I generally don't do any baking during the summer because it gets so hot, especially since I don't have central air conditioning.
But, as soon as the weather turns and it becomes a bit cooler, then, it is baking season! A summer's worth of pent up baking urges are released!
Last night was the start of baking season for me. Out came the last packet of pre-browned ground beef from the freezer and a package of the frozen puff pastry I had bought. I reheated the ground beef and added some diced onion, a grated carrot, some diced tomato, and, to get in enough vegetables (and extend the filling), some shredded cabbage; curry powder, garlic, curry leaves, chili powder, etc. to make a spicy curry filling. The filling actually varies from batch to batch, depending on what I have on hand at the time; sometimes, I add celery and potatoes to the ground beef mixture, for example. The filling was placed in the middle of the puff pastry squares which were then folded over to make triangles. I didn't do a step-by-step post with pictures because I had done one, earlier, here.
There was enough filling to make six curry puffs; I had two for my dinner:
|Curry Puffs with Spicy Ground Beef Filling|
The package of puff pastry contained eight pastry squares. Since I had enough ground beef filling for six curry puffs, I had to come up with something else for the other two squares, didn't I?
|Apple Pastries (second one for you, Nathalie)|
I want to bake a loaf of banana bread, next, to use up some ripe bananas, and there are two cans of puree in the cabinet that need to be used up, so maybe some pumpkin bread, as well.
Do you have a baking season? Or do you bake year round?