Today's adventure consists of homemade muffins and Stromboli dough in the process.
I don't get a whole lot of time to do much baking or cooking, so I try to seize the moments that I can.
This morning I was able to try a new recipe and use up some dried fruits and over ripe bananas. It made a delicious batch of muffins and the recipe I definitely plan to come back to sometime.
I hand kneaded my Stromboli dough and now have it rising in a bowl. I am looking forward to some Stromboli later today, using a recipe that my family has used for many years now and was passed on to us from friends who also loved the recipe.
I love exploring new recipes and finding which ones work and which ones don't. But there is always a place for the old tried and true recipes, as well.
Trying new recipes is like starting new adventures and creating new memories. Some of those memories will be sweet and delicious and you will want to come back to them while others you will wish to forget as soon as possible. Yet it creates a memory nonetheless.
While, on the other hand, using the recipes that you have always none and always loved is like taking a step back in time. Remembering the days of long ago when you baked that same thing with a sister or for a special event.
The old recipes are like looking into the past, while the new recipes are like stepping into an unknown future.