Wednesday, January 16, 2008
In a Baking Mood
These photos are actually from last Friday. My baby (who is 8 months old today!!!) came down with a little infection on top of teething, so I've been trying to comfort a very needy, cranky, baby on top of trying to keep up with school work.
Last Friday, before he got sick, I was in a baking mood. I started out wanting to bake my own bread, and pulled out my favorite baguette recipe from The Garden of Vegan or How it All Vegan, I forget which. I added sundried tomatoes to it, and saved half the dough for pizza.
Here is the pizza I made with the baguette dough. I got a fancy pizza pan and cutter with my new processor, so I wanted to try it out. This is my first time ever making a pizza completely from scratch. I usually buy the pre-made crusts and add toppings that way. This was much cheaper (besides the artichoke hearts, those are pricey, but they are also a MUST). On this pizza is organic pizza sauce, mushrooms, spinach, and artichoke hearts. I didn't think about the fact that mushrooms and spinach shrink when cooked, otherwise I would have added more. But it was still good for my first time.
Later on in the night, I got a craving for cookies. I used the chocolate chip cookie recipe from VWAV (Did you know I don't actually own that book, it is the library's copy and I keep renewing it!). Does anyone else have a problem with dryness from this recipe? I always have to add more liquid to it. I added about 1/4 c. or more of soymilk and about a teaspoon more molasses. These were my best batch EVER. The extra soymilk made them soooo soft. I really ate more than I should have!