I am a huge fan of The Great British Bake-Off, and one of the desserts that frequently appears on the show - and, as a result, is on my To-Bake List - is a Swiss roll. Also known as a jelly-roll cake, a Swiss roll is a type of roulade. Basically, a fat-less sponge cake is … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 61: Chocolate Swiss Roll
Category: Fun Stuff
All of us have had baking fails at some point or another, myself DEFINITELY included. Here are two of my most recent flops, for your reading entertainment! Cornbread After I hit my biscuit phase and finished the Southern Issue of Bake From Scratch, I was really excited to try making homemade cornbread. I have such wonderful … Continue reading Everyone Makes Mistakes… Right?
I first learned of açái bowls from a friend. Apparently, the açái berry (which I thought was pronounced uh-KEYE but is actually pronounced ah-SEYE-EE; go figure) can be pulverized, frozen, defrosted, and chucked into a smoothie to form a thick liquid upon which people decoratively plop toppings. And it's surprisingly easy to make - the recipe … Continue reading Açái Bowls: The New Craze That May Not Qualify as Baking But Sure is Delicious
Hey everyone! I almost can't believe it's been one year since I've started this blog! Last summer, my mission was to become mildly competent at baking (which I do believe I have achieved, since I can now explain bread chemistry). This summer demands a new goal! My original plan was to make my goal the … Continue reading 2018 Summer Plans
Hey everyone! At long last, I have finally dragged myself into the twenty-first century - meaning that this blog has an Instagram! My username is rixtonadventuresinbaking, and if you'd like you can follow me! Also, I got another new cookbook - The Perfect Cookie from America's Test Kitchen! This book is beautiful, with pictures for every … Continue reading Important and Exciting Updates!
Hello, dear readers! It's been a while. Too long. Far too long. I've been buried in a pile of exhaustion and busywork, which has been my excuse for not writing, but never fear - I'm deciding that that ends today. Right now, with this post. I am digging myself out of the Pit of Procrastination. So … Continue reading Catching Up…
Whenever I talk to people about my baking, I keep throwing around the term "my to-bake list." The problem with me using this term is that I don't really have an official "list" of things I want to bake. I mean, I kind of have a nebulous mental list, but I don't have a physical, … Continue reading For the Record…