Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sew ReInvented Audrey - The Baker?

I challenged myself this year – to spend less time at the mall, or in stores, or just wasting my life "shopping".  This life is so crazy because --> the more I buy, the more I need. 

Except, I didn’t grow up like this.

So, last year I started sewing – again.  I mean this is “SEW ReInvented Audrey.”  But, I also want to explore different areas of home making.  I feel like it’s a lost art.  And, I LoVE art.

But, baking? 

Uhh, girl - you don't know nothing about baking (I know double negative).  And, well - that was TRUE.  I'm not perfect, but I'm learning.  I do need to say "thank you" to Ms Cathy Rudick at my job for taking the time to explain some "baking basics".  That really helped!

So far, I’ve made 3 exceptional baked goods (if, I must say so myself)….
1)      Blueberry Muffins – Although, I used a box recipe – it was absolutely delicious.  I’ll will make these again!
2)      Homemade White Bread – I’ve never done this before, so I was unsure.  But, the bread was absolutely delicious - and, I got to beat some frustrations out on the dough.  Hard and crusty on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  I used some Honey spread and Apple Jelly – and, it was so, so good.  Will I make this again?  Yes, but preferably when I have guests.  I made one loaf, but it’s best if you eat it in the first 3 or 4 days and it was just way more bread than I could handle by myself.
3)      French Baguette – I purchased this at the bakery, but I still had to bake it when I got home.  This bread was so good.  And since it’s a skinny baguette, it wasn’t too much for me over the course of 2 or 3 days.  Oh yeah, if I catch this on sale again (it was $1.00 the last time) – I will make this again!

As I’m posting this – I realize that I haven’t taken any pictures of anything that I’ve made.  I’ll try to remember to take pictures next time.

ReInvented Audrey


  1. Congratulations on taking steps to right your financial situation. Keep up the good work that you've started.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I really appreciate it.