Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cool 'new to me' cookbook

Recently Carol posted about a cookbook she found that was all about small batch baking.  The cookbook looked perfect for my diminishing size household so I hurried to purchase it using my 'soon to be worthless' Border's Plus reward card.  (Is anyone else as ticked as me about that whole thing?)  Such a disappointment to see the one and only bookstore within shopping distance closing.

Not to be a copycat but I wanted to show you how cool Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos is. 

The book recommends a variety of small pans and dishes to help bake 1,2& 3 serving desserts.  For cakes she recommends using cans....empty 14.5 oz cans.  Since I didn't want to wait until I had 2 empty cans that were the same size I made a stop at Walmart where I found an inexpensive set of 4 little spring form pans that looked just about right for cakes. 

Yesterday I baked the Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake.  It was quick and easy to mix up without getting out my big stand mixer.  The little pans made 2 perfect sized little cakes and I wasn't left with any odd sized left over ingredients...if you don't count the egg white.  I do need to find an 1/8 teaspoon for more accurate measuring, though.    
I had some left over chocolate frosting from making half moon cookies last week for a bake sale, so I didn't try one of the frosting recipes.  Here is my very cute little cake.  We thought it was very tasty and would nicely serve the 3 of us. 
The book is chock full of very tasty recipes.... pies, cakes, bars, brownies... all in a quantity to serve just a person or two.  I will certainly be trying more recipes from this book. 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recommendation. I'll have to go find this book now.

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  2. Oh, how cute that little cake turned out!! Makes me want to try another recipe from that book soon :)

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