June 26th, 2008


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I baked bread yesterday and it was delicous. I've never baked true bread before and it was ways easy.

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and my lemon-mint mayo

2 lg Egg yolks
1/2 ts Dijon mustard
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
3/4 c Fresh mint leaves, loosely
1 c Vegetable oil

MINT MAYONNAISE in a blender or food processor, combine the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, and mint. With motor running, add the oil in a slow stream and blend until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.

I used olive oil for my veg. oil because it's delicious like that. Also I let it chill before I used it so it could get a little more spreadable.

it's delicious!
Bird Boy

Edible jigsaw puzzles!

My friends and I put on a gig night/party in South London last night. We've been doing them every month but as it's the summer now, and all the students have gone home, it was the last one we'll by doing for a while. Every time I do some sort of in-theme baked treats for the punters, and this being the last one I wanted to do something really fun. The theme was "Conceptual Meltdown", so, conceptual cookies!

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I can't possibly describe how much fun these were to do, and play with!

By the way, sorry about the bad quality of some of these pictures, dark venue, no natural light, slightly drunken state etc etc.

Homemade Rabbit Treats

Smack Snacks

I'd never even thought of posting this here until I saw the entry for homemade dog treats. I figured this would be worth posting because with over 8,000 members, certainly someone must have a pet rabbit. :)

This is my recipe for homemade rabbit treats. It's a bit time-consuming and makes a big mess, but it's worth it because it's so much healthier than treats sold in stores (which are usually the rabbit equivalent of donuts and candy bars). My three bunnies go CRAZY for these snacks, and Amy Sedaris' rabbit, Dusty, goes so bonkers for these that Amy put the recipe in her hospitality cookbook, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. So if you have a pet rabbit (or have a friend who does), you might want to give these a shot.

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I need your input bakebakebake!

For my husband's surprise party next month I wanted to set up a cupcake bar. I wanted at least 3 different types of cupcakes and 3 types of frostings. What are you favorite cupcake-frosting combos? Which combos are interchangable?

I didn't want to do just plain jane vanilla or chocolate but I would. I would prefer to make my own but box-mix suggestions are cool too.

If you have a boss recipe, I would appreciate it, but I really am just looking for flavors that go together.

ETA: I have pretty much settled on vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with lavendar, vanilla buttercream, peanut butter and chocolate frosting. I may do a lemon frosting too because that sounds delicious.

I'm still open for recommendations though!
Gustav Klimt

Dog Biscuits


I have started to bake my own dog biscuits. You can them as a supplement to fresh meat, and your dog can avoid all the nasty and potentially carcinogenic ingredients in store-bought food.

This recipe is easy and can be stored in your fridge. You'll save a huge amount of money too. I invented the following recipe by combining some pre-existing ones, plus some of my own ideas.

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Do your pet and favour and make him some! Your dog will have a better meal and your kitchen will smell like delicious bread.