1. I like to bake, but I kind of suck at it.
2. I don't often bake because I don't trust myself around baked goods
3. I like to make everything a competition
I sent this email out to my colleagues last week:
I like to bake - but I don't like to have baked goods in the house. I know many of my colleagues feel the same way.
How about a "Bake Off" on Monday April 2nd? What is a bake off you ask? Well it's my fancy way of saying "Make something delicious and bring it to the office to share" No rules, no judging, but I was thinking of keeping it to a Spring/Easter theme. If you want to bake something - great, if you want to eat - even better!
I'm thinking a team coffee break with treats at 10:00am on April 2nd. Who's in?
Based on the amount of responses, April 2nd is going to be a pretty gluttnous day.
This isn't my first time hosting a bake-off. You may recall this Hallowe'en one.
Here's the interesting part about this one: I gave up chocolate for Lent.
This eliminates A LOT of Easter'ish options. I know I won't be able to eat many of my colleagues contributions (blessing in disguise?) but I want to be able to taste my creation to make sure it tastes good.
I found this recipe on Pinterest (where else?) for Lemon Brownies. I think I have a winner!
I also may have entered into a bake-off with my cousin for pies at Easter dinner. I think I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew on that one, especially since I've never made a pie in my life.
We'll see how that one goes. Good thing I'm on holidays next week. I'll have ample time to prepare!