Thursday, May 14, 2009
If you are prone to cravings by reading about food, DON'T READ THIS!!!!
I love to bake. If I have an addiction, or an emotional crutch, it's baking. I don't mind "cooking", but baking....ah. Yesterday I made a cake for my husband's birthday....a yellow cake, with holes poked in it and a whole jar of hot caramel ice cream topping poured on top and into the holes. Then I poked more holes, and poured a whole jar of hot fudge ice cream topping on....then frosted with Cool Whip (Free, of course, like that helped!). Sounds decadent, looks decadent, tastes decadent. The family ate about a quarter of the cake for dinner last night to celebrate the big day! Not bad...I had a small piece and stayed within my ranges.
That said, even with 3/4 of a cake left, I baked again today. I've been dying to try a recipe from the Betty Crocker site...Coconut Bonbon Bars. A layer of double chocolate chunk cookie dough (baked), topped by a coconut, powdered sugar, butter, condensed milk layer, then topped by chocolate chips melted with a stick of butter and some whipping cream. I cut the bars into 130 small 1 inch squares. 91 calories looks so much better than the 330 it would be if I cut the pan into 36 servings as the recipe suggested! I have only had one (so far) and it was so worth it.
Why do I do this to myself? Why do I constantly test my own willpower?