Thursday, December 14, 2006

I Am Not a Baker

When I was growing up Christmas was always a fantastic time of year. My Mum would spend hours baking wonderful cookies and squares for us, we were never without goodies. It was great, and I'll always cling to those memories. A pity Mary will have to do without similar memories. I do not reccomend attempting to bake Berlinerkranzer cookies. They suck. They're stupid and I hate them. I have made 24 of them, and the rest of the cookies I make for the exchange will be whipped shortbread. It doesn't get easier than whipped shortbread, I can do easy. I can also make mincemeat, and mincemeat tarts are easy if you use frozen pastry. That is all my family will ever get from me.

Goody, I cannot express how much you awe me with your cooking and baking things that don't come in packages marked Pilsbury.


J.S. Magruder said...

Don't be awed, I would never try making Berlinerkransers-what a pain in the behind. I'm impressed you made 24 feeling as awful as you do.

The only reason I can cook is because we live miles from civilisation and if we want fresh bread, I need to bake it. When I lived in Boston all our meals were delivered prepared to the door. We moved with the oven as clean as we found it.

If it makes you feel any better, I had a cake explode last week (I still have no idea what happened). Every time I turn the oven on, the house smells of smokey vanilla burning off the self-clean coating.

I can't imagine anyone turning their nose up at shortbread-everyone loves that stuff.

Lulu said...

I'm drooling just thinking about shortbread...