So, DH is travelling over the weekend, and I thought it would be a good time to tackle a cooking challenge that I've not tried before. I'm not much of a non-cake/cookie baker - so am thinking about croissants or bread. In the distant past, I've made foccacia and brioche, with varying degrees of success. It's cold here, and I'm a little worried about getting yeast to rise ... but maybe my gas oven would do the trick?
Another thought that arose as I write this is to try a Scandanavian sweet bread of some kind, with cardamom (which I constantly crave - the cardamom that is - sometimes I just go and smell the open tin - strange, yes).
So - if you had a weekend w/ nothing to do - what kind of cooking projects would you suggest trying for the first time?
Edit: I live in Manhattan - so safe to assume I could get any ingredient.