Wait, You Made That?! Name Your Proudest Culinary DIY

Wait, You Made That?! Name Your Proudest Culinary DIY

Emma Christensen
Mar 28, 2011

From marshmallows to sandwich bread, croissants to candy bars, many of us are finding that making certain foods ourselves is much more satisfying than buying them at the store. What's your proudest DIY achievement in the kitchen?

For me, the answer is two-fold. I am definitely proud of the fact that I bake bread and make my own yogurt every week. It was a goal I set for myself a few years back after reading a few too many ingredient labels, and it makes me very happy to have integrated making these pantry staples into my weekly routine.

For sheer fun-factor, I love making marshmallows. And I really love the surprised expression on people's faces when they bite into their first homemade marshmallow and find it so vastly different than the industrially-made kind. Those croissants that I made a few months back were another proud moment for me.

What about you? Do you love your slow-cooked granola above all others? Have you hacked the recipe for a favorite candy? Impressed your mother-in-law with your homemade burrata? Do tell!

Related: Ikea Cinnamon Rolls to Marshmallows: 15 DIY Recipes

(Images: Croissants and Mallowmars - Emma Christensen)

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