This week, the postman has been kind to me and left me presents (well, not from him, but you know)!
For instance, I finally used the free giftcards I received from the King Arthur Flour demonstration towards the purchase of a food scale, decorating tips and a yeast measuring spoon which came earlier in the week:
I bought the food scale so I could make European recipes and recreate the uh-mazing molten chocolate cake we had in Florence last Christmas:
Ale’s dad arranged for us to take a cooking lesson with his chef friend! That’s actually one of the cakes we made! It’s one of those little lava cakes with the gooey chocolate center. And even though we took home the recipe, I haven’t made it because the ingredients are measured by weight, as are most European recipes and yes, it’s taken me a year to order a freakin’ scale but whatever, now it means you get to learn how to make the amazing chocolate cake thing too!
I ordered the decorating tips go along with my new year’s resolutions, as you may recall. And lastly, the yeast measuring spoon is for bread making convenience. I’ve got a bag of yeast in my freezer and now it’ll be a cinch to measure out the right amount of yeast that’s found in those little packets at the grocery store. I guess that’s my way of telling you that you’ll also get to witness my attempts at bread making on the blog too, lucky you 😉
BUT I’ve saved the best for last! I also received something even better than a present to myself (see above) which was mail from my BFF (Best Blogging Friend) Jess!
How awesome is she?! Thanks lady!! Can’t wait till we do have a cup of coffee (or margaritas) together!
Have you gotten any fun mail as of late?