I love starting a new month! And November is a great one: autumn is in proper swing, the leaves (well, the few leaves that are falling near my office in Hammersmith) are turning orange and brown and Thanksgiving is on its way. I miss Thanksgiving as a holiday quite a bit (but will be more on this towards the end of the month).
So how am I feeling and what am I thinking about this month?
Well, I’m thinking about brownies. Most notably, Linda Collister’s Brownie Bliss. Brownies are such a winter food to me (they make me think of being snuggled under a duvet with some chocolate) and I love the idea of being able to expand beyond my standard brownie recipe and the usual blondies. London bakes has done some creative adaptions of the brownies, so I’d really enjoy expanding my base brownie range.
Jenny Flake’s The Picky Palate Cookbook. Beardy boyfriend has a very picky palate and I find that meals which are targeted at 10 to 12 year old boys seem to be a big hit with him. He really loves recipes by the Pioneer Woman and this seems to be the same kind of easy, man-friendly food. So I’m really eager to give it a try. One of the best things about having bloggers write cookbooks is you know that you enjoy their taste in food. So, since I like her blog, I have high hopes for the book!
Bakerella’s Cake Pops Holidays. Bakerella is my favourite blogger of all time. She’s the one who got me interested in food blogging and I am constantly despairing when I see that I have in no way lived up to her amazing decorations (she has SO MUCH more patience then I ever have!). But I love the idea of making a bit more holiday cake pops and doing something special for my friends that they can take home and enjoy. Hopefully this help me be a little more patient in making cake pop creations!
There’s this chocolate mould (I love the cute idea from Love from the Oven of making nose and moustache cake pops), these pretzel moulds (as you may have seen, the mummies I did for Halloween went over very well!), a Christmas whoopie pie pan and this Christmas loaf pan. What can I say? I’m in the Christmas mood.
What are you coveting this Christmas?