So it turns out that instead of Seasonal Affective Disorder, the Stewartluenza of the Holiday season has re-reared its ugly head.
In the past couple of weeks, I have made....
Oatmeal Maple Buttercream Whoopie Pies....though they got eaten too quickly to take photos of once they were actually pies.
Flourless Whiskey Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Frosting....in Jars. For the record, I will probably only be making cooked frosting from
now on. It was so easy and tasted better than the buttercreams I've
tried (and failed) to make. And holy cow! Baking in jars is fantastic
for camping trips!
And a whole bunch of persimmon flavored things.
My coworker gave me a bag of theses puppies last week and I have been trying to come up with ways to use them up. I hate to waste fruit and vegetables; unfortunately it happens a lot since I am the only eater of fruits and vegetables in my house. Well, the only eater who isn't begging during dinner or stealing from the grocery bag.
The first persimmon thing...and my first attempt at such a baked good....persimmon scones from the Cute Little Shop Girl.
I added a bit too much milk, but this did not stop them from being completely consumed within 24 hours of baking. There will be more scones in the future, though perhaps not such a large batch.
Then I tried my hand at...also a first attempt at such a baked good...a persimmon apple tart. I've never made a tart, but since I just bought myself a tart pan, I thought it would be a good time to try.
Then I made some persimmon crisps, topped with cinnamon from the Kitchn.
To round out the weekend of persimmons, I made persimmon chutneyNutritionElla's blog to put on top of garlic studded pork tenderloin.
Paula Deen while I was mid-pie making.
To that end, I am experimenting with recipes from a few places specifically dedicated to making less-than-army-size portions of desserts. Small scale dessert recipes is a novel concept for a gal with Oklahoma blood. Desserts for two? You mean one for me and one for you, or two for me and I just tell you about it?
In between all of this baking, I did manage to get in some climbing, a run, and a hike...perhaps it will all equal out?