Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today I'm baking Orange Chocolate Checkers for Home Ec 101's Sweets For The Season. Let's just say they turned out better than our ramshackle gingerbread house!
Cheat: I never have unsweetened chocolate on hand, so I substitute 3 Tbsp. cocoa + 1 Tbsp. shortening!
Lately I'm experimenting with frugal flavors, using baking extracts I bought on clearance: mint, lemon, maple, walnut and rum.
It's so easy to get a variety of flavors from basic recipes--without relying on pricey nuts and chocolates.
What's your favorite flavor extract, and how do you like to use it?