Here are a few things I've made these last couple of months:
|Vanilla cupcakes with green tea frosting|
|Caramel pumpkin bar & pumpkin spice marshmallows|
I accepted a request to provide some refreshments for a small event and with work being extra busy (resulting in me being extra tired), I didn't plan things out as thoroughly as I should have. I was forgetting things, running late, and changing things because I'd never used these recipes before. It turned out really well in the end (thank goodness).
The caramel pumpkin bars (religiously following Joe Pastry's recipe) were amazing. One of the moms came over and told me, "I don't usually like pumpkin pie but this one is really good." A couple of foodie friends agreed that this stood out from all the other pies they'd eaten. All I can say is that this is one good recipe.
Oh, the apple tart. I really wanted to braid this tart but I also wanted to try out a different pie crust recipe. Unfortunately, the recipe didn't yield enough dough and it was quite difficult to roll out. So I adapted a plan B and made galettes filling it with Rose Levy Beranbaum's apple pie filling including that caramel one creates with the juices from the macerated apples.
|Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting|