S'mores are a classic summer dessert, evocative of campfires, laughter, and (for me) the smell of burning marshmallows. (Yes, I have set my fair share of marshmallows accidentally aflame.) So when I saw a recipe for s'mores cookies in the newest Bake From Scratch magazine, I was psyched! The cookies in the recipe (accompanied by … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 58: S’mores Cookies!
Recently I was tasked with making gluten-free brownies for a party. Normally, I use one-for-one gluten-free flour - which mimics the structure of gluten using xanthan gum - and a regular brownie recipe. However, a few weeks ago I picked up coconut flour at the grocery store, and here was my opportunity to use it! … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 57: Coconut Flour Brownies!
I always come back to making cookies. I guess it's because when I first began to bake, I baked cookies. I was low-tech, imprecise, carefree - I just chucked ingredients in a bowl and forgot all of the really interesting facts my sister would teach me while we made delicious desserts. So cookies are really … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 54: Chocolate-Mint Cookies! (Plus some chocolate chip cookies…)
Sophronia and Alexandra, your amateur recipe inventors of fun-ness, are BACK! We held a weekend baking party and came up with these little drop cookie gems from SCRATCH! I'm sorry for all the exclamation points - it's just so exciting. Okay, so here's how it went down. First, we wanted to make a chocolate chip … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 53: Ginger-Chocolate S’more Cookies!
My favorite rugelach recipe I’ve made so far (granted, I haven’t baked a ton of rugelach) I found in the Holiday Cookie edition of Bake From Scratch. This weekend, I used the dough and added a bunch of random fillings, in my signature improvisational style! For those of you that don’t know, rugelach is a … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 49: More Rugelach!
First: I know I use a lot of exclamation points, and punctuation overuse is a serious problem, but come on. I mean, "awesome" is in the title! The word "awesome" just demands an exclamation point! Just saying. (Did you notice how all the sentences with the word "awesome" have exclamation points?! That was purposeful...because grammar is … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 44: Awesome Chocolate Chunks!
I know, I know - it seems like I'm baking a lot of chocolate chip cookies lately. But this bake was not about the chocolate chip cookies, or even the chocolate (though admitting that something was momentarily more important than chocolate might be sacrilege). No, this bake was about the cranberries. This sounds silly, but … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 41: Cranberry-Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies!