The Journey of Baking


Outside of the writing, running and working I do – I’m trying to teach myself to bake.  In most cases this has turned out to be a disastrous attempt, like when I invented a dip that turned out to just be sludge. My failing due to baking is mostly due to the patience and lack of measuring tools.

So I’ve decided to invest in measuring tools, scour the best of Pinterest, and repurpose my running discipline for the hopes of baking magic in my mini-kitchen. I’ve challenged myself to a Baker’s Dozen Challenge, 13 recipes – success or failure you’ll see them here.

My first test, which agreed was ambitious proved to be successful. I made dulce de leche cookie bars, recipe can be found here.

To add a personal touch, I made the dulce de leche from Sweetened Condensed Milk. Mind you, I live in Harlem boarding Washington Heights so one would think I would be able to successfully find dulce de leche from the can, but I didn’t. So with Sweetened Condensed Milk, I poured it into an oven safe dish and baked, 375 degrees for about an hour and a half.



The bars were a hit!

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