Sunday, December 21, 2008

From Scratch

I don't know why, but I've been fascinated with baking lately. I love how the house smells when something is in the oven...it makes the holidays complete.

A couple of weekends ago, we went to a Christmas potluck and I wanted to try making pecan pie from scratch. It turned out beautiful with a honey brown crust and a delicious glaze to the pecans. Unfortunately...it tasted not as good as it looked. LOL! The crust and top layer of pecans were fine, but the filling was kinda gooey and...custardy? It made me kinda sad because I was truly looking forward to my first pecan pie this year, oh well-o.

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So, after this failed attempt at making the pie I was pretty nervous to make red velvet cupcakes from scratch. I found a Paula Deen recipe and here is the end result, decorated with chopped pecans and chocolate morsels. They tasted awesome to my biased palate :), but we'll see what my co-workers think tomorrow!

red velvet cupcake

4 comments:

issa said...

oooh that pie and those cupcakes look FANTASTIC!!! i'm a fellow baker myself!

Isis said...

they desserts look yummy.

shasha said...

oh man, I'm drooling, Miyu.

haha, that pecan pie was good on top though - it was just the inside - you can blame it on the recipe ;)

Paradis said...

Yummy!!!!!