Category Archives: Baking

Baking has been a part of my life as long as woodworking, maybe longer.

Brown Sugar Cookies

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Brown Sugar Cookies

With the power back on, its time to replenish the cookie cupboard. ­čÖé I had spied this┬áBrown Sugar Cookie recipe in the Company’s Coming Cookies recipe book a few days earlier. This afternoon after lunch, with the oven still warm from lunch, I took a crack at making these treats.


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homemade flour tortillas (bannock)

Spent Saturday morning doing some bread baking. Made our 4 loaves of bread for the week, and also made 8 pizza shells and a dozen sub buns. On top of that we made some pita wraps, also called flour tortillas or bannock. Super easy to make. The hardest part is rolling them out flat. So we made a video where the first half simply shows me rolling them. The trick is to keep dusting the shell, and flipping and moving it while making it thinner.

Peach Amaretto Jam

We tried a recipe online, that was featured on CTV Canada Am. Peach Amaretto Jam.  It sounded good and amaretto in small amounts can add an interesting flavour. The recipe called for 1/3 cup. If I had my time back I would not have put that much, if any. So while the recipe worked to make 7 cups of jam, the flavour of amaretto is too powerful.

bannock pita shells first time making them

Made some of these pita shells for supper after seeing a commercial for A&W’s┬áChicken Bacon Wrap Sandwich. Never made the shells before. Super simple recipe and they bake on the stove top in a frying pan 60 sec one side, 30 sec on the other. The shells with the darker spots had the best flavor so I’ll be sure to darken them some more next time I┬ámake them.

pita shells
homemade pita shells