Movie Man celebrated his champagne birthday on Saturday. Our neighbours came over to celebrate on Friday so Thursday I was busy baking bread and the cake and Friday was left for frosting the cake and doing everything else.
Here’s what I made:
– Making the Basic Hearth bread from The Bread Bible
– Oven fries with garlic aioli. The garlic aioli was so simple and got HUGE raves from my neighbours. One of them started pushing the dip on others “Come on, you have to try the dip. It’s amazing, just try it!” Definitely try it with the smoked paprika. Mmm…just typing about it makes me want more.
– Caramelized onion dip with chives. Actually, Movie Man made this because I had run out of time and had to attend a workshop. The garlic aioli was finished first, but this dip also had a good chunk of it eaten.
– Pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting. A great moist cake with not too sweet frosting. I’d definitely make this cake again.
Movie Man was lucky this year, he got 2 cakes. We had to celebrate his birthday early with his family so I made a coconut cake with Martha’s seven minute frosting.by