Hey guys! Are you ready to do some holiday baking? I’m just about ready (getting my recipients list in order, compiling lists of ingredients I’ll need, making last minute tweaks and overhauls to recipes…basically being insane about it) but first I need to do a little shopping. I’m sure you could use a few things, […]
Hi! It’s been a while…oops. No cupcake competitions this month. Honestly I just wasn’t feeling the Mystery Box theme (I am not a sentimental person and the things I liked as a kid were pretty boring…ok at one point I had a great idea but it was on the last possible day to enter and […]
I was really excited when I heard about this month’s Mystery Box ingredient. It’s something that I feel is underrated and unfairly mocked, even by food professionals (such a shame). I think it’s lovely and actually just misunderstood. White chocolate is a unique ingredient, and while dark and milk chocolate have hordes of rabid fans, […]
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?
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or if you’ve tried to play catch-up in the archives, you may have noticed that I went crazy for Meyer lemons last winter. With my limited amount of free time (until now) I hadn’t been able to come up with an excuse to buy any. No […]
Remember back in October when everyone was freaking out over the supposed pumpkin shortages? That was a little scary. I remember thinking to myself, “hm, better go get some pumpkin so I can make my annual pumpkin cupcakes, plus a little extra.” So I bought two cans. Because I am poor and have very little […]
One thing I don’t really bake often is quickbread. I generally wait until I have some bananas or zucchini or something to use up before I start pouring things into loaf pans. And then – even if the results are REALLY good – I don’t bother sharing because they don’t photograph that well and I, […]
What do you get when you cross the desire to use up some extra ingredients in your fridge and the desire to use a slightly neglected favorite pan at the same time?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a certain little something…something a little tricky, a little fussy, but always worth it…when it works. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England.