Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Top 100: Update #4

Time for another My Top 100 list update. (Update #3) (Update #2) (Update#1) (Initial List)

I cannot believe I developed this concept 20 months ago.  Time definitely flies.  Though I have conquered only about half of the list, I have been doing substantially more baking in the recent year(s).  I have been trying variations on different recipes and new recipes just alike.  I even bake so much (sometimes) that I am unable to post about it all here!  I keep thinking one day my officemates will tell me to stop bringing in treats; but that day has not occurred (yet).

This list was about challenging me to do new things.  As I begin to conquer the remaining items, I feel ready and up to the challenge.  Some of the things left are (obviously) the most challenging items to complete.  I guess that is why there may have been some mild procrastination in attempting to make them (yes, I am talking about the bread items made with yeast).  Nevertheless, I will procrastinate hesitate no longer… I will accomplish everything on this list.  I still do not have deadline in mind, but I am constantly working towards the finish line.  I am definitely the tortious, not the hare.  Slow and steady may not win the race, but it will definitely finish it.

Updated List:

Cakes, Cupcakes, and Mini-cakes
Moist Yellow Cake
Red Velvet Cake (New Recipe)
Carrot Cake (New Recipe)
Rum Cake
Petit Fours
Confetti Cake
Crumb Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Jelly Roll
Multi-Tired and Decorated Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Marble Cake
Yule Log
A Birthday cake for Mommy
Cake in a Jar (I still want to send it by mail in the future)
Almond Cake
Fruit Flavored Cake
Zebra Cake
Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes
Honey Spice Cake
Tres Leches Cake
Coconut Cake (from “Good Eats”)
Checker Board Cake

Icing, Frostings, Cake Coverings, and Fillings
Whipped Cream Frosting
Pour Fondant
Italian Style Buttercream
French Style Buttercream
Swiss Meringue Buttercream (New Recipe)
Chocolate Buttercream
Chocolate Icing made with Melted Chocolate
Coconut Pecan Frosting (Icing for German Chocolate Cake)
7 minute or Fluffy Boiled Frosting
Fresh Strawberry Frosting
Fruit Puree Filling
Lemon Curd Filling
Fondant on a Cake

Pies, Pastries, and All Things Flaky or Fluffy
Peach Hand/Fry Pies
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Doughnuts (Baked)
Doughnuts (Fried)
Sticky Buns
Cinnamon Rolls
Croquembouche-Cream Puffs
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Double Crust Pie
Latticed Top Pie
Pecan Pie
Cream Pie (36. Accomplished Sept. 3, 2011, for my mommy’s birthday)
Funnel Cake
Crack Pie
Ol’ Fashion Apple Dumpling

Cookies, Bars, and Brownies
White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie (New Recipe)
Traditional French Macrons
Lemon Bars
Graham Crackers
Short Bread
Whoopie Pies
Checker Board Cookies
Stained-Glass Cookies

Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, and Muffins
Orange and Cranberry Muffins
Rosemary Bread
Hot Cross Buns
Potato Bread
Pumpernickel Bread
Monkey Bread
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Blueberry Muffins (34. Completed July 29, 2011.  Sorry, no pictures=no blog post)
Streusel Topped Muffin (35. Ditto)
Lemon Poppy Muffins
Bran Muffins
Cheese Bread

Desserts That Are Creamy and Ate With a Spoon
Banana Pudding (from scratch)
Chocolate Soufflé
Crème Brule
Bread Pudding
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
Chocolate Lava Cake
Fried Ice Cream

Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Browned Butter and Sage Sauce
Vegetarian Pot Pie
Spring Rolls

All Other Wonderful Things
Caramel Popcorn
Corn Dogs
Gingerbread House
Fruit Leather
Peanut Brittle

1 comment:

  1. i swear you've already done 90% of this list by now! :P you keep baking and I'll keep salivating!