So one of birthday goals for this coming year was to learn how to bake. In the past, I've never liked baking because to me it's always been scientific with the measuring and not to mention, complicated. Let it be known that I HATE measuring. I never knew the Paleo diet would change my mind about baking, most importantly, I never knew it could be so easy! With all natural, simple ingredients, baking doesn't have to be hard. This weekend I went crazy with the baking and I love it!!!
This past week, I went crazy with new finds at Wholefoods.
Coconut butter. I had no idea this even existed until a few days ago. It's a lot like coconut oil when it hardens, but with coconut butter, it never melts until you heat it up purposely. I tried using it on my cake pops this past weekend, but I think I overheated it and it almost turned into burnt coconut flour. I'll have to practice more with this one.
Coconut ice cream at Wholefoods. Whoa! Freaking delish! But I won't be needing to buy this anymore because I have discovered that I can make this all on my own. Amazing.
A couple weekends ago, I bought I cake pop maker at Ross. I really didn't know what to expect when I bought this little contraption. I found a good cake pop recipe online and attempted to master it. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much.
So my first attempt came out all right. Now it's time to dip them in chocolate.
Success! I was so proud that I did this all on my own that now I am excited to try another flavor this weekend! Pumpkin spice!
I also attempted to make coconut ice cream. Supposedly it took three ingredients to perfect this: vanilla extract, honey and canned coconut milk. Will it turn out? Keep in mind that I'm not using an ice cream maker. Pretty much it's freeze and blend.
Amazingness!!!! So guess what I am doing this weekend? Yup! Making more ice cream. I think I'll try my hand at strawberry. I can't believe how easy it was and not to mention, scrumptious and HEALTHY! Non-dairy! It's heaven.