While I may have never been a stellar cook (never a bad cook, but never one of those cooks people raved about) I’ve always loved baking. In fact, I’ve always fancied myself a pretty decent baker. Cookies and cakes… Mmmm. I have a fruit cake recipe that makes fruit cake haters into fruit cake lovers – that’s how delicious some of my cakes are.
However, in recent years (probably in the past 10-15 years) I’ve actually slowed down in the baking department just because my waistline doesn’t share my stomach’s love of home-baked goods. Not to mention I don’t have as much time as I’d like to bake or cook.
Now, with having to watch my carb and sugar intakes, baking has taken on a whole new dimension for me. I’m actually finding I enjoy researching recipes that are low carb and low sugar, or finding ways to modify my existing recipes. Why am I baking at all? Because nowadays that’s the only way I’m getting cookies, pizza, and cake. Seriously. You just can’t buy healthy stuff like that in the store.
So tonight I’m going to try some homemade whole wheat pizza dough to make our pizza crusts with. And I fully intend on, before November is out, making a few batches of almond flour cookies made with agave nectar. Or something like that. Haven’t quite researched that recipe yet.
Talking about all this is making me hungry. Feel free to leave cookie recipes in the comments section. Mmmm. Cookies.