[donotprint] Yes, I’m still here. I know it’s been a ridiculously long time since I last posted a Monday’s Mystery Recipe, but things around here have been more than crazy. The month of May was terribly busy with my side baking business and graduation cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Not only was I swamped with orders, but I also had to pack up and move my entire classroom, up four floors. And my classroom is a big one. Four kitchens and resources for seven classes and the temporary room is only about 1/3 the size of my old room. So, needless to say, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with a few other things as of late. But, school is done and the orders have slowed down a bit, so I’m happy to say things are hopefully going to get back to normal around here. Thank goodness!
I am still currently reading Prime Cut, by Diane Mott Davidson. I actually checked this book out in May, but haven’t been reading much this summer. So, the first recipe I decided to try was a spice cake called “Blondes’ Blondies”. (Technically, it’s more like a cake than a bar.) While reading through the ingredients of apples, dark brown sugar, and several of my favorite spices, I decided it was worth trying.
I also made the Creamy Citrus Frosting given along with the recipe, but I actually found it to be a bit too sweet for my tastes. I think a nice citrus cream cheese frosting would have been better, but of course, that’s my personal opinion. You may love it!