Is it really December? It really can’t be. But the calendar doesn’t lie, and neither does my email inbox that’s flooded with subject lines like Hurry Up and Buy Now Because This is the Best Christmas Sale Ever.
So you know what that means. It’s time to start cranking out the sugar cookies and the pumpkin rolls and the caramels and all that fun stuff. Maybe you’re on the ball and already there, but I’m not. Before jumping into the holiday baking craziness, I wanted to bake something simple. Something with oatmeal and maybe some dried fruit. I found this recipe in the Dahlia Bakery Cookbook and thought the Cranberry Apricot would be just right.
I thought I had everything I needed, but when I started measuring out my ingredients, I didn’t have any cranberries. No worries though. My baker assistant remembered the dried cherries in the pantry and the recipe was changed just like that. [Read more...]