- I'm part of three baking groups (Sweet Melissa Sundays, Heavenly Cake Bakers, and Avid Baker's Challenge) and I'm the administrator of ABC.
- I met wonderful food bloggers from all over the world who share the same passion for cooking and especially baking. Some of them I proudly consider my friends.
- Thanks to my fellow baking group members, I've tried numerous recipes that I wouldn't have considered otherwise (chiffon cake, preserves, yeast recipes).
If I could pick only one recipe from the entire year, that I think shows the most progress in my baking skills, it would have to be my mom's Orange-Scented Sweet Yeast Rolls. When I made these rolls in the past, they were dense and hard. You could seriously hurt somebody with them, ha ha! A few months ago, I made them with my mom while on vacation. About a month or two ago, I made a couple batches on my own. They were light as a feather, soft on the inside, with a slightly chewy texture, not too sweet, with a wonderful orange flavor. I was very happy with the result. Try it for yourself. You can find the recipe HERE.
|Some topped with cinnamon-sugar and some topped with pearl sugar|
|Light, airy, and orange-y :o)|