My roommate Nicole and I decided to begin a tradition at work called ‘Baking Mondays’. The idea to bake for work was first inspired by the snow day we had last week, however, we quickly realized we were missing a few key ingredients, notably vanilla (and everyone knows the secret to good baking is vanilla). We decided to postpone baking to the next evening, Thursday and start Baking Fridays.
The fact that I was very, very tired on Thursday night, and the fact that we had plans to see Invictus (which you should most definitely watch: Nelson Mandela, rugby guys with South African accents, and a really great poem by WIlliam Ernest Henley that you should also read) and the fact that everyone loves Fridays, even without baking, we decided to postpone our baking plans one more day… leading to Baking Mondays.
As such, I’ve decided to post our recipes each week. You can have your own Baking Mondays, and be just that much closer to the charmed life that is Iqaluit. I’ll even include some suggestions for ways you could improve it so its even better than ours. I do guarantee that you can afford to bake it, given that we can and things here are expensive. For example, baking powder was $8. But the cheer that comes with Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins and Baking Mondays is priceless.
This was adapted from Joy the Baker, who first posted the recipe in 2008. She adapted it from somewhere else first.