Remember back when I joined Iron Cupcake and said I wanted a challenge? Well, that wasn’t enough for me. I had to go all out – I am now a Daring Baker. It took me a while to get my confidence up, and I’m glad I waited until AFTER those terrifying French Yule Logs in [...]
Archive for February, 2009
I really wanted to post this yesterday, a.k.a. Pancake Day, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras. But, unfortunately for me, I live in Maine, and we got hit with a big, stupid storm on Sunday night (that absolutely NO ONE seemed to see coming) and had our power knocked out from then until early this [...]
Winter. Ugh. I’m so over it. Aside from the gray, dreary skies, the frozen, dirty ground, the dry, itchy skin and ALL THAT SNOW, there’s a ton of nasty viruses giong around. Pretty much everyone I know has been sick lately, mostly all with stomach issues. I was sick a while ago with one of [...]
I haven’t been doing an awful lot of new things that I can post about yet. I tried to make key lime tartelettes and pots de creme last night, but that didn’t go as planned. Lesson learned: never do your shopping according to one recipe and then use a different recipe. Also, don’t have over [...]
Don’t let this recipe color your opinion of me. Yes, it is the fifth Iron Cupcake entry of mine in a row that contains alcohol. I promise I am not an alcoholic! In fact, I rarely even drink anymore and would generally much rather bake with any alcohol I do have. The only reason this [...]
This is just a quick post about my first adventures in jam/jelly/preserves-making. It’s not something I’m going to be getting into regularly, as the threat of botulism is a scary one, but this recipe is safe and easy.
Confession: I’m a terrible vegetarian.
I guess it’s been almost a week since I posted anything! Oops! I’ve been having somewhat tea-themed adventures, and while the cookies I made weren’t exactly what I was looking for, I did make some lovely matcha marshmallows. I’d been looking around for a good marshmallow recipe to start with that didn’t use three packets [...]