Sunday, June 19, 2011

Here Comes The Sun

 Every day I eagerly check the 5 day forecast, hoping with childlike expectancy, that the predicted temperature will be at least 80 degrees. It's summertime. Don't the clouds and the sun understand? Well today I consulted my oh so smart phone and the next week is full of 80 degree weather. I'm so happy, I don't even care that it is practically raining right now!

In celebration, here is my newest project:

It will be a French themed summer! I'm going to start with vanilla bean cookies and a lemon custard filling. Mmmm. Two of my favorite flavors, so here's to a delicious union. The book advised me to start with a plain batch to test out my technique, but I prefer to jump into things head first (plus I want to taste those yummy flavors). I will be sure to document how they turn out and all the funny mistakes I'm bound to make!

And I will complete this baking challenge like any true French woman: in style. I own a couple aprons, such as this darling one my dear friend Bianca made for me:

and this one I picked up from a Japanese dollar store:

but I can't help but drool over these:

Could there be a cuter baking apron? I think I'm craving a cupcake now...

Wearing polka dots while baking? Classy.
Baked with love. A little 1960s vintage apron. The gauzy material, the red hearts, almost too beautiful to dirty while cooking, but I'd risk it.

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1 comment:

  1. This is so much fun, too! I can't wait to hear about your macaroon adventures and hope I will get to taste some of your successes at some point. And I love the aprons! You could be the inspiration to a whole generation of women to start wearing aprons in the kitchen again; your grandma used to wear them every day when I was a kid. I am loving your posts! Keep it up!