Friday, August 20, 2010

One step closer...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I want to retire to Disney World. There are so many different magical places I would love to work, such as the Philharmagic, Peter Pan, etc.. but I've always said that I wanted to work in a candy shop (I usually make a stop at the Frontierland General Store for some yummy fudge) or a bakery. And, after seeing the many delicious desserts made at the various bakeries, thanks to the Disney Food Blog (read and become an addict), I've said that working at one of the bakeries would be amazing.

Though I don't do it often, I really enjoy baking. I'm not sure why! Somehow tuning into the Food Network on such a regular occasion has helped me find an interest in cooking and baking. Since Noah came around, I don't do much of either, but I a few months ago, I discovered an incredible recipe: Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars.

Sounds complicated, doesn't it? NOPE. Simple.

And, when the flyer for our work's annual family picnic came around, calling for baked goods for a bake off, I decided to enter my bars. And by "my," I really mean Giada De Laurentiis. Most of the recipes I follow come from Giada's shows and cookbooks; they're so simple, delicious, and many healthy. This one was definitely the first two...

I unfortunately had to wake Noah up from his nap and rush him out of the house to get to the picnic in time to submit the bars. Both the picnic start and the dessert submit time was 11 am and we lived over 40 miles away from the park. We made it with just a few minutes to spare and I rushed Noah and the bars over to the judging table.

An hour or so later when we sat down to eat lunch, they started announcing the winners. The first category: pie. And, the same coworker who won every category last year won his first award. Next, cookies and bars and I hear the word "mascarpone." I WON!!! I'm not gonna lie, those bars are absolutely incredible. I can't really take the credit, I just discovered an amazing recipe. Find the recipe here, if you're curious.

But, this shows me that I could easily work at the Main Street Bakery after all. Just show me the recipe, and I'll make you a delicious dessert! Now to get cracking for next years bake-off.. I wonder if I could find the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes from the Starring Roles Cafe at Disney Hollywood Studios...

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!!! That is awesome! I, too, love baking--it's good to hear you still get a chance to do it sometimes with Noah. **That cupcake looks insane...I can't imagine eating the whole thing.