It’s hard to bake in small batches, but I love experimenting with desserts. Usually, if I don’t want to waste food, I have to eat a LOT of treats. That might not sound like hard-ship except: a) my thighs are going to have something to say about that many calories and b) no mater how delicious something is, even I get sick of it after a few days.
So I solved this problem by bringing baked goods into work at least once a week. This way I still get to play with my stand-mixer and never have to throw out uneaten sweets. I leave a plate of cookies or a batch of brownies in the kitchen and I’ve never gone home with anything but crumbs in my Tupperware.
As an added bonus, I’ve developed a reputation. Random colleagues have started referring to me as “the baker”. I often get expecting looks of “what did you bring me today?” when I come in the door. Of course there are those who feign disapproval for providing temptation, as if I’m secretly trying to fatten them up. But they’re not fooling anyone. They still sample goods!
This time I remembered to take pictures of my accomplishments as well, getting a few weird looks from my co-workers as I set up mini photo shoots with my food. Some look less pristine than I would like. Not all desserts survived the journey to work equally.
Here are a few of the treats I’ve brought in so far:
Cinnamon Glazed Scones
Chocolate Raspberry Marble Cheesecake Bars
Dark and Dangerous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Toffee Cookie Brittle
Apple Cranberry Muffins
Oreo Cheesecakes and White Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream Icing