30 Before 30

I’m usually not very good at challenges, in fact I can’t remember the last time I participated in one.  But I decided that my 29th year would be as good a time as any to change that.  I’ve had a few things that I’ve always wanted to make and never got around to or things I have been avoiding in the kitchen due to fear {of failure and wasted ingredients, I guess}.  I thought this would be a great way to finally make myself do them.

With no further ado, here’s my list of thirty things I want to cook/bake/make before I’m thirty years old:

  1. Homemade soft pretzels
  2. Homemade bagels
  3. Homemade English muffins
  4. Cheese danish
  5. Focaccia bread
  6. Pita bread
  7. Flour tortillas
  8. Homemade potato gnocchi
  9. Homemade pasta dough – contingent on getting a pasta machine
    1. Homemade ravioli
  10. Risotto
  11. Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon
  12. Pimento cheese
  13. Cheese straws
  14. Crackers {probably Ina’s recipe for Parmesan and Thyme Crackers}
  15. Shortbread cookies
  16. Meringues
  17. Homemade Oreo cookies
  18. Cake pops {I’m all about the cake truffles, but I haven’t tried putting them on a stick yet}
  19. Julia Child’s chocolate almond cake {Reine De Saba, page 677}
  20. Homemade hostess cupcakes
  21. Gelato
  22. Tiramisu
  23. Creme Brulee
  24. Homemade strawberry jam
  25. Turnovers
  26. Oven pancakes/dutch babies
  27. Molten chocolate cake
  28. Palmiers {probably Ina’s recipe; not sure if I’ll do the sweet or savory version}
  29. Hollandaise sauce served with artichokes {probably by Julie Child}
  30. Use fennel in a recipe

Inspired by:  Apple A Day and Elly Says Opa!

*This wasn’t exactly what I wanted to post this week since my birthday is actually next week, but I don’t have any other content at the moment due to my broken computer!*

*I also added this 30×30 list as a “page” in the top header for quick and easy reference.

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