A couple of weeks ago, almost a month, really, I was asked if I would host the oldest group of young women in the ward for a baking night. I had signed up on a sheet at the beginning of the year to offer to work with the girls and their leader took me up on the offer.
I was a little excited because one, I love to bake; two, I love to be in charge; three, I made the girls cute little aprons because I'm now an obsessive sewer.
Anyway, when the night finally got here, back in September, Ross had mutual and was with the boys. My mom and dad came out to our house, got all three boys and took them on an adventure. To the mall. They rode the escalators, got a Mrs. Field's cookie and rode the little train around the main level. A win-win for everyone.
At our baking night we made three things all at different levels of difficulty.
Easy: Nutella filled puff pastries
Intermediate: Chocolate chip pumpkin blondies
Hardish: Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles.
There were four girls and two leaders who were able to come and the girls really did a good job baking up a storm in my kitchen. Thank heavens also for my double ovens. They came in pretty handy.
While our stuff was baking and chilling, we sat down at the table and had a little lesson about what different ingredients in baking do to your creations and why it's important to follow a recipe before you start to modify a recipe. We also talked about writing your own recipes.
It was a lot of fun. I had a great time. I'd love to do it again.