I have to bring 3 dozen sqaures for this weekend’s craft show. I am not a baker. I love to cook, but baking for some reason stresses me out. Folding, cutting in, whipping, rolling, flouring, use cold untensils, light and fluffy, dropping a spoonful at a time….eeeek!! Give me a mix together and pour, a dash of this and a dash of that, salt & pepper to taste recipe anytime. Baking is just too finicky for me.
I’ve browsed through my Company’s Coming for Christmas Cookbook (actually it’s mom’s cookbook – I’ve just been borrowing it for about three years!) and found a recipe I’m willing to try. Not too many steps or ingredients. Not too complicated. For those of you on the edge of their seats now, I’ll keep you posted.
I have to go to the store for the ingredients, and I might just buy some squares for back up. I wish that I’d planned ahead and commissioned by buddy old pal, G, to bake for me. Now SHE’S a good baker and, for some reason, seems to enjoy the process.
G bakes with her daughter and turns it into a beautiful bonding moment. Unfortunately, because I’m already stressed about the baking process I become a little crazy. I’m pretty relaxed about banana bread now because we’ve made it so often, but I’m not sure how the squares will go. The children want to pour, and beat, and sift. Flour gets everywhere. I can never locate the correct measuring spoon. Whooooooooo. Breathe. It’ll be fine. We can do this…smile. 🙂