I know that while I am writing this there aren’t a lot of people out there who will read it, but I hope that eventually I can join the great community that is pastry blogging. But before I get carried away, I want to explain why I am doing this. I love to bake. My secret dream is to become a pastry chef. Now that I finally graduated college with a degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern History (whose bright idea was that?) I can get on my way. I want to start culinary school soon, but as my husband (the one who came up with the name for this blog) is finishing up his masters and teaching degree, I have to wait a bit. In the meanwhile I am trying to teach myself through example and baking as much as I can. Unfortunately this has not helped my diet at all, but this is what I love to do – who loves to diet??
My husband, M, is being super-supportive and is encouraging me in everything, the only problem is that all he wants is a chocolate chip cookie – forget pies, cakes, bundts, brownies, tarts, etc. just give him a cookie and he is happy. When I proudly show off my latest creation, he looks at it and says, “Good job, now do we have anything to snack on in the house?” So I am writing this blog so that maybe other people can appreciate what I am doing. It will also push me to make sure that I actually make something every week and not flake out. Good luck to me!