That of course would be because I apparently wait for the hottest time of year to find myself in a baking binge. I can’t get enough baking in. I baked an apple pie early Friday morning. (I woke up early and couldn’t sleep. So of course I would bake something, right?) I baked another apple pie and cupcakes Saturday for the Secret Agent L thing. I baked brownies Sunday. And, I baked zucchini muffins tonight. This is all of course after I baked a double batch of brownies last weekend for the Pirates tailgate.
I really don’t know what it is, but it seems that all I really want to do is bake as of late. Granted I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but it is not ideal timing with the horrid heat (and worse yet – humidity) that is customary for Western Pennsylvania this time of year. I guess it wouldn’t be that bad if we had central air. But, of course we don’t. So, I have the window AC unit blasting in the dining room window with the ceiling fan and a table-top fan redirecting the air into the kitchen.
Am I a glutton for punishment? Maybe. But, I really do love creating delicious little pieces of heaven to share with others. The first apple pie went to my friend Michelle as a thank you for inviting me along for the Burgh Mom outing Friday evening, as well as for offering me a ride to get there. The second apple pie went to Secret Agent L, with the cupcakes making a gesture for the attendees at the event. The brownies yesterday found a good home at my friend Melissa’s when we stopped by for a visit with her and her family. And, the zucchini was a gift from the neighbor’s garden that found its way back to them via a 1/2 batch of muffins. (The other half has been sworn to stay here because Sorg really likes them.)
Giving my baked goods away is always a win-win in my book. In addition to brightening someone else’s day, I also have the opportunity to get them away from me so I’m still able to stick to my diet. With that being said, I already have ideas kicking through my head about what I can make tomorrow. For now? I think I’m going to grab another muffin for Sorg.
p.s. They look good, don’t they.