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{food} What I've Been Baking - Part 2

  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged: 

Welcome to Part 2 of my baking adventures!  If one benefit has come about from not leaving our house, baking is definitely it. It's gotten me to try recipes I've been meaning to learn for some time AND has gotten companies to release some of their most loved recipes! Disney Parks Blog has been sharing a lot of their classic recipes for fans to recreate at home.

Mickey Mouse Beignets
Back in April Disney shared their beignet recipe and I knew I had to make them! Unfortunately we didn't have vegetable shortening and the 2 times I tried to have someone on InstaCart buy it they couldn't find it...grr! So when Christian finally went to the grocery store - for the first time since we started isolating - I had him get me some along with heavy cream. When I first saw the recipe I also had him 3D print me some Mickey cookie cutters so I could do mickey shapes instead of regular beignet shapes (you can buy official ones here.)

Rosemary Focaccia Bread
Focaccia is one of my favorite breads so naturally I had to make some of my own. I found a recipe I liked on Gimme Some Oven and modified it slightly by adding some fresh oregano leaves from our garden in addition to the rosemary! Definitely want to make this again with different herbs - maybe some caramelized onions too, yum!

Pizza Express Doughballs
Pizza Express Doughballs are one of my must-get treats every time I go to London. Probably a good thing I learn to make them on my own as international travel will be weird for a while (not that I was planning a trip to London, but it’s always an option if I find cheap flights.) The recipe is in their highlights on Instagram - you can also find it here! Next time I make these I'm going to make them a little smaller and freeze half so we can enjoy them longer.

As Easy As Apple Pie's Moist Chocolate Cake (no eggs, no butter)
We made this cake when we had milk but didn't want to use up eggs or butter. It wasn't the best cake I've ever had but it was pretty good! Definitely needs the powdered sugar on top. We also added chocolate syrup to make it taste more chocolatey. Between this and the Depression Cake I shared in Part 1 I'd choose the DC every time.

Strawberry Rumble
A variation on this raspberry rumble recipe because we didn’t have raspberries. We also didn’t have sliced almonds for the top, which adds a nice texture. It was still delicious! My favorite part is the frosting - a simple Swiss Meringue.

Dark Chocolate Sorbet
Once we bought our fancy cocoa powder I decided to try my hand at making some ice cream! We don't have an ice cream maker but this was still super easy to make. It's SUPER rich so you won't need a lot to feel satisfied.

Pizza Crust
Pizza dough counts as baking, right? We usually buy our dough at the grocery store but since I have tons of yeast I thought why not!? This first recipe I tried was from King Arthur Flour. It was a little too crunchy for my liking and could use some more salt but Christian really loved the crispiness! When I ate my second half the next day it was softer and I enjoyed it more. Now I'm on the hunt for a super fluffy soft pizza dough to try.

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Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. I've been enjoying seeing your baking photos! I haven't branched out much - sticking with the easy things like cupcakes, cookies and boxed cake mix, haha! I did try a few different flour free cookie recipes at the start of Iso when baking products were hard to find, and I still regularly make my fave one even though the shortages are over now, in Queensland here at least.

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  2. Making your own pizza dough definitely counts as baking! We only had a few packets of yeast in the house and my father decided he suddenly wanted to bake bread every week (???) so I didn't get a chance to make the few things I wanted which require yeast. Putting that sorbet at the top of my list though!
    Chic on the Cheap


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