Posts Tagged ‘cookies’

The Cookie Plate’s the Thing

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Cookies are supposed to be simple. They’re among the first things covered in pastry school and are usually one of the first tasks any aspiring baker tackles (slice and bake doesn’t count, Doughboy). Unfortunately, within simplicity lies a lot of room for complacency and mediocrity. Until recently I loathed the idea of a cookie plate. [...]

Pumpkindoodled

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Well, it happened again. I bought into the “pumpkin shortage” in October and am left with an extra can of orange vegetable goop. I love the goop, but it’s hard to think of things to do with it, especially after the holidays and all the baking and cookies and… …Wait, cookies? Hm, maybe not so [...]

Wasn’t it Just, Like, October?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Hey, it’s 2011! I sure haven’t been around much lately. This year I’m going to try to work on that. I’m not going to force anything or stress about deadlines, though. Some weeks and months I just don’t have as much free time or energy and nothing bad will happen if I don’t enter this [...]

Fear of Meltage

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Currently, I’m sitting here in a pool of sweat, consuming as much icy deliciousness as I can. Sorbet, iced tea, iced coffee, you know. What’s that you say? It’s hot where you are, too? And you’re afraid that the ice cream you want so badly to cool you off will melt on the trip home? [...]

Belated But Delicious

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Though I’m a lot busier than I used to be, I still happily take special requests from friends. A couple months ago an old friend told me she wanted Margarita cookies for her birthday in May. So I made some!

Gray and Yellow

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Hi! Remember me? No? …Reeeeally? Maybe this will jog your memory.

Daring Bakers March 2010: Grapefruit Tian with Matcha & Black Sesame

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris.

The Problem with Leftovers

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Well, not so much leftovers as bits of ingredients. A few egg whites here, a handful of walnuts there… A bit of honey and a dash of cardamom later and I had some delicious, slightly exotic cookies. So what’s the problem?

Daring Bakers December 2009: Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

So! I still haven’t found the time or energy to really get a coherent blog post together (and the majority of my holiday goodies have been failing MISERABLY) and things aren’t looking good for January either (can you say nearly a month of exams and multi-day projects?) but the other bakers are a-posting. Since I’m [...]

Oh Snap!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

It probably goes without saying that school is giving me many opportunities I would not have otherwise had. Like the chance to make something that would be tasted not only by fellow students and the chef instructors, but the deans of the school themselves. You may have heard of them – they are a quartet [...]