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How’s about a little baking school update? I’m on a new team – there are four of us. We’re basically the Spice Girls. There have been some oven mitt hive-fives and baking success all round. In the past three weeks we’ve learned to make: pain au levain, pain rustique, pain pugliese, ciabatta, gluten-free baguettes and flatbread, gluten-free muffins and cakes, sweet dough, bagels, pretzels, english muffins and pizza dough. It has been epic fun. Next week, we hit the Station of Dread. I don’t know what happens over there but there have been tears and a LOT of cursing. Yikes.
I’m also learning all about spreadsheets and other computery stuff. So now I’m organizing my entire life into columns. We’ve started our small entrepreneurship class, which means we’re working on business plans and generally getting our creative on. And finally, our communications class will be focusing on human relations. Because the worst part about working with the public is the public.
Next, I would like to apologize for many years of wishing for snow days. It was very selfish – I realize this now. I have to leave my house before dawn every day, and I’ve had a few white-knuckle drives to school in the snow and ice. I basically weep the entire time. I love, love, love snow days, but colleges and universities don’t get them. I guess people only care about little kids. Huge mistake, as I don’t know very many of those little crappers who would bake you anything. Nothing I’d eat, anyway.
So, I offer up these cookies AS A REPLACEMENT FOR SNOW. Mrs. Rutherford made them for 2.0 at Christmastime. They were pretty awesome, so I asked her for the recipe. I’m going to give you the link below – I didn’t really change anything, but I’ve made some notes for you. The cookies are a nice, tender, vanilla-y cookie, dipped in a tart lemon glaze and then dipped in coconut. Easy, and pretty adorable on a plate.
Also, last week I walked into the men’s washroom at school. I thought I was walking into the dish pit. I was not.
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Snowball Cookies – click here for the recipe from Sweet Potato Chronicles
Head on over to Sweet Potato Chronicles for the recipe – there’s a lot of cool stuff over there. When making the snowball cookies, I recommend breaking the butter and cream cheese up into small pieces when adding them to both the cookie dough and the glaze – it makes them easier to incorporate. I also found that I had a lot of glaze leftover, so you might consider halving the recipe. I didn’t use the full amount of coconut recommended either. I’d just put a nice pile in a dish and add more as required. Go forth and bake!