Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Oven = Tons of Yummies!

I have been baking up a storm! My fiancee and I just moved into a new apartment together at the beginning of the month and the change has brought me a wonderful opportunity in the form of a practically brand new oven. The oven I had been using previously never had any idea of what temperature it was or what is was supposed to be. As a result I was somewhat limited to cookies as they are much more forgiving than cakes and more delicate pastries (plus cookies still taste pretty good even when they are lightly burnt or a little dry). Well I have made up for all of the time spent with the crappy oven (2 years) in the span of the last month. Since moving in I have baked:

pumpkin scones (twice)
cinnamon scones (twice)
orange scones
graham cracker bundt cake
strawberry rhubarb pie
pumpkin pie
peanut butter oatmeal cookies
chocolate dipped peanut butter shortbread cookies
german chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, so maybe none or these items have really CHALLENGED the new oven. I haven't tried any souffles or cream puffs or anything, but nothing got burnt and nothing dried out and it all slid very nicely out or off of whatever it was baked in or on. The unfortunate thing is that most of these baked goods got eaten before they could be captured on film. I guess I will just have to make them all again so I can do a glorious photoshoot. So I know that my new oven can perform, and so can my glorious new kitchenaid (it has certainly been broken in) now the only question is; what to bake next?