovers in Bar Harbor. I don’t expect mine to be nearly this good.
· Layer Cake – I’ve never made one of these from scratch. I tend to stick to smaller, more manageable treats.
· Bread – I’d like to try honey wheat, but any (non-dessert) bread will do!
· Soft Pretzels – from SCRATCH (sorry Crate & Barrel, I loved your kit but it’s time for me to put on my big girl pants and venture into the great world of pretzel-making on my own!)
· Angel Food Cake – one of my favorite desserts when I was younger; I’ve always used the store-bought variety (I know, boo! hiss!)
· Shortbread – I LOVE shortbread, but have never attempted it. I once tried butter cookies and they were nothing short of a DISASTER; I think it scared me off all similar recipes.
· Cappuccino Cupcakes – a special request from my boyfriend, who is a weirdo and doesn’t like sweets, and usually just humors me by having a bite or two of my baked goods.
· Cake Pops – I love Bakerella’s website; and love looking at all the images of these cute pops. But I’ve always been too afraid/lazy to make them.
· Whoopie Pies - normal sized ones this time.
The “Real Food”
· Beef Stew – nice n’ hearty; I better make this before the weather warms up!
· Roast Chicken – yup.
· Soup – any soup. I’ve only ever used the canned variety. I’d like to conquer this; or at least attempt it.
· Macaroni and Cheese – the possibilities are endless.. truffle oil, bacon, spinach, oh my!
Obviously I’ll record my successes (and failures!) here. Godspeed to me!