I didn't go completely off course, though. I did bake a few things. I made some more napolitanas de chocolate (chocolate-filled croissants) when my friends from Vassar came to visit for a Madrid reunion.
|Napolitanas de Chocolate (still not like the Mallorquina's... but we're getting close)|
|Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Relay For Life bake sale|
|Raspberry Chocolate Chip cookies (pre-baking)|
Given my dwindling meal point balance, I decided to use what I had on hand and bake a simple, fudgey chocolate cake. I made a basic Hershey's Black Magic cake, filled it with fresh raspberry preserves, and then topped it with a Nutella buttercream and semi-sweet chocolate shavings. That's a pretty happy birthday right there, if I do say so myself...
My mental health was a little shaky this past month, and I don't know how well three 10-15 page papers (2 of which are in Spanish) and an oral exam (also in Spanish) will help, but I'm staying positive. I might do some more baking in between now and when I leave campus next Wednesday. If I do, I'm sure you'll read about it. If not, I'll see you all after finals.
Love and cookies,