New York baking

I got an email from Matt today asking me what the first thing was that I was going to bake in New York. I have given it a little bit of thought, except that the apartment doesn’t have baking ingredients or baking pans although I could probably find a tray to bake cookies on.

However, I did use some baking ingredients the other night to make cheese sauce for Sunday night’s macaroni cheese dinner (should’ve just bought it in a box from the supermarket – there are all kinds of brands and sizes available!). Given the stories and pictures we’ve seen that depict all cheese in America as being orange, our cheese sauce was very white – the butter here is white and the cheddar was white. It was edible enough though.

And speaking of butter, we’re trying our way through tubs of butter substitute, you know, like the Olivio we use at home – the product labelled olivio here is VERY salty, and the other we’ve tried with the name ‘I just can’t believe it’s not butter’ (what a ridiculously long name, “hey honey, do we need any I-just-can’t-believe-it’s-not-butter?”) has a strange sort of raisiny taste and is quite slimy after it’s been in a sandwich all morning.

So much to get used to! Anyway Matt, who needs to bake when you can just buy a tube of croissant? Squirt it onto the oven tray and put it in the oven (no, we haven’t tried it!)

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#1 Jeffrey on 03.16.10 at 5:15 pm

oh you should buy some Pilsbury cinnamon rolls! They are so tasty and that creamy icing is my favorite breakfast from childhood 🙂

#2 Jolene on 03.24.10 at 7:27 am

Plain Pilsbury crescent rolls wrapped around Morningstar vegetarian breakfast sausages (thawed for about an hour; bake for 11 minutes) – is a REALLY good appetizer in a pinch. Pigs in a blanket!

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