Decorating challahs with kids makes me feel "normal," like we're at home, no matter where we happen to be living... We are starting to get into a bit of a routine, but things are still difficult. I don’t know; the ingredients are all the same, for the most part, but a lot of what I bake just doesn’t turn out “normal.” I had a few weeks of making lemon bars that were just awful, like practically inedible. Part of the problem is the pan size – you can’t get 8 x 8 or pie pans here, so you have to adapt recipes or they will turn out wrong. The lemon bars, for instance – I was making them in a bigger pan and it just didn’t work. They were too thin and overbaked. Last week, I hauled out my one 8x8 pan, which is dairy, and made the whole lemon bars dairy just so I could use the pan. (Well, they were pareve, but used dairy things for cutting and squeezing and grating and mixing the lemons.) Other things just taste weird, or disappointing. I made blueberry buns a f
Day 348: I broke my own rule.
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