Before I discover the art of participating in a bake-a-long group, I would scout a cookbook book, mark all the recipes that I wanted to try and then would promptly put back the marked cookbook in the shelf and forget about it.
That is why I joined a bake-a-long. It gives me a push to finally do all of those recipes marked in a cookbook.
The other thing a bake-a-long has taught me is the art of trying something new, especially if I’m unfamiliar with the ingredients and/or cooking techniques.
Case in point – this week’s choice – the Hamantaschen.