Saturday, October 29, 2005

Gifts

I realized that I had a list (does 2 items constitute a list?) of gifts to bake today.
And I had fun with them. Don't I always? Baking is fun.

Anyway, I made 2 squares of pizza dough for a dear sister in Christ, Juliana, a batch of Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins for my neighbours, at my mom's request (but with pleasure) and Bocconotti Dolci for homegroup.

I'm too tired to post the recipes, so I'll just leave you with pictures. First.

Pizza Dough: The First Rise

I had some extra pizza dough, and I was getting hungry. So hey, why not?
I popped open a can of tuna, put them in a bowl, added some black pepper, basil and oregano. I folded the dough over a teaspoon of tuna and when I removed them from the oven, I had no idea what they were. They kinda popped open when they were baking, so I thought it appropriate to call them Tuna Pops. Yea I know, it's cheesy, but they were filling dough. (Geddit geddit? Filling... Dough... Oh nevermind.)

Tuna Pops

My mom wanted pizza with the works, but there weren't any mozzarella cheese and I didn't want to make some sauce for a 4 inch pizza.
It's amazing what you can find at the far corners of a fridge.
There was a tiny block of cheddar and Spaghetti Sauce in a Can.(Gasp! Sauce in a Can! Are you serious?!)
Aw heck, it's for a 4 inch pizza, I can live with using Spaghetti Sauce in a Can. (You hypocrite, you!)

Here's my niece, Cheyenne, hamming it up for the camera.





Yea, she liked it.

The Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins for my neighbours.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I was watching Avventura on Discovery Travel and Living and when the ever delightful David Rocco fussed over the Bocconotti Dolci(Sweet Mouthfuls), I knew I had to try them. Traditionally, it's made with a grape jam and chocolate filling, but I used a mixed berry jam instead. I have no idea how the texture is suppose to be, but they turned out to be like biscuits with a sweet center.
Bocconotti Dolci

I was still in a gift giving mood, so I had them all wrapped up to be taken to home group.

Now isn't that pretty?

Enjoy.

3 comments:

Teri said...

looks so delicious buddy.. could do with one of those right now ahah.. you'd better make them for me when i get back yeah.. the blog's looking fantastic by the way.. tres bien( very good in french) haha.. cheers buddy

J said...

what a beautiful and generous spread...the recipients are a very fortunate bunch!

Nicholas said...

teri: we can make loads of stuff, with the schedule that I now have. And you'll have to make me that roast beef of yours.

j: thanks j, it's always fun to bake for family and friends, hey? I couldn't possibly finish anything I bake myself.