I used to be a baking addict.
Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake…I couldn’t get enough. I made it all, all the time. No hyperbole, I baked something sweet at least once a day.
Holidays were my favorite, because I felt justified in feeding my obsession. What else is the end of the year for if not overindulging?
Slowly I moved away from a habit (compulsion?) that I never thought I’d escape. (Someday we might have a discussion about that journey, but today is not that day.) This holiday season has been seriously lacking in the treat consumption department, so today I decided I would remedy that. (I mean, Christmas is in two days so…)
Excellent, I thought. That looks so easy. It’s really not even baking at all.
Somehow, even though I followed the very simple recipe like a formula (well, sort of) , my top layer of white chocolate was quite sparse and well nigh impossible to spread. Also, there’s the simple fact that, instead of looking like a chocolatier’s holiday confection, mine looks akin to something Santa’s reindeer might vomit up after a particularly turbulent sleigh ride.
I feel so festive now. This almost makes up for the lack of snow.
(for more evidence of my culinary failure see also: breakfast from last week)
Do you have any have any holiday treats that promise results that are attractive enough to actually share with people? Lay ’em on me.