Baking and Burning

Last week, my friend Keely and I decided it was time to back up our hard drives onto DVDs and set about devising a plan to make it somewhat fun. Hmm, what about if we make cake or cookies too? Baking and Burning Day was born! The rules were now to be set.
Rule One: The cookies had to be easy so baking wouldn’t distract from burning the backup DVDs.
Rule Two: We had to use ingredients we already had in our kitchens and we both had to agree on the combinations.

We rummaged through the cabinets and found the ingredients for Keely’s family’s chocolate cake recipe so she set about making that while I started backing up. Due to the secret nature of some of the ingredients, I kept a discrete distance. I could discern that not one bit of clove, all-spice, or ginger is used, since those were ingredients we didn’t have on-hand. That narrows it down a little.

So, while the cake was baking and the DVDs were burning, we gazed at the ingredients spread out on the counter and tried to decide on appealing combinations for our cookies. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, two recipes came from our day and they will be shared in two posts in my blog, Cooking Peas & Qs.

A Spoonful of Sweetness


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