I am doing a Julie Powell! This challenge that I’ve taken on is getting more and more daunting as I think about it.
I have decided to cook through this book:
It’s a book from Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube series (I also have the BBQ Book too which is excellent!) published by Penguin Books. The book is called The Cake Book. The recipes are written by Jemma Wilson who is the wunderkind behind Crumbs & Doilies. If you’re into street food, you’ll know that C&D offers a really good range of lovely (heavy on the lovely) cupcakes. I love the mini cupcakes that they offer the most because they are bite-sized pieces of heaven! And they look so cute and dainty, almost too good-looking to eat. Almost. I thought to myself, well, if these are Cupcake Jemma’s recipes, well, they are definitely worth making!
There are 50 recipes in The Cake Book. There are 26 weeks left in the year. If I manage 2 recipes each week, I will have cooked through the entire book at the end of the year! I am thankful that I can bring the cupcakes to work or share them with friends. Because my blood sugar would not appreciate the increase in sugar intake!
I like that I am in the same situation as Julie Powell was when she started the Julie/Julia project. I have a full-time job and a long commute at both ends of the day (mind you, I’m not sure how long Julie Powell’s commute was!)! Am I crazy? Definitely. Is this self-inflicted project bigger than I think it is? Probably. But am I excited? You betcha! There are so many interesting recipes in the book. I am looking forward to making brittle! If Julie Powell can do it, so can I!